kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle - STLCOB end of year tasting) very dark brown with small tan head. The aroma is PEAT, some wood. Flavor is PEAT, smoke, wood, scotch whisky. Did I mention the PEAT. A bit off balanced for my taste.
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
23rd April 2011
Dark brown beer, good tan head. lactose nose with some medicinal tinged whisky. Softish palate, a little dry. Semi sweet orange cream supports mellow smoked whisky. Creamy and semi dry finish. The two disparate elements join up quite well in to a quaffable beer. Much better than the lain whisky version!
alethol (131) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 On tap at Boudeijn’s Biercafé, the Hague. Amazing taste sensation: full-bodied, extremely peaty and smoky. Alcohol well hidden. A beast. Like a whiskey: more for sipping than drinking.
kindacold (235) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours red no head. Smells like a peat fire with alcohol. Tastes like an islay scotch. Very peaty, roasted, caramel, carbon, spiciness, alcohol bite. Finishes a bit dry and spicy.
Leighton (18525) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a Chriso tasting, London - big thanks to Bruce. Pours a lightly hazy red-brown with a moderate, frothy cream head. Dry fruits and leather on the nose. Big sweet flavor with semi-dark fruits, light leathery fruits, brown sugar, some berries. Full bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Fairly warming to finish, with brown sugar, dried berries, toasty malts. Great balance, depthy character.
yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - DEC 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown colour. Malty smokey aroma. Taste is smokey whiskey, dark fruits and raisins
greenclansman (905) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - DEC 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing beer. super strong and thick, with a very nice smokey aftertaste.
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mission Dolores during our bar crawl through Brooklyn. Pours a clear amber brown with a thin white head. Big peat, soft malt, lots of smoke. So peaty, big smoke, malt and sweetness. A big burning rubber and smoke note, lots of malt, peat, and toast. Long lingering smoke, full of rubber and tires. Aftertaste of hot whiskey. Interesting.
kermis (10784) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma of light peat, caramel, malt, oak and fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
italianjohn (2891) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy/murky deep amber pour, thin ring of off white head ... Aroma of smoked peat malts and caramel malts with a nice scotch whiskey as well .... taste is like a chilled scotch whiskey very peaty and smoked with light caramel malts, dry oak and some dark fruity yeast ... light bitter backbone ... mouthfeel is dry and a little oily ... finish is dry bitter and oaky with a lingering warming bite .... abv hidden pretty well .... very drinkable