trevor211 (1356) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at SIBF 2012. Pours murky brown. Like a slightly dilute doppelbock with a mild peat undertone, or a bit of whiskey over dark fruits and brown sugar. The flavor pleasantly builds on the aroma. Not bad at all.
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared bottle at Spuyten Duyvil. Hazy, deep red-brown pour with a short tan head leaving little lace. Nose is smoky peat, dates and a bit of booze. Heavy body with light carbonation, yielding a lovely round, smooth mouth feel. Peat, wood, caramel, blue cheese, raisins, dates and some light citrus peel. Finish is medium and remains as complex as the swallow, with a bit more wood and cheese, with some whisky creeping in. Very nicely balanced - a lovely drop and my favorites Belgian Strong.
jredmond (5735) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at THE FESTIVAL, MA. Pours a deep brown with creamy brown lacing. Aroma is tar, sweet fruit, alcohol and peat. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet fruit, peat, smoke, ash, alcohol and tar. Eh.
KingCecil (2062) - DENMARK - JUN 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.... no : 0048 ... It pours hazy dark amber with a medium fluffy tan head..... The aroma is smoke, oak, spicy and whiskey.... The flavor is creamy, smoked oak, ash, roasted malts, spicy and wood.......full bodied ! .... smoked finish...... very nice brew ...
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from L’Abbaye des Saveurs, Lille, n.14775, bottled Apr 2011
Very dark color, almost black, with medium sized brownish head. Aroma of medicine, hint of smoke, orange peel. Good body strength, with a reasonably round mouthfeel; strong chocolate flavor, with some roasted malt, caramel; compared to the black wrapped "Oak Aged Blended", the peat (which is mild) masks the liquorice; there is some residual sweetness, to soften the beer.
Well brewed, and more interesting than its sister.
Arve_Christian (3353) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On bottle from Ølbutikken
Very dark, good foam
Medium body and complexity
Some hops and sweet flavours
Enjoyable, but expected more from whiskey casks
diabel (1609) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown/red body. Off-white/lightly brown fizzy head. Malty arome with hints of wood, peat, ...: soft and well balanced. Subtle and complex heavily bitter, lightly sweet flavour.
MrW (439) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Straight from the cask @ ZBF ’12.
Evident whiskey and chocolate nose. Roasted and coffee as well.
Dark redbrown with a thick lasting tan head.
Bitter, sweet taste, Whiskey, coffee. Irish Coffee. Intense full finish.
Hopstoot (7) - BELGIUM - APR 29, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap @ ZBF2012
Black oily appearance. Heavy aroma’s of peat, black chocolate, whiskey (islay). Taste thick, whiskey with dark fruit. Very long intens finish
Fin (7781) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Zythos, Brabanthal, Leuven, Belgium Saturday 28th April 2012 Strange aroma, I expected to get just elastoplast and iodine but instead of the usual peated whisky elements I also get a bit dose of piss, real goodly splash of urine, which is really quite interesting and strangely with the other aromas it isn’t to unsettling. Taste is also all things peaty, but soft in mouth with some dark honey, malts and a light smokiness showing as well. A7 A3 T7 P4 Ov15 3.6