kermis (6866) - The Hague, - 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.
gunnfryd (12307) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
KØLF 281214. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is whiskey, peat, roasted malt, dried fruits. Flavour is sweet, peat, whiskey, roasted malt, dried fruit, chocolate. Nice beer.
Silvan7 (852) - Samarate, ITALY - JUN 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Zythos Treviso 2015. Ramata, quasi marrone, velata, con schiuma beige finissima e persistente. Aroma molto intenso, tostato, torbato, cacao amaro, legno, alcolico di frutta rossa sotto spirito, amarene e ciliege. Incredibilmente complesso. Zucchero di canna sembra presente. Dolce amabile, poi amara da tostatura, torbata, e legnosa. Calda, rotonda, poco carbonata e poco corposa, di consistenza quasi oleosa. Equilibrata ed armonica
Baramba (403) - ITALY - JUN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Zythos goes to Italy, Treviso. Brown colour. Malt aroma, liquorice, dried fruit, caramel. Heavy sweet taste, sugarish
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, amazing Scotch whisky aroma - have never had this in a beer before. All the smoke and essence of Islay comes through. Pour is pretty good - dark brown with light tan head. On flavor, I want to like this more than I do. I feel like there’s a hole in the middle of the flavor profile somehow. That said, still pretty good, and the Scotch side counts for a lot in this one. Definitely unique.
MonsterMagnet (554) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 66cl, bottle date 10-2014. Pours black with a beuge head. Aroma: peat, roast, alcohol . Taste: peat, liquorice, espresso dark fruits, salt, milk chocolate. Medium sweet and bitter, med-fulll body, creamy texture, average carbonation. This one has Islay written all over it.
PriorL (2653) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, bottled 27/7/2011. Thx to Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, small stable beige head.
NOSE: peated, chocolate, malts.
TASTE: peated, smoked, chocolate, more balanced than a young one!
yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. #15408. A slow gusher, pouring an almost clear body, amber in color and with a dense, fingerthick light beige colored head. Lacings. The aroma has quite a lot of peat, with dried fruits and a roasted touch. Some chocolate notes. There’s a pleasant bitterness in the flavor, dealing easily with the malty sweetness. Peat, dried figs and a peated, roasted maltyness in the flavor. Full body and a nice carbonation level. Some warmth. Lasting finish with lots of peat. A nice one indeed, tasteful too, but I prefer the regular edition. Might be because I’m not very fond of peat, but I don’t think so as I normally prefer the regular edition. 141228
ABT_S54 (265) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle shared in a Struise glass. Pours a thick dark brown colour with a voluminous beige head which last a long time (which is handy as this is the ultimate sipper). Aroma is too strong for me. I have had to mark this down for that. Initially once the bottle is opened I got rotten vegetables. However, pleasingly once the beer has been opened for a few minutes this aroma disappears and gives way to huge quantities of peat. Taste is very similar to the aroma with peat being the predominant flavour. Tobacco, peat and oak are al very present and clearly the base beer is very malt heavy which handles the Islay casks admirably. The perfect beer for an autumn afternoon/evening. If you can try this do however, it is an acquired taste that you either love or hate - I cannot see there being any middle ground with this one.
Hugi (463) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a medium, tanned head (i forgot to write down the colour of the beer...d’oh!).
Aroma: Malty, a bit of chocolate, esters, red wine, a bit peaty. Heavy taste derived from oak aging, similar to old red wine, red berries, full body and long lasting taste.
Aethien (37) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Older version as I’ve had this laying around for at least 12-18 months. Very dark brown with a caramel coloured head, smells of alcohol, leather, oak, slight hints of that sharp peated whiskey smell, plums and chocolate. Smooth flavour profile without overbearing flavours, a good mix of the dark, fruity alcoholic flavours of a strong Belgian ale with subtle but noticeable earth and oak flavours. Smooth, complex and understated, very enjoyable beer.