tdtm82 (850) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle; sourced by my beer fairy.
Beige lacing on the edge of the glass. Opaque. Aroma is off the scale Bowmore, chocolate, marzepan, oak, leather, grains, blackcurrants, Motor oil. Tar. Taste is blackcurrants, black liquorice, leather, peat, Bowmore, amazingly not TCP, chocolate, Belgian truffles, cream, marzepan and slight vanilla. Stunning. One of my favourites.
The_Osprey (2608) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mar 2015 - 330ml bottled Sep 2012 at 15.2%, red wax. Thick, oily pour. Pitch black with no head. Aroma is sweet with whisky smoke, some booze, vegetable stock. Body is medium, smooth, touch of carbonation. Taste is semisweet, rounded molasses-like malt, some smokey whisky, warming booze, soft understated peat, salty finish, enduring whisky mustiness. A bit on the sweet side for my taste, but a very nice flavour nonetheless. Drinking well, but could potentially improve for a couple more years.
skortila (4689) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. 7sept 2012. The aroma has moderate peat, roast, chocolate. Black coloured beer with a thin and diminishing, beige head. The taste is moderate bitter, bit sweet, has roast, some medicin/peat (not overwhelming) chocolate. Medium-full body. Good example of just the right amount of peated whisky barrel aging.
HoppyBudgie (812) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, oily black colour. Complex and full body. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, smoke and some sweetness. Whisky. Enjoyable if you are into sippers
MarcoDL (2562) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2,5 years old, filled to the edge. Black oily pour, no head. Aroma of peat, coffee and chocolate. Taste has peat, smoke, ash, roasted malt, coffee, oat, red fruit, some vanilla and a warm boozy finish. Wow, rich and powerful beer. Bit too alcoholic, but very tasty.
Stuu666 (5371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, taste is flat, smoky chocolate, dry smoky finish.
yngwie (14715) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at What’s Brewing. A black one, topped by a small, dense, brown head. The aroma has alcohol, peat, smoke notes, coffee, chocolate hints and some brown sugar. It’s full-bodied and warming on the palate, very soft. Roasted malts, brown sugar, chocolate and coffee, as well as some ashtray towards the lasing finish. Way too hot this one, but it’s still a quite lovely beer. 141031
tmrmwel (1138) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ What’s Brewing, Stavanger. Pours jet black, with a small airy mocha head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts, with oak and tobacco, as well as smoke, bonfire and liquorice. Full creamy body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet roasted malts, with liquorice, chocolate, bread and oak barrels, as well as charcoal and burned wood.
tandembrauer (403) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At What’s Brewing 2014, Stavanger. Pours black with dark brown head. Aroma of whisky, roasted malt, chocolate; alcohol and some medicine. Taste very sweet with whisky.
gunnfryd (11759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Haand 2014. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is whiskey, roasted malt, alcohol, oak. Flavour is whiskey, roasted malt, hop, oak, chocolate, alcohol. Full body. Boozy but also a nice beer.