TheJvd (902) - - FEB 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at De Molen tasting. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet with roasted malts, some whiskey and not much alcohol surprisingly. Taste is sweet with roasted malts, whiskey and molasses.
gunnfryd (10859) - 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.
bergstaden (1309) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black with a dark brown head - Strong aroma of peated malt - Strong flavour of peasted malt with some hint of wood - Long lasting peated malt finish - In my taste this was a little bit over the top with peat, but it was still ok
aenima (270) - Askim, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Compact and complex aroma of rich dark chocolate. The taste is very chocolately, dark fruits, islay peat, vanilla and wood. Some warming alcohol and sweetness in the finish.
daje (2602) - NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Haand Festival 2014. Thick black body with a tiny brown head. Aroma of peat, roast, tar, earthy hops. Taste of roasted malt, peated whisky, salt licorice, alcohol sting in finish. Long pleasant warm smoked and sweet aftertaste. very nice.
Leighton (11431) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Colin. Pours black-brown with a creamy, tan head. Heavy peat in the aroma with some chocolate, modest roast, dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor with rich, intense smoke, burnt bacon, earth. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Fairly chewy. Warming on the finish with lasting peat, smoke, black pepper, scorched earth, light cocoa. Pretty OK, if a bit heavy on the peat.
gam (3287) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much head oily like thick pour no real carbonation aromas peat ash wood dark fruit and chocolate raisin roasted note liquorice the flavours peat is too strong there is a big note of whiskey vanilla liquorice mild raisin prune mild the other tastes the finish peat really takes over this imperial a pity downgrades the other tastes a lot still a fair tasting imperial
angel77 (1025) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella de 33 cl de zombier, tomada en junio de 2013. Embotellada el 07-09-2012 para 25 años. Color negro con espuma oscura. Aromas y sabores intensos de maltas tostadas con cafés y chocolates y final de maderas empapadas en licor, suaves y no muy pronunciado. Cuerpo medio a fuerte con unos impresionantes 15.2 vol que le dan una muy buena sensación de licor. Para repetir de nuevo sin duda, muy buena.
Theydon_Bois (9273) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at the Manny G tasting, from De Molen shop, 28/06/14.
Black with a moderate tan swirl and edgeing.
Nose is big roast, spice, barrel aged effect, peated whisky, molasses, dark chocoalte, smoke.
Taste comprises earthy minerals, smoked gammon, spice, dark and peated maltings, salted caramel, liqourice, whisky pangs.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, light booze and some coffee grinds in the close.
Decent enough peated whisky impy, drinks well for the ABV which is well integrated.
Scopey (7096) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours darkest brown with a small tan head. The nose is rich, roasty, vanilla, candy, coconut, earth and bowmore. The taste is rich, bitter-sweet, roasty, coffee, mild acidity, earth, cocoa, dirt and filth with a dry finish. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Rich and filthy. Ok.
Cuso (4790) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from De Molen web shop. Vintage 2012. Very dark brown color with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, whiskey, oak, peat. taste, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, peat, wood, whiskey. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Extremely tasty.