jtclockwork (13278) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a generous trader. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of smoke, whiskey, roasted chocolate malt, vanilla, oak and sweet milk chocolate. Finishes with light smoke and peated whiskey. Medium body.
caesar (6379) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black color, short fluorescent brown head. Hmm, when I start smelling, I smell the peat. Why am I punishing myself? Because I’m ready for a peaty medicinal whisky BA impy perhaps? Oh right, lets go then! Hit me, hit me hard! Huge thick peaty aroma, smoked, almost impossible to breath through. It is almost choking. I am choking. Do I dare to take a sip? Eyes closed, nose closed, small sip. Thick black oil down my throat. It’s really thick. And dry. And it’s peated and smoked. Ashes. When the smoke and peat fades away, my tongue gets dry. So the alcohol can burn. Medium alcohol burn, fits the style.
Ok, I was ready, still it hit me. For a huge mofo peated whisky RIS, it does ok though. I rather be hit with that, than with a weak Belgian style blond. It’s good though there’s a H&V backing up all the peat from the bunnahabahabawhatever, otherwise it would be pure spirit on oak.
As some of you know, this is not my favorite style and probably will never be. But sometimes we ratebeerians like the pain. I’m actually enjoying it.
Bullit (4354) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Rooie Dop brewdungeon. Black colour, tan head. Nose is peaty, roasted malts, and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts and chocolate, peaty, whisky, slightly alcoholic. The peat is too much present for me.
PeatyPete (815) - NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer with an almost black color. The label of this bottle says 11% alc. Peaty, malty and light sweet taste. The core expressions of Bunnahabhain is unpeated whisky. Once a year they produce a peaty batch. It seems to be a good companion for this beer.
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, big thanks to Dennis, 330ml bottled 05/09/12 - 11% ABV, blackwax seal, 29/03/13.
Light black with a thin tan head that quickly thins to nyadda.
Nose is peated whisky, TCP, roast malts in the background. The whisky has taken over a little too much here.
Taste comprises dark roast malts, peated whisky, medicinal notes, hint of liqourice, woody tones, dark chocolate, dark berry fruits, tobacco, leather, touch of booze.
Full bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate.
A little jeckyl and hide this one - not a great lookers, smell is overpowering on the peated whisky front however it redeems itself with a solid flavour and mouthfeel. Not their best offering though!
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Black beer with a minimal brownish head. Ashes, smoke and leather aroma and flavour. I really disliked this beer..sorry...
jfb (5298) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle) pours a pitch black colour with a creamy brown head. aroma of heavy ash and medicinal phenols, cherries, tobacco, mouldy wood, grilled beef, soy sauce, dark chocolate and a light hint of apricots. flavour is mostly ash and heavily toasted malts, with a light cherry sweetness, some herbal hops, more oak and some sugar icing in the slightly roasted-bitter finish. extremely thick body with soft carbonation.
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - MAR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours darker than black.
Nose: juniper tar oil, Zan, peat.
Very dark forces invade your soul at the first sip, then salinity and mouthfeel, smoky backnose, peaty flavours on a huge malty backbone.
Beer for smoking bears.
Svesse (7683) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle, Arendsnest, Amsterdam, 22 Feb 2013) Black colour with lasting, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with chocolate, coffee, honey and oak wood. Malty, roasted taste with notes of chocolate, black coffee, vanilla, oak wood and slightly peaty Islay whisky coming through in the finish. Full body, with a certain sweetness (a touch sweeter than the original H&V). Generous cacao bitterness shining through the whisky after a while. The original is probably more balanced, but this is still an excellent beer.
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
@BBF12. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is malt, peated smoke, liquorish, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malt, whiskey, peated smoke, chocolate, liquorish and coffee.