Vestergaard (1547) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black. Light brown fluffy head. Smells like ocean, burned sugar, lots of smoke and peat, and some of the same caramelly notes you get from smoked barrels. Taste is pretty dry at first. Really really peaty. Truly another direction of beer than the bourbon barrel aged versions, but this is in my opinion a better execution. The smoke blends really well with the beer despite being quite strong. I am still not that much into smoked beer, but this definitely makes sense to me!
ChopperPY (56) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Un magnifique assemblage de saveurs entre l impérial stout extraordinaire et le barriqué whisky superbement fumé
sir__v (1859) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2015 Color: dark black beer with small carbonation and small brown head. Smell: malt, caramel and sugar complexity. Coffee and chocolate. with alcohol note. Taste: malt exposition really taste and good caramel taste. Aftertaste: barrel malt and alcohol.
sunevdj (3891) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Ølbutikken. Dry with some sweetness. Loads of peat aromas with some dark malts and hints of alcohol and crayfish. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry finish.
Ungstrup (33805) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of tar, peated smoke, roasted malt, and whiskey. Thebflavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, alcohol, peated smoke, and whiskey, leading to a bitter finish.
SlackerMads (2739) - DENMARK - SEP 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pitch black and a generous pour creates a small dissipating beige head. Strong peat in the nose. Flavor has peat, iodine, charcoal, light sweet chocolate, light roasted notes, alcohol warmth. Full body, nice creamy texture. This is heavy peated which I usually don’t care much for, but the texture is very nice and if I ever happen to be in the mood for something peated, this would make a good choice.
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an oily deep dark brown with a thin tan ring. Aroma phenolic and vinous, sweet rauching.Full body, flavour of sweet, strong smoked caramel malt, warming mouthfeel. Nice, but a bit one dimensional.
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 33cl. Filled up to the brim of the bottle. Pitch black with a nicely remaining smallish deep beige head. The nose blew me away- leather, peat, heather, dark chocolate, tar and light band-aid showing up- Bunnahabhain accented without any doubt. Complex and sublime. The single malt treatment reveals to give this Imperial Stout a great new signature to my tastes. Some residual sugars in the briny peaty minty finish. Underrated in my opinion. Excellent.
hallinghansen (2703) - Odense SV, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark brown body with a small offwhite head. Aroma is roasted malt, oak, smoke, tar, wet charcoal. Flavour is smoke, tar, charcoal. This is very weird.
PotjeBier (2564) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ home, bottled Sep. 5, 2012 (label says 11% btw). Pitch black color. Light brown head, not much retention. Aroma’s: strong peat, leather, iodine. Retronasal there’s additional chocolate, sweetness, a bit raisins, alcohol. Flavor is light sweet, roasted, with a little fruity sourness. Alcoholfeel is strong, warming, prickly. Soft carbonation. Velvetty mouthfeel, medium to full bodied. Long finish with dark fruit, peat and roast.