Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared during Scopey’s 5K tasting - Croydon, London. Sourced from Kris Wines. Pours black-brown, clear, with a light, beige cream head. The nose holds mild burnt wood, torched marshmallows. Big sweet flavor with rich milk chocolate, more burnt marshmallows, moderate wood. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with plenty of sugary dark malts, further toasted marshmallow, nice dark chocolate. Very solid overall.
Douberd (3712) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Macallan BA) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 11%
Totally black colour on the body, with head consisting of bubbles, bursting quickly and leaving a thin line around the glass.
Very nice aroma, penty of chocolate, whiskey, iodium, vanilla, more dark chocolate.
Nice taste too, again plenty of chocolate, light alcohol notable, hints of the whiskey, chocolate cake, vanilla, dark fruits, prunes.
Medium thin body, it could use a bit more. Soft carbonation.
Tsekouratos (560) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JAN 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch-black color, brown head. Aromas of bourbon, alcohol, choxolate. Taste is sweet, with bourbon, chocolate and alcohol at first, with some plums and vanilla backing up. Medium to full body with medium carbonation.
BenH (3244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to celebrate me turning 30. Black with minimal head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, oak, whisky. Taste is similar, licorice, oak, whisky, chocolate. Sweet and a little bitter.
marcogrind (107) - Milano, ITALY - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, no foam!!! Nose is chocolate, coffee, whisky, caramel. Medium flat body. Taste is sweet with a bitter roasty end.
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Scope 5K, thanks to Leighton. It pours darkest brown with a small tan head. The nose is dark chocolate, earth, rocky road, some acidity, wood and light whisky action. The taste is rich, roasty, toast, earth, dark chocolate, raisin, plum, cherry and molasses, with only a whisper of whisky. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Pretty tasty and nice depth. Good.
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Scopey’s 5000th rate. I think thanks to Leighton but not sure. Black pour with a lightly tanned head which quickly disappears. Nose is full of whisky spice and milky chocolate. Quite a bit of vanilla, full of juicy raisins and has a hint of smoke. Complex but balanced nose and it’s good. Taste has plenty of dark fruit focus - sultana, raisin, prunes, followed by strong vanilla, milk chocolate and roasty coffee. Spice subtle on the finish. Mainly sweet with a little bitterness on the back end. A touch thin and lacks a little depth. A decent beer, I was probably expecting a little more from this barrel treatment
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Scopey’s 5K Extravaganza of Oompah Band meets doorbell music, thanks to LKS - 15/02/14.
Faded black with a light tan covering.
Nose is dark malts, cocoa powder, dark toffee fudge, earthy, chocolate biscuit, subtle BA whiskydom.
Taste comprises mellow chocolate, light spice, subtle scotch, earthy, molasses, brown sugars.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation.
Ok stuff, the alchohol is well integrated, the BA effect subtle but for me not the best in this series, lacks depth for ABV.
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark caramel color and sweet whiskey aroma. Some bitter finish with a mostly sweet whiskey flavor. Reminds me of some of my favorite ports.
deyholla (8883) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours black with a thin bubbly brown head that starts at the edges and dissipates completely. Aroma has strong roasted malts and bitter chocolate with a slight smokey whiskey note and a touch of dark grains. Flavor starts with bitter chocolate and dark grains and grows to have a touch of roasted malts and a bit of whiskey towards the finish.