jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Borefts 2012. The pour’s deep brown with a small tan head. The nose is strong islay whiskey, loads of smoke. Choclate. The taste is more peat. smoke, plenty of chocolate. Burning forest. Charred malts. Full body, pretty smooth. Overall, this is just a bit too smokey for my liking.
Ferris (7657) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Lots of Woody and peat notes. Deep brown with a thin beige head. Punch in the face smoke, peat and muddy. Lots of wood and dry. Nice.
EvilCat (106) - FRANCE - FEB 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille. De molen Shop. Bière d’un noir abyssal coiffé d’une mousse beige gourmande. Nez grille et torréfié aux notes engageante d’alcool, de sous bois, de noix et de grain de café. Bouche soyeuse et onctueuse. Belle longueur ou se développent les saveurs du nez ainsi qu’une touche fruitée et confite jusqu’à la finale réglissée puissante, amère et sèche. Les embruns de fut d Islay parachevent cette finale complexe. Pour finir une jolie note chaude d’alcool vient réchauffer le ventre. Une impérial stout amazone, féminine, puissante et envoûtante.
DwarfeD (1608) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle at home; 11% alc. Pitch black with a small off-white head. Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with some bitter tones. Roasted malts, caramel, brown sugar, smoke, whisky, dark ripe fruits, spices and warming alcohol. Another great BA imperial stout from De Molen.
MrHangover (3212) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark beer, almost pitch black with a brownish hue around the edges and a small tanned head on top. Aroma has massive peat, basically when opening the bottle the peat starts to come at you. That’s definitely the Caol Ila getting you there. Also some faint notes of molasses and roasted malts with chocolate, but it’s all covered in massive peat. I’m a peat-head, so I love it. Flavor has a lot of sweetness going on, quite boozy and strong with some licorice and dark chocolate in the back. The peat is also very strong in this one, overwhelming the palate a little bit, but certainly in a good way. Incredibly full bodied, lots going on here, Lots of boozy whisky notes, sweet molasses, roasted malts, dark chocolate, very complex. Evertything an Imperial Stout needs, this has it. Only flaw is that it’s very unbalanced, the peat has taken over this beer and won’t let go. Still a very good beer!
MarcoDL (2887) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, two years old. Black oily pour, very small white brown head. Strong aroma of smoke, peat and chocolate. Taste is quite strong, with peat, smoke, sweet malt, milk chocolate and some mocca. Somewhat bitter and boozy finish. Good beer, with a little bit more body it would be even better.
aenima (311) - Askim, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is peat.Taste is peat. I love bowmore but here it is just dominating the beer. A little sweet finish.
thebeertourist (5094) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BierCab, Bcn. Black with a beige head. Orange and medicinal whiskey nose and flavours. Very nice.
olio (7508) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours dark red, almost black color with a small beige head. Bourbon on the nose, slightly burnt tar and wood. Roasted malts, wood, some faint chocolate and bourbon on the flavor. Soft carbonation, not the most balanced beer, decent. Alcohol comes through. Definitely worse than the base beer.
lusikka (7102) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a black colour a beige foamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, salty licorice and loads of tar. Flavour is quite heavy on tar, salty licorice, soy sauce, tart wooden notes, some sourish blackberries and roastiness. Medium bodied and a dry, sourish finish. Alcohol burns. The barrel notes are quite overwhelming.
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ olio. Bottled 28.08.2012, BBE 28.02.2037
Aroma has strong, peaty and sweet whisky tones. Also licorice. Flavour has rather stinging whisky tones, sweet fruits(!) and tobacco. Also licorice, alcohol and smoke. Whisky is too dominant here.
Bowmore kautta Caol Ila jättää sen.