rouhlas (2631) - GREECE - JUN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black coor with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, some coffee, smoked - peated, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma with the addition of chocolate. Medium oily body with soft carbonation
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with an beige head. Malty, leather, whiskey, tar, caramell and licorice aroma. Smokey, leather, ashy, tar, malty, whiskey flavour with vanilla and hoppy notes.
olsvammel (5759) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at a big tasting (Nördprovning 2015). Bourbon and smoke dominates the smell but I also got some dark malts and a boozy alcoholic warmth. Sweet taste with dark malts, but also boozy with bourbon. Lots of smoke from the bourbon. The bourbon is overpowering.
Habanero (3905) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours hazy deep brown nearly black with a small tan head. Aroma of peat, roasted matl, chocolatet and peat. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with bitter notes. Medium to full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. A very nice inpy.
tkrjukoff (4294) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a small rim of lace. Aroma os smokey roasted malty ashy dry. Flavor similar to aroma nice bitterness whic lasts on the palate
Y. (9) - Bornem, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle @ home.
When just opening the bottle you immediately get a intrinsic peated whisky-smell; as a beer AND whisky lover, I love this!
After pouring, the beer itself looks jet black with a nice -but light- brown foam on top. The foam could be a bit more firm and lasting. I had the feeling that when I drank it from tap @ Borefts Beer Festival earlier this year, this part was better.
But the taste and the palate are just fantastic.
Very peated, quite dry/coffee grindish, dry fruit and hints liquorice.
Personally one of the best Dutch beers I ever had!
rlgk (17322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bierkompass. Pitch black beer with a small beige head. Peat aroma, malty, leather, smoked, whisky, ash, tar, licorice notes, raisins, caramel, some bitter hops. Smoked flavor, peat, leather, ash, hay, perfume, cigarette smoke, dry, malty, vanilla notes, whisky, bitter hops, caramel notes. Long peat finish with leather, caramel, vanilla, ash and whisky notes.
PhillyCraft (5499) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Monks, and bottle in Amsterdam. Opaque black pour with medium off brown head. Lots of sporadic lacing left behind while drinking. Notes of smoke, oak, peat, nuts, toffee, fig, and dark fruits. Other notes of cocoa and licorice as it warmed. Decent beer but not necessarily my style.
Abio (1845) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body, and no head. Could use one... Roasted malts and chocolate, some liquour but not to overwhelming. Nothing bad, but nothing renewing neither....
kappldav123 (5830) - GERMANY - SEP 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at CBC 2012. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Malty-smokey aroma. Starts intense malty, a bit alcoholic, quite earthy-malty. Hints of liquorice. Warming finish, intense malty with coffee notes. Great beer!