Ughsmash (7361) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nip bottle, bottled on 6/7/10. Poured higher-viscosity deep brown with a short, but dense and well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter, but very soft and refined whiskey paired with campfire smoke and chocolates.. a little vanilla and this would’ve been liquid s’mores.. no complaints from me. The flavor opened with a peppery and oaky kick from the bourbon, with mostly smoked malts behind.. a little coffee roast joined tasty whiskey and dry, tangy oak on the edges.. everything came together well on the long, belly-warming finish. Heavier-bodied with low, but rolling carbonation through the palate.. nice roast to it.. excellent stuff!
midjo (12) - NORWAY - JUN 6, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2015 Simply one of the best beers I’ve ever had! Pours deep brownish black with a small head. Intriguing aroma of smoke and sweets, and the Bruichladdich blends perfectly in. Not very smoky. 2012-bottle at 10%.
Tried a 2013-bottle that was nowhere near the sweet smoky goodness of the 2012, so leave it in the cellar for 3-4 yrs.
mecafilo (137) - Perugia, ITALY - APR 30, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home. Pours with a pitch black colour, small diminishing rocky tan head. Aroma is rich in malty notes, especially dark chocolate, coffee and licorice; additional hints of raspberries and vanilla; some notes of peat, too, but not overwhelming at all (luckily, I would say...); balanced and intense. Taste is medium sweet, little bitter, very little sour; very, very good. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, long warming (and slightly peaty!) finish. Great winter warmer.
Ferris (7655) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Dark roast and smoke and sweet chocolate. Deep brown with no head. Peat and sweet chocolate and a long dark fruit finish. Very balanced and nice.
VsXsV (2815) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks Kamiel! Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of smoke, licorice, pumpernickel, coffee, ash and leather. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of smoke, pumpernickel and licorice. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Really nice.
angelkostvo (894) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour, beige to mocca head. Aroma of peat, smoke, ash, coffee, milk chocolate, dark fruits. Taste is light sweet, light bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. 2009 vintage. I was expecting thicker body.
Stuu666 (6466) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, not overly smoky, sweet liquorice and chocolate, dry light smoky finish.
BRW (1433) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle.Black colour with brown head. Roasted, peated aroma. Roasted, peated, dark chocolate, salty taste, also some sweetness. Medium to full body.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Belmont Station, Portland. Pours a slightly translucent brown, little bit of tan head. Aroma big brash peaty, calms as it warms. Body relatively smooth, not much bite, well-balanced. Not tremendous, but very solid.
Westchesterco (1378) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with a slight head. The aroma is of bourbon the taste is of vanilla and licorice and the flavor is of bourbon. Yummy
Iphonephan (4424) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home, purchased at he Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Pours black with a slight tan head,. Aroma of leather. Flavors of licorice and peat. Smoky, mildly boozy finish.