Idiosynkrasie (1839) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Opaque black with small beige head, leaving a thin film. Aroma: Whiskey malt, oak, peat, some alcohol. Taste is harmonical integration of chocolate sweetness, oak, roast, liquor, fruit acid. Long lasting whiskey infused aftertaste. Wonderfully soft.
Camons (3706) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours black with just a small ring of foam alon the glass sides. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, figs, milk choclate, oak, whisky. Taste is malty, sweet fruit, figs, raisins, and plums, vanilla, chocolate, oak, whisky. Full body, low carbonation, alcohol well hidden. 220112
SimplySike (419) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: roasty, wood.
Appearance: black, no head.
Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter.
Palate: full body, oily feel, long finish.
Overall: chocolate, really nice complex beer.
JorisPPattyn (7308) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
No head to speak of at first, gradually a small yellow rim building up, only to disappear again. Beer is black, but with ruby highlights. Strong phenolic Islay malt whisky nose, smoked and sweet ethanols and fusels. Chocolate, coffee, sweet ethanol and a palate of Islay whisky. Lot of phenols, roasted but surprising amount of sweetness, overall. Even red fruit (on alcohol) retronasal. Quite decent balance. Alcoholwarming, slick & rich body. Powerful beer. Despite the typical phenol-rich Bruichladdich, the necessary balance is there - strong achievement. However, Menno, PLEASE stop pouring that awful red muck over your crowncorks!
Neeskens (327) - SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with some red to it, very small head. Extremely rich and sweet beer with the focus on the vanilla, wood and whiskey notes. Not as roasted as expected for a IS. The alcohol is very well hidden, but instead is overly sweet.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
24th September 2011
Borefts Beer Festival 3. Opaque black brown beer with a little pale tan head. Light semi dry palate. Whisper of barrel aged induced emulsion paint. Smooth wood. Hint of vanilla. Whisper of bubblegum. A little spice. Semi dry finish.
Koelschtrinker (8480) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Starker Röstantrunk, der durch die noch stärkere Süße ausgeglichen bzw. übertrumpft wird. Zwischenzeitlich unausgewogen, etwas trocken, langer trockener Abgang. Nett! 14/11/11/12//12
Christian (9697) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boreft Beer Festival 2011: Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of caramel, a bit of coconut and a hint of chocolate. Sweet malty flavour with chocolate, licorice and caramel, and just a hint of smoke
MotherBrother (550) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour dark brownish, with no head at all.
Aroma of berries, figs, raisin, a little bit of barrel, syrup and caramel.
Oily body, with no carbonation at all. Feels and looks vinous.
thewolf (9882) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Skjold Burne, Aarhus.
Opaque brownish black with a thin, creamy, beige film head. Aroma has lots of chocolate, fresh oaky whiskey, vinious, plums, light roasted, nuts. Lowish carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of soft roasted malts, light smokey, oak, chocolate. Blueberries, plums and lots of oaky and light hoppy dry bitterness in the finish.