BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had with Laphroaigh 10. Aroma of sweet chocolate malts, whiskey and licorice. Dark bronce. With next to no head. Very little carbonation
MaartenRF10 (1453) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, no head. Aroma and taste are a lot of peat, some ash, whiskey, chocolate, tobacco and something funny...
Duntoyou (88) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Rasputin is "top of the notch" when it comes to great beer. no doubt about it. This beer felt "overbarrelled". Not much Rasputin left, mostly barrel taste innit. Which gave me an unbalanced impression of this beer.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty smoky woody Laphroaig aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty woody smoky Islay whisky and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate woody smoky finish.
50belair (1824) - Florida, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Colin for sharing this one. Huge smoke and peat aromas. Sweet with monstrous peat and smoke notes. A little on the watery side.
jtclockwork (6930) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a generous trader. Pours very dark brown with tan head ring. Nose and taste of heavy peat, ashtray, smoke, roast chocolate, charred peated oak and vanilla. Peated alcohol burn finish with slight lactose sourness. Medium body.
Nisse666 (3675) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample from tap at Ölrepubliken de Molen tap take over cons 2013-04-12
AR: peaty, chocolate, coffey
AP: pitch black, wee burned caramel transp head
F: wow too peaty, alcholic, sorry didn’t finish, it is among My favorite whiskey ’s - but for beer
gEUS (873) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
taken from notes - tap @ Borefts 2012 - pours dark brown with a medium brown tiny head. Smokey malt and some peat in the nose, lots of noble chocolate in the taste, along with a small hint of dark forest fruits at the end.
gnoff (7330) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göterborg, on April 9, 2013.
During the De Molen Tap Takeover event.
Clear dark red color, minute tan head. Sweet, acidic, wood, peat taste. Acidic and peat, dry aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Peat, whisky, acidic scent. Also green apples.
Too much peat, wood, whisky character, also too acidic and too much green apples. That is for my taste.
Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Borefts BF 2012, Bodegraven. Pours dark black-brown with a fine, beige foam head. Rich dark chocolate on the nose, some smokey barrel notes. Big sweet flavor with oily chocolate, moderte roast, light peat, burnt sugars. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Chewy. Lightly warming finish with further oily chocolate notes, rich chocolate cake, light roast and peat. Great stuff. Fine, I’m a sucker for the De Molen monster stouts.