kermis (4741) - The Hague, - FEB 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared pours dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma is massive peat upfront, with chocolate, roasted malt, wood and licorice. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Long sweet finish with smoke. Full bodied with no real carbonation.
LoFi (1550) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle from backlog.
Almost black, porous beige head.
Aroma: peaty and light smoky, toffee, salt.
Taste: peaty, roasted, light smoky, creamy chocolate, fudge, toffee, used coffee grounds.
Nice, but not a great barrel aging as it overpowers the beer a bit.
SimplySike (778) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours almost black ruby with tiny tan head.
Aroma peat, smoke, whisky, caramel, sweet, dark fruits, chocolate, licorice, little coffee.
Taste sweet smoke, caramel licorice sweet, some coffee bitter.
Amazing version stout.
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Rooie Dop brew dungeon, thanks for sharing Mark. Black coloured with a tan medium sized head. Noise is iodine, band aid, roasted malts and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, iodine, chocolate, slight sourness, peaty. Lots of peat in the finish.
laiti (5406) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Bottled 28.08.2012, BBE 28.08.2037
Aroma is rather neat with peaty notes, licorice and smoke. Flavourn is salty with peat, smoke, islay whisky and some licorice. Confusing stuff; somewhat nice but then again a bit too salty and peaty.
olio (5854) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours dark copper color with a small head. Aroma is strong with islay whisky, wood and malts, some chocolate notes also. Flavor of chocolate, topacco, ash, caramel and licorice. Smooth palate but not very pleasant.
lusikka (5927) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a brown colour with a small head. Aroma of peat, leather and burnt rubber. Flavour of roasted malts, loads and loads of residual sugar, burnt rubber and some wooden notes. Medium bodied and thin mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Horrible balance. Yeah, peat is there but everything else is missing.
tiong (3610) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from De Molen Beershop
Pours pitch black with a tiny bubbly head. Aroma of peaty malts, roastiness, licorice, wood, oak and vanilla. Taste is sweet, peaty and woody with hints of licorice, roastiness, oak and smoke. Finish is sweet, peaty and woody with hints of sweet syrup. Quite unbalanced imperial stout, the peaty notes don’t really fit in here.
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Black pour, no head. Oh good god this is nasty. Bandaids, hospital cleaner, new garden hose. This is pretty damn nasty.
Beerhunter111 (6773) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sehr dunkelbraunes, fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, holzig. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, holzig, Kaffe, Schokolade, leicht alkoholisch.
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle... Mostly clear dark ale with almost no head. The aroma is heavily smoky and peaty Scotch whiskey with some caramel and vanilla thrown in for good measure. Medium to full-bodied with soft carbonation. Unfortunately, the flavor is not pleasant as all that smokiness and peatiness in the nose transforms into cardboard and smoky charcoal. Heavily carbonic, but cloyingly sweet at the same time. Unpleasant cardboard finish. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!