Holy (831) - GERMANY - OCT 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@BBF 2011. Nice big flavors in this one! Vanilla, coco - bit of alcohol in here. Thick mouth feel, very nice!
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ 3th Borefts 2011. A black colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of vanilla, wood, dark malts and hints of choclate. The taste is burny, ntes of whisky. There is vanilla dark malts and chocolate. The aftertaste is burny, bitter with alcohol.
madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5th August 2011
GBBF. Cask. Opaque black beer, big tan head. Smooth semi dry palate. Warming! Roasty with coffee and unsweet dark chocolate. Minerals. Bold well integrated smoky whisky. Dry finish. Well joined up. What a first beer of the day! Phew!
altonbrownd (4477) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Another explosive Emelisse white label! Dark black body with thin brown head. Nose of rich molasses, caramel, roast and chocolates. Taste is chocolates, spices, malts, some vanilla and milk. Whisky also comes through very nice. A bit sweeter and dragging than the perfect peated Jack Daniels, but still very, very good.
Earlier Rating: 7/19/2011 Total Score: 4.4
Bottle from Bierkoning. Perfect dark black with tan head. Nose of chocolate, coffee, alcohol, yeast. Taste is caramel, dark fruits, some coffee, and sweet berry notes. Really, really nice. Quite enjoyed the syrupy texture and smoky, bitter finish. Hats off!
Fin (6637) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Wildeemaan, Amsterdam, Netherlands on Saturday 01.10.11 Really roasty, pitch black with a light beige head. This is rich and very full in the mouth, roasty and with a nice bitterness. The hops show, it is soft in the mouth A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6
Dazz3 (1429) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at SB & WF 2011. Pours pitch black with a small light brown head. Smells smoky and vanilla. Tastes smoky, malty and vanilla with a similar finish.
MiP (12839) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Borefts 2011. Weak roasted aroma. Black colour. Very small light brown head. The flavour is very roasted with a bit of roast barley bitterness. Good creamy mouthfeel. Late alcohol bite.
skortila (4177) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. The aroma has roast, chocolate. Is not very strong. Black coloured beer with a beautifull, creamy beige head. The taste is sweet, has chocolate, whisky, some sweet whisky. Definately not too much Laphroaig. There is some medicin, but all quite well balanced. Lingering chocolate bitterness with some whisky. Very nice.
Vaiz (2926) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ BBF2011. Black pour, no head. Aroma full of iodine, peat, some burnt malts, ash, tobacco and alcohol. Flavor is bitter roasty, full of whiskey. Somewhat thin body and a bit messy. Still nice.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2011. Pitch black, beige head. Vanilla aroma, fruity, smoked, tar, whisky, chocolate and cocoa. Whiskey flavor, oak, dry, bitter, vanilla notes, some milk.