DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from jmgreenuk - thanks John! Whoa - totally different flavour to the Wild Turkey version, but hey, I guess that’s the point eh? Duh. Dry, full of whiskey vapours like the boozy whiskey experiences of my misspent youth. Papery, inflammable quality. Slightly less beige head than the Wild Turkey. Antiseptic scent.
SuperTiti33 (851) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Très noir. Presque aucun collet. Nez: très fumée. Tourbe. Chocolat noir. Vanille. Bouche: riche. Whisky fumé. Réglisse salé. Très amère. Café corsé. Caramel. Noix. Boisé. Tourbe à fond. Sucré. Beurre. Liquoreuse. Mentalement géniale.
gnoff (9593) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33 cl, thanks to Ingo! BB 03.15 A. Sampled on November 25, 2013.
Clear very dark red to black color, dark brown head. Dry, peat, cocoa, smoke, grainy scent. Smoke, dry, ashes, alcohol, sweet, roasted taste. Dry, smoke aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Smoked character is a bit too dry and peaty for me, I like it more to the sweet side and smoke at the same time.
gyllenbock (7989) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks Eddan.
Black with a small tan head. A lot of whisky both in the aroma and taste, also salt, peat and licorice. Not balanced but a nice beer to sip. The body was full and the aftertaste very long. Not a beer for the weak ones.
Niller (1449) - Hammel, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Voldby. Black colour with a small off-white head. Smoky aroma of roasted malt, licorice and notes of chocolate. Very smoky taste. Roasted malt, some licorice, chocolate and maybe some coffee too. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Smoke and licorice in the finish.
Svesse (7912) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Arendsnest, Amsterdam, 27 July 2013) Black colour with foamy, brown head. Smoky, roasted, malty nose with oak wood, Islay whisky, peat, tar, soy sauce and roasted malt. Malty, roasted taste with notes of oak wood, peat smoke, liquorice, soy sauce, dark bread and a certain roasty bitterness in the finish. Full body, with a certain sweetness. Hardly in exceptional balance, with the oak wood and whisky character taking over a touch too much. But then I love Ardbeg whisky, so I can’t really complain. Quite extreme, but in my opinion very nice.
strega (1) - - AUG 25, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
wow! looking at the glass from far away didn’t convinced me but when my nose dipped in the glass I felt in love. great intense and complex taste, strong persistance. A beer to drink in a special occasion.
Inbreak (4662) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 09.08.2013, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is peat, wet leather, dark malts, tar, grass, cocoa, coffee, hints of licorice. Taste is lots of peat, hops, leather, tar, harsh grass, burnt caramel, soil, rubber, pine needles. Longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Not my kind of beer.
Bullit (4460) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Arendsnest. Black colour, thin tan head. Nose is massive peaty, light roasted malted, band aid. Flavour is peaty, a bit roasty, baind aid, light fruity. Finish is dry and slighty roasty. Not really a fan of the peatyness, but it could be worse I guess.
ClubGonzo (5464) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap sample @ Haand Festival 2013. Jet black body, small off-white head. Aroma is crazy Islay whisky action, wood, licorice and hints of chocolate. Too much, but still nice in a perverted sense. Taste is ashes, smoke, peat, tar, dark chocolate and hints of licorice. Full body, soft carbonation. Nice despite its extreme BA profile.