FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle (Uba ja Humal, Tallinn)
Black, tight persistent tan head. Really deep dry peaty burntness in the aroma, Tarry, smells like there was a fire here a week ago. Super rich full palate, hugs the tongue, pleasant carbonation stops it being heavy. Taste rich and burnt, a proper seriously stout stout. But a massive burnt tarry peatiness too, Sweetish, but not sugary or sticky. Lots of heavy in this, but amazingly it’s not that heavy. Don’t get 11% from this - in fact it’s remarkably mellow. Finish a pleasant burntness, no astringency, and some peatiness. Such a contrast against the Bruichladdich one, which was a booze bomb monstrosity. Still beer with stuff added, but good beer, and good stuff.
Kauge (1589) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Uba ja Humal. BB 12.2020. Pours somewhat reddish dark brown with a huge tan head. Looks stunning! The aroma is dominated by the peated malts, almost difficult to get any beer from it, but later on the sweet chocolaty and roasty base starts to come through. Tastes sweet, with the peat and roast giving it a somewhat black bread sourish character too. The finish is rather bitter. Silky smooth mouthfeel, subdued carbonation... So nice and soft in the mouth.... Good drinkablitiy, dangerously so - the alcohol only comes across as enjoyable heat in the throat. Superb stuff.
ha1ag (863) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled in Frape, Thanks Peter! Pitch black color, average coffee brown head. Peated nose. Aroma is peated malts, smokey and roasted malts. Flavour is peat and smokey whiskey notes with low stout sweetness. Very balanced, excellent beer!
The_Osprey (6330) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shit weather, job applications. Time to get one of the proper beers out of the ’cellar’. 330ml bottle at home as ’Emelisse White Label Imperial Russian Stout (Ardbeg BA)’, 2010 vintage bottled at 11%. Totally opaque black, bubbly brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, smoke, ash, fruity, nutty, Neapolitan icecream. Layered and lovely. Can smell it from across the room. Body is medium, oily, smooth, rounded. Taste is peaty, smoke, dark chocolate, coffee, salty finish. Smokey linger. Rounded and lovely. So drinkable for the ABV. Outstanding. Pretty close to my perfect beer.
suurjuust (2854) - ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black beer, small brown head. Nose is boozy, malty, peaty, smoke, mild acetone. Flavor is malts, roast, smoke, peat, some salty notes, chocolate. Finishes with peat, roast, coffee, booze, dark chocolate. Lighter palate, must be the barrel ageing. Hides the booze pretty well.
martjoobolut (3002) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (from UJH). Pours black with brown head. The head stays for a long time. Aroma is peat, roast, sweetness. Flavor is sweet and bitter, peat, roast, dark chocolate. Finish is peat and roast bitter with chocolate thrown in. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: great brew.
VamboladeTolly (1535) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ deTolly, Tartu. Pours dark brown with nice brown head. Aroma is roasted, coffee, dark chocolate, dark berries, slight smoke. Taste is medium bitter, coffee, dark chocolate,burnt oak, slight smoke,Medium to full body. Bitter finish. I liked this beer.
back (1842) - Holstebro, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sort skum brun
Kaffe lakrids tøv chokolade aske
Bitter moderate sød moderate
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sjogro (2719) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick, almost black brown. Smoke, peat, mocca, booze, earth, wood, complex and explosive. Backlog from 2014/10/18.
MelvinKalksma (936) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Peat, charcoal, ash, slight whiskey, slight wood, dark roasted.
Black as black can be with a brown head.
Starts smoked, roasted with lots of peat. Gets better towards the end with notes of coffee and dark chocolate.