Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Ardbeg barrel aged version of Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout. Thin beige head, colour totally black. Strong peaty and whisky-like aroma, bitter chocolate, restrained candied fruitiness, coffee powder and ashes. Velvety and powdery mouthfeel, concentrated flavour, dry and very smoky with strong roasted bitterness, peaty and alcoholic finish, but not too wry; whisky is present from beginning to finish, as if it were effectively added - not very subtle, actually. Interesting and complex enough, though.
wvhoran (389) - Tasmania, - AUG 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a light brown head. The aroma is fruity and dense, with shovelfuls of peat. The flavor is sweet, peat, some chocolate and dark roast malts. Recommend sharing a bottle but one to yourself is quite an experience. Not my favourite of the series even though I enjoy an Ardbeg from time to time.
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is peaty, chocolate, taste is sweet and chocolatey, thin, dry and peaty.
substithijs (6) - - AUG 9, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great imperial stout but have a hard time finding the ardbeg
Poured an ardbeg supernova next to it and the beer compliments the whiskey.
Overall a great beer with an explosian of taste
Maarten1993 (420) - - JUL 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank in Tilburg 08-07-2014. Good beer. Hardly any carbonation. Smells like oak/roasted and smoke (strong smoke). Different BA taste than normal, hardly any sweetness or bourbon hints. Very complex taste of dark chocolate, coffee, slightly roasted, smoke and a lot of other flavors that I can’t name very good. Nice.
markextrae (1484) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2015 shared 33cl bottle. poured dark black with a tan head. oak, peat, roasted malts, chocolate, dark roasted coffee, turf, iodine, smoke, i’m trying to like the peated BA beers.
Garlic_of_Doom (521) - SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a fizzy creamy head, rests down to a ring.
Aroma has peat, smoke cigar, slight alcohol
Taste is sweet up front followed by peat, cigar roasted malt, slight hop bitterness.
Full bodied, low carbonation, thick mouth feel.
Peaty, smokey after taste.
Sure, the barrel ageing takes a bit over hand but hey, I love peaty stouts. :)
spacecube (1121) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, pours black with very little head and little fizz, the aroma is chocolate malt, a little coffee, but mainly peaty, smoky aromas of the Ardbeg whisky balancing the malt sweetness. Very rich and moreish, abv evident but drinks well and balanced.
Gerbeer (2162) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 mel bottle. Pours black with very light head. Aromas of peat smoke and black coffee. Flavors of peat smoke, grass, heavily roasted malts, vanilla and coffee. Smooth smokiness that does not get overpowered by the ABV.
DwarfeD (1344) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle from BierNavigatie. Dark brown (almost black) with a small tan head. Full body with light to moderate carbonation. Sweet with some coffee and herbal tones. Coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, wood, herbs, warming alcohol and dark fruits. A woody imperial stout with a nice whiskey vibe.