tiong (3679) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Bieresgourmet. Vertical with Sorachi Ace version
Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Aroma of strong peated notes, roasty malts, hints of smoke and licorice. Taste is strongly peated and smoked with some hints of roasty malts, licorice, vanilla and oak. Finish is again heavy on peaty notes, with some smooth licorice and wooden notes. Awesome if you like Islay whiskies, but the peatiness dominates perhaps a bit too much.
hallinghansen (1895) - Odense S, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Ulfborg. Dark brown body with a small offwhite head. Aroma is smoke, asphalt, tar, smoke. Flavor is tar, oil, smoke, alcohol.
Palme (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33l bottle shared with Ina. This one is as black as the knigh, and it has a small light bubbly chocolaty tan head. Smells really smoky. Woody, peat and salty tar. Some roasted hints but the rope sea-smoky thing totally dominates. I like it. Itís thick and oily on the mouthfeel with a soft to average carbonation level. The taste is even more dominating on the smoky flavor. At times, perhaps a bit to much for my tongue. Peaty smoke, some saltiness and deep roastiness all the way. A bit one dimensional perhaps, but tasty. 22.09.2012
SirLimpsalot (2067) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Basunen. Trevlig och tydlig whiskydoft. Smaken är inte alls så rökig heller ganska len och mjuk. Mycket fat men ändå balanserade toner.
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kaivoetmann (5) - NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bought this by recommendation from the shopkeeper at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam! Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, oak and peat. Flavor of malts, coffee, smoke, tar, peated whisky, oak, slight sting of alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, some alcohol in the finish. Might just bee the best beer i tried so far! Great recommendation dude!
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. I poured quite aggressively (from high and fast) but still hardly any head. Brown in color, though. The beer is almost pitch black. No, itís not pitch black. Light penetrates the fringe of the surface, revealing a very dark brown (almost black) color. The aroma that mostly comes through is a noticeable whiskey. The flavors are nice; some whiskey at the start, some mossy smoke and some sweetness. Mouthfeel is smooth but not creamy. Finish is a bit of bitter smoke.
The BA in this does not come through as hints; itís very noticeable. The aroma, and to a lesser degree the flavors, of Scotch, are not my thing. But still, this is a good beer. Iím a fan of imperial stouts. Aging it in an Ardbeg cask canít ruin it THAT badly for me!
Christian (11027) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Boreft Beer Festival 2012. Black with a small tan head. Aroma dominated by licorice and iodine. Sweet licorice and iodine flavour with a fruity touch
MrHangover (2452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pitch black color, beige head. Aroma of judain, peat and lots of whisky aromas. Flavor and mouthfeel are quite boozy but still very nice to drink.
RoyB (17) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium smoked, medium bitter, low sweet. In comparison with the normal IRS from emelisse, I only taste slightly more smoke and a little whisky. A nice one, but had better BA stouts.
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body and tan soapy head. Loads of whiskey, tobacco, peat and roasted. Rich taste, well pronounced but not really my thing with all that whiskey. (33cl bottle at MrHangoverís tasting)