Inbreak (2886) - 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 (4164) - 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 (4727) - 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.
MarcoDL (2903) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very complex brew. Basis is an intense imperial stout with strong notes of whiskey. Aftertaste is simply amazing, it lastes more than a minute.
caesar (5799) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Arendsnest, small sample. Pitch black, medium brown head. Aroma is already carried by the air towards my nose: huge peat, medicine, bandaid. A bit too much for my liking to be honest, as Im not a fan of those heavily peated beers. For ardbeg lovers, it must be fantastic. The base beer suffers though. There is only some roasted malts left and a hint of coffee, but the brilliant biscuity sweetness and milk chocolat that I like so much in the base beer is completely gone. So, it lacks in balance and complexity. But if you like peated whiskeys, this will be perfect for you.
UDBeernut (2171) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, pours jet black small tan head. Lots of smoke, some nut and tabacco. Chewy body.
larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small beige head. Opaque black body. Smoky peaty chocolate aroma with earthy phenolic notes. Dry-sweet roasty chocolatey peaty taste with salty licorice and toffee notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, slightly grainy mouthfeel. Dry licorice, pepper, and earth aftertaste with salmiak licorice, smoke and peat notes. Lovely. Very smoky. (0.15l draft at Haand 13.)
Lilja (2130) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastiskt gott. Smak och doft av massor av rök, malt, ekträ, mörk choklad, saltlaktris, bränt socker, katrinplommon, rostade toner, espresso med toner av mörk torkad frukt och vanilj. Välbalanserad, whiskeykänsla med en trevlig rökig beska med smak av saltlaktris och bitter mörkchoklad.
Huhzubendah (3002) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
The beer is black with a thin beige head. The aroma brings a grandiose serving of Ardbeg. For you single malt scotch aficionados, especially those who favor those great whiskeys from Islay, you will likely enjoy this. Those less inclined to sip a peaty scotch on a rainy night may find this offering harsh and offensive.
The flavor offers notes of chocolate, oak, vanilla, peat, smoke. A young Ardbeg character really dominates every aspect of the beer.
Some searing alcohol heat in the finish with lingering sea salt and maritime character, medium to full bodied, fairly viscous.
I really enjoyed this, though this is certainly not for everybody.
visionthing (3618) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Haand ølfestival. Pitch black with a nice, beige head. Loveley smell of Ardbeg! Peaty and smoky aroma with dark fruits, hints of licorice and dark chocolate. Full bodied with slightly soft carbonation. Medium sweet with lovely Ardbeg flavour and a smoky and peaty finish. Very well balanced and simply delicious. Excellent! (2013-05-25)