kyr2 (28) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - OCT 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer really gives you the taste of the smokey whiskey whence it was bottled in. Unfortunately Ardbeg ian’t my favorite, but still an amazing beer.
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a black colour. Taste and aroam is smokey and whisky like. Thick and oily on the palate, very good. Cheers Mike_77
swieca (111) - POLAND - MAR 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong peaty aroma, with some chocolate in the background. Pours black with no head, only some dissappearing bubbles. Taste is whisky, lots of dark chocolate, bitter finish. Quite dry altough full bodied. Awesome beer - if one likes peaty aromas and whisky.
ads135 (3216) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The earthy, peaty sting of Aardbeg mixed with the coffee and chocolate of their imperial stout. Bitter, with an uncompromising smokiness. Stings a bit, but very enjoyable. Tried with Dave at the brewery in April, 2012.
Borresteijn (5135) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Black, thin light brown head. Aroma of, well, Ardbeg whisky, peat, sweet earthy liquorice root, salty liquorice, oak, coffee. Flavour is sweet, peat, earth, light salty smoke, salty liquorice, oak, hard roasted malts, coffee, whisky presence is quite obvious in this beer, and it’s very sweet, but it’s just lovely. Medium to fullbodied, soft to flat carbonation.
luttonm (2868) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small bottle from De Bierkoning in Amsterdam. Wow, intense aroma, huge. Salty, pork, bog, rotting grass. Incredible whisky to base this off of, need to find that on its own. Great balanced body for such a strong base beer. Interesting counter to the base RIS which was tasted by its side. Challenging, wonderful.
laiti (6454) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2012
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, BBE 06/2015
No head at all even though I tried to form one. Aroma is slightly sweet and rather strong on peat. Flavour is salty with peat and some licorice. Very good, this has the full Ardbeg character without the sting of alcohol or overwhelming whisky notes.
TrefwoordPunk (818) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours pitch black with a small tan head and a sweet aroma with notes of whiskey, peat, coffee, cigar smoke and roasted malts. The taste is mildly sweet with strong notes of peat, whiskey and hints of dark chocolate, espresso, roastes malts and smoked eel. A really nice beer this is!
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 0.33 L bottle. Creamy yellow-blond head. Body is opaque, very dark brown. Peaty and swampy(!) aroma up front. Then strong phenols, reminiscent of rubber, and leather maybe. In a good way. Also some well roasted dark malts, with tones of wood and tar. Extremely flavorfull, without being unbalanced. Big roasted malt body. Charcoal, wood, burnt caramel, bitter coffee. Even som dark dried fruits and a gentle underlying sweetness. Amazing! Medium to full body. Creamy texture. Boldly bitter, roasty and malty finish. What a treat!
Leighton (13033) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bruce’s Housewarming Party Tasting, London. Pours black-brown with a small, foamy beige head. Huge peat nose, all smoke and roast, with some scorched earth notes. Big sweet flavor with lots more peat, whiskey, earth, dark chocolate and dirt. Big bodied with average carbonation. Moderately warming on the finish with loads of peat, smoke, burnt grass, burnt wood. It’s a hugely oaky, peaty beer, so if you enjoy that, you’ll enjoy this beer.