stobbe74 (3789) - - NOV 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Pours a black beer with a weak beige head. The aroma is weak with malt, fruit, roasted, dried fruit and alcohol. The flavor follows the nose with additional peat and smoke. The palate is smoke, roasted and sweetness. Overall a good beer.
Jens_thogersen (30) - - OCT 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Couple of years Old bottle. Completly flat. Don't know if it's age or just this bottle.
First whiff from the glass was like smelling a glass of Arbeg, fantastic. Was extremely promising. This faded fast:(
Whisky notes are still there but have faded on the palate. The wood character from the barrel is more prominent than the whiskey. There are still some dark notes like coffe and maybe some prunes.
Mouthfeel is a bit weird. Almost earthy, some tannins.
First 20 seconds the points would be somewhere around 4.2.
Think this have not aged with dignity
tderoeck (6690) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
17/VIII/15 - 33cl bottle @ home - BB: XII/2020 (2015-1102) Thanks to ElManana+1 for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, creamy irregular beige small head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very peated, alcohol, caramel, bit of ripe banana, sweet, sugary. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: bitter start, very peated, charcoal, caramel, soft alcohol touch. Aftertaste: banana, bitter hops, roasted, banana peel, dry, pretty peated, lots of coffee, very bitter finish.
ElManana (1239) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at tderoeck’s place. Peated, chocolate, coffee, I liked the Moine version a bit better.
Werckmeister (1080) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle at home courtesy of Saeglopur, many thanks. BB 12/2020. black color, almost no head. strong smell of peat, really not much else, maybe spices. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of peat, some spices, light smoke, some alcohol, some roast notes. finishes with lots of peat. hmpf, not a fan of this one, peat and not much else.
Beelzebrox (44) - Enschede, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one right after the Moine BA version. Less smokey, but more towards licorice and more chewy / full bodied I think. Still has a lot of the peated earthy flavor as well. It?s a matter of personal taste which one is better. I like my stouts smoked and loved the earthy flavors of the Moine version, so I will go for that one. This one is a bit overkill for me.
SyncP (39) - - MAY 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sooo much smoke on the aroma. Earthy peat. Not much else. Taste: good lord this is one hell of a full-bodied stout!! Lots and lots peat. Roasted malts. Little bit of coffee. But damn, so much peat.. Seems almost like a crossbreed between an Islay malt and a coffee stout. Strong stuff. I like it.
Jens684 (6) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is awesome. Smells and tastes quite smoky/peaty. This tastes so much like the Ardbeg that was in the barrel that I doubt it was empty when they barrelled the stout. Aftertaste lasts a long time.
ej (1020) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a viscous black body with a small bubbly dark tan head. Heavy peat and whiskey on the nose along with roasted malts and a whiff of alcohol. Taste is peat and roast. Bitter ashy flavors, notes of tar, leather and more peat and wood. A warming finish, along with a lasting peat flavor. Fairly flat, slick on the palate and medium to full bodied. Very nice if you like Islay whiskeys.
age_jellema (51) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good complex heeaaavy and strong smoky sweet russian imperial stout. Also woody
xlts (76) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2015 Pours black, tiny, beige-to-brown head. Aroma is EXTREMELY peaty and smoky, hints of dark malts. Taste is dominated by peated whisky notes balanced by a fair amount of sweetness. Some hints of dark fruit and caramel, but it definitely is one smoky monster. Great, bold and complex stout.