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.
MelvinKalksma (305) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Peat, charcoal, ash, slight whiskey, slight wood, dark roasted.
Black as black can be with a brown head.
Starts smoked, roasted with lots of peat. Gets better towards the end with notes of coffee and dark chocolate.
jesperhammer (3686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
30-OCT-2015, bottle @Ulkløbben meeting, @Sonni.
Black with a lasting, creamy Brown head.
Peated, roasted. Too peated for me. The stout is hidden by the peat. Nice try but for me over done.
olliejobbins (1525) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, bought about 18 months ago. pours jet black with no bubbles. aroma is charcoal, ash, burnt toast, licorice, oak, dusty books and a little whisky/alcohol. taste isn’t complex but very nice. smooth if a little thin. charcoal and burnt toast with a very oaky/smoky whisky after taste.
Jens_thogersen (31) - - 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 (6906) - 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 (1297) - 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 (1300) - 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.