vonpolski (32) - Borup, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2014 A very interesting beer. With a strong aftertaste. Dark and heavy. An aroma of coffee and chocolate. The Whisky finish is Balanced. A good beer to heavy food.
Beerhunter111 (16977) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sehr dunkelbraunes, fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, holzig. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, holzig, Kaffe, Schokolade, leicht alkoholisch.
zvikar (4134) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Tom L. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, wood, lots of peat, flavor of peat, wood, smoke, coffee, whiskey, malt acidity, full bodied, great
Oakes (15615) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite black. Bubbly head. Aroma us rich, intense, full of chocolate, treacle, biltong, light molasses, and muscovado. No particular Bowmore aroma. Taste is full of peaty smoke, molasses, again biltong and dark sugars. Warm with a slight salty accent that feels Islay but not especially Bowmore. Finish is sweetish, a shot of espresso and the umami of a bloody ribeye. Fun stuff.
CraftBeerNick (1917) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home, 15th March 14. Pours black, with a light tan, small head, eaked out from high pour. Aroma of liquorice root, some slight peat and whiskey, taste is sublime, liquorice, perfect blend with the barrel, slight oak, a little alcohol, palate is thick and luxurious. This is superior to the Bowmore BA from De Molen, due to balance. A pleasure.
tom10101 (5271) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (330 ml). Pitch black and thick with a thick medium mostly lasting brown head and good lacing. Aroma is mostly of peat (but not overpowering) along with roasted malt, smoke, caramel, light vanilla and hints of fruits. Taste is only slightly sweet and dominated by peat. There’s also roasted malt, caramel, smoke and light fruity notes. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Peated finish. Very good BA RIS. I was afraid that it would be too peated, but it’s not bad at all actually. Impressive balance considering the barrel treatment. Not too heavy for an 11% abv beer. Alcohol is well hidden. Quite complex and tasty too. I enjoyed it a lot!
mike_77 (5399) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with well retained, dark, creamy head. Aroma of bitter roast malts and also sweeter whiskey-esque malts. Flavours of dried fruits, bittersweet roasted malts and light smoke. Very thick texture with low/moderate carbonation. Very good stout-versus-whiskey balance.
mateuszk (2012) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours dark black, nice head with little bubbles, stays during drinking. In aroma mainly peat, whiskey notes, some chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and licorice. Full bodied, oily, medium/low carbonation. In taste same notes as in aroma, nicely balanced bitterness, alcohol slightly noticible with nice warming effect. Great drink.
Moolesen (477) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 33cl. Black witt mocca creamy head. Looks very nice. Nose: Peat, vanilla, dark chocolate and hints of concentrated espresso. This is promising... And what a taste.... Creamy, concentrated, and extremely rich. English liquorice is as well present. Waht a great beer this is.
henkjanwiegers (120) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with HG @ home. Pours a deep dark color with a sturdy Brown head. Aroma is coffee, a little sour, some hops. Taste is strong coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, smoked wood, port, laurel. Aftertaste is bitter chocolate, mocca. Great beer!