gEUS (1019) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle at home. Pours extremely deep brown to black with a creamy small darkbeige head. Highly roasted aroma, burnt wood, oak, smoky peat. Big body with nice roasty notes, sweetness in the middle, bitterness towards the end, peated aftertaste. Other taste components are salt, soy sauce, burnt suger, oyster sauce. Excellent beer.
MaartenRF10 (1580) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from brewery. Black colour, brown head. Full oily body with soft carbo makes it great to drink. Lots of peat and a nice malty backing with chocolate and some coffee.
Stuu666 (1988) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s tasting. Tcp, smoky whisky nose, it’s a bit thin, but rich chocolate and dry smoky roast taste.
allmyvinyl (3084) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours blackest black with a tan head. Aromas of TCP, peat, vanilla. Taste is like chewing a stick. Too woody for me by far. Much better aroma than taste.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Whisky on the nose, peaty smoke. Its just too whisky, there is nothing of the original beer , its all peaty, smoky, whisky, woody, very woody and then some more whisky.
McNeillR (1133) - SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark treacley brown with a thick but thin spread tan head. Big smoky TCP nose, clean profile of the Bunnahabhain rather than being softened by the beer though - and a tidy Whisky it is. Nice oily and gravelly smoked. Cold potato skin peelings, very woody middle. Gristley finish. Decent enough, would like to see a bottle softened in a few years.
Bottle, Black Friday Tasting
cgarvieuk (14170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home ...deep black .... thin tan head ... soft massive peaty nose ... dark roast ... dark peat ...smokey malts .. chewy woody malts ... light tcp ... not me but actually not to shabby for a smokey one
JefVerstraete (1253) - BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark, black colour, some brown foam. Very interesting beer. Very powerfull aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, wood, peat, whisky and smoke. Some light sweetness. Very long bitter aftertaste. This beer is wonderfull!
dEnk (3770) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is big peaty chocolate roast, wood whiskey liquorice etc. Flavour is huge peaty iodine roast liquorice. A bit weird, flavours not really blending. Still nice though.
_angst_ (2685) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours very dark blackish brown with a very small mocha head that quickly dissipates while leaving a very small trace on the glass. Smell is is malty, smokey and boozy with roasted malts, dark roast coffee with a couple of Scotch shots in it, peat, tar, charred wood, vanilla fudge, alcohol, single malt whisky, sweet dark bread, burnt caramel, hay and ammonium chloride. Taste is bitter, malty and smokey with sweet dark bread, burnt caramel, peat, tar, roasted malts, dark roast coffee, ash, burnt wood, soil, minerals, ammonium chloride, bitter chocolate, smoked meats and heavily peated whisky. Mouthfeel is round, roasted astringent, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, burnt caramel, burnt cereal, hay, ash, peat, tar, dark roast coffee, vanilla fudge, alcohol and whisky. All the components are there. They just mix together in the worst possible way for some reason.