rlgk (10044) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Pitch black beer with a small beige head. Malty leather aroma, peat, dark chocolate, smoked, hay, floral, ash, cigarettes, cocoa, floral notes. Malty smoked flavor, peat, hay, floral, ash, cigarettes, woody, whisky notes, some vanilla, dark chocolate. Roasted peat and cigarette finish.
knotthead (14) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
No head, as black as the night. Powerful malt smell. Slightly acidic to the tongue, for an IRS. Nice coffee flavours, and the whisky is noticeable. Not quite dark enough for a higher rating, but overall a good experience.
tkrjukoff (4019) - SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at in de Wildeman. Pours pitch black with a small lacing brown head. Aroma is roasted slightly sweet smokey whiskey a bit fruity barrel. Flavor is smooth velvety smokey whiskey a bit astringent bitter fruity notes nice bitter smokey finish with a touch of warming alcohol.
Cuso (4199) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from trade with Countbeer, many thanks. Almost black color with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, peat, dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, earthy notes. Taste, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, medicinal notes, licorice, peat, wood. Alcohol is well present, but not in disturbing way. Tasty, full bodied beer.
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF ’13, thanks to Paul for the pour, 16/08/13.
Light black with a tan covering.
Nose is peated malts, smokey, TCP, medicinal notes, chocolate, tar.
Taste comprises charred wood, bitter chocolate, earthy, dirt, tar, ash, smokey notes, TCP.
Medium bodied with bollocks, fine carbonation with a subtle warming alcohol burn.
Decent PIS (Peated Imperial Stout - yeah I crowned that fucker!). Alcohol is well integrated.
Scopey (6136) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF 2013. It pours near black/darkest brown with medium tan head. The nose is rich, roasty, medicinal, peat, earth, juicy, whisky, seaweed and toffee. The taste is rich-roasted malt, coffee, earth, peat, medicinal, ash, good bitterness, warming alcohol, TCP, wood and seawater. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Big Islay character. Rather delicious.
dnicolaescu (682) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GBBF 2013 backlog. BOTTLE. Thanks to the RateBeer team.
Colour: black with amber highlight.
Aroma: very smoky, peaty and some alcohol passing through.
Taste: sweet and smoky, peaty, tarry.
Bryanvdv (497) - - AUG 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared a bottle with peltmeister. Zeer donker bier bijna geen schuim. Geur is koffie, chocola, alcohol. Smaak is gebrand, duidelijk in de smaak terug te vinden dat ie op whiskey vaten heeft gelegen. Heerlijk stroperig met een mooie body die blijft hangen.
KyotoLefty (6139) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF. Nose of peat and sea water, medicine. black with fine lace. flavor is sweet chocolate, peat, sea water, salt. big, raunchy peat is too much for me. interesting, though.
TimE (3086) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black color. Very big, no I mean huge peaty nose, nothin g but whiskey in the nose. Insane. Big peaty smokey mouth really rich. Over the top. Some imp stouts have stout flavor. This doesn’t. Insanely big peaty and smokey, definitely speyside, but not my top choice. Still one of the most over the top beers you can get. Wow.
Don’t forget about the tar