Idiosynkrasie (4805) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pitch black colour with no head, just a few bubbles stick at the bezel. Dark malty aroma with typical whisky notes in the background: vanilla, leather, shoe polish. Taste is moderately sweet dark malty, some treacle, notes of vanilla, leather, some warming alcohol in the finish; flat carbonation. Nicely balanced BA notes, not overdone, sadly slightly insipid.
Martinus (3638) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear black colour, slight tan head. Aroma of coffee, bourbon, whisky, caramel, wood, vanilla, smoke and chocolate. Quite sweet flavour, coffee, bitter coffee, malts and liquorice. Finish liquorice (drop), wood and whisky.
(From 33cL bottle @ home)
Habanero (3155) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours opaque black with a medium sized, beige and short lasting, beige head, that leaves a good lacing. Aroma of slightly roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and whiskey notes. Sweet flavor that ends up with some alcohol. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture and flat to soft CO2. A deliceus and smooth impy stout. .★★★★
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of salt, bog, smoke and seaweed. Taste is salty, with some licorice, wood, vanilla, tar and lots of smoke.Truly a hardcore beer. To be shared by many.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pourd dark black with a small, frothy tan head. Aroma of roast dark chocolate malt. Medium body, quite creamy sweet, low carbonation, flavour is a bit vinous with some roast malt. Dry but sweet aftertaste. Nice change from the usual Emelisse barrel aged versions.
kjorup (24) - DENMARK - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near opaque, mahogany colored beer, with a small tan and a little lacing.
Whiskey notes shine through in aroma along with coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, hops and peat.
Soft almost flat carbonation, medium bodied, oily, finishes with alcohol warmth.
Flavor is sweet, salt licorice, coffee, vanilla, whiskey barrel. All nicely balanced. Aftertaste is long lasting, sweet and slightly bitter.
Pyrmir (4067) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle. Aroma sweet with subtle whiskey notes, not as powerful as, say, the Ardbeg version. Personally, I think the subtle flavors are more pleasant than the dominating, in-your-face-flavors.
Taste isn’t as sweet as expected, but with a rich, full malt body and a nice whisky finish. Very nice beer.
Yorker (1543) - Herning, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a lot of sediment and a small tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, subtle smoke, liquorice, and hints of whiskey. Flavour is roasted malt, liquorice, and subtle whiskey – with some warming alcohol.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a pitch black with a tiny brownish head. Subtle roast aroma and some distinct whisky notes. Rich body, low carbonation, heavy roast and thick barrel accents. Rich boozy finish. 271212
VsXsV (2772) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with brown edges and small tan head. Aroma of licorice, oak, light smoke/peat, coconut and sweet dark fruit. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of licorice, raw sugar and coconut. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.