Enjoyit (2992) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black of color with a beige head. An aroma of leather, liqurice, roasted malt, sweets, prunes and weak alcohol. A flavor of liqurice, prunes, sweets, roasted malt and an oily texture in the begining.
Vaiz (2920) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ tasting. Black pour. Aroma is subtle whiskey, well hidden in loads of roasted malts, nuts, caramel, vanilla, sugar, chocolate. Flavor is sweet chocolate, bread, vanilla and tobacco. Slightly warming finish. Really well balanced. Great aging.
erickok (2806) - Tours, FRANCE - JUL 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very dark black body and creamy tan head. Rich matly aroma, milk chocolate, bourbon, sticky fruit and some alcohol. Rich taste, but the barrel aging makes it a bit thin. Bit milky mouthfeel. Sweaty overall feel. Alcoholic aftertaste. A very good base beer but the barrel aging doesnít improve it for me. (33cl bottle)
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ 5th ACBF 2012. A pitch black colored beer, with almost no head. The aroma of vanilla with wood, chocolate notes, dark malt and some gentle whisky notes. The taste of dark fruits, vanilla, wood notes with whisky. The aftertaste is nice bitter with a little sweet.
tiong (2768) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Bieresgourmet.be
Pours pitch black with virtually no head at all. Aroma of sweet vanilla whisky notes, wood, oak, roasted malts and sweet sugary notes. Taste is smooth and oily with some sweet vanilla oaky notes and hints of whiskey. Finish is smooth and silky, no carbonation and only light roastiness. Alcohol and whisky warms in the finish. Smooth barrel-aged IS.
Idiosynkrasie (2724) - 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.
jmgreenuk (2582) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ABC Beers, Dean Haag. Poured a deep mahogany colour with no head and no life at all. The aroma is rich, alcoholic and peaty. The flavour is strong bitter, with a rich alcohol, liqourice, roasted malt and coffee palate. Itís a super beer no doubt, but this one is more than a year old and iím surprised it had no life at all, but the flavour was unaffected by spending a year in my cellar.
Martinus (2517) - Nijmegen, 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)
jesperhammer (2510) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16-JUN-2012, draft @Un Mare di Birra.
Black with lasting tan and lacing head.
Very smokey nose with tar and burned malt. Shipwreck smell:-)
Really tared, butned and extremely smoked.
A vanilla-bourbon-oak-thing under the smoke.
Creamy with long smoked finish.
Pyrmir (2362) - 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 isnít as sweet as expected, but with a rich, full malt body and a nice whisky finish. Very nice beer.