LomYst (617) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@kaapse festival 2014
Peat! smoke, but not the salty kind.. sour peaty body.. unbalanced unlike some other white labels
mcberko (8707) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Nose is heavily peated, with not much but smoked whiskey malt. Flavour is no less restrained, revealing harsh peated notes. Difficult to drink, but it’s pleasant enough if you like peat bombs.
Zakoon (187) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with thin fast disappering brown head. Notes of smoke, toasted malt and espresso. Taste is rather smokey, salt, espresso, whisky with burnt finish. Semi full body.
BRW (1377) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with tan head. Peated aroma, like Isaly whisky. Peaty (also like Islay whisky), roasted taste, also sweet, caramel and chocolate. Medium to full body.
MaartenRF10 (1669) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Zwart bier met een prachtige bruine kraag. Mooie zachte imperial stout. Alles is aanwezig, maar alles mild. Gebrande mout, koffie, chocolade, turf. Vol en met zachte carbo.
zvikar (3963) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of honey, some peat, wood acidity, sticky chocolate, flavor is acidic with honey, chocolate, some peat, malt acidity, cherry, medium to full bodied
mile (3341) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown, small to average and mostly diminishing dark brown head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, some roasted malt, light coffee and faint licorice, faint peat/tar. Body is medium to full, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, roasted malt and light smokiness, light salty licorice and piney hoppyness. Finish is average to long, malty and dryish - lightly sweetish, roasted malt - light burnt malt, light smokiness and faint peat/tar, light salty licorice and faint coffee with light - some piney hoppyness, light alcohol. Nice roasted IS - not too sweet/not too much coffee. Aroma is bit weak - not in balance with flavor/finish.
JefVerstraete (1968) - Ghent, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oily black colour, a lot of dark brown foam. Very complex and well balanced beer. A lot of roasted malts, aroma of dark chocolate and coffee with a peaty smoky character. Very good.
SimplySike (1090) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with small tan head.
Aroma peat, alcohol, some smoke, chocolate, coffee, licorice, vanilla.
Taste heavy peat coffee bitter, some chocolate sweet, sour.
Mouthfeel oily, thick.
Not as good as normal IRS but still enjoyable.
kerenmk (3089) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks zvikar. Black and opaque. Iodine, slightly smoky, coal and a little burnt rubber in the nose, burnt rubber, a little peat in the mouth. Smooth, no carbonation, full-bodied, long earth and iodine finish.