lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On cask at The Brick Store Pub in Decatur, GA. 2001 vintage.
It pours a lightly hazy dark amber with no head to speak of. I could have just smelled this beer and been satisfied. Peaty and earthy, sweet malt and whiskey from the cask. Beautiful. The taste matches the smell. Very boozy and quite sweet but always with that peaty, whisky flavor permeating throughout. Very fruity with hints of toffee and vanilla. Sweetish finish with the whisky flavor lingering.
Theydon_Bois (12178) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the sleepy-rapping tasting at Ronny & Alex’s pad, CBC fine tuner, 30/04/15 picked this one up from the Charleston Beer Exchange.
Lightly hazed amber with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is toffee, lightly peated malt, spice, caramel, hint of vanilla.
Taste comprises sweet licks, toffee, light smoke, shades of fruit, subtle peated tones.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet and sour notes in the close with light smoke and peat.
Decent Laguvulin BA affair, good balance, barrel never over powers.
rlgk (12851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the pre-CBC tasting in Copenhagen 150430. Hazy orange/copper beer with a small offwhite head. Malty leather and smoke aroma, woody, hay, peat, fruity, grapes, some caramel. Whisky leather flavor, fruity, caramel, grapes, raisins, banana notes, warming alcohol, caramel, woody, smoky, some grapes. Nice beer.
Desverger (3272) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@Ronny and Alex pre cbc tasting #2 - big thanks to Colin - Amber pour with tiny white head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, some dried fruity notes, spices, lovely mouthfeel. Beautiful!
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alliance100 (945) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
9.3oz bottle - first off I love Lagavulin Scotch and English Barleywines , so this was a no brainer to pick up . Rusty orange pour. Heavily smoked aroma . Sweet and glycerol upfront , finishes fairly smoky . Outstanding .
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OKBeerFan (62) - - MAR 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First off I'm a huge fan of Lagavulin Scotch Whisky so I was beyond excited to try this beer. This was a fantastic brew. Nose is sweet peatyness and a bit of smoke. Taste is wonderful. Basically the easiest way to describe this beer is carbonated Lagavulin without any burn. I really enjoyed this beer.
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DSG (8199) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[3/1/15] Draught at Beveridge Place Pub in Seattle. 2011 edition. Nice cloudy orange. Big peaty aroma with some fruitiness, a bit sourish, and oak. Sweet-sourish flavor with fruitiness, oak, lots of peated whiskey. Mouthfeel is slightly oily with a light boozy feel. Nice and interesting.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage from Campus Fine Wines. cloudy light brown, like rooibos tea with a drop of milk. 1mm of tan head that fades quickly to a lightly speckled surface. Aroma is marsh/swamp with smokey brine and sea in the distance, burning hickory, some fresh leather, moderate caramel. Body is heavy-medium-heavy, syrupy with a delayed, medium-fine carbonation that has an arc of moderate burn. Flavor is lots of caramel, some smoke and brine, the aftertaste has notable hickory/apple-wood smoke. Some green sap, a touch of bark and cedar. Some strawberry jam in there too. Too sweet. The Lagavulin cask definitely makes up for it a bit, but I’m having a hard time giving it a rating in accord with others views on here and its price tag/reputation.
rouhlas (784) - GREECE - FEB 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, v2011. Amber color small beige head. In the beginning there was strange detergent aroma but it faded quickly. Malty aroma, light caramel, smoked, wood and whiskey. Sweet and bitter taste, smoked and fruity, Lagavulin whiskey again. Medium to full oil-sticky body with flat to soft carbonation.
BillWyce (817) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 brewing. pours hazy orange-amber with a small, thin off-white head that was gone quickly. A moderate amount of bubbling on the wall of the glass. Aroma of honey, wood and peat, some leather as well. Full body, lightly syrupy, with a lightly astringent finish. Flavor of honey and a light note of charred wood. Notes of vanilla and leather as it warms.
cckevin (42) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is full of scotch, including the peat smell. Nice gold color, minimal head that disappears after 30 seconds. Taste is sweet, smoky and full of peat. Nice diversion, but certainly only one per sitting.