KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose is very much molasses, very strong, like I am actually smelling molasses, there are some roasted grains evident as well, reminiscent of Highland Park 12-Year Old Single Malt, it gets smokier as it approaches room temperature; pours black tar with a hint of green, totally opaque, thick but no head to speak of and the lacing is translucent but very thick. May have been chilled too long; Taste is very big, very strong slightly sweet, and tart, sour finish, sprightly carbonation but it is fading fast; Palate is heavy, good carbonation, textrue is thick, oily, sticky and creamy - go figure; OVERALL; Overpriced. And, at this price Iíd rather have the Highland Park. But, it is very good. Next time I will try this room temperature. I hear the head is impressive
Booga (50) - Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black oily pour with zero head. Very low carbonation. Nice smell of whiskey barrel but not real volatile. Dark roast taste. Nice. More porter style than what I typically think of as old ale.
Ktwse (3648) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of peats, light coffee and chocolate, hints of toffee and caramel. Taste is sweet, mild caramel, light booze, German sausage. Body is medium full and smooth with soft carbonation.
rollsrace (78) - - MAY 7, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got it for $8.31 for one 12 Oz bottle. It was worth the price. Wow. Itís an imperial stout with a scotchy finish. very good blend of the chocolate and coffee too.
redders1974 (755) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2016 Iíve just drunk a bottle of this and Iím still not sure what to make of it inky back minimal head like an English strong ale with stout like qualites. peat tar leather caramel a strange array of flavours interesting beer the whisky influence is prominent
fiveacestx (907) - Texas, USA - APR 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Dark pour with an average tan head. Light coffee aroma, nuts and a woodsy whiskey taste. Also has some stout overtones to it. This a good beer!
Hidden_Pooch (505) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky black with a barely there tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt, whiskey, wood, vanilla, dark chocolate, and coconut. Tastes of burnt coffee, roasted malts, whisky and wood. Has a watery body with low carbonation. Kind of oily and very warming.
BitchPls (717) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cola black beer with a dark beige head. A little roastiness and red berries on the nose. Medium bitterness. Quite mild aroma at first but builds up towards the after taste. At first it has this medium, dry roastiness and then suddenly builds up to a lot sweeter and thicker flavor. At first itís velvety smooth and later it becomes a little more harsh yet still keeping everything in balance. This is something quite unique and beautiful.
johnnymusky (845) - Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with dusty and brian....thought it would have been better...smokey malts...some berries but just ok flavor...needed more...(#811)
Odysseyalien (71) - New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On cask at the Ginger Man, Manhattan.
Iíve had virtually all of the Ola Dubh family in bottles over the years. This is my first having any of them on cask. Man, what an awesome surprise. Mouthfeel is creamy, surprising to me for "only" an 8 abv. Smell is dried fruit. But the taste...caramel, dried fruit...it really blew me away. Gosh, I want more of this on cask. Really an unexpected taste treat on cask. Bravo to the brewers. Bartender...
gopherfan99 (1236) - CROATIA - APR 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; pours nearly black with a beige head; sweet aroma of caramel with some vanilla, wood, and malt; taste is sweet with caramel, malt, vanilla, and hints of wood; finish is dry with a touch of wood and whiskey; real nice beer