eric_victor (57) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark colour, both beer and head. Very distinct whisky aroma and finish. Not for the faint at heart, but a very tasty, unique beer.
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled sample at tasting. Very nice aromas of Oak, whiskey and vanilla to start. Roasted malts and maybe, some smoky notes as well. Flavor is very subtle. The obvious Oak and vanilla dominate. Also some notes of Whiskey and roasted malts. Very similar to the aroma. Somewhat of a sweet almost wine like aftertaste. This needs to be aged for many years to experience the true intention.
markas101 (1779) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle, Fargo, ND, USA via Winnipeg (thanks Dad!). Deep black colour, darker than average foamy head that clings up the side of the glass. Mix of whisky and roasted malt aroma, nice mellowness that culminates in a whisky infused aftertaste thatís sweet with just enough burn to feel it.
garthicus (2566) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Jerc and Mabel. Appearance: Pitch black, small brown head. Aroma: Super whiskey nose, a lot of decent woody notes too with smoke and alcohol. Flavour: Lots of malt, liquorice, whiskey, alcohol and a long boozy dark chocolate finish. A nice winter warmer.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thick black with nice thick beige head. Potent aroma has lots of vanilla but also alcohol. Soft and creamy mouthfeel. Great fudge flavors, like vanilla/chocolate marble fudge. Long roasty finish. Delicious.
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to savvy1982 for the share! A very rare treat. Pours black with a large creamy head. Aroma is weak... Faint almost. Milk chocolate, vanilla and chalk on the nose with yeast (Iím almost positive 1056) and soft fruit under the roasty top notes. The flavor is big and roasty. Smoke, toasted oak, chocolate, a chewy rye flavor, under-ripe stone fruits, and vanilla. Big chewy mouth feel. Very tasty and Iím looking forward to see what a year or two will do to this one.
blankboy (5735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle [650ml] shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Pours a very dark brown with an average size foamy tan head and nice lacing on the glass. Nice aroma is sweet and woody, with roasted malt, whiskey and chocolate. Flavour: Yum! The barrel-aging is nice, itís not overdone and easy to drink. Roasted malt, chocolate, wood, leafy green hops and whiskey. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Loved it!
mabel (5324) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[2771-20100219] 650mL bottle. Smoky cucumber pickle juice aroma with hints of woody cask. Black red body with a big long-lasting foamy brown head. Barrel-aged cask rich roasted malt flavour is a little boozy and hints at red wine. Full body. Very tasty.
(w/ blankboy, garthicus, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours black as night with a tall brown head. Aroma is great big and malty with a very woody aroma and a very distinct rye smell. However the rye barrel is very prominent on the palate. This is a great stout big and malty with that strong oak flavour and distinctive rye sweetness.and a strong chocolate flavour in the finish. This is a very cool stout.
zvikar (2568) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting, thanks Rick, pours black with tan head, powerful aroma of oak, whiskey, nuts, chocolate, orange and lime notes, flavor of pine, coffee, grapes and citrus, bitter towards the end. Medium to Full bodied. Great