fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ As Hardknott Ęther Blęc Lambda 2011 ].
[ Bottle #583/660 ]. Clear dark black brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, sweet malt, wood, smoke, peat. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet, light light acidic and light moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, chocolate, tart berry - wood, chocolate, wood. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. 
Gary (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2014 Bottle 2011 vintage bought @ the Magpie. Sophisticated nose... fumes of whisky intense character showcased over a dark chocolate,fudge and boozy resemblance. Black inky beer with a subtle lace that coats the snifter : the complexity to this isnt that deep but I like the texture. Strong rich whiskey emphasis. notes of chocolate.woodiness some fudge accents. Massive roast malt qualities.@ 7:5% ,an imperial stout "light" but Ill give props its a pretty solid number. The whiskey barrel carries strongly. Fucken fine with me!
Stuu666 (2160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, 43 of 660. Pours black, sweet and fruity, subtle whisky influence.
Enjoyit (3455) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of liqurce, coffee, roasted malt, sweets and weak bitterness. A flavor of roasted malt, liqurice, sour, coal, wood and burnt.
saxo (14037) - Hųjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, caramel, hops and is light acidic.
chrisv10 (11069) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 7.5%. Almost black with tiny head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and whisky. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, whisky, little acid, little vinous, little sweet, soy, wood and medium bitter.
McWorta (578) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 2, 2014
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
A black hole with a tan fading head. Noses of leather, bitter chocolate, licorice with hints of ginger, earth and plums. Light salty and rather sour. Thin texture medium body with an abrupt finish. Weird contrast between aroma and flavour.
allmyvinyl (3181) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle at home, bought from the brewery?s online shop. 352 of 660. Pours near black with an initial 1cm brown head, which just goes so fast it damn near broke the sound barrier. Aromas of soy sauce and chocolate, which is not my favourite combination. Taste has more salt/toffee combinations going on, little fruity blackcurrant maybe, sour at the end. Some whisky coming through, but a bit of an odd one this.
Rasmus40 (11091) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Euston Tap. Black with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, wood and a little whisky. Flavor is quite sweet, rather bitter and slightly acidic. Dry, roasted moderate bitter and slightly acidic finish. Lacks a little power but nicely balanced. 300713
bhensonb (10970) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Trembling Madness in York. Pours black with a slight dark tan head. Aroma is sour, vinous chocolate. Med body. Flavor is sour, vinous, slightly milky chocolate. Its certainly very different. I dont know why it comes more vine than malt to me. Well, with time maybe its going a little whisky. It does have some heat. Finishes tastily sour, and hardly like an IS. It is what it is, and I wish I could try its relatives.