BOSSbrewer (1637) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Pours a very dark brown with a thin off white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is of dark fruits and some chocolate. Rich maltiness to it. Fantastic beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
PeatyPete (388) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with cream-coloured head. Aroma of ripe dark fruit and slightly smoked. Taste is full and has mainly in the aftertaste smoky tones. Chocolate, coffee and ripe plums.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Thanks Matt!   Soft sweet prune, touch of roast and ash, but lots of tobacco.   Soft chocolate and coffee.   Light head and Lacing.   Lingering tobacco and print roastiness.   Nice stuff.
ATulloch (93) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Highland Park distillery. Pours a jet black with a light brown head which hangs about for a while. Unique aromas of heather peat, chocolate and a mild whisky. Lovely taste with chocolate, peaty whisky and a slight sticky prune. Amazingly drinkable for an 8%! Nice.
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at an Ola Dubh "vertical’ bottle share. Pours a very dark brown color. Nose is lightly woody and roasty, with some caramel in there. Taste is also quite roasty with a lot of wood coming off, and is very smooth. Even better than the base.
sharkydodson (204) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - AUG 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
the aroma is caramel and fruity with notes of port... the taste of caramel, dark fruits and strong wine with shades of licorice, black currant, toast and whiskey... sweet fruity and warming aftertaste... it’s wonderful...
kingstoni (1508) - FINLAND - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black color with a thin foamy beige head. Aroma of licorice, peat, smoke and roasted malt. Sweet taste with a medium bitter finish.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
StilleStorm (716) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DWG; Pours black with a short lived tan head. Intense nose of roasted malt, caramel, smoke, dark, dried, ripe fruits, alchol, sweets, yeast, oak, coffee, chocolate, smoke and licorice. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet, umami and light bitter, chocolate and coffe lasting finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is flat.
Revised rating -from cask version, drunk 1th of Aug.
Nordcore (1021) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black With a minimal lightbrown head. Aroma of smoke, roastd mald, dark fruit and chocolate. Light bitter,medium sweet With not the best smoke/roasted end. Late night
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Booths, Ilkley. A thick oily black beer with rich creamy chocolate and whisky flavours, vanilla and currant notes with smokey oak and liquorice on the warming tart red fruity finish.