a_cross (472) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, bitty tan head, clinging mainly to the sides; aroma of milk chocolate, raisins; taste is of smooth milk chocolate, vanilla then sea-spray saltiness from the whisky; smooth, creamy and with no whisky burn at all; excellent beer.
degbert (903) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours an incredibly dark, opaque, black with a creamy cinnamon head with some lace. Nose is vanilla, baking chocolate, molasses, and faint traces of whisky and peat. Dark and smoky like a porter on the front of the mouth, coffee and chocolate predominant, but shifting to a vegetal and herbal whisky nature in mid-palate. Finishes with peat, salinity, and more smoke and coffee. Really intriguing; it’s definitely a successful merging of whiskey and porter, and manages not to come off too boozy or unbalanced, unlike others I’ve had in the past (Brewdog’s series comes to mind). Quite good.
jtclockwork (6229) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with mocha tan head. Nose and taste of vanilla, whiskey, oak, dark fruit, charred wood, toffee malt and toasted caramel. Medium body.
4theluvofbeer (26) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Release 2012 - Bottle 10260. Beer pours with little head...dark chocolate colour. Taste - Chocolate coffee with a slight smokey bitter after taste. A very good beer with lingering flavour
PriorL (897) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: wood, alcohol, coffee, chocolate.
TASTE: little sour, wood, coffee, little sweet, smoked somewhat.
SilverfoX (17) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Was looking forward to this one, first taste wasnt what i expected but realised you need to let it settle after pouring, its nice very dark up to the light you can see a tinge of red, smells like its been squeezed right out of a peat bog. i couldnt place what it tastes like then it came to me! twiglets dipped in soy sauce! not sure if ill finish it to be honest maybe its just my bottle? (number 64879)
RickTStiles (627) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a very thin tan head. Pete and soy dominate the aroma. Taste has notes of brown sugar, scotch, and cinnamon. Finish is chocolate and scotch
pentaz (783) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted aroma of dark fruits, chocolate, roasted malt, dark fudge, licorice, whisky, oak, peat and caramel. Taste moderate sweet and bitter and light salty. Body is full, texture is thick and oily, carbonation is soft. Finishes with oak. Definitely less smooth and more distinct barrel-impression than the 18 Y.O.
kwik-lime (1052) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich chocolate, smooth oily palate slightly sticky, hints of wood and smoke. Great beer.
Superman75 (172) - - OCT 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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