Taradil (40) - - JUL 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color: pitch black.
Head: very light almost non-existent, beige.
Aroma: stars with very nice barrel aroma and whisky, bread, roasted malts, hints of caramel, chocolate dark fruits, very complex.
Taste: roasted malts, whisky, bread, caramel, dark fruits, coffee and toasty finish.
Amazing beer with very complex palate.
Zupastan (94) - Kortrijk, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Dark brown to black beer with a small head, little adhesive. Smell is caramel, figs, whisky. Taste is quite peated, iodine, smoke, roasted, chocolat, thin body. Aftertaste is roasted, peated, mocha. A thicker body would be beneficial.
Panzerfaust (622) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JUL 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a viscous black liquid with a small gray-ish brown head that leaves a small lacing. It looks like serious stuff. Surely the aroma is up to par with an intense roasty and malty character. Burnt sugars, licorice, prunes, soy sauce, toasted rye bread and wood notes in a clear succesion of layers. Complex and outstanding stuff, I haven’t tried something like this in a while. Taste is overwhelming too with sweet and roasty dimensions switching back and forth. Each sip shows some molasses, licorice, roasted caramel, brown sugar and prunes. Fantastic stuff. Chewy texture, viscous and velvety. Not as boozy as expected, the 8% ABV seems quite ideal for this brew. Low carbonation as it is unnecessary to carbonate such a complex brew more than this. A marvel and the best Old Ale I’ve tried so far.
sudomorph (929) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Feb 2012 330ml bottle 20242. Pours a dark caramel and looks nearly black in the glass. Half finger, khaki head fades to a ring. Aroma has sweeter notes of caramel, bread, wood, dark fruits, raisins, toffee, a hint of roast and dark chocolate, and a touch of spirit. As it warms up the barrel notes really come out. Taste is balanced.After warming up there is a lot of dark chocolate and coffee to start, then into dark fruits, caramel, and toffee in the middle, then back to some roasted malts, wood barrel notes, a touch of spirit, and a whiff of campfire smoke at the end. Really nice. Medium-full body with a low carbonation. Very slightly syrupy in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall a really nice beer. Dark caramel, toffee, and dark fruits with a touch of roast and woody barrel notes. Not sure if ageing it helped but I wish I had more.
McNeillR (1778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright burnt amber. Soft ringed head and weak lacing. Nutty, soft berry and squeaks of damp wood. Lean nutty, toothpicky and tea like soft bitterness. Bit thinner than I imagined, mouthfeel is sleek but resonating barely caramel sweet linger.
Bottle, Sir Tadalot Top 50 Scottish Tasting
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep brown with a slight brown head. Aroma is figs, raisins, slight vanilla. Taste is vanilla, raisins, figs and sweet malts.
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Ölprovning hos Fredrik i Ängelholm 7 Maj 2015] Bacon? Lite platt? Mindre bra
drmet (368) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Black with brown tinges with a very tiny light brown head
-pours out very thick
Vanilla,Blueberries,sweet chocolate,figs,faint coffee and toffee notes
-follows the nose plus molasses and rum with a long-lingering coffee and toasty finish
-very low carbonation,alcohol very well hidden,medium mouthfeel
Incredible Beer.Tastewise probably the best ive had yet.
johndoughty (4442) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a small head. Malty with a trace of chocolate and slightly smoked. Warming and well rounded. Tried on Christmas Night 2014.
Ysok02 (413) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe brune foncée, peu de mousse. Nez qui allie des notes de Whisky, fumé, tourbé, à un coté caramelisé et cacaoté, voire lacté. La bouche est ample, fumée, tourbée, avec une fine trame chocolatée et une longue finale sur le malt et la tourbe. Une bière de fin de soirée au coin du feu.