EvgeniyKurilov (154) - - APR 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark with minamal head. Reach aroma of chocolate and nuts, vanilla and peat. Flavour the same with oak notes. Really nice with HP wisky (not as mix, but ome after another). Long roasty malty aftertaste.
eduardovl (1353) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 27, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle served in snifter glass. Purchased at Drinks of the World - Geveva.
A: Pours a dark brown to black color forming a medium beige head with medium to low retention and some few spotty lacings left in the glass.
S: Strong notes of sweet caramel, roasted malts, whisky and wood, mainly. A bit boozy. Hints of vanilla and licorice. Light notes of leather and earth.
T: Sweet upfront taste. Strong notes of caramel and roasted malts. Notes of whisky, oak, vanilla and licorice. In overall, the taste is sweet and slightly bitter. Light notes of grassy hops.
M: Heavy body. Medium to low carbonation. Sweet caramel, whisky and oak in the aftertaste.
O: Excellent drinkability. Less whiskey than the 16 version. More caramel and roasted malts. Classic British Old Ale.
JFF (136) - - MAR 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strangely satisfying. I expected more flavors out of this, but it’s the smoothness that gives this beer all its merit. Light toasted aromas. Weak head and adequate carbonation. Very dark. Quite complex in mouth. High alcohol content not perceptible, so very well balanced.
nofearhatmatt (48) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow - an amazing beer. Smokiness comes through first. You can definitely taste the whiskey. Pours very black. A good sweetness in the flavour as well. Goes so well with steak.
allanmb (169) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown with good beige head. Nose is initially metallic and woody settling down to chocolate and heavily roasted barley, slight phenols coming through. Taste is better than the aroma, smooth and rich on the body with initial hit of malt and chocolate tastes developing into slight coffee, raisins and oak. The finish is not as long as I thought it would be but there is a touch of peat phenols amongst cocoa.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - MAR 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are dark fruit, smoke, oak, and some whiskey.
Night_Cap (89) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2016 Bottle 330ml (2014) - cellared for 2 years. Served at room temperature. Pours jet black. Head is small, tanned, dense and lasts very well. Aroma is rich and complex with notes of roasted barley, dates, figs, dark cherry chocolate, burnt toffee, treacle, tobacco, peated whisky and smokey oak. Flavour is a light earthy bitterness with notes of roasted barley, raisins, dried currants, dried cherries, toffee, dark chocolate, aniseed, peated whisky, some spice and a strong smokey/charred, woody finish. Full bodied with light carbonation, oily texture and a very long, complex oaky finish. Incredible Old Ale!!!
Mortlach (1890) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @Bir&Fud Bottega (Rome). Pours oily black with a medium head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate notes with light mocha and a touch of peated whisky. Flavour is medium sweet with a good bitter end, smoky aftertaste. High body, medium carbonation. Close to world class!
IPAgutten79 (913) - Skui, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2016 Mørk i utseendet, med lavt lyst brunt skum. Mild aroma av bål, lær og kaffe. Smaken er tobakk, røyk, kaffe, whiskey, lakris og mildt av vanilje. Herlig fløyelsmyk konsistens.
sccp1910 (162) - BRAZIL - FEB 7, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma intenso do malte torrado e com notas leves de whisky. O sabor também deixa uma leve percepção do whisky. Cor preta e espuma marrom. Paladar singular, ótima sensação!