Furseth (2090) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Black colour, nice brown creamy head. Aroma of citrus, dark choclate, caramel and a nice coffee ending. Flavor is smouth creamy of caramel,choclate and coffee and a bit tar in the end. Medium body , and a nice long coffee finish.
TET (2641) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black beer with weak beige head. Aroma is strong, liquirice, peat, some sweetness, raisins. Flavour is similar than aroma, liquirice, smoke and nice sweetness. Ingredibly smooth and great to drink. Great balanced beer, strong roastiness with pleasant sweetness.
esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with almost no head. The aroma is very dark malty at has clear whisky barrel notes. Dark roasted matls some smoked ham and salty licorice. Loads of dark fruits like raisins and dates. Some rummy caramel aromas too. Barrel conditioning results in oaky woodness and vanilla. A hint of alcohol int aroma tool. The taste is dryish, even chalky and wooden. Rummy caramel balances it well. Delicate whisky aromas and enjoyable roastedness in the finsih. Almost full bodied, a bit over carbonated.
sunevdj (3949) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours an opaque black with a small diminishing light beige head. Sweet and dry. Aromas of roasted malts with some whisky aromas. Hints of tar. Also hints of old wood. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Sweet whisky flavoured finish. Hints of peated malts in the late finish.
imdownthepub (13246) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 330ml from Quercus Brewery Shop, Kingsbridge, Devon. Black with tan head. Heavy, slightly thick, malty ale laced with malty whisky notes. Liquorice and tar flavours are most noticeable with a roast 7 ground coffee note behind. Strong alcohol note. Challenging.
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2010 Oily, black color; aroma of tar, burned wood, smoke, roasted malt; medium to full bodied, low carbonation, smooth and slick: easy to drink; flavor adapting the nose, it´s full of tar, oak, liquorice and slightly smokey whisky in the finish.
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from the LCBO. Sampled up against the 40, which narrowly won this battle. Pours black with lasting small tan head. Nose not as complex as the 40, but some nice scotch notes with smoke, and toffee. Taste is full bodied, lots of dark malt, chocolate, syrupy and smooth finish. Less scotch flavours than the 40, but a very nicely balanced beer.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330 ml # 58102 (2009)
Appearance: deep dark brown appearance with excellent beige brown creamy crown. 5-
Nose: soft, rich . sweet brown malts , barley with smooth character of whiskey barrel. Solid nose presented. 8+
Flavor/Palate : mid full bodied, low carbonation. Ash with brown malt followed by dry alcohol. Lighter finish. All very smooth and dangerously drinkable. Solid sipper from Harviestoun.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours like it says, black oil, no head, almost no carbonation. Nose of dark cherries, oak, chocolate. Taste is strong oak, some smoke, with a bitter finish. Decent but barrel seems to have overpowered it.
finol (3074) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a short lastign brown head.
Aroma of smoke, rosted malts and tarr.
Taste of rosted malts, wood and whiskey.