Ughsmash (7361) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle #5784, Sept. 2007. Poured rich, deep coffee brown with a swirly dusting of beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter, roasted chocolate and coffee notes laced with earthy and peaty whiskey.. the maltage here really came across as candy-like. The flavor had more of a blackstrap molasses and toasted black patent malt character with the smoky peat presence remaining the same.. mild oaky and whiskey sourness around the edges and through the finish, leaving a long-lasting impression. Sweeter than expected on the palate, which made it very dessert-y.. the whiskey presence cut through it nicely.. this was tasty, but certainly not great.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Haket. Gothenburg. Dark brown/black colour with a beige head. Aroma: a bit salty, roasted, smoky, dark fruit. Taste: Very smooth and creamy, dark fruit, sweetness, saltiness, oak, light smoke and peat. Rosted dry finish.
DialSquare (3396) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle No. 26829/Sept 2007. jet black pour wih a thin beige head. aroma is burnt heavy malts, smoke, whiskey. tastes of light smoke, vanilla, dark chocolate and dark fruits. slick medium to light texture. subtle bitter finish. Good Stuff.
garthicus (2797) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared by jerc and mabel with HogTownHarry and I. Thanks! Appearance: Pitch black, like motor oil/soy sauce with a tiny brown head. Aroma: Whiskey-cream, spices, leather and slight alcohol. Flavour: Smoky, peat, alcohol, hops, lots of wood (pine, but I know there’s no pine!) very enjoyable. (Bottle 11946)
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark espresso brown with dark tan head. Aroma is very bourbon vanilla with bready notes. Flavor is alcohol, oak, vanilla and roasted malts.
anders37 (19331) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown almost black color with a small off-white head. Has a rosated malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty licorice flavor with some hints of oak. Has a roasted malty licorice and oaky finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown body with a tan thin lacing. Woody and dry as hell, hints of smoke and light chocolate malt. Very subtle, dry, and somewhat boozy. Hints of whiskey and dark fruit. Good brew but not worth the price tag.
saxo (14720) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is close to black. Aroma and taste are whisky, malt and licorice. Some raisin too.
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - APR 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a huge light brown mostly lasting head. Complex aroma and taste of chocolate, malts, fruits, sugar, coffee and whisky. Lasting finish.
HenrikSoegaard (11468) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy excellent mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Perfumed. Heavy bitter flavor. Roasted and smokey. Long finish. Creamy palate.