after4ever (7411) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330. Bottle 19708. Pours jet black with a dense, thick, very short-lived burnt tan head that falls quickly away to sloppy suds in a ring. Huge boozy whisky nose gets you at more than arms length. Settles down to a roasty, spruce-y, old-ale-y nose. Lovely roast, charcoal, roast beef, chocolate, and black bread notes on the mid-palate. Long dryish roasty finish. Lovely stuff.
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served from bottle. Very dark brown with no head. Aroma is malty, chocolate notes, raisins, and more. Flavor was smokey, a hint of whisky, more roasted malts, and a mildly bitter finish. Low carbonation. Medium bodied. Weird brew. Would drink it again.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours motor oil black with a beige head that leaves thick film on the glass. Aroma is thin, dark chocolate cherry with light plastic wrap and vanilla extract. Flavor is light smoke, wood chip, and it leaves with a thin whisky finish. A nice film of flavor is left on the tonge after every sip. Body is a bit too thin. Flavors, while noticeable, seem unsure of how to come together. In my opinion, this could stand to mature more.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewed in Scotland.... Pours black in color with zero head. Aroma of dark malts, dark fruit, and some whiskey notes. Taste is of smoked wood, vanilla, hops, and dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is thin and smooth with some mild alcohol burn and bitterness in the finish. Overall, pretty interesting stuff.
rcasta (847) - EL SALVADOR - DEC 7, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Una buena old ale, hay que probar las otras. Black. Long tan creamy head. Aroma: Smokey chocolate malt. Flavor: Smokey chocolate malt, scotch. Bitter-sweet finish.
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 11.2fl.oz. Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, peat - smoke, whisky. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Very nice. 100908
jzzbassman (1572) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with nice ring but small head. Aroma is definitely whisky in nature, with bitter chocolate flavor up front, finishing with molasses and malt.
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black. Long tan creamy head. Aroma: Smokey chocolate malt. Flavor: Smokey chocolate malt, scotch. Bitter-sweet finish.
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich aroma with orangish and chocolaty accents, some mild dried fruits, caramelized sugar, liquorice, and woodiness. Dark brown with minimal head. Rich woody flavor of good long duration. Not a lot of complexity. Some brown sugar, chocolate, smoke. Single pleasant note stays on the tongue a long time. Carbonation is mild. Palate is smooth, not too heavy, but thick enough. Drying slightly on the finish. A decent winter warmer before bed.
TheBeerGod (5921) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Number 06568 from Sept. 2007. Opaque dark brown pour with mahogany edges. No head to really speak of on this. Soy sauce, raisins, burnt barbecue sauce, caramel, molasses, and wet wood in the aroma. Taste is vanilla, molasses, wood, raisins, light soy sauce and some smoke. Body is light and creamy. Very soft, almost faint carbonation. Finishes with more soy sauce, caramel, burnt barbecue sauce, molasses, dark chocolate, and oak. Nice!