thebhoy (61) - Ontario, - FEB 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a great beer to have on my birthday! Really, really enjoyed this one, and kind of wished (though it was probably for the best) that I sprung the 20 bucks for the 40 year old that was still at the LCBO. What I love about this is how well mixed and balanced the scotch tastes are with the old ale tastes. You still get the malt, mixed with some spices and fruits floating just beneath the surface, but the peat smoke and the scotch flavours come in to make this beer something special. Pours blacker than black, probably the darkest beer I have had (take that Russian Imperial Stouts!) but tastes so smooth. The palate is a bit thin, I agree, but overall its a minor quibble for a beer that is easily in my top 10 if not top 5 beers.
umich03jm (2159) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a very little head. Aromas are chocolate, charred oak, light smoke, coffee, and some dark fruit. Tastes slightly sweet with chocolate, caramel, and dark fruit standing out. Finishes with both peat smoke and campfire smoke along with coffee. Hint of whisky as well. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium body. Very enjoyable just like all the other Harviestouns I’ve had.
budedou (427) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - DEC 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a jet black with a light brown head which hangs about for a while. Unique aromas of heather peat, chocolate and a mild whisky. Lovely taste with chocolate, peaty whisky and a slight sticky prune. Amazingly drinkable for an 8%! Nice.
Xebbe (90) - - DEC 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rik doft av choklad och kaffe. Lite whisky toner kan skönjas.
Rik och ganska fyllig smak. Whiskyn blir tydligare. Helt ok.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beerhammaren (1161) - FINLAND - NOV 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
.33l bottle from Alko Keskusta
Pours black with minimum head. Aroma is dark malts, whisky, liquorice, roasted, coffee and dark chocolate notes. Flavor is whisky, dark fruits, cocoa, coffee, alcohol. Oily palate.
jookos (2601) - FINLAND - NOV 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown. Dark fruity, dusty dry woody roasted, slight leathery, malty nose. Some licorice, but mainly woody soft roast, some chocolate. Slick texture, quite ok, real easy for an 8 abv. An oaky dark soft roasty drink.
Hermod (3449) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Alko. Pours black, nearly no head. Molasses, soy sauce, big time vanilla aroma. Flavor has ash, soy sauce and molasses. Very thin body for being 8% abv. Huge disappointment.
Toomio (241) - Joensuu, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vähin äänin viinan puolella alku. Porter-tyyppinen maku. Antiikinomainen väri ja rasvainen olemus. Hyvä tuote.
Brandman (2130) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body, fast disappearing brown head. Aroma has molasses, roasted malt, smoke and some chocolate. Flavour tends to lean bit sweeter than the aroma. This brings some nice depth out. Or its just wrming a little bit. Quite nice and enjoyable.
mtu71 (113) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Deep black. Almost no head. Dark burned deep aroma, some woods. Taste full of dark flavours: coffee, liqourice and chocolate, black cherries. Heavenly balance. Whisky and full dark chocolate come out best towards the end. Smooth, low carbons, oily. Full bodied and drinkable, tasty, strong and deep as night. Love it.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
SperkeleForce (609) - FINLAND - NOV 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours black with brown fast vanishing head and a kind of smokey scent. Smooth smokey and wood taste right at the start. This continues with some good chocolate, licorice, coffee and roasted notes. Very smooth and easy drinkable. Maybe could use some more body. But still quite the good beer which goes damn easy down.