borisz (358) - - NOV 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a solid black with a tan foamy head and lacing. It has of toasted malt and some caramel, with a bit of the scotch in the background. The flavor has the same description, with the malt flavors up front, followed by a great smoke and peat aftertaste and a syrupy, sticky texture.
Prokroustis (576) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUN 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black body, small light brown head. Roasted malty aroma with honey, dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, whiskey, liqueur, wet wood, some floral and smokey notes. Medium body with average carbonation. Excellent complex flavour with smoke, honey, peat, dark chocolate, hints of licorice and wood, with a balanced yet quite peculiar sweet floral finish with vanilla. Excellent.
Marheb (1214) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Très mince en bouche, moka, mélasse, coco dans une soupe étonnamment aqueuse. Un peu déçu.
pilgrimoutlaw (508) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 59029 (2011) pours nearly opaque black with thin oily tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, nuts, caramel, vanilla, whisky. Moderately bitter and sweet. Body is mostly smooth with a bit of acidic crispness. Aromas blend well, possibly because of the aging. Nice.
Huhzubendah (2006) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Churchkey in D.C. Served alongside the Ola Dubh 21, also on draft.
The beer is black with a small tan head. The aroma offers roast, chocolate, alcohol, oak, smoke, scotch. Very nice. Lovely flavor following the scent. Easy to sip and savor. Medium bodied. Vanilla, chocolate, light booze. The 12 year was a bit smoother than the 21 year, actually, though the barrel character was less pronounced. All in all, a delicious beer.
TheJestersBeer (1703) - SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle, bottled in February 2012.
Pours a really dark brown, with a brown head.
Complex, roasted, smoky aroma, chocolate, vanilla, wood, coffee, caramel, ashes, fudge, peat, earth, wax, prunes.
Semi-sweet, full bodied, mid to high bitterness, creamy CO2.
Complex, quite smoky taste, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice, ashes, peat, iodine, oak, vanilla, whisky notes, heather, honey.
Very complex, well balanced, lingering finish. (2013-06-08)
sfuen03 (156) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with reddish highlights; small head which diminishes quickly into a broken film. Aroma remembers of licorice, coffee, prum, wood and smoke. Mouthfeel is oily, very mellow, body is moderate to strong. Alcohol is perfectly masked. Finish is more sweeter than bitter. Taste is intense dark fruit, licorice, vanilla, chocolate and smoke. Very complex and deep and perfectly balanced.
jd543 (152) - SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2013 Pours black, with a (very) thin, milk-chocolatey beige head. Amazing aroma of peaty whisky, chocolate, (light) coffee and smoky, roasted malt, also - this will sound weird (maybe it’s the smokiness) but it almost smells meaty (like smoked ham or something). Taste is sweet with a light bitter and caramel finish. Thick, smooth texture with very light carbonation. Very good, but a strange taste, which I can’t place, but feels like it’s at the back of the roof of the mouth, which lasts and I can’t decide if I like or not.
Aniela (1851) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black beer with a beige medium head. Vanilla, dark dried fruits and chocolate aroma. Similar flavour with smokey notes. Nice one :-)
Cbuk1013 (150) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells of maple and Whisky. Tastes the same with chocolate and smooth scotch whiskey in the aftertaste. Light mouthfeel and short legs.
JStax (1724) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Pours a dense black with a beige head of foam aroma has some smoke, wood, dark fruits. Taste is roasty, smoky, woody, dark fruits. Solid beer, maybe not one I’d necessarily I would need to drink again, but pretty good.