matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really dig Highland Park whisky and I always have a bottle of Highland Park 12yr in my cupboard, So I am very excited about this brew! Pours a deep rich murky black body and a wispy tan head. The aroma notes of roasted malts, coffee, coco and largely suggests the peat smoke and whisky barrel. I enjoy the way that the Whisky barrel interacts with the characters of the old ale in the flavor. Seems like less oxidation on the beer, but I’m sure it’s just the whisky overpowering the roasty oxidized malts. The palate is sticky and oily, a bit gritty. Finishes dry yet molasses sweet. A fine brew indeed!
Tide (1900) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alko. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, smoke, coffee, dark fruits and a bit of peat. Bitter finish with roasted malts, smoke, scotch, coffee and nuts. Excellent dark ale.
kalervo (766) - FINLAND - JAN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pyöräkadulla 1/2015. Bottled 7/2014. Highland Park is a fine whisky and this is a fine ale. Smoky, malty and balanced. You really can feel the hint of whisky.
cenzu (34) - - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark deep brown, almost black colour.
Strong taste, hints of whiskey like alcohol.
Suprisingly light body.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Sebilinz (638) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black Body with short Lasting small tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with some caramell hints of chocolate and faint hints of smoke. Taste is sweet roasted malts with chocolate, caramel and some smoked cocoa. Aftertaste is balanced by roasted malts bitterness and some sweetness and some alcohol. Very nice one.
undercurrent25 (1518) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black colour. Taste and aroma is whisky like. Smokey and peaty. Smooth and rich on the palate
demmbonz (606) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle to snifter. Dark pour. Minimal carbonation. Thin body. Some sweetness and earthy scotch and smoke.
MarcoDL (2444) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black oily pour. Aroma of brown malt, milk chocolate, whiskey and ash. Taste of fruity whiskey, some peat, coffee, vanilla and a little smoke. Bitter boozy finish. Slick mouthfeel. Very good.
MaroonOrange (137) - - JAN 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Dark and thick. Aroma of sweet molasses and peat smoke. Dark malt is the predominant taste with notes of coffee and raisins. Thick coating palate.
pivnizub (9100) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: As black as expected with a small and slowly collapsing tanned head; robust nose of roasted malt, seaweed and dried berries; robust dryish bitter flavour, not without a well detectable sweetness, nearly full bodied; lingering bitter chocolatey finish, toasted malt detectable as expected. Very good, but not really great...
Mittenator (1439) - Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at crunchy's. Deep brown with a beige head. Dark chocolate and prunes. Tart and dark.