dink (50) - Sudbury, Ontario, - APR 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Is a black, oily pour out of the bottle. Burnt aromas, chocolate, peat and smoke. Starts with a sweet touch of scotch and becomes more dry-roasted chocolate bitterness on the finish. Full-bodied and low carbonation. Nice.
kerenmk (1869) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks zvikar. Bottle #60303. Bottled July 2011. Black with tan head. Rich aroma, chocolate and a little soy. Umami, malty and a little wood taste. Smooth, no carbonation, full-bodied, a little wooden finish.
Bendrixian (942) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had these in a flight of Old engine oil, 12,16,30,40. The aroma is slightly peaty, sweet molasses and roast. Similarly sweet palate, watery mid-palate and a sweet and molasses like finish.
tomer (1474) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, thanks zvikar, very very dark brown colour, aroma of dark bread, some peatiness, treacle and a hint of smoke, cakey malty flavour with some charred notes, with touches of alcohol coming through. Quite nice.
olr1984 (835) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours a dark black with a tan head. Smokey oak aroma. Whiskey smoked malts and chocolate taste.
DSG (4918) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks zvikar. Bottle #60303. Bottled July 2011. Very dark brown to black with a bit of tan foam. Aroma of chocolate, some roastiness, a bit of whiskey and woody notes. Roasty flavor, slightly smoky, with a chocolate, a bit of whiskey and a drier and slightly alcoholic finish. Medium to full-bodied. Quite nice.
Valgreen (407) - DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Michael, brew day. Dark brown, small off white head, nice coating. Aroma, malty, roasted notes, dark chocolate, whiskey notes, some alcohol, brown sugar. Taste, roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, brown sugar, whiskey, coffee notes. Whiskey and chocolate in the aftertaste. Slightly bitter. Little carbonation.
inceptioj (39) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours the blackest of blacks. Damn this stuff is black. Staring into it fills me with dread. It’s like drinking the night sky. Smells like oak and burnt sugar. Tastes surprisingly salty and very smokey, basically like barbecue sauce, but with a hint of chocolate. The palate is SO smooth and the finish warming, much like the finish on a good whisky. Another reviewer hit the nail on the head when they said it’s like a dessert. Pretty delicious.
LouisFrenchie (1) - FRANCE - JAN 28, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
very dark beer, almost no foam, very few and thin bubbles.
very nice flavour of sugar, caramel, soja, and wood.
in spite of all the rich flawors, there is still a feeling of lightness.
OwainTurner (283) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Definite aroma of whiskey and oak. Very thin head that quickly dies. Taste is very well balanced and surprisingly mellow, whisky is very clear but not at all powerful. This drink is far too easy to drink for an 8%, almost no alcohol at all. Very nice silky smooth. Perfectly executed.
SnakeTown (402) - SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kolsvart med litet ljusbrunt skum! Doftar mycket whisky och lite rök! Smaken är whisky, choklad, lite lakrits och rökig! Lite blaskig endå! Mycket bra öl! Bottle date Feb 2012