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.
Stoned99 (1156) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle shared with brother, thanks for the share. Aroma: Smokey, roasted malt, coffee, a bit of band aid but really far so doesn’t matter much. Whiskey is much present in here. Some rye in there too. App: dark burgundy, small mocha head, little lacing. Taste and palate: light to medium body, great palate, light sweetness, smokey and subtle bitter finish. overall: I like the taste much more the nose. The whiskey is really present and I like it quite a lot in the mouthfeel. Can’t wait to drink the 18 years.
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Musta olut pienehköllä, pitsiä jättävällä beigellä vaahdolla. Tuoksu hyvin paahteisen maltainen, hieman savuinen, viskimäinen ja puinen, suklainen ja kevyesti kahvinen sekä jopa hieman vaniljainen. Erittäin hieno ja tyylikäs tuoksu kutsuu maistamaan. Maussa viskimäisyys nostaa ehkä enemmän otettaan ja pyrkii isompaan rooliin. Lisäksi vahvaa paahteisuutta, kevyesti savuisuutta, puumaisuutta. Loppupuoleltaan kevyesti kuivattavan katkera. Melko täyteläinen suutuntuma, mutta todella pehmeä kokonaisuus, alkoholi pysyy täysin piilossa. Erinomainen nautiskeluolut toimii parhaiten lämmettyään riittävästi.
M_Sack (615) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Oily black, with no head. Aromas of chocolate, deep nutty roast, alcohol, Christmas pudding fruit, whiskey and oak. Luscious mouthfeel, full of dark dark chocolate, heavy malt, alcohol and plenty of smokey, whiskey and wood. Lovely winter sipper.
humlelala (1298) - DENMARK - JUL 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(33 cl bottle bought for 10 USD @ Mikkeller Bottle Shop; BBD: October 2018; L0510; Bottle #14333; Bottled in April 2015) Poured at fridge temperature into a Maisel & Friends footed tulip glass reveals a pitch black body with two fingers of creamy, tan head that fades somewhat within the first minute yet leaving a foamcap and lace. Aroma has roasted malt and some oxydised sherry notes and a hint of smoke. Oily texture, soft carbonation, medium to full body and a lingering finish. Flavour has sweetness but also lots of aroma complexity. The whisky imprint on this one is quite distinct and pleasant.
peponi (1417) - Mainz, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: sherry barrels and oporto, figs, dried fruits.
Appearance: deep amber color and creamy head.
Taste: low herbal bitterness, roasted dark malts, barrels, oporto, figs, bitter chocolate, quite dry.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, barrel finish.
Overall: Really good stuff, complex barrel aged old ale, nice dried fruits and barrel notes.
Kauge (1557) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle no 24190, Feb 2014. L0503. BB March 2017. Pours darkish brown with a steady, medium in size, beige head that leaves some scattered lace. The aroma is pleasant, alas a bit subdued (till the end), giving off notes of chocolate powdery and roasty malts and (cheapish) whisky; tastes likewise with sweet chocolaty notes most dominant, and the slightly salty whisky playing second fiddle. In the finish the whisky is not too convincing, feels a bit like those chocolate sweets with a drop of whisky inside.. Soft on the palate, with thin and modest carbonation. Overall... doesn’t seem as multilayered and enjoyable, say, compared to the 16 YO I had nearly two years ago (and probably rated a bit too optimistically at 4.2), or other BA brews that I’ve had in the meantime. It is very good though, but I hope the 18 YO will be a lot better.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6621) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really liked the others in this series but this one was rather disappointing. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy beige head that left decent lacing. The aroma was sweetish and malty with notes of caramel, molasses, whiskey and a touch of chocolate. The flavor was bitter and malty with wood and whiskey notes. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Ok.
Baramba (861) - ITALY - JUL 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with beige head. Aroma of whisky, dried fruits, roasted. Sweet malt flavour, chocolate, alcohol warming at the the end
RichTheVillan (6511) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from LeeAVFC cheers mate; dark opaque brown pour thin light tan head, aroma has chocolate, light roast and a hint of spirit, taste has sweet chocolate, dirty roast, some barrel, dark fruits.
charlotte (5173) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.Black colour with no head.Aroma of vanilla and wood.Taste is mild of whisky and coffee,smooth oily mouthfeels and soft carbonation,full body and soft finish.