RickTStiles (627) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with no head or lacing. Sweet, fresh scotch and chocolate aroma. Oily mouthfeel. Well balanced taste with strong notes of scotch, chocolate. Finish is pleasant an sticky.
TET (1300) - FINLAND - OCT 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pitch black beer with a brown and weak head. The nose is powerfull and tastefull, roastiness, coffee, sweetness, strawberries and hint of smoke. Taste of slightly smoky and turf barrel, roastiness, hint of berries, the end is quite dry and long. Almost full bodied, low carbonation, smooth and enjoyable. The very tastefull and strong beer with a balanced, added value from whiskey barrel.
kwik-lime (1052) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth, some fruit, hints of vanilla, smoke, seemed more refreshing than the 12 as well. Great stuff.
bulldogops (786) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Will have to try the 12, 16, and 18 side by each to determine, as my memory isn’t good enough to properly distinguish. There are so many things about this beer that make me happy. Firstly, a traditional scots beer from a real scots brewery aged in a kickass distillery’s whisky casks. Secondly, the flavour is just so intricate and awesome. Bottle 341ml. 8%. Rich dark brown-black pour with a weak white head that bubbles away quickly, no lacing. Aroma is earthy - presence of toasted barley, chocolate, coffee grounds, mild peaty smokiness.Mouthfeel is clean, low carbonation, medium alcohol warmth. Taste is a depth of chocolately, nutty roast malts, tinge of peat smoke, and tremendous character from the wood of the whisky casks - vanilla, oaky. A tremendous brew worthy of high praise.
jfb (3161) - GERMANY - SEP 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) pours black in colour with a creamy beige head. aroma of tar, peat smoke, grass, vanilla, toasted malts, espresso and a hint of brown sugar. flavour is heavy char and peat smoke, with subtle notes of dark chocolate, roasted almonds and espresso, silky smooth, with a hint of alcohol in the light roasted-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
RexTalionis (1990) - FINLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours dark brown in color with a small tan head. Some burnt wood, damp forrest and old chocolate in
aroma. Bit of sweet chocolate is present for sure along with some more forrest notes. Quite smooth
mouthfeel. Salty soy sauce, bit of that anyway, some semi-bitter chocolate, light smokyness and more
chocolate in taste. Nice, this seems a bit better than the 12-year-old version, but doesn’t reach the
intensity as the 30-year-version had. Quite nice though, coffee mostly towards the end, natually with some
salty and slightly bitter smoky notes as well. Smooth though, really smooth.
back (965) - Holstebro, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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Beerenberger (1111) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Initially the aroma reminds me of walking into a feed store. A strong grain fragerance up front with notes of chocolate, wood, beef, and dog biscuits. Pours a thick inky black with no head or lacing. The taste is rich and malt forward. Dark roasted malts, and chocolate, with suggestions of scotch, and wood. Full body and mild carbonation. Overall, this is an exceptionally crafted beer! One I will drink again.
BOSSbrewer (1031) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy crap. This is fantastic. Pours very dark. Woody and vanilla up front. Medium to full bodied. Very nice beer.
AshtonMcCobb (1749) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from Appellation Wines (Comely Bank).
Appearance - like a black coffee, opaque black with the crema head.
Nose - savoury note, like gravy then honey malt.
Taste - fruit cake, but very dry. Then toffee and tobacco, strangely.
Palate - medium to full bodied with a big texture and a fairly decent finish.
Overall - good beer and it holds the whisky barrel flavours well.