RedSox2004 (1449) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Indistinguishable to me from the 12. Another terrific example of a well-crafted whiskey barrel-aged beer.
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a shortlived and lively light brown head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, butterscotch, slight figs and some malty aromas. Taste is caramel, malty sweetness and slight vanilla. Medium-full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel.
nihtila (1833) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Great Grog’s, tasted together with 18yo. Pours very dark brown. Nose is roasted and burnt malts, chocolate, tobacco, leather, wood and whiskey, sweet notes as well. Taste is dark malts, light notes of whiskey, gentle vanilla and wood, chocolate. Whisky is quite gentle in general. Tastes thinner and less appealing than 18yo but smells better.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle number 08060, Sept '07:
Oily black body, with a short lived light tan head. The aroma is woody, but it's not all the barrel. This beer is oxidized, probably past it's prime. Faint roasted malt, and moderate dark fruit. Light caramel and hints of whiskey; papery... Taste is lightly bitter up front from dark malts, which is accentuated by age. Some toasty, roasty, and chocolate. There is a slight tartness about it. Light dark fruit which is sort of fig like. Body seems light, carbonation is lighter medium; alcohol is not noticeable. Slightly dry mouthfeel from alcohol and dark malts. Overall, not bad, but I should have had this years ago, before it past it's prime!
Habanero (3312) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours black with a little, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, whiskey, spicy notes and a little smoke. Sweet flavor, that ends up more dry with a hint of bitterness. Soft carbonation, full bodied and oily texture. A very nice ale indeed. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
jzi (77) - POLAND - APR 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
piana: beżowa, średniooczkowa, lecz natychmiast opada do zera.
barwa: czarna i nieprzejrzysta
aromat: wędzonka, alkohol, lekka śliwka i wanilia oraz paloność
smak: wędzonka, rozgrzewający alkohol, później długo utrzymująca się paloność i kawa.
DwarfeD (1673) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle at home. Pitch black with a small beige head. Medium to full body with low carbonation. Medium sweetness with some bitter tones. Dark chocolate, whisky, coffee, caramel, raisin, vanilla and herbs. Another tasty brew from Harviestoun.
CaptainTilven (52) - Nancy, FRANCE - MAR 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour with mahogany reflections; dark beige foam that fades away rapidly. Obvious smells of coffee and prune. Coffee all along, dark chocolate, wood, roasted and even burnt. Oily, rich; very nice bitterness. Gorgeous complementary match with gorgonzola on a chestnut and dried fruit bread; and in matching shades with a dark chocolate cake, of course.
CanIHave4Beers (3584) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared by a kind soul, in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours basically black, and basically still... there are some whisperings of a head that are quickly hushed.
The aroma is roasty and peaty with some sweet maple wood and chocolate.
The flavor is sweet and lightly smoky with some dark chocolate, some light peaty earthiness, and a good dosing of vanilla.
androman (978) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle @ home from Edinburgh. Body is nearly black, head is small off-white, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Nose is light roasty, flavor is licorice, raisin, herbs, spices, light smoke, wood. Medium sweet, medium roasty bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium bitter, dried fruits, medium alcohol warmth. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Easy dessert beer.