sic1314 (3880) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured deep and very dark brown with a dense beige head. Aroma of sweet berries, vanilla and toasted malt, a little wood. Full body, flavour as the aroma, lightly peaty, smooth and luxurious.
Kauge (410) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a Selver in Tallinn (€ 6,50), Oct 2014. BB Dec 2015. Pours... black. Head is creamy and small, leaving thin, tiny islets. Nose is... where should one begin? This is a myriad of thick, intoxicating aromas like wood and peat (a wonderful whiff of whisky there), roasted malts, smoked plums, chocolate, liqorice... Taste is sweet and sourish of dark ripe fruits, roasted malts, it’s also got a red winey warmth and thickness and a pungent woodiness. It’s got a full body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Fantastic!
Bruds (36) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle at room temperature. Pours black, white ring of head. Smells of whiskey barrels. VERY smoky flavor, almost overpowering. Finishes with smoked wood.
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"pours near black with a lighter brown thin head. inviting complex aroma of smokey peat, whiskey, malt, tar? the feel is quite nice, smooth and full bodied without being cloying or too thick. complex flavors as well - everything in the aroma, plus some chocolate and a hint of pepper. if you like scotch, this is a cool, unique brew. i hope to try the 12 and the 18 as well. at nearly a buck an ounce it’s a little pricey, but unique enought to be worth it once or twice."
solvaris (109) - - OCT 4, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nicht so smoky wie angepriesen, eher wässerig.
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brnandersen (2156) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl. bottle poured in to a Snifter. Bottled in April 2013. Pitch black with a thin ring of bubbles around the edges of the glass. Roasted aroma with chocolate, vanilla, dark malts, liquorice, light whisky, barrel and some gentle smoke. Taste is sweet. Medium to full body with an oily texture and a flat carbonation. Finishes dry and roasted with chocolate, whisky, light barrel and smoke. Some boozy notes in the far finish. Lovely, rather subtle barrel rating, a sippers beer.
tlind2 (1191) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, bottled 2009, BBE Jan 2012. Black color, tan head. Strong, sweet aroma with coffee, chocolate, vanilla and oak. Hint of... Cherry? Surprisingly dry flavor with noticeable whiskey notes and oak. Very full body, medium carbonation. Elegant.
joe19612 (1957) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a thin beige head, malt chocolate aroma with a hint of whisky, taste is lightly bitter and smooth,the whisky comes through in the finish.
CpyNPrnT (429) - Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of chocolate, taste is chocolate, woody, vanilla, some smoky notes. Good beer, scotch whiskey comes through at the back end.
Zwiebel88 (228) - GERMANY - SEP 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Schwarz. In der Nase komplex: Holz, Vanil, Röstmalz, dunkle früchte, whiskey. Am Gaumen alkoholisch, whiskey, malzig, dunkle Früchte.