dogfish120love (1089) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours dark brown, appears black in glass. Head is a tannish brown
Smell: Heavy notes of chocolate, malt, burnt sugar and alcohol.
Flavor: Has a funky almost smoked flavor for a finnish, must be the barrel its aged in. Has a slightly woody/ scotch like after taste as well. Definitely different
Palate: Smooth yet funky
Not the biggest fan but not bad
Serving type: bottle
bierkoning (11870) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Lithy, thanks! Almost black and opague. Dark chocolate and peat in the aroma. Full bodied. Malty and peaty flavor with dark chocolate. This peat and oak hide the body of this beer. Good complexity.
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black color with no head at all. the nose is very strong and has a lot of roasted malt with hints of coffee and chocolate. The flavor is nice and malty with a whiskey like finish and it is somewhat watery. Initially while the beer is still in your mouth it is refreshing and flavorful but after the finish fades rather quick. You can really taste the roasted coffee and chocolate which is pleasing to the palate. Overall it is a good beer and a nice brew to sit down and sip on.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an oily, flat-looking black colour with some large bubbles clinging to the edges of the glass. The aroma is very rich and sweet with definitive notes of smoke, chocolate, dried fruits, and caramelized sugar, coffee and oak. The flavour has a very distinctive scotch presence with loads of smokey goodness that are noticeable instantaneously. There are sweet flavours of chocolate, cocoa and some dried fruits, though much less than in the aroma. The palate is a bit watery, with short residence time. The hints of smoke linger the longest.
travita (4717) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is smoke, beef jerky, whiskey, and oak wood. Look is dark almost black with some brown highlights. Decent tan head. Taste is dried fruits, oak, smoke, malts, and roasty.
PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours dark with not light coming through, and a dense creamy tan head. Nice aroma with some rich cocoa, mild plummy notes, smooth and mild oak, roast and purple grape skin notes. Has a great silky feel in the palate. The fore flavor is fruity with purple grape, plummy notes, sweet-ish tobacco, cocoa roast, earthy peat, mild smokiness and toasted oak. Remains drinkable in it’s tasty richness. Well done and nicely integrated character.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of Skyview. Dark brown with a reddish hue and a rough, light brown head. Burned, smoked peaty whisky touch in the aroma. Full-bodied with burned malts and distinct peaty malt accents. Some malt bitterness in the finish. 100908
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
33cl bottle. Pours opaque black with a thin, persistent tan head. The aroma is very smoky with peat, molasses, and dark fruit. The flavor starts slightly sweet with chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, some peat, and some Scotch whiskey notes. This beer is complex: smoke, thick oakiness, raisins, and chocolate. Decadence is an understatement. The finish is somewhat dry from alcohol but thick and sweet with smoke, peat, and an interesting fruity and earthy bitterness. The mouthfeel is thick, ropey, and creamy with soft carbonation and a drying sensation all over the mouth from alcohol. Overall: wow! Decadent, interesting, and uber-complex.
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with aroma of coffee and fine tobacco. Well balanced flavor of burnt wood, sweet malt, dark, dark fruit and a bit of slight whisky and bitter aftertaste. Very, very good.
Christian (12303) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a small off-white head. Roasted malt aroma with licorice and some peat smoke. Smooth and complex flavour with peat and roasted malts.