crazyvin (1991) - New York, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1600th rating. A all black body and a beige head that had some retention and mild lace. Aroma was a good mix of roasted and caramel malts. Nice hints of oak peat with a mild alcohol note. Flavor had a nice roasted malt flavor upfront there was mild sweetness but mostly roasted malts. A nice flavor from the alcohol was in the background and it seemed a little more pungent then 8%. Some mild vanilla in the back along with a good peat note in the after taste. Body seemed thing but had a little more viscosity to it. A nice warming finish to it from the alcohol. Good beer.
andrepintado (1558) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - DEC 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from pistáchio, Sintra, Portugal. Color is dark. Head is thin. Body is smooth. Taste is light sour, light sweet. Aroma is coffee, roasted, chocolate, whisky, wood.
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle @ the Tenth Shrewsbury Bottle Share, courtesy of Simon. Pours nice and dark. Peated / chocolate cake aroma. Hugely complex taste, enveloping and captivating with a swirl of whisky hints drawing you in with a nutty warmth. Very impressed with this. Thanks Si!
BlackHaddock (4137) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle: 03442 April 2013. Broached between 5 on 8th Dec 2014, cheers Simon for bringing this to the Shrewsbury Bottle Share meeting. Dark and inviting look, but who wants to stare at a beer like this? The aroma draws you in, a huge peat bog of a smell, with a whisky hint in amongst the roasted malty esters of chocolate, liquorice and dark fruits. Taste starts fairly sweet and then a mini-sourness arrives to calm down the sweetness, a wine like depth to the flavouring gives a warm feeling in the mouth and stomach: just a great beer really.
AnokaBrewer (33) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark in color. Slight smoky nose to it. Porter like in body and taste. Very well balanced with hops and malt. Slight smoky finish that doesn’t linger.
koshack (206) - Gdańsk, POLAND - DEC 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Piana drobna, brązowa, szybko opada.
Kolor mocnej kawy, ciemnobrązowy, nieprzejrzyste.
W aromacie gorzka czekolada, lekka słodycz, wyraźne nuty dębowe. Trochę garbnikowe. Przypomina zapach gorzkawych orzechów, trochę jak wytrawna nalewka orzechowa. Trochę wędzone. Lekko przypomina whisky.
W smaku wyczuwalne garbniki, lekko winne, beczka bardzo wyraźna.
Nie jest gorzkie, nawet pojawia się lekka słodycz. Lekko ściągające, taninowe.
W smaku lekko wędzone, nuty whisky.
McNeillR (1325) - SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, flat head. Smooth brassy balsamic. Lightly soy, mostly meaty here. Creamy, light nutty. Smooth and tinselly rich. Canter of sweetness towards the end.
Bottle, Flu Jab Tasting
Stuu666 (3544) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is liquorice, chocolate, sugary, taste is flat, light chocolate, sweet, light whisky.
beerbaaron (1341) - Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled Feb.2012. Opened Nov.2014. Pours black with a chunky light brown head. Aroma is rich, malty, sweet. Sherry. Soy sauce. Molasses. Chocolate. Raisin. Light smokey. Flavor not quite as engaging as aroma. Much less sweetness. More of the peat, whiskey and oak show up, with accompanying chocolate. medium body. Not sticky or cloying. Pretty smooth. Nice smokiness. Some oaky dryness. Nice complex whiskey character. A nice treat.
MarinEvelyn (589) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled Feb. 2012. Opened Nov. 2014.
Dark chocolate, caramel, rich malty aroma. bittersweet.
A tiny bit of soy sauce aroma.
Taste has a strong sweetness/maltiness matched very well with a bitterness/dryness. Some alcohol. very nice
sic1314 (3812) - 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.