budedou (760) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JAN 31, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color. The head was thick and light brown with good retention and lacing. Smelled of roasty malt, anise, dark chocolate, and cocoa. There were also whiffs of raisin, blueberry, and subdued soy. Full bodied and dry. Lowish carbonation with a surprising tart note. I prefer it in a bottle...
Cybercat (4899) - Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours opaque sable with a thick tan head. Roast malt aroma has notes of chocolate, whisky, wood and coffee - almost more a stout than an old ale. Mouth-filling flavor delights with roast malt, coffee, smoky, earthy, semi-sweet chocolate and subtle caramel tones plus a hint of whisky-infused wood. Firm, viscous body has little fizz, but still goes down well. Worth $10 for 330 ml? Ale yeah!
Alered (11) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 mL glass in bar. Pours thick and pitch black with oak and whisky aromas. Oak and whisky continues in the taste, where they complement the dark chocolate. Surprising lack of alcohol taste given the high ABV and smooth in the mouth. Aftertaste of fruit and a bit of kick from the Highland Park. Good, solid oak-aged porter; I’ll definitely stick to Old Engine Oil for my regular porter needs from Harviestoun, but this is a really nice treat.
florent.janssens (264) - - FEB 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Arôme de wisky très forte. Goût fumée, on sent le wisky, la torréfaction est légère . Bière bien travaillé et très bonne à déguster.
BVery (9298) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Dark brown pour. Minimal head. Nose of whisky and dark fruit. Taste is similar. Very nice.
dambor (358) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black. Aroma: a lot of whiskey-vanilla notes, with some malt aromas in the background. Taste: again whiskey with dark malts. Palate: nice warming effect, the alcohol is well hidden. A very nice beer.
vipinvelp (3622) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, black almost w/ light brown lasting lacing foam. Dark aroma, soft coffee, some toffee, little bitter. Smooth taste, light coffee, light bitter, just a smooth taste, not too outstanding. Lasting smooth aftertaste, a real smooth beer. (Amsterdam 201409)
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep, deep brown with minimal beige head. Aroma of sweet, alcohol soaked dark fruit, dark chocolate, toasted malt. Full body, flavour as the aroma, very thick and moreish.
mkel07 (4941) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique 040114. Thick as syrup and black as night this beer reeks of goodness. A meal in a glass.
BrewTom (558) - - JUN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Incredibly smooth for the strength - this beer has aged VERY well. Liquorice up the nose, rich, Christmas cake on the tongue. A delightful, delicious, dark beer.
Rated by BrewTom