Sevenlee (1669) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours totally black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is roast malt, coffee and whisky with hints of nuts. Taste is also roast malt, whisky, coffee, chocolate with notes of alcohol leading to a dry, woody and smokey finish. Really amazing.
visionthing (4060) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours black with a tiny light brown head. Aroma of sweet, dry fruits, chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Medium-bodied with a nice and smooth mouthfeel. Pretty sweet, but pleasant. Recognize the familiar taste of Highland Park 18YO in the aftertaste.
wedgie9 (2544) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 8/18/11 from a 330mL bottle purchased at Binny’s Lincoln Park, bottled in February, 2009. Pours oily black with a thin tan head that recedes rather quickly to nothing more than a collar of lace that sustains for a while. The nose is milk chocolate, along with charred oak, dark chocolate, and coffee, with some underlying peat smoke, molasses, and Scotch. The flavor is milk chocolate, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, charred oak, underlying peat smoke, Scotch, and some charred malt. The body is medium with almost lively carbonation and a long milk chocolate, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, Scotch, and charred oak finish.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Mellow roasted coffee and molasses with chocolate and medicinal notes
A - Dark with little to no head
T - Light whisky sweetness with light roasted bitter
P - Full and soft
O - Very nice and mellow, but missing something that the 12 year old had
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011-12-17. Black body with a modest tan head. Modest whisky barrel aroma, light malt below. 7+ Similar flavour, whisky alcohol dominates up front. It is a bit dryish, particularly in the finish. Mild malt and muted roast. Average bodied palate feels thin for the beer. Base beer gets overwhelmed by the whiskey a bit for my own tastes. Bottle about a year old from LCBO, Toronto
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
As black as can be. Not much of a hint of any colour in the dimple of the glass. Little mocha head subsiding and all but disappearing. Dark raisin-chocolate aromas hand in hand with totara sawdust, walnut casings. Glorious. There’s an almost meaty quality at first then obscenely chocolately. It’s thick and viscous. A real indulgent ale, to go hand in hand with a nice fat stogie or a well packed pipe.
greenclansman (888) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - NOV 19, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark color,small head.
Aromas of alcohol,caramel,chocolate.
Taste of oak, dark fruits,caramel,peat smokiness, alcohol, whiskey.
It was sweeter than I was expecting.
A very nice beer to share and enjoy in special occasions.
thornecb (5123) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black into a tulip. Mocha micro head with excellent retention recedes leaving trailing lacing. Roasted pit fruit, chocolate and peat aromas. Medium bodied with toffee, roasted nuts and a lasting sweet smoked peat finish.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bestillingsutvalget, Vinmonopolet. Very dark brown with a ruby shade. Firm choco head. Well roasted dark malts and a light peat on the nose. A whiff of dark dried fruits and wood. Taste is medium to heavily roasted dark malt. Pepper and tar tones, and hints of rum&raisin, wood and smoke. Medium strong, softly carbonated body. Complex finish. Elegant, tasty and well balanced.
Beersiveknown (4663) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle 12904 (07*11) at home 5/11/11 Grassy and grainy rye nose with a hint of maraschino cherry. Overwhelming whisky flavour, very warming but thinner bodied than the preceding expressions.