1FastSTi (3172) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Chuck! The beer pours to a pitch black body with a thin off white head. Aromas of chocolate and black licorice. Some peaty scotch. Flavor is chocolate and peaty scotch. There’s some light anise. Palate is medium-full bodied and has a clean texture. Quite smooth and nice.
TheJestersBeer (1703) - SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Rating #1700) 330ml bottle, bottled in February 2012.
Pours a deep, dark mahogany, with almost no head at all.
Complex, developed aroma, roasted malt, wood, vanilla, ashes, licorice, candied sugar.
Off-dry, full bodied, mid to high bitterness, low CO2.
Complex, rosted taste, chocolate, oak, vanilla, light smoke, ash, faintly acidic, hints of tannins.
Very nice, complex and balanced. (2013-06-15)
jbruner (1200) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 15976 from July 2011. Pours a thick black with creamy tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is whiskey, smokiness, faint chocolate and booze. Taste is like a bba smoked imperial porter, nice vanilla and chocolate notes from the whiskey and malt, smoky wood notes, nice clean finish. No real booziness and the smokiness kills the sweet. Very nice, well balanced.
Aniela (1851) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Nr: 17266. Black beer with a beige head. Dark dried fruits, chocolate, vanilla, malty, woody, tar and bourbon aroma. Similar flavour. Lovely beer :-)
20107589 (89) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
roast and whisky aroma, clear black with frothy head. slight sweet taste, low bitterness. soft carbonation, a light aftertaste of whisky.
Theydon_Bois (3387) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split at Endo’s thanks to DW, 26/05/13.
Extremely dark mahogony brown wiht a thin beige head.
Nose is dark toffee, smoke, peaty notes, treacle, burnt sugars, molasses.
Taste comprises brown sugars, peated malt, treacle toffee, dark fruits, tobacco, leather.
Full end of medium bodied with soft carbonation, smokey finale with a touch of booze.
Good stuff, lots of depth, the alcohol is well integrated, the peat and smoke balances the sugars well.
HoppyBudgie (285) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from verksgata. Dark brown to black with a chocolate brown head. Aroma is vanilla and dark roasted malty. Smooth whiskey, wooden, light vanilla. Dry and roasted porter finish.
otakuden (1704) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark and smoky – liquid charcoal and burnt wood. A thin head fades quickly, leaving behind a tight crema hued collar with a thin free-floating puddle also crema hued. Swirls with tan spots.
Meaty dark fruits in the middle – figs and prunes. Chocolate dust, espresso crema, and dark caramel nougat along the edges. Oily tobacco leaf on top. Chestnuts roasting over an open fire then dipped in dark chocolate before eating. Black root and vanilla root weave in and out. Subtle smoke and bacon fat, campfire smoke and leather.
Medium weight and super soft front to middle while the back is dry, parching, and thirst inducing. Sweet meaty smoke with bacon and leather oil. Hint of salt/brine in the very back of swallow. Spicy ABV heat. Tar sneaks in and out. Plums and cherries in the breath. Fine chocolate truffle powder and fudge along the edges.
An exquisite beer to say the least. Dark, decadent, smooth, soothing, warming, and dare I say, Islay inspired. Whether intentional or not, the salt/bring essence was a particularly nice touch. The Ola Dubh series from Harviestoun is liquid bliss and well worth the greenbacks spent to enjoy them, the 18 year included.
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fitwitchik (33) - - MAY 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 and wondering if this brew works after so long laying down at 8%. Pours up dark with little head. Low carbonation but fruity boozy flavor that incredibly smooth. No burn of alcohol here but a tad thin. Still love this stuff...
TarcisioVasco (131) - Ribeirăo Preto (SP)., BRAZIL - MAY 15, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sensacional cerveja escocesa, álcool presente e perceptível no palato, se misturando com a madeira, café e chocoalte dos maltes, um corpo perfeito, licoroso, baita cerveja !
kbudd19 (114) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like they say in the description the stuff has the motor oil colour going for it that you see in many IMP stouts. About a finger of tan head perks up once your pour it. Smell kind of reminds of bourbon BA stouts, hints of oak and vanilla, bits of smoke as well. Wow, this works really well, up front is sweet and it finishes with a nice smokey aftertaste that’d you’d expect from a glass of scotch.