ewestern (254) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of unclemike. Not sure how this beer is sitting so low. Great looking beer right off the bat. Dark brown color, nice tan head that leaves plenty of lacing. Wonderful sweet aroma with mild whiskey, caramel, and toffee and slight hints of cigar. Flavor is a smooth mixture chocolate, vanilla, malts, mild whiskey, and smooth cigar like flavor. Palate is up to par with the rest of the beer if just tad watery. An amazing beer, plenty of complexity yet smooth and mellow.
BOSSbrewer (1248) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a bottle with Brisben Raith and Lanker. Pours black with minimal head. Aroma is malty roasty and dark fruits. I was a bit disappointed with the flavor. Fell a bit flat. Creamy smooth mouthfeel and full bodied. Somewhat sweet and finishes that way. Overall very nice.
Majek (260) - Ząbki, POLAND - MAR 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Totally black, medium beige head. Strong aroma of liquorice, cocoa, soy sauce, roasted malts, vanilla and smoked wood. Taste is very rich, complex and perfectly balanced, it’s quite sweet, moderate dry and slightly salty. Full body. Minimal carbonation. Incredibly tasty beer! One of the most complex and full of taste beer I’ve ever tried.
GothGargoyle (896) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with virtually no head. Aroma is liquorice, raisins, dates, leather, chocolate, smoke. Smooth on the palate with a little smoke and a hint of booze on the finish, oily mouthfeel. Taste is soy sauce, dark fruits, liquorice, leather, smoke.
abstractbeer (232) - NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Best before June 2014. Nice creamy thick light brown head. Beautiful. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, pistachios, liqorice, leather. Body: Full. Taste: Awesome balance. Slightly sweet, a little bitte, a little salty. Flavor: An explosion. Flavor resembles the aroma, I get chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted nuts, red berries, leather, burnt wood, ash, vanilla, and probably lots more. Long, lingering aftertaste. Fantastic stuff!
g_georgiou (115) - CYPRUS - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red body with a thin tan head. Smoke, caramel, liquorice, chocolate aroma. Sweet taste. Thick texture with soft carbonation.
AdiBeer (438) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: hints if whiskey, toasted malts, fantastic. Appearance: black, small brown head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: turning to some bitterness, whiskey flavours, low carbonation. Overall: massive Old Ale - for the whiskey lover. Pint at Craft Beer Rising festival, London.
Choos (562) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: sweet spiritous, iodine
Flavour: massive iodine and sea air with whiskey and malt
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aenima (196) - Askim, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Complex aroma of dark dried fruits, tar and smoke. The taste is also complex with similar flavours with some chocolate in the background. A little bitter, maybe from the wood?
jdb288 (284) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aged bottle. Pours black tar with no head. Aroma is very savory - soy sauce predominates. Taste is smoke, soy sauce, whiskey. I got no chocolate or sweetness. Kind of a mess. It could have been due to improper handling along the way.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated on 4-07-2010 (Bottled on 1-2009 and Bottle No. 10226) When poured, this beer has a small tan head that mostly diminishes, opaque black body, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is malt, chocolate, dark fruits, and whiskey. The taste is sweet, chocolate and whiskey. The palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is not for the faint of heart. It is a sipping beer that would be a nice cold weather beer. It has a wonderful flavor, worth trying and definitely a beer I would drink again. More please!