ewestern (257) - 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.
MonsterMagnet (550) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours black with a beige head. Aroma: peat, wood, chocolate, ash. Taste: roast, chocolate, peat, ash, vanilla, blueberries, yoghurt. Medium sweet and balancing bitterness, creamy texture, getting a bit thin in the warming finish. Well balanced, lovely.
edsspoon (744) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pours black with a very dark brown fizzy head which quickly fades to a ring. Aroma of peaty whisky, a little antiseptic, some smoke and hints of cocoa. Taste of peat, smoke, cocoa and earthy malts with some vanilla and paprika. Medium body, medium carbonation.
A tasty treat, but the body is a little thin which lets it down a little.
KoNrRiI (719) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33 bottle. Insanely dark brown color, (recognizable from black due to light diffraction on the edges), and a medium, brownish head. Strong aroma of roast, dark malts, chocolate, wood, and a sting of whiskey. Taste is very malty, fantastically smoky, prominently chocolaty, and wonderfully balanced. Medium to full body, veritably thick texture, and flat carbonation. Finish is a tad fruitier but also more whiskey-induced. Overall a splendid beer, inherently smacking of high quality whiskey but at the same time at no point is it alcoholic or irritating; certainly worthy of a wholehearted recommendation.
mario_giri (162) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Man riecht den Scotch, das Eichefass, leichte Erikahonignoten, Vanille, ganz wenig Schoggi, Trockenpflaumen. Spritzig-cremig im Mund, ganz leicht sÃ¤uerlich kommen die obigen Aromen wieder. Leicht bitter und trocken gegen schluss, bleibt auch etwas sÃ¼sse. Sehr ausgewogen und sÃ¼ffig! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jackafholmes (658) - - MAY 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at brewdog bar, barca. Black with small off white head. Aroma is soy and chocolate, whisky comes strong after swallowing. Taste is sour surprisingly, slightly bitter. Medium carbonation with full body.
Nordcore (1142) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. Black with a minimal and short-lived lightbrown head. Roasted malty nose, with whiskey, chocolate and vanilla sense. Sweet taste, light bitter with a mild chocolate end.
tightslice (380) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Beltramo’s in Menlo Park, CA. The stuff used to fuel ol’ Kevin as he’s chunting through the peat bog.
gEUS (1424) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home. Pours medium black, small grey-ish beige head. Deep caramel and toffee, sight smoke. Medium body, sweet and roast. Taste is ashy and salty. Less outspoken than the 12 version.
DrGD (108) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with small brown foam. Aroma is complex and strong, with roasted malts, whiskey, wood, and chocolate. Taste has lots of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate notes, vanilla, alcohol, smoke. Good balance between bitter and sweet. Medium body. Velvety but not heavy mouthfeel. Very good stuff.
nihtila (1610) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Great Grog’s, tasted together with 16yo. Pours very dark brown with brown head. Nose is boozier than in 16yo, whisky, wood, roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, sweet chocolate, oak, sweet vanilla, whisky, smoke. Taste is fuller and richer than in 16yo but nose is not very tempting. I still recall 12yo was the best of the three, should have tasted it now as well.