Beer5000 (5123) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle @ Cardinal. Black body with a small brown head. Nice, relatively mild aroma of black, roasted malt, peat, whisky and liquorice. Flavor is pretty much identical with aroma with some dry fruit in addition, moderate in bitterness. Fine body and pleasant aftertaste. A bit rustic in flavors, but rather mild at the same time, nothing is overdone. All in all a very nice one.
TylerGreenDC (583) - - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Aroma of whiskey and cocoa. Mouth feel is heavy, as if I was drinking a rich cupcake. Lots of whiskey flavor with undercurrents of raisin and molasses. Boozy as it warms. A winter warmer.
kevinator (1433) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very unique but I’m not sure I would have another. The aroma was wood and whiskey. It had a very dark viscous color. The palate was not overly heavy as expected but smooth an oily. Carbonation was not high nor should it have been. This was a complex beer. It was dry and woody with earth and whiskey tones. Smokey flavors were also very present. There was a dry bitterness which completed the oak. It had some sweetness but not overly so. I’m interested in trying the other versions to see how different they are.
ekstedt (6030) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Black with beige head. Heavy tar and salmiak roasted malt aroma, cloying salty and smokey whiskey. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Semi dry, medium salty bitterness.
olr1984 (1338) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz pours a dark black with a small tan head. Peat oak and chocolate aroma. Taste is the same.
zimbo (765) - SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gorgeous restrained dark chocolate and treacle nose. Full bodied but not sappy. Black with a deep brown tan whispy head. Complex earthy chocolaty body which is full but in no way sappy and unravels and caresses the mouth before making contact with a smokiness and the strong whisky barrel element. Beautiful, restrained and still pretty young. Will love to see how it all integrates in the coming years.
thornecb (4874) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with good retention recedes to coat surface. Molasses, caramel and smoke aromas. Thick with peat and molasses front to back. Warming whiskey finish.
Mora2000 (6050) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma has some strong peat, smoke and toffee notes. The flavor is very similar. I get a lo tot smoke and peat notes as well as some chocolate and toffee. There is a bit of sweetness but what really stands out are the Scotch-aged notes. Fairly boozy. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Tastes like the chocolate made with Laphroaig that you get at Dude Sweet Chocolate in Dallas. Very nice.
prawlie (1284) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Sheffield Tap. Black, oily looking, no head. Boozy, chocolate roast, tasty. Boozy aroma, with sherry notes, fruity. Pretty good sipping beer.
Habanero (3308) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours dark, deep brown with a medium sized, lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses, wood, smoked notes, earthy hops and alcohol. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with bitter notes. Medium to full bodied, oily carb. and soft carb. An excellent brew.