allmyvinyl (5764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours jet black with a tan head and lacing. Aromas of fruitcake and chocolate. Taste has an earthy quality, and subtle whisky notes. Of the three barrel-aged we had this was by far the best. Beautiful balance between the beer and the whisky. Lovely.
after4ever (6565) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330, capped. Thanks j and a! Pours a murky ebony with a scant tan ring. Big oily smoky peaty and mildly iodiney nose. The promised soy and molasses are there as well. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Oily, peaty, molassesy and iodine-rich mid palate. Long toasty molasses finish.
gam (3522) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small tan head dark pour mild carbonation and aromas smoked noted whiskey the oak vanilla note molasses dark fruit coffee rich chocolate the flavours a dryness gritty cocoa dark chocolate molasses rich coffee medium bitter dark fruit plums a salty note sweet caramel oak and whiskey a vanilla taste smooth the finish wonderful ale good body best tastes rich malts dry note oak influence hops lasting bitter sweet taste cracking ale
Lonick (787) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The biggest thing about this beer is just how subtle and balanced the beer is. Yes you can taste the whisky but its a passing note, you can taste the beer that is the basis of the bottle. Its sweet its deep its lovely.
cgarvieuk (16801) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft dark roast ... dark chocolate malts ... luxurious deep rich chocolate ... dark malts... chewy malts ... sweet malts ... dark roast ... little over whisky ... nice
AndySnow (4604) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Black colour with a small tan head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, caramel, peat, chocolate, alcohol.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Smokey, chocolate, whiskey, caramel.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DØE tasting, Århus, Dk.
Black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor with chocolate, alcohol and caramel
Lukaduke (2573) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep burnt umber with a trace of khaki foam. The nose is spicy whisky soaked wood, chocolate syrup, herbal cola and earthy toffee and leather. The palate follows the nose with ripe dark fruit mingling with dark chocolate roast, really complex spicy booze and some soft coconut roundness lingers with the sweet finish.
bytemesis (4267) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the birch. Pours opaque black, small brown head, some lacing. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, peat, smoke, coffee. Flavor is the same, quite peaty, but the stout flavors comes through as well. Light sweet, light plus bitter. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Nice balance.
aenima (298) - Askim, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of dark dried fruits, chocolate, whiskey, wood, vanilla. The flavour is very much the same. Very well balanced.