BBB63 (6474) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle # 01483 and served in my Iechyd Da snifter: Pours a nearly black colour with a fading frothy beige head and minimal lace but some oily tears. The aroma is a symphony of smoke, oak, roast, char, leather, pipe tobacco, bakers chocolate, star anise and peaty earthiness. The taste supports the nose completely with lush malty overtones, fantastic barrel added complexity, smoke and ash, chocolate and sweet pipe tobacco. Hint of nutty and dark fruit appears as well. The mouth feel is slick and lush, warming of course but still remains shocking drinkable. This is a world class beer and a perfect match with almost any rich and heavy Maduro cigar. Get ya some before they are gone.
Choos (673) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: malt, sea air, iodine and caramel
App: black with no head
Flavour: big whiskey smoke and rich carbonised malt
Palate: warming whiskey finish with lingering iodine and malt
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BeerRenter76 (303) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
The beer pours thick and black body with a thin, quickly dissipating milk chocolate colored head. The beer has a mild alcohol aroma along with some vanilla, oak, leather, dark chocolate,and some smokiness. The beer has a nice smokiness up front with plenty of flavor from the oak. I get some vanilla and dark chocolate notes. I do get some alcohol in the flavor, but its not strong. Some dark fruits come out more as the beer warms. Dry earthiness, leather in the finish. The body is medium with low carbonation. The beer goes down smoothly for such a big beer. This is an excellent beer.
Inbreak (2946) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
15.05.2015, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Small light brown bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich, dark malts, dark sugar, leather, minerals, caramel, licorice, vanilla, butterscotch, oak, grass, hints of peat. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, dark malts, licorice, hay, oak, leather, minerals, whisky, grass, caramel, salt water, hints of peat. Medium bitterness, slightly watery mouthfeel. Nice enough.
s_hartshorne (2364) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle boxing bottle share may v pac. Black ok tan head. Aroma is dark fruits mollasses good oaky whiskey notes taste same nice vanilla good smokey whiskey really nice sweetness throughout nice long bitter finish. Good oily mouthfeel. Very good this much sweeter than other olah I have tried. Very good.
SarkyNorthener (3071) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
May for pac boxing night. Bottle shared with Richthevillan and s_hartshorne. Black beer with small head. Aroma dark malts and some little whisky. Taste is light whisky, dark malts and treacle. Medium bodied, oily. Very good.
RichTheVillan (4667) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mayweather v Pacquiao bottle share night with Sarkynorthener & s_hartshorne; dark brown pour with a thin tan head, smoke and roast malt aroma, taste has sweet chocolate, some phenols, quite boozy and meaty,
Douberd (3287) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Harviestoun Ola Dubh 1991) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 10.5%
Black coloured body, small dark brown head, with average retention, leaving light laing behind.
Sweet aroma, dark fruits, burned malts, light prunes, light whiskey.
Great taste, some smoke, peat, vanilla, whiskey, alcohol notable, dark fruits, fortified wine, some wood.
Medium thick body with good carbonation. A bit sticky on the palate.
jcartamdg (2483) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with a thin mocha head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, peat, and roast. Taste follows, very peat forward. Interesting but Iím not a peat guy.
slowrunner77 (7207) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
rate #6300 but from notes (had late 2014). Fantastic brew, as expected. Thin but not thin...great smooth sipper without being too heavy or cloying, though it looks like motoe oil. wonderful whiskey and malt and cocoa nose. warming heat.
jackafholmes (713) - - MAR 8, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from sheffield tap. Pours like dark brown oil with a short lived tan head. Aroma is peaty smoky whisky, oaky wood and soy. Taste is sweet and spicy with alcohol, finishes with an ashy dry bitterness that makes you immediately want another sip. Thick and oily with subtle carbonation. Probably the best beer Iíve ever tasted.