BBB63 (6346) - 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.
slowrunner77 (6336) - 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 (516) - - 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.
yngwie (14703) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Next to black in the glass, at least dark, dark brown, with a small, light beige head. The aroma is lightly boozy, with peat, chocolate, roasted malts, brown sugar and molasses. Itís sweet and boozy in the flavor, peaty, with molasses, brown sugar and dark bitter chocolate. Itís full-bodied and warming on the palate, with a nice carbonation. Lasting roasted, peated and a tad boozy finish. Sure nice this one. 150207
Geokkjer (6239) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, some alcohol, caramel and nuts. Flavor is sweet and malty with some chocolate, whisky and oak. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (8551) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, caramel, molasses, wood and whisky. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, roasted, woody, whisky and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat
deyholla (7477) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a murky deep molasses brown with a tan head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has a strong molasses and bitter dark grain note with a bit of soy and a some whiskey tones underlying. Flavor has lots of molasses and bitter dark grains, soy and roasted malts.
BVery (7383) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Derek and Sarah - thanks! Dark deep reddish brown pour with a smaller head. Smoke and wood, soy. Rich. This is really good.
jackl (5342) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Haskellís, Minnetonka. Deep brown with a small tan head. Rather mellow nose. Some roasted malts, peat, dark chocolate. A bit of soy and oxidized forest fruits. Slight boozy heat.t Taste of dark chocolate. More peat. Pretty rich. Plenty of umami. Some salt. Ashy cranberry. Full body, viscous. Overall, very nice, but not a game changer.
omhper (20450) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Dark brown, small head. Peaty whisky aroma. Mid sweet with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Molasses and sugar, peat and whisky. Low bitterness
redtechnj (239) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance- Thick dark black with a small brown head. Not long lasting with little to no lacing.
Aroma- dark chocolate, smokey peat,deep roasted malt.
Flavor- smokey, molasses, dark chocolate, vanilla, nice balance of sweet and smokey bitter.