BBB63 (6045) - 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.
hackobock (1391) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 4 2014. Bottled april 2013.
Pours black with a very small tan head. Aroma is peat, chocolate, oak, licorice, vanilla. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter chocolate, peat, light salty licorice. Finish is light bitter roasted, peat and a touch of alcohol. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation.
olio (6211) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Bottle #3264. BBE 04/2016.
Pours black color with a small off-white head. Licorice and dark malts on the nose, dark chocolate, faint vanilla and some mild earthy notes. Lots of licorice on the flavor also, malts, oak notes, chocolate, faint coffee and caramel. Smooth bready palate, soft carbonation, lingering sweet finish. Very nice and refined.
laiti (5695) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ tiong, BBE 04/2016
Aroma has sweet whisky tones, peat and smoky notes. Flavour has strong woody tones, islay whisky, peat and some licorice. Also hints of oat. The whisky is rather strong here and even stings a little.
lusikka (6264) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black colour without a head. Aroma of strong roasted malts, peat, saltiness and chocolate. Flavour of roastiness, strong salty licorice, biscuit, tart wooden notes, milk and subtle smoked notes. Full bodied and oily mouthfeel. Soft but maybe a tad too subtle, thin and easy.
tiong (3771) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Systembolaget
Bottle #03264, BBE APR 2016 - Pours pitch black with a tiny brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, molasses, some notes of wood, whisky, oak and sherry. Taste is smooth and oily, heavy with whisky notes, oak and sherry. Finish is warming, smooth and sweetish with some roastiness and whisky notes. Pretty heavy and oily.
maxwelldeux (3667) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle as part of an Ola Dubh vertical. Pours a very dark brown color. Nose has quite a bit of wood in there, with some nice roasting and scotch to it. Taste is very roasty with some scotch. Feels very smooth. Nice.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   More roastiness, less ash and peat.   More iodine for sure.   Body seems to thin out a bit, but its not thin.   A little warming.   More scotch like than all the rest, soft peat lingers.   Still good.   Thanks Matt!
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very delicious black beer with distinct whiskey notes and light smoke. Its incredibly that it is 10.5%. - Dangerous
jtclockwork (8445) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bobby’s tasting. Pours black oil with tan head. Nose/taste of brownie, oak, whiskey, roast chocolate, molasses and wood. Medium body.
vtafro (3437) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan pour. Peat, smoke other barrel aromas. Chocolate, roasted, smoke, peat other barrel flavors.