slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
another fantastic ola dubh. tastes and smells of dark malts, fruit, light smoke and whiskey. Really good and really smooth. Loved it!
tmoreau (2465) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a near opaque black/brown color, with mahogany highlighting at the base, a light, quickly disappearing layer of tan head foam, and a light mixture of translucent, leggy spots & dots of lacing on the glass that also faded. The nose was roasted & malt sweet, with dark fruit, molasses, cask wood, and some vinous nature. The taste was similar, with stronger cask notes, cocoa, and some peat, in a medium body, with soft to no carbonation, but a mellow alcohol presence that pleasantly warmed, Quite a treat shared by Chuck from his birthday stash!
hackobock (1424) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 4, 2014. Bottled june 2013.
Pours black with almost no head, just a small tan ring.
Aroma is oak, peat, chocolate, earthy, light metallic. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter roasted chocolate. Finish is light bitter, peat, chocolate. Medium bodied, low carbonation.
Philym (1004) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: Dark brown/black with no head other than a thin beige surface on the pour.
Aroma: Peat, whisky notes, butterscotch, chocolate, woody
Taste: Low/medium bitterness and sourness.
Palate: Medium thick oily smooth texture, medium body, average carbonation, fairly dry, lingering peaty, butterscotch, chocolaty finish.
Comments: Gorgeous and very drinkable. Bottle number 10496.
after4ever (6166) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2. Thanks, M! Wonderful treat. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy tan head that falls quickly away. Bit sweet peaty creamy nose, lots of whisky showing through. Malty and dense. Thick sticky mid palate. Rich, chocolatey, creamy, peaty, dense, heavy presence. Long earthy finish. Very nice.
Beersiveknown (3052) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at home courtesy of the brewery, cheers Ewan!
fuller bodied and slightly more meaty than the 21y/o (sherry cask effect) still easy drinking, moderate mouthfeel andlow carbonation, cocoa, vanilla, warming wood, rye spiciness.
zvikar (3492) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. 8%. Bottle #00709. Pours black with a small head, aroma of chocolate, wood, cognac, vanilla, alcohol, flavor of chocolate, wood, cognac, vanilla, malt, medium bodied.
jksipa (382) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a thick pitch black with no head whatsoever. Nose is dominated by dark fruits, with chocolate, vanilla, wood, light smoke and definite whiskey notes. Lightly sweet fruity start with caramel and chocolate with a light balanced bitterness. Smoke comes out as it warms as does a light sour note to add to the complexity. Medium full oily mouth with very soft carbonation and a lingering finish.
DSG (6105) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. 8%. Bottle #00709. Dark brown to black. Aroma of chocolate, sherry, smoke, oak, a bit of whiskey and an alcohol note. Sweetish flavor, malty, with chocolate, wood, caramel, nuts, some smoke, roast, sherry, a bit of dark fruits and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.
rxeight (1365) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Stout like dark. Scotch. Smoke. Thin body, rather smooth. Decent but nothing amazing.