Aniela (4139) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF 2015. Black beer with an beige head. Roasted chocolate licorice dark fruits vinous aroma. Malty caramell fruity, caramell licorice flavour. Nice one :-)
KyotoLefty (7874) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is wood, chocolate fudge, treacle, whisky. Dark brown with lace. Big whiskey flavor, caramel and chocolate, marshmallow, minerals. Soft and silky.
harrisoni (15317) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at pre GBBF 2015. Oily chocolate ok. Thin mouthful. Not much finish oily. OK. Glad I didn’t buy it
rlgk (14379) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s Shindig 2015. Black beer with a small head. Roasted chocolate and vinous aroma, cocoa, licorice, figs, raisins, caramel notes. Malty caramel flavor, fruity, toffee, caramel, vinous, some warming alcohol, licorice, some grapes. Quite nice.
yespr (36043) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet, roasted and dark malty. Bitter, dry, dark and roasted. Bitter and dark roasted. Dry roasted finish.
bhensonb (12582) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours realkly dark brn/blk with a few dark tan bubbles. Aroma of dark treacle and smoked leather. It’s complicated. Some oxidation. Full bodied or nearly. Flavor is sherry-like oxidation, smoke/scotch. It’s a magic blend of oxidation and smoke.
marcus (7671) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours near black with a few tan bubbles and a huge treacle aroma. There is a smoky dark molasses flavor with some anise and a dry whiskey-laden finish. A hint a of sherry.
Saeglopur (1115) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottled June 2013 #10809.
Black body, with a tiny, dark beige head.
Aroma of whiskey, coconut, vanilla, barrel, dark chocolate, some peat, alcohol.
Tastes of whiskey, peat, cocoa, coffee, coconut, barrel, some dark fruits, tobacco, liquorice.
Medium mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes smooth, quite dry, a bit alcoholic, with cocoa, coffee, barrel notes, peat, tobacco, slight liquorice.
Very nice. Alcohol is a bit noticeable, but drinks quite smooth. Enjoyed the nose a bit more than the taste, which is also well balanced, but not as complex. Overall an enjoyable sipper.
Werckmeister (981) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at home shared by Saeglopur, many thanks for this one. Bottle No 108093. Bottled 06/2013. BB 07/2016. black color, very little coffee-colored head. smells of wood, liqueur, malty roast, coconut, some ash, peat. very nice smell. full body, slick carbonation, full mouthfeel. taste of peat, ash, malty roast, some bitter chocolate, coffee, some alcohol, lightly of coconuts. finishes rather dry with notes of ash and peat. smell was very nice, taste and finish have a bit too much peat and ash for my taste. overall still quite nice though. Liked the Old Engine Oil a bit better.
shaynsawchuk (672) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 mL bottle. A hard pour results in a black cup with a thin head of patchy khaki. Lots of nice walnut tones at the edge. Dark fruit, sherry, molasses, whiskey oak and subtle roast on the nose. Gingerbread spice, anise, brown sugar and light smokey peat. Acridly dry, I would personally like more sweetness. Finishes bitter and barreled. Moderate plus bodied with a long, lingering finish. Low carbonation. Based off notes, I much preferred the 12 YO.