zimbo (890) - SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is complex, creamy and really inspires some decadent salivating. There is that beautiful furry velevety complexity on the tongue but the taste sort of gets lost in the tactile sensations. Very nice, a slow soother but not a game changer.
zvikar (4129) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Arielís place. Pours black with a beige head, aroma is sticky with some whiskey, chocolate, brandy, plum, wood, sweetness, rounded, flavor is smoked with some chocolate, honey, coffee, cigar, whiskey, wood and light acidity, full bodied, amazing
kerenmk (4032) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks zvikar. Pours black, opaque with a brownish head. Wood, slightly smoked, a little acetic + soy aroma. Tastes sweet and tends to be a little dry with some vanilla. Full body, sleek, hardly any carbonation.
DSG (11468) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks zvikar. Very dark brown to black with a beige to light brown head. Aroma of whiskey, smoked wood, chocolate, some roastiness and a fruity hint. Sweetish flavor with some roastiness, chocolate notes, light fruity notes, smoke, wood and s dry finish, slightly burnt. Medium to full-bodied. Very good stuff.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A smooth and gracious chocolate cake in a bottle with only mild whisky barrel notes
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed approximately 1 year after purchase
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head
In long: The soft nose shows nice notes of wood, cocoa beans, very light notes of whisky. Taste of chocolate cake icing, burnt almonds, dry oak, light notes of whisky, No alcohol presence whatsoever. A little too sweet for me but objectively speaking this is a wonderful treat. Everything about this beer is smooth and elegant. Surprisingly less whisky/bourbon and more delicate that its 30 Year Old sister, this 40 Year Old mature ale is a BILD (Beer Iíd Like to Drink). This is a really classy and very drinkable big stout, the type of beer I want to drink on a semi-regular basis, but at around $15 for a 330ml, ouch!, looks like Iíll have to keep laughing at my boss jokes.
Borup (11226) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Kokkens Vinhus, Glostrup. Black with a tan head. Aroma and flavour of whisky, wood, caramel, malt and chocolate.
Jayb0 (1156) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The old engine oil character is all there but starts to fall down a little at 40. For me woody dryness took away from the balance of the 30 (my favorite of the series). Still very nice.
Albe (56) - ITALY - JUL 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black dense body and brown mostly diminishing head. The aroma is very complex, dominated by cask wood, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and some whisky notes. Pleasing creamy, moderately sweet body. Flat carbonation and long flavour duration.
zacgillbanks (4375) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Whisky Shop, Metrocentre, Gateshead. Drank on my 40th birthday! An inky black oily beer which pours without a head. It has slight chocolate flavours followed by very strong vanilla, oak and leather notes with fairly strong smoke in the finish.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle dated Jan 2009.
Deep brown pour with some tan head. Nose is crazy complex with smoke/peat, caramel malt, and some dark fruit. Flavors of chocolate, roasted malt, and a hint of smoke.