dEnk (4068) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home, tfs vaiz! Aroma is roasty malt, peat, liquorice, some smoke, subtle but nice. Flavour is liquorice, whiskey, loads of wood. But not just wood, it’s like you can taste every year of aging apart. Creamy palate. Awesome.
Rune (8584) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, no. 38858, bought at Ølbutikken in Copenhagen almost two years ago. Pretty to look at with its black foil around the neck, tan-coloured head and jet black body. Sweet malty nose, woody and with whisky undertones. Malt and vanilla oak flavour with smooth whisky notes beneath. Warming alcohol. Works fine for me (shared with Finn, Tromsø 12.01.2012).
Finn (4480) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,33l - nummerert 38858 -spandert av og delt med Rune på seanse hjemme hos ham 12 Jan 12. Svart. Høyt lysebrunt skum. Klar whisky-aroma. Smaken tørr & røykfylt. Litt krydret. Avslutningen har et visst øl-preg.
markwise (4544) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to BigSound for sharing this one. Cheers, Henri! Pours a medium stout brown with an off-tan head. Nose is peat, band aid, nail polish remover, booze, and unsweet chcocolate. Flavor is similar- peaty whiskey with wood, roasted malts, peat, smoke, band aid, and booze. Medium in body and ok, but peaty as all hell.
patrick767 (3672) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle #39152 dated Jan. 2009 - Pours dark brown with a very small tan head. Smoky scotch clearly dominates the aroma and there’s a bit of chocolate under it. The flavor is full of smoky whisky goodness with sweet chocolate malt. It’s smooth and the whisky and smoke lingers pleasantly in the finish. I liked this one more than the 12 year bottle. I like scotch. Of course if I didn’t, why on earth would I have bought this brew?
KongKalle (12) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The smell is sweet and inviting. Chocolate, coffee, a hint of whiskey and a little licorice. The taste is delicious. In a way this is both complex and simple in taste. One may well conclude that as a compliment to the beer.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Henderson’s Wines. A black beer with a fair, light tan head. Beautiful aroma of honey, oak, roasty malt and chocolate. Wonderfully thick with flavours of dark chocolate, oak, honey and a little raisin. Moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Delicious. A great balance between the roasty, chocolatey malt flavours and the whisky and oak. Alcohol is not overpowering with a nice woody finish.
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 29, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle at barVolo, #471, 2009. Pours a viscous black with a quickly dissipating offwhite head. Smells sweet, with cherry, vanilla, peat and beauty. Tastes of cherry, vanilla, peat, brown sugar and indescribable goodness. Full bodied. Oily texture. Very dry with some rough texture initially with strong peat, but is followed by a wet and sweet wave, finishing again dry but with a lingering sweetness.
wedgie9 (2234) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on 8/18/11 from a 330mL bottle purchased at Binny’s Lincoln Park, bottled in January, 2009. Pours oily black with a thin tan head that recedes to a bit of spotty lace, with a decent. The nose is lightly sweet with vanilla and molasses, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, coffee, charred oak, and underlying peaty smoke. The flavor is lightly sweet with vanilla, molasses, fig, dark and milk chocolate, coffee, lightly smokey peat, and some charred oak. The body is full with just less than average carbonation and a long peaty Scotch and charred oak finish. All of the beers in this series are very good, but this one is something special.
Rasmus40 (12217) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark brown with an beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, a little vanilla, wood and moderate whisky. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with a little alcohol. Full bodied. This was tasted head to head with the 30 year old. Surprisingly the 30 year old was a little better. It was smoother and softer. Still a great beer though. 191211