armando629 (2324) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33 l bottle, Biererei, Vienna.
Poured black, with a beige head that melts down to a small lacing one with reddish edges. Nice aroma of chocolate, brandy and rum, caramel, molasses. Medium bodied one, surprisingly easy with a sweet taste, fairly low carbonation. Nice, long lasting aroma of whiskey in the aftertaste. Pleasant.
espenra (797) - Kurland, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Pitch black colour with a small head. Aroma is sharp and laden with tar, smoke, oak and alcohol. Flavour is smooth, suprisingly so when compared to the aroma. Some tar, but coffee, caramel and oak is most dominant. Alcohol is noticable, but very well camoflagued.
hawthorne00 (2098) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a dense tan head. Aroma of chocolate, peat, sherry, spices, wild berries. Rich and sweet with dark toffee, berries, wood, spices - particularly vanilla, but also white pepper. Luscious oily mouthfeel. Complex but fairly easygoing - itís not that heavy. Lots of whisky influence, but unlike the others of these Iíve tried so far, itís well integrated. Wood, iodine, peppery bitterness and alcohol at the end.
mcberko (4813) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz. bottle, pours dark brown / black with a tiny tan head. Aroma is extremely woody, with dry whiskey, burnt malt, and a slight licorice note. Flavour is very dry and woody, with notes of whiskey, dry burnt wood, some licorice, and charred malt. Finishes dry, woody and a bit boozy. Excellent, though I actually prefer the 12, 16 and 18.
SudsMcDuff (5370) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought at Cork and Barrel .. . shared with the Houston BAís- they seemed to enjoy it .. . black, low foam .. . notes of burnt barrel, tar, oak, peat, smoke, and smooth whiskey .. . wow, this stuff is the bomb, to bad its so money intrusive .. . . My mother always used to say, "The older you get, the better you get, unless youíre a banana."
Psytron (1062) - Turku, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell of coffee and licorice, also some berries. Oily, almost pitch black, no head. Soft carbonation. Taste of wood, overripe berries, then coffee a bit later. Also alcohol and whisky to be noted. Bitter, lightly sweet. Beer doesnít get too much better than this.
blafa (510) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Gothenburg Beer Festival 2011. September 3, 2011
Very complex aromas with a lot of whisky notes. Itís very vinous with aromas of wood and dried fruit. The taste feels a bit flat here as well but the vinous feeling I get is really nice.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Jason. The beer pours to a deep black body with a super creamy dark tan head. Nice lacing to boot. The aroma is super smooth. Some pencil lead with sweet chocolate and mild creosote. The flavor is very nice smoky Scotch with chocolate and vanillin. Medium body with a super smooth texture. The Scotch was very smooth in this one.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Poured black, for all intents and purposes, with a dense cap of dark beige head.. looked absolutely beautiful in the glass. The aroma was soft overall, allowing subtle nuances to come through at their leisure.. burnt darker chocolates, crusty bread, licorice, and ash all played well together, with spicier overtones of smoky whiskey, vanilla, and oak.. balance was near perfect. The flavor opened with tangy barrel and smoky peat, with licorice, molasses, and a touch of dark chocolate rolling onto the middle.. subtle smoke, vanilla, and black pepper accented.. the whisky presence was more pronounced as it warmed, and it was totally smooth.. everything worked well between the base beer and the barrel. Medium-plus bodied and dry on the palate, with low carbonation.. a touch chalky at times, and the flow wasnít perfect.. minor complaints, though, as this beer was awesome!
gnoff (7036) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Haket during Gothenburg Beer Festival 2011
Sampled on Friday September 2, 2011
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Malty, sweet, vanilla, oak scent. Smooth, vanilla, alcohol taste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.