daveshawley (25) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
11.2oz bottle in a snifter. Opened with a bourbon scent from the bottle. Poured an opaque black with a dense tan head - very attractive. Aroma is unmistakably bourbon - strong alcohol character, toasty chocolate and vanilla. Ends with some slightly bitter and oaky molasses. Taste is very heavy with a slight bitter or sour. Body is full and creamy with a light carbonation - almost flat. Overall, this is an amazing example of a stout. It is expensive at $15-$20 USD for a 330ml bottle but well worth it if you like stouts.
radiomgb (2320) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle purchased at the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Near black in colour, very small brown head, no lacing. Aroma is heavy on the alcohol, bourbon, some sweetness, malty. Flavour is surprisingly thin, highly alcoholic, a little harsh, lots of oak, dark chocolate. Hot mouthfeel, light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long and quite warm, a bit thin. Just can’t get over the amount of alcohol in this. A waste of money really.
Johnsense (842) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pitch black pour, small head. whisky and char aroma. flavour is still big on the whiskey 4 years later. peat, dark toffee, char, light smoke. medium body.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
another winner in this series. best of the bunch. i’m between a 4.4 and a 4.5, but will go low til i have it again...and i will have it again. smokey peet almost undetectable at first, but as it warms, whiskey booziness takes over from the super chocolate, malty, robust goodness, and manages to do so without the slightest hint of heat or alcohol. well done! 7/11 - 2nd times a charm...still the best in the line."
digopossobon (295) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Garrafa numerada 27328. Safra de agosto de 2010.
Aroma intenso. Perceptível a distância. Adocicado. Pão. Malte. Álcool. Madeira. Caramelo. Frutas vermelhas. O Beltramelli falou em iodo... É possível sim... Fato é que, esta é, indubitavelmente, uma cerveja rica em aromas.
Creme castanho, bolhas pequenas. Persistente até o fim como uma fina camada.
Coloração castanha escura. Opaca.
Complexa nos sabores. Final café, presunto defumado e um calor alcoólico. Início madeira, lúpulo, álcool bem inserido, quase licorosa.
Retrogosto persistente, muito ao estilo de um whisky.
weark (334) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JUN 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Black color with a small creamy tan head, good lasting, small lacing - Aroma of whisky, vanilla, oak, malty, hints of soy sauce - Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, whisky, dark cherry, licorice and spicy - Full body, smooth, light carbonation, roasted malt okay whisky spicy finish - all the interest of this beer come from the barrel, well balanced, delicious, this one is little bit dryer than other in the series
bytemesis (3437) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with thanks to Homer! Pours opaque black with a tiny brown head that dissipates semi quickly with some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, ash, peat, scotch. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, smooth scotch present but not overpowering, chocolate. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation.
Beergeek23322 (2435) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
6/3/2011. From bottle. Pours black with a creamy beige head. Thick and robust. Oaky aromas with whiskey, roasted malt, chocolate. This beer is all about the barrel ageing and the balance is near perfect. long smooth finish.
GothGargoyle (1364) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a small pale head. Aroma is raisins, dates, molasses, caramel, beef jerky. Oily mouthfeel, very complex palate, full bodied. Taste is raisins, dates, dark cherry, chocolate, marzipan, liquorice, hint of sherry. Fucking delicious.
RW80 (707) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours black with a finger thick, small creamy tanned head.
Aroma:caramelised malts, prunes, dark chocolate, oak ,peat, hint of spice, and alcohol.
Taste:he taste is malt, dark chocolate, spice, peat, and moderate alcohol.
soft carbonation, medium body
Bendrixian (1161) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had these in a flight of Old engine oil, 12,16,30,40. I found this one to be drier than the 30 year old, with an aroma that is more fruit cake like and overall more balanced. It is the smoother beer and there is peatness there but I did find the 30 yr old to be more exiting.