bhops (430) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to bullzeye. Black pour with thinnish head. Aroma of bourbon, smokiness, vanilla, toastiness. Somebody said almond joy and that is accurate. Flavor is leather and bourbon. Medium/smooth mouthfeel. Nice bourbony beer.
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Pours an smooth, opaque black with no head at all. Nose is chocolate, smooth, a hint of peaty acidity, and a very subtle, mellow roasty underpinning. Taste is rich and so mellow - smooth milk chocolate notes, with a tiny bite of acidity, a very subtle peaty smoke note, and an earthy, organic finish. Very unique beer. Mouthfeel is smooth, but with that round, gentle fluffiness that comes from well conditioned cask. Superb.
m4rest88 (387) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - JUL 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr.
Pours with a black hue that sits below a tan head that is mostly diminishing.
Aroma is of scotch, dark fruits, wood, fire, and smoke.
Flavor is of coffee, and lots of scotch once again.
Syrupy texture with a dry finish once swallowed - light bubbles.
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a big creamy caramel coloured head. Aroma is smokey, whiskey, and a hint of chocolate. The mouthfeel is nice and creamy and the flavour is chocolate, smoked, roasted and again whiskey. Nicely balanced and very drinkabel.
weark (343) - 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
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with very little to no head; aroma has strong whisky notes: oak, peat, smoke, but it’s also quite sweet with hints of vanill, chocolate, and slightly licorice; flavor is pretty much the other way around: starts pretty sweet of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits, vanill and salty licorice, but finishes burnt woody, peaty and smoky; aftertaste is woody dry, but also quite sweet (probably could have done with some hops) of salty licorice; body is medium with low carbonation. For me not quite as altogether or smooth as the 30 year old, but on the other hand more powerful and complex. So which of them is better, then? I believe it is a tie.
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Whisky scent, brown head. Perfect hybrid between beer and whisky flavour. Remarkable complexity. Very impressive.
digopossobon (296) - 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.
dutch23mp (285) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
OMG pours dark with a creamy head muddy in texture.on draft at a beer show in Chicago pours like motor oil almost more of a stout very smooth the only time the ABV came through was near the finish. Taste of smoke, licorice, raisin, vanilla. strong aroma of roasted malts toffee, molasses, caramel. World class stuff at least on draft. I only had a small sample of this brew. I re-rated this as I had it confused with the 12 year which I have tried since.
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark black, with minimal head. Thin lacing, thicker consistency. Smells sweet, buttery. Tastes smooth, caramel, sweet and buttery. Notes of chocolate and coffee. Thicker body. If only the price was a little more reasonable from the LCBO I’d have much more of this beer.