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.
blafa (511) - 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. It’s 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.
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared at Kuhnhenn Summer Solstice. Pours dark brown, almost black with thin tan head. Aroma is booze, whiskey, oak, roasted malt, and chocolate. Taste is molasses, chocolate, whiskey, oak. Medium mouthfeel, finishes hot alcohol. Pretty good!
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours black small head smells tastes of whiskey caramel vinillia charcoal liquorice. Pretty good med body semi sweet between the whiskey has a darker fruit taste mixed in not bad at all.
bhops (433) - 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.
m4rest88 (388) - 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.
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.
digopossobon (384) - 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.
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.
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.