mattmc1973 (478) - 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.
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.
digopossobon (358) - 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.
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.
dutch23mp (304) - 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.