Rasmus40 (11404) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark brown with an beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, a little vanilla, wood and moderate whisky. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with a little alcohol. Full bodied. This was tasted head to head with the 30 year old. Surprisingly the 30 year old was a little better. It was smoother and softer. Still a great beer though. 191211
Leighton (11348) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2012 Bottle. Pours deep black with a sturdy beige head. Plenty of alcohol in the aroma, some whiskey, some roasted malts. Big flavor, some chocolate, peat, vanilla, smoke. Medium bodied with modest carbonation, a bit oily. Lingering smokiness. A rather complex brew that will certainly appeal to those who like the flavor of whiskey.
bhensonb (11260) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a decent creamy tan head. Really nice aroma of dark malt and scotch whiskey. Peaty is the word. Full bodied with mild carbonation. Warm. Dark toasted malt - but very smooth. Very subtle heat and peat flavors. Gets very smoky/peaty in the finish. Good.
chrisv10 (11238) - DENMARK - MAR 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with small beige head. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, sweet, little peat and bitter.
Christian (11217) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice, whisky and alcohol. Dry and complex roasted flavour with a touch of ink.
thewolf (11192) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, bought @ Some Whisky-shop in Edinburgh.
Pours almost all-black with a great, creamy, cappucino head. Nice, elegant aroma. Whiskey, light smoke, chocolate, roasted malts and a touch of coffee. Medium carbonation, lovely creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is really good. Lots of whiskey character, light smokiness. Fat chocolate, light roasted. Really wonderful wood character in the finish. Impressively balanced. Wonderful.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Name: Old Dubh 40
Date: March 07, 2009
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: black, scant head
Aroma: big roasted and scotch aroma, touch of sweetness offset by an earthyness
Flavor: big scotch flavor, lots of complementary roasted malt, plenty of alcohol adds a spicy peppery character that melds well with the scotch, enough sweetness from the alcohol and dark caramel to keep it balanced, finishes hot and roasty with the scotch and roast in perfect harmony
Overall: pick of the litter, has the big scotch character and enough sweetness to keep it balanced and balanced
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 17/20
Pinball (10870) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown, small light brown head.
aroma of coffee, roasted stuff. nice.
flavor is nicely sweet malty, licorice, many notes.
gunnfryd (10845) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cardinal, stavanger. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is whiskey, hop, alckohol, malt. Flavour is whiskey, smoked, roasted, malt, hop, alcohol, vanilla, chocolate. Full body. Nice beer.
Tmoney99 (10820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle #54922 from Party Town.
Poured black color with a minimal brown creamy head that mostly diminished with good lacing. Heavy aroma of caramel, woody and toasted malt. Medium to full body with smooth texture and flat carbonation . Same as the other two, medium to heavy dark woody bourbon flavor with a medium to heavy smoked sweet whiskey finish of moderate duration.
My expectations were met with a complex smooth brew.