melush (2816) - SPAIN - SEP 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, Spain.
A: Dark brown.
T: Roasted malt, chocolate, smoky, spicy.
gEUS (1720) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pours deep black, no head. Compared to the Bowmore variety, this one is less oaky and fruity and more on the bitter roasty side, plus some figs and polish remover/paint thinner. Medium body, pretty high on the alcohol, a bitt dull in taste.
VamboladeTolly (1528) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with minimum brownish head. Aroma: roasted, peaty, raddish, chocolate, some sourish, coffee, Taste: roasted, some sourish, milk chocolate, rotten sour berries, Full body. Smooth to drink.
Beersiveknown (5048) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 28, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle at home from good spirits, bath
Dark brown-black with grey-beige lacing. Basically just takes like a peaty whisky, no vestigal remnants of the beer other than a slight carbonation and a thicker body. Its peat and wood and whisky heat - far too long in barrel.
rodenbach99 (4193) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Style et résumé: Imperial stout fût de Ledaig.
Comment: Merci Patrick. Bouteille bue côte à côte (Arran, Ledaig, Clynelish et Bowmore).
Portrait: Une robe brune avec une mousse beige. Un nez de chocolat, de cacao, fumé avec des effluves tourbés. Une bouche aux saveurs brûlées, boisée fumée avec de la tourbe. Il n’y a pas d’alcool. La texture est agréable et plus intéressante que le première.
SlovakSniper (5061) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corps foncé et mousse plus ou moins épaisse et peu résistante. Fumée avec touche iodée. Cacao concassé. Boisé, tourbé. Alcool moins apparent. Corps plus soyeux. Moins mince que la Arran. Légère impression salée. J’aime bien la délicatesse des malts et de la barrique utilisée. Un bel exemple de stout impérial vieilli en fût de scotch.
Alengrin (4519) - BELGIUM - APR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of several whisky barrel aged Meneer De Uil impies, this time on Ledaig barrels, a strongly peated whisky from the island of Mull. Bottle of about 14 months old. Pale but deeply beige, moussy, creamy head leaving some lacing and retaining well on the edge, jet black robe with ochre edges but this latter feature becomes only visible under bright light. Strong aroma indeed holds a lot of sharp and pungent peat, in the iodine-like way, along with fresh paint-like solvents and also the whisky alcohol itself, both (but mostly the first one) largely covering other aspects of warm chocolate sauce and Belgian chocolates, espresso, liquorish, teriyaki, wet leather, strong wet wood including some faint vanilla-like oak, candied dates, fudge, dried mushroom, beef stock. Intense onset combining a condense candied, slightly syrupy sweetness with a deep, soft elderberry sourishness and outspoken, but not overly dominating cured meat-like umami; soft carbo just right for the style, very thick, fat and oily mouthfeel coming from thick layers of rich caramelly, nutty and deeply chocolatey maltiness, sweet turning into bitter especially when in the end, a roasted coffeeish bitterness comes in, though it is still the caramel and chocolate sweetness which keep prevailing; finish is thick chocolate and roasted maltiness surrounded by strongly drying, ’noble’ woodiness, a peppery hop bitter accent and, unsurprisingly, a lot of booze, in the form of whisky-like alcohol heat, becoming a bit wry on the root of the tongue in the end; all the while, and especially retronasally in the end, a sharp peat flavor keeps hanging around - I am even left with a peat flavor in my mouth after swallowing (combined with the chocolatey and sugary sweetness which even cloy a little bit), yet it somehow remains more or less under control in comparison with many other peated beers I’ve encountered in recent years. I am not the biggest fan of these peat beers but this one passes since it maintains a big (but to my taste, still insufficient) part of its basic character; I do, however, find this edition too boozy, the alcohol is way too apparent in both nose and mouth. Not the easiest one to pour down, an intense beer like some of the other heavy Uiltjes, perhaps just a bit over the top to my personal taste, but surely this is an interesting one to cellar for several more years. One to defy - and sip slowly.
jfb (5478) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) black in colour with a creamy brown head. aroma of heavy iodine and green bell peppers, with lots of sriracha, black pepper, some honey, peat-smoked malts and dark chocolate. flavour is mostly peat-smoked malts and dark chocolate, with lots of sugar icing, a touch of ethanol and a light roasted-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
markoijelena (2322) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 29, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft 0.3l at Uiltje Craft Beer Bar Haarlem Netherlands.15.03.2016.Pour it hazy dark color with medium black head.Aroma of leather and sweet caramel note.Taste perfectly balanced swee caramel,smoked note,wodden note just a pinch,dusty also just a pinhc,finish with toffee flavor.Nice one.
Ferris (12673) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Sweet wood and peat notes. He black with a small brown head. Woody peat with a dry finish. Woody peat bomb.