_angst_ (3546) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nip bottle courtesy of Theydon_Bois. Pours tiny hazy golden with no head. Smell is malty and tiny fruity with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge,
charred wood, raisins, prunes, peat and whisky alcohol. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter, malty and slightly fruity. Mouthfeel is soft, round,
slightly sticky sweet, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and slightly bitter with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, raisins,
prunes, peat, minerals and whisky alcohol. Heavy on the peated whisky but in this beer it really works. A treat!
Bill Becker (550) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It has a bright clear gold/copper colour with a small head of foam that shrinks quickly but not entirely.
Aboot a 50 50 mix of caramel malt and Whiskey in the smell. Dried pitted fruits make up the balance of the nose except for some light smokiness.
Very very sweet up front. Whiskey moves in and somewhat tames the sugary sweetness but not quite. Hints of pitted fruits abound but never get that obvious to my palate. I feel the light peat flavour that I also get is a plus.
Close to full bodied with light carbonation and a heap of warming after the swallow.
2012 and a goodish brew but I would be lying if I said I would buy it again.
CpyNPrnT (505) - Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of barbeque, taste is lays barbeque potato chips, some alcohol. Did not expect that. bottle 2012
Theydon_Bois (12736) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the sleepy-rapping tasting at Ronny & Alex’s pad, CBC fine tuner, 30/04/15 picked this one up from the Charleston Beer Exchange.
Lightly hazed amber with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is toffee, lightly peated malt, spice, caramel, hint of vanilla.
Taste comprises sweet licks, toffee, light smoke, shades of fruit, subtle peated tones.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet and sour notes in the close with light smoke and peat.
Decent Laguvulin BA affair, good balance, barrel never over powers.
rlgk (13385) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the pre-CBC tasting in Copenhagen 150430. Hazy orange/copper beer with a small offwhite head. Malty leather and smoke aroma, woody, hay, peat, fruity, grapes, some caramel. Whisky leather flavor, fruity, caramel, grapes, raisins, banana notes, warming alcohol, caramel, woody, smoky, some grapes. Nice beer.
Desverger (3946) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@Ronny and Alex pre cbc tasting #2 - big thanks to Colin - Amber pour with tiny white head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, some dried fruity notes, spices, lovely mouthfeel. Beautiful!
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alliance100 (999) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
9.3oz bottle - first off I love Lagavulin Scotch and English Barleywines , so this was a no brainer to pick up . Rusty orange pour. Heavily smoked aroma . Sweet and glycerol upfront , finishes fairly smoky . Outstanding .
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OKBeerFan (62) - - MAR 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First off I'm a huge fan of Lagavulin Scotch Whisky so I was beyond excited to try this beer. This was a fantastic brew. Nose is sweet peatyness and a bit of smoke. Taste is wonderful. Basically the easiest way to describe this beer is carbonated Lagavulin without any burn. I really enjoyed this beer.
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DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[3/1/15] Draught at Beveridge Place Pub in Seattle. 2011 edition. Nice cloudy orange. Big peaty aroma with some fruitiness, a bit sourish, and oak. Sweet-sourish flavor with fruitiness, oak, lots of peated whiskey. Mouthfeel is slightly oily with a light boozy feel. Nice and interesting.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage from Campus Fine Wines. cloudy light brown, like rooibos tea with a drop of milk. 1mm of tan head that fades quickly to a lightly speckled surface. Aroma is marsh/swamp with smokey brine and sea in the distance, burning hickory, some fresh leather, moderate caramel. Body is heavy-medium-heavy, syrupy with a delayed, medium-fine carbonation that has an arc of moderate burn. Flavor is lots of caramel, some smoke and brine, the aftertaste has notable hickory/apple-wood smoke. Some green sap, a touch of bark and cedar. Some strawberry jam in there too. Too sweet. The Lagavulin cask definitely makes up for it a bit, but I’m having a hard time giving it a rating in accord with others views on here and its price tag/reputation.