maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from once upon a vine on 04/17/2011. 2009 Vintage. Slightly hazy amber body with no head. Big peated smoke aroma with caramel, fruit, floral hops and toasty malt. Sweet peat smoked malt and light charred notes with caramel, rum soaked fruit, and toasty malt flavor. Full body with low carbonation.
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 07 courtesy of Paul at his place for feetbulls. Soft malt and a bit of sweetness, hints of wood. Medium-bodied, sweet and malty, lots of sweetness, caramel, wood. Not much smoke or anything like that, but it’s mostly sweet and a bit of vanilla. Sweet on the finish, caramel, smooth and easy drinking, very faint hints of whiskey. Decent.
arminjewell (9232) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at Black Bottle, dark brownish red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, big peat, mossy, earthy notes, hints of spice, slight grass in there, lots of caramelized sugars in there as well. Taste is a mix of dark sugars, caramel, toffee, slight earth into big peat, moss, slight spice, finishing sweet.
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 12oz bottle Pours a hazy orange with zero head and some sediment. Peat wood aroma. Wood caramel fig and sweet malt taste.
adnielsen (10427) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Black Bottle. Pours a hazy, dark orange appearance with no head. Aroma is full of booze, smoked peat, Scotch, caramel, and a bit of citrus. Honestly, quite hard to drink. Boozy, big whisky, goopy orange candied flavor that is hard to swallow. I keep thinking that I would eventually this series but alas, I still don’t like them.
jredmond (7228) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Paul at his place during some football. Pours a red amber body no head. Aroma is whiskey, oxidation and light fruit. Lots of burning booze. Mouthfeel is thinner with notes of cherries, oak and whiskey barrel.
Blairgus (3992) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
15 aug 2013, bottle. 2010 edition. Orange, lots of sediment, some bubbles. Nose is meaty, big smoke, sweet alcohol. Very unusual marriage of aromas. Med/thin body and mildly fizzy. Sweet bready malt, seriously smoky malt, slightly earthy. Awesome!
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adamah (214) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
This beer is done really well but not my style at all. Super peaty and smokey, the scotch takes over. The taste is also way to sweet at the end
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pouring slowly and settles into viscous brown with some random suspended dregs. No head and little to no apparent carbonation. Swirls with massive tears.
Intense – reaches me from the table my glass rests on to my in the chair next to said table. Sweet, malty, smoky complexity. Sophisticated. The Lagavulin influence is subtle and pervasive at the same time. Caramel and apples and sweet cinnamon raisin bread. Moist juicy dates and prunes. Tickle of heat and spice in the back. Smoke weaves in and out.
Wow! Sweet but not too sweet, smoky but not too smoky, tannic but not to tannic. Dry bitter leathery finish grows during each swallow and continues long after each swallow. Peat smoke in the breath. Apple flesh then caramel then dates while sweet smoke ties it all together. Plums in the back. Peat smoked bacon sizzling over a crackling campfire. Sweet and sticky up front, parching and thirst-inducing in the back. Raisin bread and raisin cake. Warming.
I have an intense love for peaty scotches and Lagavulin is one of my favorite. The more smoky the better, in my opinion. Of course, the Lagavulin cask may not be for everybody, but it was definitely for me. Liquid sophistication and class, I envisioned myself in a regal Scottish castle with each sip. Beer for the heart, mind, body, and soul.
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JohnnyJ (5329) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at stone bistro. Clear golden amber pour, thin head. Very peaty malt nose. Flavor is very sugary, wood, peat, brown sugar, a bit of apple, and boozy scotch. Not very enjoyable in my opinion.