durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Description says only available in bottles, but this was at The Thirsty Monk in Asheville as part of their Thirsty Fest. Definitely Lagavulin with its distinct peat bomb flavor. Mixed well with the sweet toffee, brown sugar and golden raisins of the base beer. Palate is light for the 11.5% but still a bit syrupy. Love it.
ansjelaah (1357) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gedronken met joes, benzai en dutchdrebus, oranje kleurig, geen schuim, whiskey en houtgeur, en smaakt heeel zoet, stroop, hazelnoten. Bijzonder. 2005.
Benzai (8140) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
275ml bottle shared by Joes. Hazy medium to dark orange color, no head. Smell malts, whisky, lightly peat and smoke. Taste malts, a lot of whiskey, some sweetness, alcohol. Heavy! Full body, medium carbonation.
DutchDrebus (3980) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy copper colour, no head. Smells whisky, oak, some bandaid smell, turf, sweet. Tastes very sweet, maple syrup, peat, smoked eel, hazel nut. Lots of tastes going on in a very long lasting aftertaste. This beer is the most complex one i’ve tasted so far. Thick body, low and soft carbo.
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewed in 2005
Heavy aroma, smell of raisin and slightly of brown sugar. Appearance was ok but not great, no head. Bursting with flavor! Full and lush, it starts off very sweet, has hints of raisin and a subtle smokiness. Thick oily palate.
jnkor (316) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is sweet but robust. Poured with no head, but an appealing brownish orange. Sweet but full like a wee heavy or a barley wine. I can feel the high ABV, but not too strongly - this beer might age well. (2005)
Hair6a11 (1351) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 Bottle; Pour is slightly murky golden amber with a very modest off white head in this head. Retention is poor, with nearly no head to speak of. The nose is peat, booze, smoke, and caramel. The flavor profile is interesting for sure ; it has a heavy barrel treatment with peat, booze, whiskey, vanilla, earthiness, and some barley wine character comes through with the caramel, biscuits, and toffee. This is a nice beer and quite enjoyable if you’re a fan of smokiness.
magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from hops & vines Asheville - 2007 vintage - While I appreciate the complexity that aging on oak whiskey barrels has added, I just didn’t love this beer. I like the vanilla and the smokiness from the whiskey, it just felt passed its prime. I think if I had it in 2010-11 I would have enjoyed it more.
Lubiere (9904) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden ale with a thin ring white head. In aroma, loads of peaty scotch and alcohol, a tad unbalanced. In mouth, loads of candy sugar, plums, peaty whiskey barrel, vanilla beans, interesting if a bit cloying, alcohol burn. On tap at Sunset Grill, July 15, 2012.
crossovert (7309) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nice smoky smell, big peatiness and almost burnt rubber. The flavor is smoky but also vegetal with a sweet pea flavor.