barn0216 (346) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy hazelnut brown, some floaties from the bottle, zero foam or lacing. Not very pleasant to look at to be honest. Aroma is much better - rich fig, almond, vanilla, molasses, mixed with peatiness and alcohol from the lagavulin. A bit heavy but interesting. Flavor is somewhat sweet, similar notes as the aroma, but with the sharp smokiness of the lagavulin featured more prominently. This is a sipper, certainly not something i would drink regularly, but it is unique and interesting in its own right.
Danev76 (113) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong peat like whiskey aroma. Clear amber colour with great head. Smokey peat flavour, heat throughout very scotchy. Heavy body with light to med carbonation
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Corrinado711 (67) - - MAR 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 Bottle. Pours a golden light amber, transparent, with very minimal head. Aroma of light whiskey, carmel, smoke. Taste is very light yet distinct whiskey with vanilla, a sweet malt and lightly boozy finish. Very light Mouthfeel with very little carbination. Very distinct flavor and aroma I have never experienced, Iím sure whiskey drinkers would love it. I donít love whiskey but the beer blends the whiskey and amber ale very nicely.
M82 (212) - Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A minimal yet fairly resilient, soapy off white head crowns a vibrant auburn body with fiery crimson and amber highlights, each swirl creating a flurry of carbonation, recreating the thin sheet of head while each sip leaves a segmented peninsula of lace
The peat influence initially dominates the aromas, eventually fading back to reveal a lively whiskey fruitiness embossed with caramel, marshmallow, toasted brown sugar, maple syrup, coffee cake, pecan pie, and fig, with juicy pear and apple nuances rounding out, all the components eloquently flood the palate on a silky smooth medium-heavy body, the oaky peat addition sparks further interest with the bolder notes of the base ale, peat and oak tannin sharpen the sweet components and add a spicy characteristic which is an interesting addition texturally to the smooth, fully coated palate, residuals circle back to the prominent peat and oak tones with maple and caramel syrup complimenting slightly acidic layers of pear and apple juice
275ml capped bottle vintage 2006 consumed February 9, 2014 served at 65ļ into Orrefors Difference Porter snifter
dreamflower (472) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye. This tastes like our local artisan butcher shop smells and thatís a good thing. Sweet and smokey and delicious. My favourite English ale I believe though I havenít checked my stats.
northropfrye (1889) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The rating that (for now) after 2.5 years on ratebeer moved me into first place in Manitoba. 2010 bottle. Murky amber body, not much head at all. Oaky, smokey, sweet dried fruit aroma. Taste is intense of whisky, sweet malts and lots of wood and smoke. Palate was a bit flat. Overall with a nicer head and more bit on the palate this would be been fabulous. As it, itís merely good.
AdamJackson (2013) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark reddish brown. Nose was sweet with candies. Smokey / peat taste, charcoal, lots of sweet notes. but it has the most disgusting floaters ever like thick pieces of wood floating around in it. gross.
RobertDale (2852) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
275 ml. bottle. 2008 version. Pours a cloudy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, wood, alcohol, and smoke. Taste is caramel, dark fruit, oak, alcohol, and smoke. A bit too sweet for me. Do want to try other versions now.
cstuartj (908) - Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, cloudy yellow pour, no head or lacing. Nose is smoky, peaty. lots of smoke and oak and peat in the attack. very sweet, overly sweet. pretty cool beer.
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.
Howlader (392) - - DEC 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Served in a snifter at Eulogy Bar in Philadelphia. Very cool aging in the Lagavulin casks - worked well