DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - 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.
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Deep clear golden almost orange coloured. Small beige head. Wood, alcohol, fruit in the aroma. Quite smooth. Reminds me a lot of Lagavulin Scotch (We took a bottle and sniffed!!!). Flavour is fruity, light smoked, has light notes of alcohol and spice. In the end the thoughts again goes to of the Lagavulin barrels. Nice one
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2003 & 2004 Vintages tasted side x side thanks to egajdzis. These were 2 completely different beers! The aromas of the 2003 where softer and consisted of lots of peat, earhtiness, lighter vanilla, wood, and nutty. The 2004 aromas consisted of smoke, whiskey/bourbon, and some vanilla. The tastes of the 2004 had lots more vanilla and whiskey in it vs. the 2003. 2004 was way more sweet too.
crossovert (11196) - 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.
Sammy (11076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A beverage of certain extremes. A so-so barleywine taste boosted by clear scotch whiskey and wood flavoring, an interest cloudy pour. An aroma that is at the same time beer as it is whiskey. A not so satisfying drinking experience yet smooth. Not a perfect show: Forget it, Jake, it’s Chinatown.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012
Date: August 31, 2012
Source: The Thirsty Monk, Asheville
Appearance: opaque rusty orange, scant white head
Aroma: sweet smokey aroma, caramel sweetness with a balancing peaty smoke
Flavor: huge peaty smokey scotch flavor, backing caramel sweetness, light fruityness
Overall: only peat could stand up to a young JW Lee’s
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: **** /4
Date: June 14, 2008
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: muddy burnt orange, headless
Aroma: big smokey dark caramel and rum raison aroma, charred wood
Body: still body
Flavor: sweet dark caramel flavor, nice vanilla sweetness, smoked wood character adds bitterness as the scotch comes in, lots of alcohol gives warmth without distraction
Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 9/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 18/20
Score: **** /4
Date: November 24, 2006
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
Appearance: muddy brown, scant beige head
Aroma: smokey charred wood aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich malt flavor with tons of smokey charred wood character, rich fruit, light bitterness from the charred wood, the sweet fruity finally fights through to balance with the charred character
Overall: the most flavorful and unique of the casked versions
Date: May 09, 2008
Source: cellar stock
Score: 3.4 to 4.1
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, scant beige head, glossy surface
Aroma: sweet oak and vanilla aroma, brown sugar sweetness, dark fruits, nice smokey whisky character, touch of chocolate, light alcohol
Body: big body
Flavor: rich sweet caramel flavor, lots of brown sugar sweetness brings out a big deep dark fruity character, nice chocolate, well balanced whiskey
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: ***+ /4
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. I can taste the Lagavulin for sure. This is a sweet after dinner sipper without a doubt. If you are looking for carbonation or hops...move along...nothing to see here. A very unique beer for sure.
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sparkling clear amber ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Ink-blot lacework. Malty, earthy nose with notes of oak, smoke, whiskey, honey and butterscotch. The flavor is very malty, but decently balanced with shots of caramel, whiskey, wood and smoke. Full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Lengthy, full, sweet finish.
adnielsen (10475) - 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.
KimJohansen (10416) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber with tiny beige head. Sweet and vinious aroma with wood, smoke and whiskey notes. Sweet flavor with notes of plums, peat, smoke, wood, caramel and whiskEy.