TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - JAN 30, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
9.3oz bottle, 2004 vintage.
Pours a clear deep ruby-auburn with modest white head. Aroma of malt, some alcohol and lots of peaty smoky scotch. Flavor an even more intense version of the aroma -- VERY scotch-like with a strange medicinal taste. Nice full mouthfeel with thick, slighly oily palate but that scotch lingers on in the aftertaste forever. This stuff is alarmingly gross. It probably doesn’t help that I don’t like scotch much, but even so, the scotch aspects are extremely prominent, almost overwhelming any beer characteristics. The Lagavulin flavor profile integrates poorly with beer. Basically a 23-proof scotch. Blech. As one previous reveiwer put it, "a very expensive drainpour."
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange Brown in color, little head. Strong, sweet whiskey qualities. Very strong alcohol. Rather thick. Not bad, but not something to drink all the time.
jahshuwuh (562) - USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A murky brown with a ton of floaties. Smell is smoky peaty from the Lagavulin, malty, woody, nutty, tomato. Taste is malty caramel sweetness, brown sugar, nuttiness, slight bit of ashy hop, some of the scotch but not near as much as in the nose. No carbonation, medium mouth.
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jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very little carbonation, pour is very syrupy/viscous...deep tan/orange color. Aroma of whiskey/alcohol, woody with underlying hints of belgian fruitiness. Belgian fruits in flavor...also whiskey, butterscotch, with hints of wine, tannins and wood. A bit too sweet, but lots of complexity.
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear chestnut color. Aroma is intense sweetness, with only the faintest wisp of peat and whisky, not as intense as I had expected. Flavor is so sweet, finishing with a touch of alcohol warmth.
doublebock (554) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured on draft. Auburn light brown color with no head or carbonation. Aroma of smoked peat and caramel. The flavor should definitely appeals to peat monsters out there but if you not a fan of smoky single malt then may not be your cup of tea. Very smooth with butterscotch and well masked alcohol layer
barn0216 (537) - 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.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong sweet alcohol aroma. Light brown body full of carbonation. Taste is dominated by sweetness. Body is syrupy and carbonated with alcohol burn on the way down. Way too sweet for my tastes, got difficult to finish. Overall, a dissapointment, especially considering the 7 dollar price and it isnt even a 12 oz bottle.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - JUN 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear apricot color with a medium white head. Smokey caramel, malt and sugar aroma. Strong smoke, leather and beef jerkey flavors dominate, with some sweet caramel, malt, raisin and alcohol. Not my favorite version.
Danev76 (505) - 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
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