Nightsky (175) - 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.
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. 2004. Pours a light ruby pink color with a very little head that faded as quick as it came. Aroma of fine sherry, oak, caramel, old grapes, and light hints of chocolate. Flavor is very sweet and smokey. Alcohol notes are predominant, but not harsh. Very smooth. Notes of caramel in the finish. This is medium bodied, and very slick. Nice beer, good for sipping. The more I drank it, the less I liked it honestly. I found it almost undrinkable at one point and refused to drink it anymore. There is too much charred oak taste for me. Good beer, just not my thing. Reminds me of SA Triple Bock.
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has an odd aroma, kind of musty and antiseptic at the same time (it actually reminds me of the preservatives they use for pigs that you dissect in high school). Decent dark amber color with a white head. Quite sweet, but not as much as the Calvados. OK body with decent cabonation. The taste is kind of nice, but the aroma puts me off.
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I wasn’t as fond of this one. It tasted very strongly of whiskey, highly pungent and alcoholic, antiseptic feel-taste. I’m not a whiskey person, so this one didn’t go over as well.
Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006: Intense in every catagory, reeks of smoke, peat, moss, salt, ashes and oak, with some candied apricots and peaches thrown in, alchohol is just right for the type of product and is well covered and very drinkable. This is a very complex beer. Although, I enjoyed this beer, I like the port version best.
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This ale commands attention and with a complexity that makes me feel like trying again. I really enjoyed the background whisky notes (albeit faint). The taste is sweet with jabs of caramel and intense malt. The alcohol is apparent, but hidden until the finish. Slight vanilla nose and entry. I like this better than the Calvados version
ajwilliams (132) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber with really no head at all. Sweet barleywine aroma, with hints of smoke and booze. Flavor is huge, with the brown sugar and alcohol of a barleywine, but also the complexities and smokiness of the whiskey, as well as the oak from the barrels. Great.
donteatpoop (127) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
An orangy color with virtually no head, slight lace along the surface edges.
Smells strongly of the whiskey cask. Smoke and toffee as well.
Very very sweet and tangy. Almost too sweet. Being as sweet as it is, it is only natural that it left my mouth a bit dry after I had been drinking it for a while. I could still very much taste the whiskey cask, the smokiness, and hints of raisins.
Felt very syrupy and thick in the mouth, virtually no carbonation (as was to be expected.)
Not a bad beer at all, certainly different than what I normally drink. All in all, I don’t think I’d be willing to spend seven bucks on this bottle again, but I’m glad I tried it.
Serving type: bottle
bw1982 (113) - , Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small bottle, 2006 vintage. The color is a vibrant copper with a very small (and very short lived) white head. The aromas more than made up for the lack of head, with the peaty true scotch wafting up immediately upon being poured. The flavor was actually quite sweet, the only thing I would say against this is that it might be a little bit too sweet, but there is so much deep smokiness that after a few sips the sweetness is no longer off-putting. Fantastic beer.
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
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