beastmaster (227) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
200th rating. Thanks bmillsy! Poured tan khaki brown, with no head. Peat aroma overpowers any caramel, Smoke, whiskey aromas. Malt to the max. You can’t get around the heavy peat without the heavy body. Sweet barelywine. This is a whisky/scotch drinkers beer.
ttroha (237) - Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with awesome guy jheath99. Pours cloudy amber with small white head. Aroma of peat, caramel and booze. Tastes pretty much the same. Expensive bottle but worth the price.
JHeath99 (834) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Watson Liquor. Pours a hazy amber with minimal off white head. Aroma of peat, booze, and caramel. Taste of up front peat and booze.
dfearnley (884) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to tulip (2005)
Aroma of peat, oak, almonds, caramel, fig, maple sugar. Pinkish red brown, with no head and some particulates. Sweet, malty, and peaty, but no real strong scotch flavour.
Ferris (2993) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Vintage 2005 - Big rich malts, cereal and big oak notes. Cloudy brown with no head. Lots of apple sweetness, tons of oak and a long sweetness. The scotch doesn’t show up at all, although I do get barrel notes. Nice, but not the beer I was expecting.
kerenmk (2195) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at Yael and Nimrod’s. Thanks Nimrod. 2011 bottle. Clear amber and almost headless. Peaty aroma - delicate. Some green and then a little sweetness in the nose. Bitter taste with apparent sweetness and peat in the mouth. Smooth, round mouthfeel, full-bodied, no carbonation, honey finish.
DocJitsu (836) - Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky dull amber with a short-lived khaki head. Big whiskey nose. Smooth, heavy mouthfeel. Very well-blended caramel apple, smoke, and whiskey.
Stuu666 (1636) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s tasting, 2012 edition. Smoky, dry, sweet toffee, thin, bit young.
SuperTiti33 (456) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ambrée. Léger collet blanc. Nez: fumé. Salin. Boisé. Malt tourbé. Bouche: très sucré. Énormément boisé. Lagavulin à fond. Salin. Vanille. Caramel au beurre salé. Absolument sublime.
allmyvinyl (2878) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
275ml bottle from Craig, cheers for keeping ahold of! Pours murky pale brown, no head. Aromas of whisky and wood, some sweetness. Taste is whisky and cardboard. Sweet finish.
McNeillR (1092) - SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale auburn and headless, a bit oddly cloudy. Dank, wee bit carboardy is a bit more of a distinction between the sweetness of the beer and the ageing - showcasing how actually impressive the others had held up. e. Vibrant iondine. A bit more raking on still an excellent mouthfeel. Almost minty/cooling from the burn of the booze both from the ageing and the ABV.
Bottle, Cheers CAGarvieUK, 2006 bottle.