fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky, medium burnt orange with a thin, soapy beige head. Aroma is big on peat smoke and iodine, sweet malt, caramel, roasted nuts, campfire, earthy, spicy hops, apple skin, mineral notes and some earthy dark fruit as it warms. Flavor is huge on toasty, smoky wood, peat smoke and a little salinity up front, a little iodine, dark fruit, walnut smoke, toffee, brazil nut, leather and a hint of roast. the finish get a little weird with peat, iodine and a lingering burnt sugar sweetness as well as some earthy, planty hop notes coming through. Fantastic palate, pretty heavy, creamy, a bit sticky, chewy, lightly carbonated and finishing a little drier than the other two versions that I have tried, which really fits the flavor great. Awesome beer overall, were it not so pricey I would definitely buy a few of this and the Calavados version to keep around.
Lukaduke (2793) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium copper color with a thin gaseous eggshell foam. Nose is peaty up front with deep honey and buckwheat undertones. Palate follows the nose with sweet toffee, honey drizzeled toasted waffle with a smokey mysterious earthiness in the mid to front of palate. The lingering smoke of the peat wanders into the finish with soft sweet hoeycomb nuances. Nice.
Luvystypotables (1234) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of oak, whiskey and a hint of smoke. Pours a hazy tan color. Amazing taste of a peaty scotch, with hints of malt and cigar smoke. Medium body with a smokey scotch finish.
portableparty (2248) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a murky amber brown with a thin wispy film and collar. Smells of strong peat smoke and dulled whiskey wood. Taste is sweet chared peat smoked wood and caramel malt dark dried fruit subtle raisins and hints of whiskey wood. Palate is full slick sticky dry and musty.
jahshuwuh (522) - 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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hackobock (2432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
April 30, 2015. Bottle at CBC pre-tasting, vintage 2013. Shared by Theydon_Bois, thanks!
Dark amber with a small frothy white head. Aroma is peat and sweet caramel, toffee, raisins, vanilla and alcohol. Taste is sweet malty with caramel, dried fruits, peat and notes of vanilla, very light bitter. Finish is smooth and soft with sweet toffee, raisins, hints of vanilla and light peat. Medium to full bodied, sticky texture, soft carbonation.
_angst_ (3840) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nip bottle courtesy of Theydon_Bois. Pours tiny hazy golden with no head. Smell is malty and tiny fruity with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge,
charred wood, raisins, prunes, peat and whisky alcohol. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter, malty and slightly fruity. Mouthfeel is soft, round,
slightly sticky sweet, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and slightly bitter with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, raisins,
prunes, peat, minerals and whisky alcohol. Heavy on the peated whisky but in this beer it really works. A treat!
Bill Becker (610) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It has a bright clear gold/copper colour with a small head of foam that shrinks quickly but not entirely.
Aboot a 50 50 mix of caramel malt and Whiskey in the smell. Dried pitted fruits make up the balance of the nose except for some light smokiness.
Very very sweet up front. Whiskey moves in and somewhat tames the sugary sweetness but not quite. Hints of pitted fruits abound but never get that obvious to my palate. I feel the light peat flavour that I also get is a plus.
Close to full bodied with light carbonation and a heap of warming after the swallow.
2012 and a goodish brew but I would be lying if I said I would buy it again.
CpyNPrnT (531) - Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of barbeque, taste is lays barbeque potato chips, some alcohol. Did not expect that. bottle 2012
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the sleepy-rapping tasting at Ronny & Alex’s pad, CBC fine tuner, 30/04/15 picked this one up from the Charleston Beer Exchange.
Lightly hazed amber with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is toffee, lightly peated malt, spice, caramel, hint of vanilla.
Taste comprises sweet licks, toffee, light smoke, shades of fruit, subtle peated tones.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet and sour notes in the close with light smoke and peat.
Decent Laguvulin BA affair, good balance, barrel never over powers.
rlgk (15335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the pre-CBC tasting in Copenhagen 150430. Hazy orange/copper beer with a small offwhite head. Malty leather and smoke aroma, woody, hay, peat, fruity, grapes, some caramel. Whisky leather flavor, fruity, caramel, grapes, raisins, banana notes, warming alcohol, caramel, woody, smoky, some grapes. Nice beer.