fidelis83 (2267) - 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.
djd07 (7178) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 bottle. Pours a clear copper with small white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is toffee, dark fruit, whiskey. Medium mouth, lots of peat, dark fruit, smoke, boozy finish, good.
kaser (4902) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Gross. Golden pour from bottle with white head. Honey and piece of shit smell. Tastes like smokey whiskey. This might be good and I might not be in the mood
Christpuncher (2388) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Like a shot of makers. Smokey boxy whiskey flavor. Aroma makes me sick. Pours light yellow with no head. Had out of a bottle at kasers
thepatrickman (227) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2015
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
From notes (7/27/15). I may have had an off bottle -- floaties, sludge, and a harsh, oxidized taste -- but I think it was just age on the bottle. Past its prime now, although the whiskey aroma suggests some of the great flavors it may once have had.
drpimento (2769) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the 2012 version and it’s good. The aroma was overpoweringly scotch, but way more balanced in the flavor. Carbonation was very light and while that can be expected in many BWs, I think a bit more here would have helped. More years on it? Probably mellow the scotch more, but also lose more gas, so a wash. I’d be curious to try one just to see, though. This hasn’t been one of my favs of the series.
Lukaduke (2853) - 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 (1292) - 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 (2257) - 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 (537) - 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 (2757) - 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.