gunnar (5226) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, Nordstan, Gøteborg. Pours cloudy dark amber with a small white head. Aroma of peat and whisky. Taste is smooth like velvet, moderate sweet malty with a distinct whisky note towards the end, easy alcohol burn as well. Pleasant surprise.
omhper (19324) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at oh6gdx’s birthday bash at chriso’s. Cloudy mid brown, no head. Heavy oaky islay whisky aroma. Sweet with ful body and rounded mouthfeel. Marzipan gets outpowered by massive peaty whisky. Sugary sweet. Warming finish. Out of balance.
kryon (1356) - SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours copper brown with low head
aromas of only!!! islay cask
taste is sweet but a lot of islay cask. too much. but palate is generally very good actually. remove 80 % of the cask taste and this beer would suite me much better
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Pat’s birthday tasting at chriso’s. Pours cloudy amber with a creamy, white head. Booze and some hard alcohol on the nose, definitely some oak. Laphroaig or something. Big sweet flavor, smokey oak, some toffee, big sugar. Strong. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, plenty of oak, some toasty sugars. You need to like wood to like this one. Overall a pretty complex beer and fun to get into.
Nisse666 (4166) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thx to gnoff cons 2011-12-04 Göteborg
AR: nice wishkey aromas (Laphroaig - I think), rubber, alcohol, vanilla
AP: amber body, creamy beige head
F: nutty, watery, caramel toffey, whiskey, pruns - the flavors didn’t go well togheter
EdKing (1848) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Pat’s birthday tasting at Chriso’s. Cloudy brown with white head. Nose is malty, yeasty, whiskey malt sweetness. Also lots os dark fruity prunes, raisins. Taste is deep, complex, minerally, woody, dark fruits, brown sugar. Finish is raisiny dark fruit and just a hint of the whiskey barrels.
_angst_ (2726) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled @ Ekstedts tasting on December 2. Courtesy of Gnoff. Pours brown with a small white head. Smell is sweet and smokey with banana, peat and cilantro. Taste is sweet and smoked with peat, prunes and raisins. Finish is malty and smokey.
harrisoni (13598) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Chriso Patriks Bday tasting. Mid golden briwn slight haze. Lasting beige. islay whisky aroma. Some band aid. Base beer is quite sweet. Some whisky on finish.
ekstedt (5404) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (375 ml), courtesy of gnoff. Clear copper, medium beige head. Clear Islay Whiskey aroma which pretty much overpowers everthing else. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Semi dry, low bitterness.
gnoff (7780) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ekstedt tasting on December 2, 2011
37.5 cl purchased from Systembolaget Nordstan
Clear dark brown color, small white head. Dry, wood, alcohol, fruity, whisky scent. Fruity, sweet, sugary, alcohol, figs taste. Oak aftertaste, also whisky. Some ripe bananas as well. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.