berlinoise2go (554) - NORWAY - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (375ml). Pitch black colour, small beige head that vanishes almost completely. Very rich aroma of roasted malt, molasses, smoked whisky, peat, licorice, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, port wine. Full body, oily mouthfeel, flat carbonation. Very sweet, somewhat woody, taste initially, with prominent whisky notes. This is balanced by a growing, dry, vegetal bitterness with associations to raw coffee beans, that becomes a little too dominant in the finish. Extremely long bittersweet aftertaste.
CarlJonas (190) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pitch black, no head to speak of. Aroma, first impression, port wine. Then comes the whiskey. The taste is sweet and smokey, like a port and whiskey boiler maker. Low carbonation, full body, sticky mouthfeel. This should be more complex but it is so completely dominated by the port and whiskey flavours that all nuances disappears. Best enjoyed in small quantities.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad!
The beer is black with a soapy, tan head comprised of broken bubbles. The beer appears oily and viscous, leaving filmy lacing clinging to the walls of the snifter.
Scotch whiskey comes through immediately to the olfactory senses. I am a huge fan of Ardbeg, Laphroaig, and Lagavulin, three of the best whiskies from the Islay region of Scotland, so I am pretty excited about tasting this brew.
The flavor offers peat, smoke, wood, salt. A superb balance of flavors. While the presence of the peaty scotch is bold and aggressive, it still finds balance among the oak and roast flavors.
The beer is thick and chewy, yet smooth and silky. Strong and bold, but not hot. I just love the feel of this beer. Long lingering flavors of smoke and peat, the distinguishing characteristics of a delicious Islay scotch.
Overall, this was just fabulous. If you enjoy imperial stouts any of the whiskies mentioned above, I highly recommend trying this beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-04-2012
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of Dany, shared with Matt. Pours a deep heavy black with a thin tan head. Big peat smoke and sweet chocolate and roast on the nose. Thick as syrup, clings to the glass. Sweet at first, keeps with that syrup look in the flavor, sweet and full of chocolate, roast, cocoa, Peat is huge, big and chewy, lots of smoke. Long chocolate, roast, cocoa. Super smooth and very drinkable for such a monstrous beer.
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Mikkel
Smell: sweet, boozey, caramelised malts, islay ( peat ) and candy sirup
Taste: start is boozey but not as much as expected , slight caramel and roasted malts, some candy sirup, sweet oily textured end , with islay and burned wood in the aftertaste, nice one !
jtclockwork (6256) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Oil black with think brown ring head. Nose/taste of charred black malt, ash, fire pit, vanilla, sweet cocoa, peat and alcohol. Medium body. Finishes char and fire pit with alcohol.
Iphonephan (2265) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the bishops arms in Copenhagen. Pitch black pour with a thin black head. Boozt raisin aroma. Smoked wood evident in taste. Also raisins and molasses. Strong alcohol. Bitter finish.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pours black with minimal tan head. Overload of peat, burnt plastic, tire fire, super smokey, and a fair amount of wood. There's a weird meatiness to the aroma, too. A little bit of chocolate, some roasted malt. The beer tastes like sugar and a fire. Burnt wood, peat, smoke, chlorine, and pain are also present. This is really horrible, horrible stuff. Undrinkable.
larsga (5823) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small brown head. Opaque black body. Roasty smoky alcohol aroma
with toffee, vanilla, and chocolate notes. Sweet-dryish roasty
smoky chocolate taste with alcohol and brown sugar notes.
Full-bodied. Sharpish, hot mouthfeel. Dryish, astringent, brown
sugar and chocolate aftertaste with smoky alcohol notes.
Lingering sugary burnt notes. Excellent! A magnificent beer.
(0.375l bottle, Fish & Beer, Copenhagen. One year old.)
Foffern (981) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Has a black colour with a small light brown head. A real whisky touch on the aroma with barbecue and smoke. A bit sweet flavours of roast, earth, oak, smoke, black currants, port and coffee mocca. Rich and sticky mouthfeel, and a light bitterness. A really nice and joyful beer.