magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 375ml. Pours like engine oil, and fully black with a small tan head.
Smells intensely of peat, with a hint of smoke, some coffee, malt and alcohol.
Tastes extremely sweet, and very peaty, with a mild bitter. The sweetness itself is peat flavored, and feels like syrup -- bizarre, but interesting.
Soft carbonation. Syrupy texture. Full bodied.
Finishes with a long bitterness that reminds me of an over-sweetened coffee.
TaktikMTL (6401) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille verte de 375 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat avec une pointe de caramel et d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Saveur: Goût d’alcool et de vanille avec une pointe de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est plein avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de chocolat en arrière goût. (Rating #4102)
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks and smells fantastic: pitch black with almost no foam. Smells strong of smoke, tare and seaweed. Tastes powerful of islay barrel, ash and some alcohol. Fairly good balanced, but maybe a tad sweet. Still a great beer.
thomat (2420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark brown with no head. Malty with sweet tones. Malt, smoke, alcohol and oak. Full body with an unbalanced after taste.
sunevdj (3461) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pous an opaque 黑 with a tiny beige head. Super sweet with aromas of caramel, dried fruits, raisins and turf smoked malts. More turf, toasted malts and alcohol towards the end. Very full bodied. Soft carbonation. Sweet finish with more aromas of roasted malts and turf smoked malts.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Pitch black with brown head. Short head retention.
Aroma : Rich ashy notes with light peat and alcohol. Rich sweet malt. Roasty and smokey.
Taste : Rich peaty malt with ashes and sweet roasted malt. Alcohol and wood. Finish has lots of ashes and roasted malt with lots of warming alcohol. Quite woody too.
Overall : Interesting... Very rich and thick. Some alcohol but not that much considering abv and it’s not too much for the sipper that this is. Really nice wood with nice ashes. Nice sweet roasted malt. Very powerful, could be a bit better balanced. A few ounces is enough though.
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - OCT 8, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle..... it pours pitch black with a small creamy tan head.... the aroma is smoke, sweet roasted malt, caramel, raisins... the flavor is sweet with notes of islay whisky, tobacco, dark fruit and smoke, bacon.....the finish is sweet port like.. with some smoke..... really love this beer ! full body...
skortila (4820) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ ACBF 2011. The aroma has smooth peated whiskey, chocolatre sugar/caramel, some coffee. Black coloured beer with not much head. The taste is quite sugary sweet, has smooth peat, chocolate, caramel, coffee, some honey and a hint of raisin. Good.
robinvboyer (3493) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with a friend. Thank god cause i wouldnt finish it myself. The aroma is pretty much nothing but sugar and booze, with some roasted malts, and soy. Thick viscous mouthfeel with an intense crazy sweetness that overpowers everything! This is like a 40 proof burnt mars bar. The islay scotch is barely noticeale, touches of smoke, but barely there.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with friends for Mikkeller tasting. Black as all hell and pretty thick. Compared next to the regular Black this one had some spicy woody characters to it. Slight bourbon booziness but again the ABV is masked very well.