rodenbach99 (2801) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bouteille de 375ml., partagée avec Patrick. Cette bière est brune avec des reflets qui pourraient paraître rougeâtres, la mousse est quasi-inexistante. Le nez empeste l’alcool, les médicaments (scotch des Islay) la fumé (tourbe) et le sucre brun. La bouche est chaude, l’alcool se fait sentir, c’est puissant. Le liquide ne se laisse pas boire tout seul, c’est décadent. Le goût de scotch n’est pas des plus agréable. Une impression de cendre est perceptible en bouche. Vraiment cette bière n’est pas pour moi. 5/10 avec générosité.
GonZoBeeR (2752) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance:Dark,light tan head...
Flavor:sugar,whisky,wood and smoke,strong alcohol......
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Blazer06. Pours blackness with thin mocha head. The aroma is big with dark roasted malts, black strap molasses, burnt malts, loads of peat and some smooth smokiness. I also get a good deal of Scotch whiskey like notes too. The taste is similar with malt sweetness, molasses, black strap molasses and firm peated Scotch whiskey booze. It ends with lingering peat and some smokiness. Not for the peat impaired.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mikkeller black. Islay version. 375ml bottle consumed at
schouskjelleren... Pours a deep, almost non-penetrable soy sauce like
pour with a minimal head but nice lacing along the sides ofthe glass.
A couple deft swirls yields a wispy medium tan head.. Thick iodine and
smokey qualities upfront in the aroma then progresses to more whiskey
qualities. A faint touch of saltiness intermingles with the rest...
Flavors are overloaded with sweetness throughout but the interspurts
of various other notes keep things interesting. Sweet sugar laiden,
soy, iodine and smoke mesh well the assertive whiskey qualities.
Overly sweet with a bunch of residual sugars. Boozy to a controlled
degree but not overtly so. Medium to full bodied, not too thick, with
light to medium carbonation. cloyingly sweet but complex enough to
keep my interest through half the bottle. Thankful for having someone
to share this with.
HonusWagner (1048) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2011
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Doesn’t quite reach the levels of nasty and vile that peated black hole reaches, but overwhelmingly hot, sweet beers that taste like cigarette ash aren’t really my thing.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Farewell to ibrew2or3… Pours nearly black with a small, creamy, of-white head that leaves spotty lacing behind. The intense bouquet is of fudge and peat smoked Scotch. Full-bodied and ultra silky with gentle carbonation. The cloyingly sweet flavor offers dark chocolate, fudge and smoky Scotch whiskey - although not overwhelmingly hot. Finishes sweet, smoky and boozy. I think this version may more "peaty" than the peated version. Kudos to Blazer06 for sharing this rarity!
TimE (2792) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the most intense beers I’ve ever had. Smoke, peat, earth, dark chocoalte, charcoal and a touch of whisky. Uber full bodied. This is certainly a sippin’ beer. Loved it though.
kermis (3667) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with big beige head. Aroma of oak and whiskey. Flavor is sweet with heavy whiskey, oak, chocolate and licorice
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of bu11zeye. Black body/ no head. Smoked meat, sweet dark chocolate aromas. medium bodied. Sweet smoked barbeque sauce, chocolate, dark roast flavors--good.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, shared by Meilby. Looking like expected in the glass, a pitch black body is topped by a quite small, tan head. Rather oily pour. Soy sauce, licorice, roasted and burnt malts and notes of bonfire in the aroma. Intense, probably too heavy, but gorgeous. That goes for the flavor too, with less impact from the Islay barrels than I expected. The finish didn’t go away until the next beer was tasted, and was quite roasted and licorice-ish. A lovely one, even though I normally prefer other kinds of whisky barrels to be used, I have to say this was the right thing to do. It’s probably a bit intense to drink on your own, but share a bottle with a good friend, and you have something to talk about for a long time. 110114