jikvig (269) - NORWAY - NOV 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black, with just a hint of a golden rim. Beige head.
Summary; I´ll go straight to the summary on this; I LOVE it! That is because it´s a blend of my 2 favorite things; Islay whisky and good beer;
It got a big peaty nose, with smoke, hay, bonefire, seawead and minerals. The same huge islay flavours you get in the nose.
That being said, it´s to much. It´s too peaty, even for a peat-head as myself. That´s why the overall score is low, it´s off-balance.
I love it; but 1 glass is way enough!
olsvammel (5098) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at ÖBWF 2010. It poured a pitch black liquid with a small brown head. Strong and complex flavour of whisky, smoke, chocolate and coffee. Smooth mouthfeel and very thick body. Complex and very nice beer to lean back and sip at.
shrubber85 (9946) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Sweet coffee, peat, iodine, and seaweed aroma. Opaque black color with nice tan head. Sweet coffee malt initially followed by peat, seaweed, iodine flavor. Finishes with a strong quinine bitterness. An extremely well made beer - I love coffee and Islay scotch but the combination of the two is probably something I won’t try again.
sunevdj (3734) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Thomas’. Pours an opaque black with a diminishing beige head. Peated whisky smells yards away. Quite sweet with aromas of roasted coffee and peat dried malts. Also hints of dried fruits. Full bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Quite soft carbonation. Long peated finish. Very good.
berlinoise2go (684) - NORWAY - OCT 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (50cl) from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. Batch 415 (BB 9.3.2012). Looks like crude oil coming out of the bottle. Pitch black (a golden hue is barely visible). Inch-thick dark beige head, reducing to a ring with some dot-shaped lacings. Lovely Laphroigian whisky aromas upfront with peat, vanilla, malt, tar, smoke, chocolate. Mouthfeel is oily, yet surprisingly crisp and light (in a positive sense). Medium carbonation. Very good balance. Lasting malty and slightly bitter aftertaste with sweet whisky notes.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, huge thanks for sharing Vaiz!
100% solid black, thick syrupy pour with huge dense brown and creamy head. Aroma is huge Islay: peat, iodine, coal, earth and wood. Only notes of the original weasel shining through: coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, but Islay is the centre of attention here.
Flavour is huge, sticky, syrupy Islay, quite bitter in a smooth way, medium sweet. Peat, iodine, deep roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Very nice, but it’s a shame the Islay pushes the weasel a bit too far away.
Finish gives a smooth warmth and the Islay fades away to reveal a bit more weasel, but still, this is Islay with weasel instead of weasel with Islay.
Vaiz (4172) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Had a bottle lying around for a while and today seemed a good day to open this beast. Thick syrupy brown pour with a dense creamy tan head. Heavy aroma full of peat, coffee, iodine, roasty and burnt malts and some bitter hops. Full bodied and huge flavor, very bitter and peated. Somewhat medicinal and a bit burnt. Slightly harsh and one-dimensional. Still, a great brew.
daknole (10790) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
LCBS 2010. Black pour. Tons of chocolate, scotch, oak, briney characteristics in the nose. Sweet diabtetes ale as someone put it! Chocolate, booze, oak. Another good one.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is Islay, Islay, Islay. Salty, chocolate umami, and alcohol.
Taste is tons of Islay yummy flavor. Salt, soy, umami, some hops, and a bit of the base beer on the back end. Lots of sugar in this bitch.
Finish is sweet, slightly astringent, tons of barrel character and alcohol.
I like, but I can’t drink much of it.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
50 cl bottle. Ebony with thin froth that fades to tan icing. Nose is oak and scotch, subdued chocolate and spicy coffee. Medium body with a tingle and sharp alcohol. Taste is bitter dark chocolate, espresso, peat and smoke. Quite a potent brew not quite as good as its parts.