j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Peter’s 2nd annual spring gathering thanks to Brian from 12%. Pours jet black with a thin tan head. Huge peat and smoke. Smells a little like a permanent marker. Loads of smoky peat throughout this, somewhat obscuring some of what makes the weasel usually such a solid beer. Rather awesome, but a bit challenging.
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle courtesy of deflagro, thanks! pours great, nice creamy head. this was just too smokey for me. i loved the highland weasel, this is just masking so much of the beer for me. i also am not too fond of smoke flavor, and this is no exception, i am going to stay away from islay stouts from now on!
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
big thanks to bierkoning for this. poured black with a beige head. aroma was super woody, bourbon, and insect repellent. flavor was very woody, bourbon, coffee, and fudge. body was thick with low carbonation.
italarican (1526) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Peter’s RBSG courtesy of Brian from 12% imports. Beautiful black pour with caramel brown head. I take a whiff of this thing and feel it in my eyes. Long, permeating peat smoke aroma with meaty notes of smoked salmon and salami along with hops and chocolate malt. Not a particularly appetizing scent. Flavor is Lebanon bologna, coffee, and chocolate malt. Sounds even weirder than the aroma, but it works. Slight bourbon aftertaste with tons of peat smoke and coffee ground for an earthy finish. Weird beer overall but still fairly good.
mar (5027) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. poured black with an espresso head. nose is smoke, peat, burnt chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee. great on the palate, heavy smoke and peat flavor, caramel, chocolate, and roastiness are in the back. ridiculous.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500mL bottle, thanks for sharing wavers1! Black with a 1/2 finger tan head, fair retention. Big peaty smoke up front with some chocolate and light ash following, tinges of soy. Flavor is still pretty meaty and very smoky. Really burnt and ashy in the finish, detracting and astringent. Dry finish with some alcohol and soy, bitterness at 5. Full body with light carbonation. Not that great.
jtclockwork (11058) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2010 Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s RBSG 2010 thanks to Brian from 12% imports. Pours jet black tar with tan head. Nose is strong overwhelming in your face peat, grain alcohol, iodine, ash, smoke and burning cigar. Taste is strong peat, burnt licorice, iodine, fire pit ash and smoked nuts. I think I grew about fifty chest hairs after trying this one.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s RBSG 2010. Bottle thanks to Brian from 12% imports. Pours a nice rich oily black with a thinning head. Aroma is kick you in the face peat smoke, harsh ashy cigarette burn, smoke, burnt malts, tar, leather, tobacco leaf, and just harsh with burnt everything. Flavor is woody, tar, ash, big peat smoke, iodine, strong whiskey notes, with big alcohol burn- boozy, also get a oversmoked salmon, with some oily smoked herring. Finish is ashy and harsh- ugh.
blutt59 (6246) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy, pitch black pour with aroma of tar , ashtray and sweet dark fruit, flavors of bitter coffee, heavy peat, woody, whiskey finish
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Silver capped wax Islay bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a inky black body and a large tan head. Aroma is scotch, scotchy, scotch, with nearly an artificial level of peat and smoke. Very powerful, but awesome and intense. Taste is wood, brown sugar, coffee and peaty. Medium to thin mouthfeel for a monster like this. Awesome scotch character!