JefVerstraete (1883) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from De Hopduvel, dark brown/black, brown foam. Soft carbonation. Very roasty aroma, malts and lots of coffee. Lots of peated whisky in the aftertaste. Full body. Very good.
Camons (6978) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Fermentoren, Århus. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, expresso, peat, wood, smoke, rich Islay whiskey. Flavor is malty, coffee, peated, smoke, caramel, Islay whiskey, some booze. Full body, soft carboantion, warming alcohol. 220115
Rasmus40 (12680) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is dry, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and peat. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 220115
neongolden (697) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(On tap @ Mikkeller Bar Stockholm, Dec 28 2014) Pours pitch black with a small medium tan head leaving a little lace. Aroma is super whiskey forward, with lots of smoky, peaty, woody aromas. The roast really comes through too, though not extremely strong coffee. Ashy. Some sweet chocolate and licorice. Taste is sensitive to temperature and I thought was most balanced on the cooler side. Lots of barrel on the palate at first, whiskey and wood with a peaty roast taste. It amplifies the pungent coffee, and lots of chocolate and dark malts at the core too. Smoke builds substantially towards the finish, which is dry and and carries some wood and a bit of roasty bitterness. Smoke became a bit overpowering as it warmed until the malt sweetness caught up. Medium full creamy oat mouthfeel with soft carb, no alcohol heat. This one took up tons and tons of barrel, really surprised me how much smoke and peat there was here - not for non-whiskey fans. Surprised it managed to support rather than blow out the coffee. Just tough to drink occasionally when the smoke became overbearing, but otherwise I loved it and wish I had drank it all a bit cooler. Neat stuff!
llkc (595) - århus, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2015 duft: meget røget meget karamel røget dufter så meget af scotch whiskey.
smag smager mega meget af røg. tørv. smager som at slikek på et stykke kul. meget stor fylde. meget sødme bag alt det brandte malt. super god øl burde dog ikke drikke alene da den smager af mega meget som godt kan blive lidt for meget af det gode i det lange løb .
kaffe ristet malt røg meget kompleks.
meget fed øl med så meget røget smag meget fed og tyk øl. kiksmsag.
efter hvad jeg husker hade den gamle batch noget mere duft af røg
Zakoon (140) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a solid brown head. Aroma is Liquorice root, coffee, vanilla, whisky, oak, smoke and dark chocolate. Flavour is smokey, soft bitterness and some whisky. Body is full, texture is oily. Finish is long and heavy on the booze. But still quite enjoyable.
Desverger (2936) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@Mikkeller Bar, CPH - pours black with a tan head. Roasted malty aroma and taste, peaty, treacle, chocolate, coffee, some wooden nuances on the palate, dry warming finish. Lovely.
gyllenbock (5343) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar Stockholm.
Black with a small tan head. A lot of whiskey in both the aroma and taste. Also peat, dark chocolate, some tobacco and light vanilla. The body was full and with a long warming finish.
ansalon (1733) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mikkeller bar Stockholm. Pours black with a low tan head. Aromas of tar, tobacco, leather, coffee, chocolate, muscovado sugar. Taste is tar, smoke, chocolate, tobacco, vanilla, coffee, muscovado sugar. Mouthfeel is sticky and oily with low carbonation. Good, but a bit too unbalanced.
Ktwse (2353) - SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of peats, smoke, whisky barrel - like sniffing a Lagavulin. There's light coffee and chocolate there as well but the nose is completely dominated by islay whisky. Taste is initial sweet with muscovado and chocolate before the peats kick in again to dominate throught the finish. Almost overbearing. Very alcohol warming. Rich, creamy body with soft carbonation.