gEUS (1035) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas - Pours pitch black with a dark brown head with grey hints. Aroma is very peat peat peat, with dark chocolate undertone. Huge body with edhy flavours of wood, whiskey and coffee. Nice!
Ughsmash (7124) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle, best by 3/9/12. Poured very near black with a rich, dark tan head.. looked awesome in the glass! The aroma picked up bright smoky peat and dank earthy notes over semi-sweet, ultrasmooth coffee, some molasses, and a touch of honey.. a touch medicinal, which knocked it down a notch.. hid the boozage well. The flavor found burnt coffee and black patent malts at the core.. lots of pungent medicinal smoke laced throughout.. tasty coffee was overshadowed by the not-so-smooth smoked malts on the back-end.. long, bitter, smoky finish. Medium-plus bodied, very bright, and very smoky on the palate.. the Islay really got in the way of some delicious subtleties of the base beer.. alright overall, but I prefer the original.
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
During Mikkel’s and Thomass’ visit in Athens, Oct 2009.Pitch black with a lovely dark brown head. A little carbonation is present.Roasted and smoked aromas, choclate, lots of coffee, a touch of wood. Roasted malt taste, again lots of coffee and chocolate, some tar, whisky is very subtle. Loved it.
LoFi (1592) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a light brown ring.
Aroma: very peaty, some smoke, salami/medwurst. This overpowers the coffee and chocolate a bit.
Taste: great peatiness, salami, chocolate, coffee.
Wow, this is heavy stuff, but enjoyable.
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2013
2013-11-11, bottle, batch 415, brewed 090309, bb 090312, 4½ years old, 8-4-8-4-16=40
Pitch black color with medium sized head, reducing quickly. The aroma presents strong iodine character, followed in strength by the peat, and eventually by the roasted malt. Smooth mouthfeel, lean, thinning after a few years of age; dark chocolate and roasted malt flavor, with light residual sweetness; the liquorice touch is too strong; some peat and iodine; correct bitterness level; pleasant alcohol warmth, but well controlled.
Very good, but it won’t improve further.
2010-04-10, tasting at Papsø’s, 8-4-8-4-16=40
Black color; it pours quite oily. Very nice aroma, whiskey, peaty, with chocolate and light coffee. The mouthfeel is quite oily, the flavor is strong chocolate first of all, with pleasant peaty/whiskey touch, some roasted malt, and light liquorice (I would be happy even without it). Very good, a bit chaotic but with many sides to be enjoyed.
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drunk to celebrate my rating number 21,100. Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of iodine, hard roasted malt, coffee, alcohol, smoke, and wood. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of iodine, alcohol, roasted malt, and soy sauce, as well as medium notes of coffee, peated smoke, and wood, leading to a very dry, alcoholic, roasted, and whiskey like finish. The alcohol warms the mouth.
Palme (3302) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared 0.5l bottle. Pours a pitch black body with a thin bubbly brown head. Aroma is filling the room right after you pop the cap with strong smoked peat, leather, light salt and some alcohol. I also got a new aroma sense that I never have seen in a beer before: it smells like a well used plush sofa smells. Fantastic! Full-bodied, low carbonation and the mouthfeeling is thick and fat as yo mamma. Flavors are much the same fantastic stuff I got in the aroma: Lots of leather, strong roasted malts, a mild alcohol sting, peat and silver birch burned nearly to ashes leaving a burning aftertaste from all that smoke. By far the most distinct and unique in the series. The aftertaste stays around for ever! Really nice brew this.
Ratman197 (9686) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of peat smoke, iodine, bitter chocolate and roastiness. Palae was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of peat smoke, iodine, cocoa and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering smokey iodine finish. Are you supposed to drink this or pour it on a cut?
RasmusOtt (1091) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2014 Re-rate 2014. Bottle from 2009. Black pour with a nice espresso brown head. Aroma has huge woody and huge rounded smoked notes. Also some raw wool. deep tobacco, vanilla, tar, peat, fruity coffee - almost espresso notes, salmiak, liquorice and dark bitter chocolate. Taste of intense espresso/coffee, salmiak, nice rounded smoke, burnt caramel, tobacco, alot of ’barrel feel’, light salty, bitter roast, raw wool, dark dried fruits, liquorice/salmiak and some warming alcohol in the end. Even though this is big time smoked it doesent feel like a ’too much’ thing. Very elegant and subtle in a way. Wow, and the balance in this just remain I got so much love for this little weasel <3 .
yumyum (210) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
awesome beer if you like peaty scotch. You start with a great base beer and add a further level of complexity. Granted that the peaty/smokiness does take over a lot of the coffee flavour of the base beer but the mouthfeel/palate remains the same, Very nice