TychoJames (1011) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska boxbeer. Svart vätska. Tjära, torv och rök ch lite choklad. Smaken mycket rökig och träig med lite knäckiga toner. Charkuterier och krut. Förbaskat mycket smak. Lite söt
FunkyF (811) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska från boxbeer. Svart med ljusbrunt skum. Torr doft av rök, krut och tjära. Söt och rökig. Tydlig islaykänsla.
Echon (328) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Fairbar. Black body with no head. Great sweet aroma with liquorice and fruit. The taste is very rich, with lots of sweetness and an extreme amount of coffee. Lots of roasted malts, with a bit of smoke from the barrels and also a pinch of saltiness. Full body with low carbonation. The finish is dominated by the liquorice. I savoured the first sips but then it started to go downhill. The overwhelming sweetness and low carbonation make this beer very cloying. I had a small pour but by the time I was halfway through, I did not feel like finishing it. The balance was axed in the pursuit of extremity.
biirusaikou (2363) - - SEP 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Mikkeller. Rich dark coffee character, brown sugar, spicy whiskey bite, notes of tobacco and licorice, dry finish. Quite smooth and balanced for such a big beer.
JulienHuxley (5525) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with Tom. Opaque oily black pour with thin orange layer of foam. Aroma is really intriguing, nice soft smoky aromas, rich licorice and coffee, light molasses. Taste is super delicious, rich flavors, smoky, light molasses, umami notes, very light leather, brown sugar, extremely tasty, very well calibrated, very flavorful and not too sweet. Palate is full bodied but never cloying, full carbonation. Very tasty, especially for a style (scotch barrel aged stouts) I usually despise, this is incredibly good.
tom10101 (5055) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How: Botttle (330 ml). Split 2-ways with JulienHuxley.
>>> A wonderfully executed Islay barrel-aged RIS, which is the exception. Very tasty stuff!
- Black with a medium oily beige head and little lacing.
- Nice scotch aroma, not overpowering and well complemented by a chocolate, roasted malts, caramel... surprisingly well balanced.
- It’s also well balanced in taste with a solid malt backbone, nice Islay presence, roasted malts, caramel, chocolate... really nice.
- Full bodied, moderate carbonation, nice warming finish.
- Really complex and suprisingly (!) not cloying at all. I easy finish my glass and would have welcomed more.
Flavors: Islay, chocolate, caramel, iodine, peat, roasted malts, mild spiciness, a bit of alcohol and oak.
shoulderbroken (3535) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Mikkeller Tokyo. Aroma is great, roasty, choc, coffee, but not overpowering. Not much sign of the barrel. Bit of spice, licquorice and smoke. Taste is good. Smooth, roast and choc dominated with just a hint of the whisky at the end. Quite oaty. Further down, booze kicks in. Still nice.
CraftBeerNick (1838) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in Cardinal, 5th August 2015. This beast pours a clean, black beverage. Aroma is peaty malt whiskey, taste is peat forward, good for me, some sweet balance and overall a good dry impy. Get it down ya neck
bytemesis (6449) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to burspak. Pours opaque black, medium brown head, dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is super peaty, smoky, roast, cocoa. Flavor is full of roast, cocoa scotch and smoky peat, medium sweet, and light plus bitter. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. This is pretty good, but you gotta love peaty scotch to get into it.
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svart farve med mørk beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt, lakris, kaffe og whiskey. Smak av røstet malt, lakris, kaffe, sjokolade, vanilje, laktose og whiskey. Tap @ Melkebaren.