alexsdad06 (3821) - Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Pours dark brown to black with some reddish highlights at the edges and a small tan head. The aroma has dark roasted malts, almost charred and a big, peaty scotch whiskey component. Lighter notes of honey sweetness and wood. The flavor has some hints of dark chocolate and honey from the base beer with char and more heavy peated scotch whiskey. I’m sure some appreciate this, but I like to get more from the base beer.
mikeyo1 (29) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with Biege to brown head. Aroma is at first sniff mostly smoky peat, but diminishing while drinking more. Loads of sweet honey and oak barrel, roasted malts, dark bread some vanilla and dark fruits. Taste is unbalanced by dry astringent sourness in the aftertaste. An Overall interesting and quite odd beer.
CarlJonas (188) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottled 2009) Black with a big brown head. Not much lacing but plenty of drapes. Honey and Madeira on the nose. Some peat when I poured but that quickly disappeard. The taste is honey sweet up front, then slightly sour and roasted and then comes the whiskey that also dominates the aftertaste together with the honey. Rich mouthfeel and surprisingly high carbonation but quite sticky. Feels like the honey has taken over, I don’t recall it being so very dominant when the beer was younger, but it’s still quite complex and every sip brings out different nuances. I think it maybe peaked a couple of years ago though, but it’s still pretty tasty.
a_cross (472) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, weird burnt orange head; heavy roast aroma; taste is roast malt, smoke; salty whisky is present but not overpoweringly so, perhaps the honey is sufficient to smooth things out; bitter finish; for a high abv beer this is surprisingly well balanced; would love some of this on a snowy winters night.
SHIG (3279) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to fata2683: Poured black with tan head. Bourbon chocolate and roasted. Taste is rich coffee bean and roasted malts, chocolate.
lliams (192) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour was striking- nearly silenced the room. Black, visous, dark tan head. The aromas jump out, honey was immediate, with alcohol ... tar, smoke, apple core.. our example was old and not in the best condition. still, a wonderful drink
ansalon (619) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with no head. Aroma is vanilla, caramel, dark dried fruit, honey, bourbon. Taste is honey, bourbon, tobacco, liqourice, tar.
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jkwood04 (2928) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, a lot of smokiness/peatiness from the Scotch barrels, some coffee and chocolate, a little honey, and light bitterness. Flavor the same with a nice blend of roasted malts and whiskey. Smooth, thicker texture. A good imperial stout, but the whiskey could be a little smoother in this beer.
Barrelbelly (568) - BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Soked, coffee, malts aroma,and roasted taste with whiskey, wood, roasted malts. Burnt aftertaste. Great sweet finish.
Celest (9) - - AUG 12, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very strong imperial stout but really long bitter aftertaste, too much for my own tastes!
Staffan47 (671) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vet i tusan vad mikkeller gjort denna gång men som vanligt är det bra. Dessa förbannade whiskyfat som annars kan förstöra den bästa av öl är här riktigt trevlig. Delar en flarra med Johan och den unge Hoffback