hackobock (3537) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mikkeller bar Stockholm. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is mainly peat but also dark roasted malt, cherries, spices and chili. Taste is tart cherries with light chocolate notes, as it warms up the chili becomes more present. Finish is peat, light bitter and light tart. Medium bodied and average carbonation.
zvikar (4200) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught sample at Mikkeller and Friends (Stefansgade). Pours opaque black with a beige to brown head, aroma of peat, iodine smoke, malt, flavor is slightly sour, wood, cherries, sour wood, smoky finish, medium to full bodied.
DSG (12153) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5/1/14] Draught at Mikkeller & Friends in Copenhagen. Black with a nice creamy brown head. Aroma of Islay whiskey, peaty smokiness, wood, alcohol and dark chocolate. Sweet flavor, whiskey-ish, peaty, with wood, iodine, dark chocolate and some sour cherries. Full-bodied. Very nice.
ansalon (3033) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends, May 2nd. Pours pitch black with a low tan head. Aroma of muscovado sugar, chocolate, coffee. Taste is muscovado sugar, chocolate, coffee, cherries and some peaty notes. Mouthfeel is smooth and full-bodied with low no carbonation. Aftertaste is peated smoked chocolate and some cherry notes.
Ktwse (4094) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours burgundy to black with low tan head. Aroma of peats, smoke, light cherry and chili. Taste is peaty and cherry, chilis, hints of grapes. Body is light and smooth.
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MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends in Copenhagen CBC-week. I liked this beer, it’s weird and complex. At first you get punched by the heavy hitting black malts, which is uplifted by the fresh and fruity cherry-sourness.
saxo (16972) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Mikkeller, Stefansgade. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are too peaty, ashy and just totally misunderstood. islay will never be my thing.
tiong (6476) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen
Pours pitch black with a smooth brown head. Aroma of peaty malts, smoke, spices, tart cherries, wood, charcoal and tar. Taste is quite weird mix of a very peaty islay whiskey and a tart cherry sour ale with spices. Finish is surprisingly balanced though. Not sure if I like this or not.
olio (9365) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Peat and tar on the nose with malts and burnt wood also. Peaty flavor, malts, some cherry notes and some wood. A bit harsh and not very pleasant.
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends. Aroma is sweet and strong on islay whisky notes; licorice, vanilla, peat etc. Flavour is oversweet with woody tones, peat, some vanilla and more peat. The kriek shows up as some tartness. Interesting combination - I expected this to be worse. Not a beer I would have everyday but not bad still. Very woody and peaty at the end of the glass.