spacecube (330) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On keg at North Bar, dark brown, only a small head, with a lovely thick palate with cherry, smoke, whisky and earthy oak. Nice and smooth.
McNeillR (247) - SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with whisper of a tan head. Whirlwind of peat and woody plum, I could swirl this for hours without a sip. Big boozy slats of baked fruits, dampened by a watery coffee thread. Mouthfeel is the right side of syrupy and a oaky vanilla linger to match. A really impressive foot up on an already impressive brew.
Keg, North Bar, Leeds
brief_smile (100) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg @ North Bar. Dark brown colour, thin off-white head. Islay whisky, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak and a touch of dark fruit on the nose. Taste is smoked meat, peat smoke, caramel and a touch of bitter coffee. Finish is herbal, bitter and warming with a lingering smoke presence. Wonderfully soft and full palate. Fantastic.
harrystrill (93) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
for me this was not great given im not a fan of single malt whiskys this may not have been the best choice. as a beer it very interesting as its like drinking scotch whiskey beer ... i have copied and passed ( with a few alterations) the reviewed from the peted version as it sums up my experience perfectly and im sure its the same thing !
" Nose is SMOKEY! No other aromas! Initial taste is not to smokey, but the aftertaste is Laphroig times two! Distinct smoked whisky! A lasting taste, just like the whisky. Quite sweet with a thick mouthfeel.
FaithHealer1 (330) - SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at North Bar. Pours a mysteriously deep, copper brown. Aroma is fantastic, like the bourbon barrel version. Smells like an old library: smoke, oaky vanilla, leather, a hint of mustiness. Polish sausage present again, as.are caramel and figs. Taste is beautifully rich: smokey Polish sausage up front, with figs, caramel, oaky vanilla, a little biscuit. Sweet, but really nicely balanced, particularly by the cappuccino bitterness on the end. Tastes great tight around the mouth. Medium-full bodied. Ace. The bourbon barrel beats it, but only just - this is still wonderfully good.
cgarvieuk (10912) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at IMBC ... dark black brown ... thin tan head ... soft toffee smojke roast ... light meaty nose ... rich fruits ... blackcurrant ... strawberry ... little vanilla ... odd bjut interesting
gunnfryd (8531) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Haandfestival 2012. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, dried fruit, roasted malt, smoke. Flavour is sweet, smoked, vanilla, roasted malt , vanilla, dried fruit, alcohol, caramel, hop. Full body. Nice beer.
bergstaden (699) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber with oiff white head - smoked malt aroma - tastes of smoked malt with some peat and wood - lingering smokey finish - nice
yngwie (10754) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at HaandFestival 2012. A minimal sized light beige head sits on top of a more or less clear, dark brown body. Vanilla, oak, roasted malts, a faint smoked touch and caramel in the aroma. The flavor is quite sweet, with some warming alcohol and smoke hints. Roasted, with vanilla and oak, and towards the end a pleasant bitterness chimes in. Full body, warming and sweet on the palate, with roasted malts and bitterness in the end. Overall, a bit too much on the oaked side for me, but really nice anyway. 120504
Bragesnak (4556) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with beige head. Aroma of smoke. Flavour with alcohol and caramel.