brokensail (13270) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RBSG 2015. Thanks, Dallas. Pretty much black in color with a tan head. Smells of dark fruits, rye whiskey, and vanilla. A touch of licorice and some burnt sugar. Nice enough roasted malt and charred oak as well. Some sweet vanilla, whiskey, and dark fruits. Slight creme brulee. A bit boozy and roasty on the finish.
hayduke (3767) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was from a bottle at the RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours nearly black with a tan head. The nose is roasted malts, chocolate, whiskey, and wood. Medium body .Flavor is much like the aroma and very rich. Nice long whisky flavor bitter finish. Really good.
mcberko (9348) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out intense bourbon barrels, almost a tartness from the wood and light cocoa. Flavour follows suit, with super boozy barrel notes, tart fruits, and wood. Fairly complex, but I’m a little put off by the sourness. Still, very nice stuff.
djd07 (6058) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is roast, chocolate, wood. Medium mouth, similar flavors to nose, bitter finish, good
GothGargoyle (1692) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a chocolate head. Aroma is soy sauce, chocolate, dark fruits, plum. Full bodied, slightly syrupy mouthfeel, lightly roasty finish. Taste is chocolate, soy sauce, dark fruits.
Ferris (7692) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Vintage 2910 - Cocoa and light barrel notes. Jet black with a brown head. Dark molasses and a nice soft barrel sweetness. Nice and well rounded.
Stuu666 (6530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, smooth, rich, chocolate. Strong alcohol finish.
Leighton (14040) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the chriso Snow Tasting in London - thanks to Jan. Pours dark, brown-black with a creamy, beige head. The nose holds some alcohol and iodine, dark malts, roast. Big sweet flavor with dark sugars, prominent alcohol/barrel character, understated roast. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Hot finish with more dark malts, dark chocolate, wood. Decent if a bit heavy handed.
Camons (7633) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Christers. Pours black with a brown head, light lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel, mild whisky notes, wood. Flavor is malty, caramel, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, wood, whisky. Full body, soft carbonation, light warming alcohol. 110614
Rasmus40 (13911) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruit and wood. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily and smooth. 110614