jaghana (4636) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 75cl, a dark beer with low brown head. Nose is on leather, peated and dark coffee notes. Aroma is on dark chocolate, licorice, nice peated notes and even smoked ones, body is smooth and sweet, good carbonation for this alcohol level.
Finish is on peated and licorice, nice whisky notes, subtle oak touch, long sweet peated notes with more than 20 minutes duration.
As usual from this brewery, the beer is technically perfect, creamy, complex and full of flavours, but mainly for peated whisky fans though.
Alengrin (3221) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The second variation on the Black Damnation theme, this time matured on Caol Ila whisky barrels. Dense and sticky, deep beige foam, colour black. Powerful, complex aroma of caramel, cacao, coffee, tobacco, smoked meat, brambleberries, peat, whisky, oak,... Concentrated, complex taste, dark fruits, thick and oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation, strong roasted bitterness, late spicy hop bitterness, and above all an unmistakable woody, smoky and peaty whisky flavour, that lasts long into the finish. Again a great and complex product.
Storm_Warning (82) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beautiful Beers. Aroma is of whiskey, liquorice, black malts, dark chocolate, peat and dark fruit. Pours as a savagely black vessel with a short lived small tan head. Tastes of sweet whiskey, dark berries, liquorice, rich dark malts and smokey peat with a dark chocolate finish. Thick mouthfeel, a smooth as silk velvety texture with a very soft carbonation. Overall, a genuinely incredible beer, a pretty expensive beer that's for sure but definitely worth it for the dedicated beer drinker out there.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
charule (1574) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to antonfred all the way from Greece. Spewed pitch black with crazy tan head. Was a gusher because they didnt leave enough airspace in the neck when bottled. Aroma strong with woody oak smokey lil peat roast choc. Light carb thick bod. Taste of smokey peat light bitter. Pretty good. If youre a scotch guy youd love it.
Kosmokrator (517) - ITALY - JUL 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2014 Impenetrabile e viscoso color nero con un pannoso e soffice velo di schiuma marroncina poco persistente. Al naso cioccolato amaro, caffè, malto tostato, frutta passita e whisky; gusto dolciastro e caramellato, pieno e rotondo, leggermente zuccheroso e mediamente tostato che evolve verso un finale con intense note di liquirizia e una parvenza di torba. Corpo pieno, effervescenza debole, struttura oleosa. Imperial stout spessa e sontuosa, ottima!
666ale (74) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Massive imperial stout, but not good as mocha bomb that is amazing. More smoked, more viscous and more carbonated.okay!
EddyBeer1 (1044) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Noire de noire, effervescence légère, col brun épais. Malts bien torréfiés, très bonne amertume, légèrement fumée, fruits murs, moka, fèves de cacao, alcool bien présent mais pas envahissant, toutes petites notes de whisky, très longue en bouche, plutôt ronde, un peu sèche sur la fin. Un must!
rhsiung (1139) - USA - JUN 27, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
750-ml bottle from maxs @ "PriBAB" @ casbahcafechicago (byob). stunning. luscious peat. had mixed feelings about sharing the bottle.
TheJvd (955) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small sample from bottle @ Zeebra II. Pours pitch black with a ring tan head. Aroma has licorice, molasses, sweetness, dark fruits, roasted malts and a bit of tartness. Taste has berries, dark fruits, coffee, roasted malts, some tartness and a medium bitterness. Over medium body and medium carbo. Good, but unfortunately a bit infected.
Martinus (3711) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black as night, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, ash, brett, peat, loads of coffee, chocolate. Bitter flavour, coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and ash. Full body, finish syrup, caramel, brown sugar, peat and ash. Nice! I was a bit surprised though to find brett notes in such a strong beer.
(From 75cL bottle shared @ DDvdK tasting room)