fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 12, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2010 Draught @ pre-ZBF Festival 2010, Kasteel der Lakebosschen, Lakebosschendreef 4, Ruddervoorde, Belgium.
Clear dark black color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, tobacco, light berry sweet, smoke - peat. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. 
yespr (40082) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is clean coffee and dark roasted malt. Flavour starts out coffeeish with a light sweetness and roasted malt flavour. Dry and bitter with a roasted dark toffeeish note. Smooth.
Ungstrup (34215) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer iwth a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of tar, roasted malt, peated smoke, bread, and dark chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, alcohol, dark chocolate, bread, iodine, and peated smoke, leading to a dry smoked finish.
joergen (25813) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at PreZBF 2010.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Roasted aroma of caramel, alcohol, liquorice and chocolate.
Roasted flavour of caramel, alcohol, chocolate and liqurice with notes of smoke, dried fruits and hops.
oh6gdx (25127) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 7, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled (from Struise Beershop). Pitch black colour with mediumsized reddish brown fluffy head, that disappears quite quickly. Aroma is nicely roasted malts, some alcoholic sweetness as well as mild peated and smoked notes. Quite stinging whiskylike sweetness. Flavour is roasted malts, quite peated and smoked as well with some wooden notes. Some liquorice, alcohol, toffee and dark fruits and berries have also found their way into this beautifully balanced beer. A very mellow and balanced Imperial Stout combined with some Caol Ila notes, but in a rather mellow way. As for whiskies I think Caol Ila is a borderline case for me, the 3-4 ones I’ve had have been way too aggressive and brutal for my likes.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours an opaque black with a small light brown head. The aroma is oozing with booze but also something reminding me of solvents or chemicals, not overly bad but certainly not pleasant either. Very full-bodied, plenty of roasted malt, again somewhat chemical - perhaps it’s just the heavy alcohol that shines through. Perhaps some age will mellow the sharp edges in this beer. 141110
omhper (23313) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, thanks baggio! Very black, dark brown head. Aroma of vodka and resin. Sweet and hugely full bodied with dense mouthfeel. Like dinking tar. Smokey and asphalt and petro - this is Jesus Built My Hotrod in a bottle. Inky bitter finish. I feel I just got hit by a train...
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @Chris O. Pours a black color with a tan head. Has a roasted malty whisky chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate licorice and smoky whisky flavor. Has a roasted maltty shisky chocolate finish.
madmitch76 (21715) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
4th March 2010. Pre ZBF. Opaque black beer. Dark malt and some green vegetable on the nose. Rich dark malt with a little fruit in the undertone. Dark red fruit plus subtle dentyne/bubblegum. A little unsweet dark chocolate. Finishes dry. The Caol Ila is quite subtle but the peaty dryness comes through. TLingering bitter hop aftertaste. Tasty and complex.
Travlr (21167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
First sampling at the schoolhouse in December 2009, courtesy of Urbain who described it as "it’s what people dream about, but what we drink." Second tasting on draught at pre-ZBF, March 2009. Further samplings on days #1, 2 & 3 of bottle fermentation.
Black. Dark tan head, even apparent on day #1 after bottling. Aroma of roasted malts, dark bitter cocoa, prunes, very subtle whisky. Flavor has rich chocolate, wood, dark fruits. Bitterness progresses rapidly after bottling, bitter dry finish in other tastings. Wonderful.