ej (326) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at cbc. Pitch black with small amount of brownish foam.
Nose is heavy boozy with tar and leather company. Some liquorice and roastness. Also alot of peat.
Taste is liquorice and peaty tar. Sweet roasty malts driving it all forward. The alcohol almost nowhere to be found, subdued behind the tonnes of taste. Great work. I cant belive this is as strong as a whiskey. Or vodka..
Struise will probably and hopefully never cease to amaze me with their brewS. Thumbs up.
Body is very oily and full with soft carbonation.
_angst_ (1743) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2012 Sample @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Pours pitch black with a dark chocolate brown head that slowly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet with wood, smoke, peat, single malt whisky, bitter chocolate and hints of vanilla, salty liquorice, alcohol and wet soil. Taste is sweet and bitter with peat, smoke, wood, salty liquorice, bitter chocolate, brown sugar, single malt whisky, resin, alcohol and hints of pine. Mouthfeel is tiny dry, sticky sweet, boozy, rich and full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with coffee, bitter chocolate and scotch. Surprising a beer of almost 40% can be good. kind of like a strange but good take on a scotch.
SirLimpsalot (1611) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012: Tydlig fat, otrolig hetta, kompleka toner blandad med en tydlig whiskey karaktär. Mycket söt och lång eftersmak.
jesperhammer (2203) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12-MAY-2012, draft @CBC.
Black with yellow/brown lassting head.
Whiskey nose. Mostly just whiskey nose. A faint alcohol and some roast.
The roasted notes really comes out on the taste. Coffee and chocolate with loads of whiskey.
Very sweet, very very full body.
Oh, and the alcohol? It is there, but no way 39%
Difficult to rate such an extreme beast.
lundy (43) - - MAY 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Looks and feels syrupy on the tongue. Very sweet flavor and aroma. Black color. Molasses. Whiskey. Candy. Cannot believe its a 40%, like a beer-whiskey. Fullest body imaginable. Surprisingly smooth and crisp aftertaste.
jramskov (49) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at CBC 2012. Pitch black with little head. Expected the alcohol to completely dominate but this is surprisingly balanced and the alcohol is very well hidden.
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MiP (12136) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Laphroaig peat aroma. Black colour. Dark brown head. The flavour is nicely peaty as well. Does not taste that strong, actually. Surprisingly good.
Plovmand (5711) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at CBC. Pours jet black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, whisky, dark fruit and caramel. Flavour is roasted malt, sweet malt, chocolate, smoke, warming alcohol and some vinous. Long dark fruity finish.
Pinball (9655) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
black, smooth brown, aroma of peat smoked whisky, roasted malts, full aroma, very nice. Flavor is roasted malts, peat, wood, great balance, abv exten,eremely well hidden.
KingCecil (1804) - DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At CBC 2012 .. Tap .. It pours pitch Black with a large thick creamy head... The aroma is dark fruits, rasins, alcohol ... The flavor is vinous, Dark fruits, strong alcohol, rasins... Nice ..:) strong ;)