fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 330ml. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012.
Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, peat, smoke, tar. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, smoke, peat, coal - charcoal, chocolate, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
yespr (31794) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is chili andsmoked whiskey. Smoked, smooth, tarish and light ashtray note. Bitter, roasted, dark chocolate and bitter into a dry and roasted finish. Smooth.
Ungstrup (29834) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chcolate, whiskey, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of notes of roasted malt, caramel, iodine, whiskey, and wood, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours an opaque black with a HUGE frothy and lively light brown head leaving quite some lacework - amazing retention. Rustic, alcoholic, ashy aroma with a little tar. Medium body only, hard roast, now the peat and iodine comes through. Charry. Quite some alcohol in the finish. For a peaty beer this ain’t too bad. 301112
joergen (21497) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home.
Pitch black coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and whisky.
Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate, whisky and alcohol.
Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled@chriso pre-gbbf shindig 2012. Black colour, small head. Aroma is mild vanilla, roasted malts, liquorice, some toffee and a bit ashy notes along with some whisky notes. Flavour is smooth liquorice, roasted malts, vanilla and some whisky notes. Wellbalanced and a real beauty when it comes to barrel aging.
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty weak smoky whisky barrel aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty smoky woody chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty smoky woody chocolate finish.
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Jan (fonefan); bb 31/12/2013
Black color with giant brownish creamy head. Tasted side to side with the Clynelish version, the aroma is lighter; there is some roasted malt, some peat and some marine/iodine breeze. The body is leaner, the mouthfeel is smooth, also with a lot of carbonation still; roasted malt flavor, good, with a pleasant combination of peat and liquorice; strong but balanced bitterness, with some more roastiness in the final and liquorice.
Very good, but surprisingly the peaty whiskey doesn’t add so much, and it seems less reach than the Clynelish.
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home ... dark black ... small tan head ... dark malts ... soft islay nose ..big big big smoke ... soft iodine... dark malst .... too much whisky
harrisoni (14104) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks graciously to Toby at The Kernel. Black beer with a HUGE tan head. Really no need for that level of carbonation. Strong Caol Ila whisky smoked peaty aroma. Now much against common opinion that doesn’t mean that I will take an instant disliking to this beer just cos it’s barrel aged and in an Islay whisky cask. Although the aroma is strongly individualistic it isn’t completely overpowering nor unbalanced. I think it’s pretty damn good and that’s cos the base beer is big and well constructed enough to carry the barrel ageing. Muscular dark malts underpin this beer. Goes well with chicken tikka and ciabatta bread. Classy beer with big intense aromas and flavours. . Impressive.