worldbeertaste (1126) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2013 Light does not penetrate the black hole of darkness. It absorbs light. No head. Smells of dark malt, alcohol - whiskey, Marmite, tar, roast, espresso. Dark chocolate. Thin oily very smooth body. Sweet dark chocolate, with a nice bitter coco middle and an ashy, slightly harsh finish. The bitterness is a bit strong to be fully impressive. But as you simply can not taste that it is 13% impresses more than anything. Warms the tummy. Strange that it comes in a clear bottle.
mike_77 (1961) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with no head or fizz. Oaky, whiskey tones come through in the aroma as do charcoal and roasted malts. Initial malty flavour becomes more earthy with peaty whiskey coming through. A light honey sweetness is present among the bitterness and warming alcohol.
Leighton (6982) - London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Semi-Final Tasting, my place in London. Your welcome, lads. Pours black brown and, lacking almost any semblance of a head, seems pretty flat. The nose is mostly whisky, with hints of dark malts and cocoa. Medium sweet flavor with lots of peat, dark cocoa, charcoal, earth and mild booze. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate heat in the finish, with loads more peat, baking cocoa, earth, and whisky to spare. Pretty damn good. One of the best barrel-aged UK beers I’ve had.
jackl (2596) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Semi-Final Tasting. Cheers to whoever supplied this. The pour is deep brown with ho head. The nose is heavy whiskey, vanilla-accented wood, toasty smoke and burned marshmallows. Definite accents of islay whiskey and light pear fruit notes. The taste is smokey chocolate tar, fudge. Definitely boozy, but the sweet flavors are nicely held by some earthy peat and wood accents on the long finish. Full body, a bit hot. Soft. Overall, pretty good!
Scopey (3253) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Leighton’s Euro Semi-Final tasting, thanks to Leighton. It pours jet black, with a thin, bubbly tan head. The nose is floral, hay, strong whisky character, peated malt and smoke. The taste is whisky, smoked peat, charcoal, tangy fruit, salt, booze and oak, with a warming finish. Medium body and pretty much no carbonation. Dominated by the barrel-aging. A bit 1D, but not too bad.
Theis (11081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Black - brown head. Oiley, high smokey, peated, fruity, high malty, sweetness, tarmac, earthy, whiskey, roasted malts. If you like peated/whiskey... go for it !!!
joergen (17353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Roasted aroma of peat, earth and whisky.
Roasted flavour of peat, earth and whisky.
Too much peat.
Pinball (9672) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pitch dark, small offwhite or light brown head.
quite peaty and woody aroma, iodine, roasted malts, quite powerfull,
flavor is roasted malts, wood, salt, peat, reminds me of "limfjordsporter"
Ungstrup (26267) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, peated smoke, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of peated smoke, roasted malt, alcohol, and raisins, leading to dry, roasted, alcoholic, and peated smokey finish.
JanLaursen (2160) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Papsø tasting. Oily black with no head. Very peaty and alcoholic aroma, the cask ageing really comes through. Flavor is sweet, quite sticky texture, with loads of peat and oaky notes. This is an unfair battle. The whiskey beats the beer, what a shame...