Jade (406) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black with a beige head. Light cocoa and coffee aroma. Light bitter taste, hard to place aside from the coffee and nut - but quite nice.
Japalo (1094) - DENMARK - JAN 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@home. No foam Black. Low carbonated. "Black Ball" extra. Heavy pure licorice aroma and taste. Dessert/ cheese or after dinner brew. Super nice.
theoncle (57) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 31, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
D’ampolla. Escuma marró fosca. Aroma de malts torrats, cafè, pastís de xocolata, alcohol, prunes, fusta i whisky. Sabor suau i ben equilibrat, amb xocolata negra, cafè, whisky i regalèssia.
CanIHave4Beers (3142) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a small head and good lacing on the glass.
The aroma is rich and roasty with some whiskey and plum. Sweet smelling in a nice way... perhaps a touch overbearing on booziness... but inviting never the less.
The flavor is rich and sweet, highly roasty with a very nice level of bitterness. I assume this was aged in Scotch Barrels given that it was brewed at Brewdog coupled with the spelling of "Whisky" But the beer is sweet enough and there is enough perceived vanillin to trick the mind into thinking bourbony thoughts. The beer has a lto of dark fruit flavor and it’s all around pretty huge and boozy.
Thick on the palate, but not unpleasantly so.
Pretty nice stout, but I think at 13+abv the addition of milk sugar is likely not enough to really designate this as a "sweet stout" as opposed to an Imperial Stout....
epigrafen (4) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
coffee, roasty, licorice, chocolate, black, minimal head, brown foam, medium bitterness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
SlackerMads (1419) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a small beige head. Aroma is soft, sweet chocolate cake, sweet roast, vanilla. Taste is awesome. Sweet, robust and warming with soft creamy bourbon, chocolate, gentle roast and alcohol in the finish. Lingering cigar finish. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Boom. Ich liebe To Øl.
inkubuzz (15) - CHILE - JAN 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ufff. Big beer and you can feel it from the aroma and the palate instantly. I loved it. It feels creamy an soft on the tongue at first, and then a powerful explosion of tastful coffee and malt. The sensation is hard to explain it in words. Just get one and experience it yourself!
ShelbyGrey (173) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
En botella.Color negro denso, espuma marron, aromas intenso con notas a whisky,malta tostada, cafe.sabor dulce al principio con toques a barrica y amargo hacia el final.Muy equilibrada!
gunnfryd (10204) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is whiskey, roasted malt, coffee, licorice, alcohol. Flavour is whiskey, roasted malt, heather, coffee, licorice, alcohol, chocolate. Very nice beer.
sheep (93) - FINLAND - DEC 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Reviewed from notes. Pours pitch black with a nice, fluffy intense dark brown, slightly reddish head. Perfect. Nose is filled with chocolate, roast, a hint of caramel, slightly oaky vanilla, some heat. Taste is big roast, alcohol and sweet bbq-sauce with ashy smoke in the finish. Mouthfeel is soft, creamy, slightly syrupy and crisp with medium carbonation. Nice, wouldn’t mind a little more of the whisky barrel in the taste though.