allmyvinyl (12653) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2019 Bottle at Craig's. Pours clear dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate and whisky, light oxidation. Taste is rich dark chocolate, bit of aging noticeable. Tasty though. cgarvieuk (32101) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2019 Bottle at home ... dark black .. thin tan head .. soft sweet dusty chocolate roast dark roasdt malt ... heavy sweet malts .. dark sweet chocolate malts .. soft dusty chocolate malts .. dark roast malts .. heavy swet malts .. dusty chocolate malts Stuu666 (21215) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2019 Bottle at Craig's. Pours deep ruby, nose is vanilla, toffee, chocolate, coconut, taste is similar, sweet, light fruit. cobaink2 (1300) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2019 22 oz bottle from beer junction. Tastes of figs, vanilla and chili spices. the spicy scotch barrel really shines through. Great beer. jinroh (4430) - ESTONIA - MAY 25, 2019
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2019 Dark brown pour, beige foam on the top. Sweet cocoa nose, chocolate, bit of vanilla and lots of booze. Taste has similar vanilla, whisky and booze. Dry herbal bitterness in the finish, bit harsh in a way. Liquid chocolate in the finish linger, herbal edge and a bit bitter.
Idiosynkrasie (10794) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2019
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2019 650ml bottle. Jet black colour with average, thick, creamy, mostly lasting, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Roasty-spicy, chocolately, slightly smoky, dark malty aroma, notes of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, cocoa, hints of peat, a touch of leather, fruity overtones with hints of orange zest, vanilla everywhere around, whiffs of alcohol, some caramel as well. Taste is sweet-ish, chocolately dark malty, notes of vanilla, cocoa, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, caramel, burnt caramel, floral hints of honey, a touch of hundreds and thousands, hints of orange, orange zest; lingering finish becomes slightly dry, woody and peaty with more distinct cocoa notes, subtly warming but overall well hidden alcohol. Oily to viscous texture, smooth, soft, silky and creamy palate. Excellent! TimE (8146) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 19, 2019
UPDATED: APR 19, 2019 Pitch black color. Beautiful nose of baker’s chocolate, oak, vanilla, iodine, coconuts in the nose. Medium body, oak, chocolate, a tartness from the whiskey, peaty, vanilla. Very interesting but carbonation is a bit high. Alcohol is well hidden. Nice mrjez (1135) - Osaka, JAPAN - APR 15, 2019
UPDATED: APR 15, 2019 Bottle shared by KBL at Imazato. Black pour with highlights and a light tan head. Wonderful aroma of deep rich chocolate orange, vanilla, and a sweet-scented liqueur. The peated malt much more pronounced in the flavour, smoothed out with barrel vanilla and warmth, booze strong in backhalf. Smooth feel with low carbonation, full and rich, lingering bitterness and whisky note. Really lovely. KansaiBeerLvrs (6815) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 12, 2019
UPDATED: APR 12, 2019 I got this at the old Imazato 2 years ago and brought it back to share at the 5th Portland Event at the new Imazato location.
Deschutes Black Butte XXVIII 11%
Deep black with a foamy beige head and a sweet oats whiskey and cacao aroma. Fairly full bodied with a lovely drinkability though I didn’t get orange peel or peat smoke though everyone said it was super smooth and tasty.
The BillWyce (1285) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2019 Bottle dated 6/13/16, consumed 21 months later. Pours opaque black with a 2-finger tan head. Aroma has notes of whiskey mixed with vanilla. Some of the wood comes through as well. Full-bodied and thick. Light astringency to the finish. The flavor of the cocoa comes through up front, giving way to notes of wood and whiskey. Some vanilla as well. As it warms, the peat shows a little, as does a touch of the orange at the back.