stevoj (5069) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2017
12oz bottle , 2008 vintage, at 2017 RIS tasting. Black pour with a small ring of beige head. Smoky and peaty, some bacon notes. Taste picks up some more of the Scottish character, smoky and peaty, nice roast malt base. BuckeyeBoy (7718) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 13, 2017
12oz bottle pours out black topped with a small ring of a head. Nose is ash smoke meat a little roast malts some peat. Taste is peat malts some smoke ash roast malts. jw0406 (1276) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2016
2008 bottle pours a black color with no head. Aromas of scotch, chocolate, roasted malt. Full bodied, a wonderful beer that could be aged even longer. Balanced beautifully. slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
"looks a little lighter than your typical impy. little head, but carbonation is there. a little thin on the feel, too, but smooth. smells sweet...whiskey and roasted chocolate and coffee malt. little hops. one dimensional but tasty." Steasy66 (1155) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Black with whispy tan head. Aroma is choclately with a lot of scotch a a sweetness that is almost sherrylike. Medium thick, fairly smooth, chocolate up front with a lot of scotch in the finish and a hint of the sherrylike sweetness. Finish is just a bit astringent. Nearly flat.
evapjep (7) - Castle Rock, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2013 does not count
Tried this in a long string of dark beers, but it was an easy drinker for 10%. Not sure the price I paid was worth it, but I would like to try it again on it’s own. Rich and smooth. AdamChandler (5052) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Pours a mild dark porter, no head Nose is ash, tobacco and cocounut. Lots of smoke and peat, chocolate finish. drinkable but nothing exceptional budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Drank from the bottle. Aroma of soy sauce and black molasses with chocolate and coffee as an afterthought. Light and watery on the palate with soy sauce, mild cocoa, and light roast coffee. Aged in a 1970 Glen Grant cask? Sounds impressive but there’s not much bourbon flavor to speak of. Maybe I’m ruined after three BCBS cherry rye tonight. It’s ok but simply mediocre. jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2012
From a bottle poured a dark brown/black color with almost no head. Syrupy sweet toasted malty flavor with a lasting aftertaste. BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle. Very dark pour with minimal head. Chocolate, lactose, and whiskey really come out in this one. Some mild oak elements.