MrW (776) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle shared with L.
Aroma has chocolat, alcohol and loads of peat, smoke, dirt.
Chocolat brown colour, tan head, hazy, some sediments.
Tasted had sweet caramel and some roasted but got overruled when the peat kicks in.
Full taste, nice experiment that has a lot of different tastes in one beer, but for me they are too much exceeded by the peat. maruno (52) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2013
Pours black with a small cloud with a very recognizable Ardbeg smell with a lot of peat but also smelling like a dark beer. Very rich aroma of salty peat, like Ardbeg’s whisky. Very interesting texture with a tingly carbonation and something recognizable from Ardbeg. Nice bittersweet taste.
Only disadvantage is that it’s hard to say if this is still a true beer, as the Ardbeg is so recognizable in this. riktw (24) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2013
Almost black in color, small light brown head.
Smells like Ardbeg, really peated smell that overpowered the smell of the dark beer.
The taste is a hard one to describe, much much going on, the taste of the peaty smoky Ardbeg is very recognizable, the beer adds a camaral sweet taste, also a bit of a port taste as it’s a aged beer.
This beer is something special, someone who doesn’t like Islay whisky will not like this beer as much. rikstar (2605) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2013
0,66l fles gedeeld met Bryanvdv. Wat een prachtig bier om tte zien en te ruiken. Prachtig diep donkerbruin bier met bezinksel en veel gist. Volle bruine schuimkraag. In de geur gerookte whisky, geroosterde mout. Subtiele start met gebrande mout, peated whisky die rustig opkomt, mooi body er gebeurt veel in de mond. Tikje prikkelend, klein beetje CO2.ook iets medicinaal. Bryanvdv (523) - - AUG 17, 2013
Shared @ bottle with rikstar. Donker bier mooie volle schuimkraag erg veel gist dat mee komt uit de fles. Geur alcohol, whisky. Smaak is fluweel zacht op de tong. Subtiel en niet zo alcoholisch als de geur. Klein bittertje met een zoetje erin. Erg mooie afdronk. Enig klein puntje van kritiek is de body, had iets meer mogen zijn.
snoworsummer (6374) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Draft. Pours opaque almost black. Tastes like smoke, alcohol, ash, charcoal. Low/medium body and carbonation. Smells extremely ashy and dry. Strange flavor and aroma. sonnycheeba (6694) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy, off-white head. Aroma is heavy peated scotch, smoke, spicy hops, floral notes, and toasted wood. Flavor is peat and toasted malts upfront, followed by some floral and spicy notes with the mouthfeel turning somewhat watery; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation. marcus (10953) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours amber brown with an attractive beige head and a sweet malt and alcohol aroma. There is a hearty smoked malt flavor with lots of oak and whiskey. A nice sipper. bhensonb (16108) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours ruddy amber brown with a slight beige head. Aroma is rather single malt. Peaty/smoky. Med body. Flavor is sweet smooth burnt malt with lots of peat. This is a slow drinker, but compares very favorably with the excessive BrewDog Paradox. abemorsten (3690) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
Shared bottle at a local tasting. Hazy mahogany colored body covered by a tan colored film leaving good lacing. Peated and smoked aromas with earthy cellar notes added in a full bodied mouth.