PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle, bottled 27/7/2011. Thx to Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, small stable beige head.
NOSE: peated, chocolate, malts.
TASTE: peated, smoked, chocolate, more balanced than a young one! yngwie (17049) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. #15408. A slow gusher, pouring an almost clear body, amber in color and with a dense, fingerthick light beige colored head. Lacings. The aroma has quite a lot of peat, with dried fruits and a roasted touch. Some chocolate notes. There’s a pleasant bitterness in the flavor, dealing easily with the malty sweetness. Peat, dried figs and a peated, roasted maltyness in the flavor. Full body and a nice carbonation level. Some warmth. Lasting finish with lots of peat. A nice one indeed, tasteful too, but I prefer the regular edition. Might be because I’m not very fond of peat, but I don’t think so as I normally prefer the regular edition. 141228 ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
500ml bottle shared in a Struise glass. Pours a thick dark brown colour with a voluminous beige head which last a long time (which is handy as this is the ultimate sipper). Aroma is too strong for me. I have had to mark this down for that. Initially once the bottle is opened I got rotten vegetables. However, pleasingly once the beer has been opened for a few minutes this aroma disappears and gives way to huge quantities of peat. Taste is very similar to the aroma with peat being the predominant flavour. Tobacco, peat and oak are al very present and clearly the base beer is very malt heavy which handles the Islay casks admirably. The perfect beer for an autumn afternoon/evening. If you can try this do however, it is an acquired taste that you either love or hate - I cannot see there being any middle ground with this one. Hugi (475) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2014
Pours with a medium, tanned head (i forgot to write down the colour of the beer...d’oh!).
Aroma: Malty, a bit of chocolate, esters, red wine, a bit peaty. Heavy taste derived from oak aging, similar to old red wine, red berries, full body and long lasting taste. Aethien (50) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
Older version as I’ve had this laying around for at least 12-18 months. Very dark brown with a caramel coloured head, smells of alcohol, leather, oak, slight hints of that sharp peated whiskey smell, plums and chocolate. Smooth flavour profile without overbearing flavours, a good mix of the dark, fruity alcoholic flavours of a strong Belgian ale with subtle but noticeable earth and oak flavours. Smooth, complex and understated, very enjoyable beer.
bartlebier (3982) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2014
66cl bottle, shared by Chris at Hugi’s Homebrew tasting, cheers. Chocolate earthy brown pour. Autumn leaves and red berries in a suave nose, accompanied by very gentle peat and dried fruits. Much more subtle than the Arbeg version, which can stand a few more years of aging to absorp its Islay fumes. Taste is subtle and dominated by the pillowy HQ yeast profile, giving the light chocolate malts and berry notes a texture of a delicate Black Forest Cake, well whipped up and topped by dusty-earthen pure chocolate powder. Benchmark in new wave BE subtlety both in brewing and cask aging. Oldmanriver (59) - Freiburg, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2014
Super complex and delicious. Pours dark brown/black. Relatively flat looking light on carbonation. Nice peat aroma (not too strong, but noticeable) on top of dark malt, plum, oak, honey, tobacco, and leather. The mouthfeel is on the light side, earthy, malty, grainy, and deep. The smoke flavor was wonderfully subtle. More of a complimentary element rather than a dominate bacon in a bottle. It is rich in flavor and complexity. finishing relatively dry with a slight ash astringency. Jerre (3378) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2014
Taste @ brewery juli 2012, when plannend a visit with Zythos group .
Brown color, tan head.
Aroma roasted malts, wood, bit of chocolate. Medium body.
Taste: roasted malts, caramel, wood, peated, alcohol touch. miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa. Habanero (4668) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2014
Bottled. Pours clear, deep amber with a small, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, wood, chocolate, carame, peatl and whiskey notes, Sweet flavor that ends up dry with some bitterness. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. An excellent brew.