tommann (4033) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours jet black with a medium head. Aroma is smoky, peaty and salty. Taste has smoky roast to start with peaty liquorice finish. jbeatty (1266) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle, 01/01/2014. Pours black, frothy dark tan head fades to a splotchy haze on the surface, thin ring of lacing. Aroma of salt, smoked peat, intense dark roast and overripe dark fruit underneath, charred barrel. Taste is creamy chocolate, sweet dark fruit and peat, charred bitterness with vanilla, smoke and whiskey in the finish. Heavy body, smooth. Quite nice. chrisv10 (18737) - DENMARK - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Black with medium dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and whisky. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, medium sweet, whisky and quite bitter. DSG (15432) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Tom L. Black with a tan head. Aroma of whiskey, roastiness, a bit of vanilla, wood, chocolate, cookie notes, peaty notes and some smokiness. Sweet flavor, smoky, somewhat peaty, with chocolate, whiskey, wood, roastiness, and a finish with some coffee and a bit of alcohol notes. Rather full-bodied, kinda silky. flip_soeperman (881) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
Thick black full oily beer with an incredible brown head with lacing. Roasted coffee flavours with a little smoke. Sweet beer. Warming alcohol, nice winter beer.
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MaartenRF10 (1959) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
Black, brown head. Superbly balanced imperial stout. Full bodied, smooth, with soft roasted malts mild coffee and the right amount of bowmore. Jimmythespoon (469) - - DEC 11, 2013
Shared this bottle. Pitch black oily and very smokey. Full body and the smokiness from the barrel is incredibly intense. But still a good beer. Prokroustis (745) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - DEC 7, 2013
Black body, small brown head. Excellent alcoholic malty aroma with caramel, dark chocolate, licorice, whiskey, hints of strawbberies. Incredible, smooth, warming palate. Excellent, balanced roasted malty flavour with dark chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, honey, a great bitter finish. antonstoop (329) - - DEC 7, 2013
A dark brown beer, with a good light brown head. In the nose there is peat, roasted malts, coffee, sweetness of the alcohol and coffee. It is full bodied beer, with a nice carbonation. In the taste there is peat, oak, tanine, coffee and alcohol. The aftertaste is peated, dry and light sweet of the alcohol. A nice BA version of the IRS.
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Bottle @ home, from Mitra Beukenweg.
Pours, thick dark brown, near black. Big bubbled chocolate brown head, which quickly fades.
Nose is charcoal, liquorice, marshmallow.
Full taste, thick mouthfeel. Quite bitter and smokey, with sweet undertone. Boozy. Nice.