kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2011
Typical pitch black stout colour. Smells malty and alcohol, no surprises there. Rich, full aroma. Sour, woody and clearly affected by something which could very well be whiskey barrel. Is this perfect stout? I’d say very close so. chrisv10 (18593) - DENMARK - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle. Black with medium brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, peat, islay whiskey, little sweet and bitter. deanso (10125) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JUL 20, 2011
33cl courtesy of Kermis, thanks. tderoeck (10343) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2011
Smokey aroma. Thin off white head. Yummy :-)
14/07/2011 33cl bottle @ Klaas’ place - BB: 6/2013 (2011-327) thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2011
Little cloudy dark brown beer, no head, just some bubbles where beers surface touches the glass. Aroma: alcohol, raisins, mocha, wood, caramel, fudge, fruity. MF: some carbon, full body, thick syrupy texture. Taste: strong bittersweet, mocha, tobacco, whisky, raisins, caramel, alcohol very noticeable (-1 for palate). Aftertaste: coffee, bitterness.
Bottle at In de Wildeman. Black with a small, light brown head. Vanilla, roasted coffee, chocolate aroma. Roasted coffee, chocolate, salty notes, hints of iodine. Full-bodied. A great, original beer. The salty Laphroaig barrel provides a great new dimension.
kermis (14744) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle at De Wildeman. Black pour with small brown head. Peaty and smokey aroma. Flavour is dominated by the Laphroaig barrel, suppressing the expected chocolate. Fruity notes with an alcohol warmth in the finished but not in the flavour. A great BA beer. bierkoning (13747) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown color, opague. Small head. Intense peaty aroma, suppressing the malt and the milk chocolate. Full bodied, thick and viscous. Initial dried fruit an chocolate cake, taken over by an intense peaty character. Long and intense peaty finish, but dried red fruit and oak is also noticeable. The Laphroaigh barrel (one of my favorite single malts) gives a huge depth to this beer. The balance still remains intact. Absolutely world class, I should have bought a crate of this. JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2011
Small brown-beige rim over near-black beer. Very phenolic nose, at least as intense as the Laphroaig itself. Tarred wood, Lapsan Souchong², and smokey leaves. Extremely phenolic, like licking the wooden anti-surf posts on the beach (did you chip one from the Afsluitdijk, Kees?) Background sweetness, despite all the smoked power, with a warming alcohol aspect. Very well bodied, pure oily-slick, viscous and treacherous. Not one for the fainthearted, a smoking punch in the teeth. I’m actually longing for a wee dram of Laphroaig...