alex_leit (3680) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 25, 2016
Bottle 330 ml. Aroma: peat, iodine, creosote and caramel whisky. Taste: a bit sweet, roasted malt, cigar ash, smoked whisky. Echon (535) - Ňrhus, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2016
Black. Aroma and flavour are both rich, with lots of roasted barley, liquorice notes, smoke, whiskey and wood. Full and somewhat pungent taste, with solid sweetness. Dry and medium bitter finish with a bit of alcohol. Full body and a creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a wonderful imperial stout. Complex, due to the huge malt profile and evident barrel aging. Ardbeg complements it very well. It does become a bit cloying toward the end of the bottle, though. ads135 (4587) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 9, 2012
The earthy, peaty sting of Aardbeg mixed with the coffee and chocolate of their imperial stout. Bitter, with an uncompromising smokiness. Stings a bit, but very enjoyable. Tried with Dave at the brewery in April, 2012. Borresteijn (6969) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2012
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Black, thin light brown head. Aroma of, well, Ardbeg whisky, peat, sweet earthy liquorice root, salty liquorice, oak, coffee. Flavour is sweet, peat, earth, light salty smoke, salty liquorice, oak, hard roasted malts, coffee, whisky presence is quite obvious in this beer, and itís very sweet, but itís just lovely. Medium to fullbodied, soft to flat carbonation. luttonm (6166) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Small bottle from De Bierkoning in Amsterdam. Wow, intense aroma, huge. Salty, pork, bog, rotting grass. Incredible whisky to base this off of, need to find that on its own. Great balanced body for such a strong base beer. Interesting counter to the base RIS which was tasted by its side. Challenging, wonderful.
laiti (8374) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2012 TrefwoordPunk (1172) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2012
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, BBE 06/2015
No head at all even though I tried to form one. Aroma is slightly sweet and rather strong on peat. Flavour is salty with peat and some licorice. Very good, this has the full Ardbeg character without the sting of alcohol or overwhelming whisky notes.
Bottle 33 cl. Pours pitch black with a small tan head and a sweet aroma with notes of whiskey, peat, coffee, cigar smoke and roasted malts. The taste is mildly sweet with strong notes of peat, whiskey and hints of dark chocolate, espresso, roastes malts and smoked eel. A really nice beer this is!
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2012
From a 0.33 L bottle. Creamy yellow-blond head. Body is opaque, very dark brown. Peaty and swampy(!) aroma up front. Then strong phenols, reminiscent of rubber, and leather maybe. In a good way. Also some well roasted dark malts, with tones of wood and tar. Extremely flavorfull, without being unbalanced. Big roasted malt body. Charcoal, wood, burnt caramel, bitter coffee. Even som dark dried fruits and a gentle underlying sweetness. Amazing! Medium to full body. Creamy texture. Boldly bitter, roasty and malty finish. What a treat! Leighton (21085) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle at Bruceís Housewarming Party Tasting, London. Pours black-brown with a small, foamy beige head. Huge peat nose, all smoke and roast, with some scorched earth notes. Big sweet flavor with lots more peat, whiskey, earth, dark chocolate and dirt. Big bodied with average carbonation. Moderately warming on the finish with loads of peat, smoke, burnt grass, burnt wood. Itís a hugely oaky, peaty beer, so if you enjoy that, youíll enjoy this beer. meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2012
Heavily peated aroma. Black, small brown head, good lace, pours very thick. Sweet, chocolate, liqourice, coffee but mainly lots of peat. Full bodied. Not very easy going obviously. And I must admit you gotta love peated whisky. But if you do itís a wonderful beer.