ads135 (5031) - 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 (7491) - 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 it’s very sweet, but it’s just lovely. Medium to fullbodied, soft to flat carbonation. Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle at Bruce’s 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. It’s a hugely oaky, peaty beer, so if you enjoy that, you’ll enjoy this beer. meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2012
[email protected]dutchtuga (146) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 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 it’s a wonderful beer.
An impressive stout. Close your eyes and you think you are smelling a fine whisky. This is a top class stout that is a delight for everyone who loves their beers above average. The body is light and the palate not too special, but the taste is a joy.
n0mel (251) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle. I poured quite aggressively (from high and fast) but still hardly any head. Brown in color, though. The beer is almost pitch black. No, it’s not pitch black. Light penetrates the fringe of the surface, revealing a very dark brown (almost black) color. The aroma that mostly comes through is a noticeable whiskey. The flavors are nice; some whiskey at the start, some mossy smoke and some sweetness. Mouthfeel is smooth but not creamy. Finish is a bit of bitter smoke.Cuso (8935) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 27, 2013
The BA in this does not come through as hints; it’s very noticeable. The aroma, and to a lesser degree the flavors, of Scotch, are not my thing. But still, this is a good beer. I’m a fan of imperial stouts. Aging it in an Ardbeg cask can’t ruin it THAT badly for me!
Bottle from trade with Bierkoning, veel dank. Black color with small beige head. Aroma of dark malt, peat, chcolate, coffee. Taste, milk chcolate, roasted dark malt, licorice, peat, whiskey. Strong alcoholic finish. Delicious. visionthing (5532) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 31, 2013
On tap at Haand ølfestival. Pitch black with a nice, beige head. Loveley smell of Ardbeg! Peaty and smoky aroma with dark fruits, hints of licorice and dark chocolate. Full bodied with slightly soft carbonation. Medium sweet with lovely Ardbeg flavour and a smoky and peaty finish. Very well balanced and simply delicious. Excellent! (2013-05-25) MarcoDL (5383) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2013
Very complex brew. Basis is an intense imperial stout with strong notes of whiskey. Aftertaste is simply amazing, it lastes more than a minute. Japalo (1887) - DENMARK - MAR 14, 2014
frape. Black no head no carbonation. Fine smooth heavy mouthfeel. Intens phenols. Peat. The bitterness is hidden in the alcohol. Great smokey brew. Lagavulin.