jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2008
33cl bottle. Pours opaque black with a thin, persistent tan head. The aroma is very smoky with peat, molasses, and dark fruit. The flavor starts slightly sweet with chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, some peat, and some Scotch whiskey notes. This beer is complex: smoke, thick oakiness, raisins, and chocolate. Decadence is an understatement. The finish is somewhat dry from alcohol but thick and sweet with smoke, peat, and an interesting fruity and earthy bitterness. The mouthfeel is thick, ropey, and creamy with soft carbonation and a drying sensation all over the mouth from alcohol. Overall: wow! Decadent, interesting, and uber-complex. EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Black with aroma of coffee and fine tobacco. Well balanced flavor of burnt wood, sweet malt, dark, dark fruit and a bit of slight whisky and bitter aftertaste. Very, very good. Christian (13680) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2008
Black with a small off-white head. Roasted malt aroma with licorice and some peat smoke. Smooth and complex flavour with peat and roasted malts. Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2008
No 15498, Sept 07. Strongly smokey, salty, peaty and roasty... very dry on the finish... leaves you smacking your lips and thirsty... smooth, but just a scotch flavor bomb, not my cup of tea. tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours black with orange edges and a pretty tan head. The aroma is sweet chocolate, whisky, caramel, raisin, and some tar hints. The flavor is fine tobacco, chocolate, raisin, wood, and a more subtle whisky presence than I was expecting. There is a bit of ashy bitterness, with a slight roasty-sour bite in the finish. Lingering aftertaste of dark molasses and whisky. A very light alcohol warmth builds up. Excellent.
joergen (28440) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2008
Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of coffee.
Roasted flavour of dried fruits and overriped fruits with notes of coffee.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 4, 2008
33cl bottle, #03750, Sept 2007. At $10/bottle, this better kick ass... Near black with a thin brown head. Huge nose, sweet brown sugar and molasses, distinct whiskey notes. Very peaty flavor, whiskey and molasses, a tad hot, but not in a bad way. Rich chocolate malt, woody and roasty. Awesome satiny body. This is a lovely, rich, sipping beer. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2008
bottle 9/07. pours a dark black sticking with it’s name. little tan head - which leaves nothing behind. nice aroma filled with molasses, dark fruits and a touch of alcohol. very thin body and kind of one dimensional, although that one dimension is quite enjoyable. some sweetness, a bit of vanilla and the whisky comes through on the finish. I was hoping for a bit more body out of this one.... but overall a very enjoyable ale. Not worth the price tag though. fonefan (49568) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2008
Bottle 33cl. @ chris_o’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2008.Rune (12982) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2008
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, mild coffee, peat, barrol oak, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration, and a dry dussty finish. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft. Very nice ;o)) (020808)
Tiny, tan head over a deep rosewood body. Peaty aroma of vanilla with roasted malts. Roasted, sweet malty flavoured with hints of blended whisky and liquorice acidity. Smooth and gentle finish (Taster at European Beer Festival, 12.09.2008).