RobertDale (6380) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 12, 2015
750 ml. bottle. Gusher. Pours black with a huge tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, chocolate, and smoke. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, and smoke. Very nice. willisread (3293) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting. Thanks Jon! Pours a deep black with a small tan head. Strong roasted malt nose with some peat and dark fruit. More of the same on the palate with a light boozy sweetness. ABV is hidden fairly well, but the whisky flavors do show. The peat really stands out as it warms. jc1762 (1371) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Poured into a teku showing pitch black and sparse latte foam.
The nose shows a lovely notes of roasted malt and a few notes of peat.
The palate is light bodied and lightly carbonated. Strong residual sweetness but not unwelcome. Moderate alcohol spice throughout. Flavors of moderately intense whisky notes, deanso (10070) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - OCT 15, 2015
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thanks.
thin creamy tan heead. Clear black pour. Barrel notes. Has aged very well. Acid303 (674) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - SEP 12, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2015 33cl bottle (2009 vintage) @ Kulminator, served in tulip. Pours black with brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate hints of red grape and wood. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits and whisky. Bitter notes and warm sensation on the palate. Well hidden ABV. Full body, good carbonation. Great! but definitely not among the best of the series.
SlackerMads (3360) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle. Slow gusher. Black with a medium sized diminishing beige head. Looks thick and oily. Odd nose; light sour, molasses, light wood. The oddness goes through to the flavour. Stange mix of burnt tire, asphalt, oak, ink, molasses, juniper, roasted malt, nuts, earth, red grapes, alcohol, coffee. Medium body, some sweetness, ok bitter, light sour. The alcohol is sharp and it is slightly thin and sticky. Not sure of the intention here, but I don’t enjoy the result much. biggsbowler (624) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle - Pours dark black. Nose is scotch, peated, chocolate, oak. Taste is very chocolatey, fudgy, oaky, peaty. Very balance for a such a big beer. ctipping (1926) - Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2015
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Pitch black with a small khaki head. Peaty scotch, but it’s not that intense. Molasses and dark chocolate. Boozy with a touch of soy sauce. Scotch dominates the flavor. Peaty whiskey. Then intense bitter and heavy roasted malt. Bitter chocolate. Heavy body and boozy. First taste is intense, but it’s outrageously good. Torrefacto (1667) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 15, 2015
Negro opaco y espuma beis compacta. Aromas intensos de frutos rojos, tostados. Cuerpo denso con sabor intenso de fruto rojo, sin ser ácido y final de amsrgor quemado Bule (2137) - California, USA - AUG 13, 2015
750ml bottle of 2012. Pours a dark brown color with a lot of head. Total gusher which is surprising for the 13% ABV. A little harsh at first, but once it had some time to breathe it came out well balanced and smooth. Prominent whiskey flavor that blends well with the skunky hops.