MrHangover (4507) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle, older vintage, bb December 2016. Pours a jet black beer with a nice, medium sized, creamy brownish head on top. Aroma of blackstrap molasses, licorice, roasted malts, sweet syrup and no booze. Flavor is intense sweet, loads of cloying, sticky molasses and licorice. Slightly peaty and oaky in the very back. Incredibly full, well balanced and softly carbonated. No real alcohol burn, though the sweetness says it all. Very powerful, very nice. Long sweet aftertaste and sticky mouthfeel. Great stuff. jinroh (1578) - ESTONIA - NOV 29, 2015
Pours black, bit of brown foam, not much of it. Aroma has some stronger liquor, barrel dominating, feels a bit boozy, some peat and dark chocolate. Taste is also somewhat boozier and maybe more like usual BA. Peaty, some leather, sweetish, rather powerful actually and getting better when it warms. Whisky barrel comes through. Excellent stuff again. ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2015
75cl bottle, tasting @ Chez Alain, Rennes. Deep black with a creamy head. Aroma is strong coffee, cocoa, roasted malts, whiskey, wood, light peat. Sweet with a roasted and bitter finish. Very good. DocJitsu (1974) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Pours an opaqu; very dark brown with a reddish khaki head. Cherry soda and dark roasted malt on the nose. Chewy and thick. Sweetness all the way through up to the finish. Cherry, chocolate liqueur, dark roasted malt, sour wood, and papery flavors. unclemike (3121) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 13, 2015
great label to start r awesome appearance: jet black with a healthy, tan head that has excellent retention and lacing. Aroma here is very subtle whiskey, some barrel notes. Mostly rich coffee, bakers chocolate, licorice. Taste is dry, cedar, wood resin, spicy whiskey on top of a rich dark chocolate, roasted malt body. Awesome oily palate
RobertDale (6470) - 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 (3341) - 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 (1435) - 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 (10129) - 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.