Scrumpy369 (986) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 12, 2018
Bottle shared with the crew. Nose is smoke, salt, peat. Taste is low smoke, peat, light salt. Rock oyster in a beer. Easy drinking. Lovely. Fules (1423) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JAN 25, 2017
Csak fátyolszerű, szinte azonnal elillanó hab, szinte fekete, sötétvörös szín. Intenzív, tőzegfüstös, whiskey-s illat. Édes, tőzegfüstös, markáns whiskey-s ízvilág, a háttérben némi vörösboros és aromával. Enyhén sós, és alkoholos, nagyon testes, enyhén szénsavas, közepesen keserű. Az érlelés csodás ízeket alakított ki, nagyon finom, jó egyensúllyal és arányokkal rendelkező desszertsör. Talán egy hajszálnyit lehetne kevésbé édes a tökéletességhez.
Bambam57 (9) - FRANCE - OCT 25, 2015 does not count
Fort nez de whisky, goût tourbé, odeur et goût très prononcé d’alcool. Difficile de trouver d’autres notes que le whisky tourbé Coal! Mais quelle originalité. Du toccalmatto!!! wekker84 (2530) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle a brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts spices caramel dark fruits oak fruits citrus alcohol and hops flavor malts spices oak caramel peat smoke dark fruits citrus fruits alcohol and hops yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle, at Haand Festival. An amber-brown beer with a small, dense, beige head. The aroma is lightly peaty, giving an impression of an imperial stout in a way, but there’s too much dried fruits, caramel and toffee for that. Some oak too. The flavor has a light salty and bitter touch, it’s quite peated, with oak notes, toffee and dried apricots. It’s full-bodied and warming on the palate, soft carbonation. Lasting finish. Overall, lovely, but too warming. Normally not a fan of peated beers, except some imperial stouts, but this was nice. 140524
markoijelena (3200) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle taste sample at Alvinne Craft Beer Festival 2015 day 2 (07.03.2015) Vichte Belgium.Jeca, Alberto and Boban.Pour it dark color with small white head.On the nose salty, smoke.Taste and aroma of whiskey barrel, soy sauce, fire smoke on the back.Perfect complexed.Veru good Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2015
Sea salt, peat, liquor, whiskey, vanilla, dark fruit. Soft oily mouthfeel but offering a potent boozey taste experience. What I love about this barrel ages brew is that I first taste the sugars and immediately after the peat, oak, smoke, raisins etc. emerge! One of Italy’s best! I’d love some more aroma complexity, which now is ruled over by the peat. Alengrin (5884) - BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2015
At ACBF. Clear bronze beer with practically no head. Apparently Dudes aged on Caol Ila barrels. Aroma completely dominated by medicinal iodine, very off-putting and reminding me more of a hospital or my grandmother’s medicine cabinet than beer... Peated whisky too, and the candied fruit and port wine sweetness of the basic beer piercing through, especially in the taste, which starts about the same way as Dudes, with the same vinous character; salty peat and that horrible iodine thing come back in the finish though, along with whisky-like alcohol. A fine barley wine ruined by a horrible iodine smell coming forth from the whisky barrels - an experience very comparable with Jopen Laphroaig Barrel Aged, which didn’t work for me at all for the same reason. This time I found it even worse, to be honest. Not for me. sic1314 (4773) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2015
Poured medium reddish brown with a tan ring. Aroma of meaty, sour berries. Full body, flavour is as the aroma, sweet malt with a dry, sweet end. jspronck (162) - BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
Clear brown color with ruby hues, short quickly-disappearing tan head, aromas of peat and smoke. In mouth, it is very sweet. I mainly felt the peat, smoke, salt, spices and an interesting and nice lingering salty caramel finish. thick texture. It is a nice one, a bit too sweet but i love the finish.