Theydon_Bois (6468) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at mum and dads, from Callans, 17/01/14.
Light black with a good sized tan head that dissipates then stays for the parteee as a covering.
Nose is vinous, oaky wood, dark berry fruit, tannins, toffee, light whisky strains, burnt sugar, touch of runner, cherry skins.
Taste comprises bitter dark fruits, lactic ring, burnt caramel, vinous, Black Forest gateaux light.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying closure with subtle BA notes.
Ok stout but a little immature for a BA example, lacks any real depth for 7%.
mzaar (1328) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från The Drink Store, Dublin. Mahognyfärgad med smutsvitt skum. Rostade nötter, lätt rökighet, citron och whiskey i aromen. Whiskeyn är ovanligt framträdande i smaken, men också citronsyrlighet, kaffe och röda bär ger en högst intressant stout.
Fancy_Clown (13) - London, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle.
Faint whiskey aroma, not much else.
Bitter taste upfront, almost too bitter (and slightly sour?) but less so as your taste-buds acclimatize. Leaves a pleasant vanilla aftertaste that lingers quite a bit.
Mouth feel lets it down a bit as at 7% and being a stout it doesn’t feel as viscous as I’d expect.
Overall a decent beer, but I would’t seek it out again.
Sizzler80 (412) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black pour with a good tan lid. Roasted malt, cocoa, peat, whiskey, espresso. Bitter, fruity sweetness, alcohol warmth and medium soft carbonation.
Beersiveknown (2395) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from drinkstore
pours dark ruby mahogany, vanilla yoghurt nose. Initial fluffy head and collapsed quickly. Slight bonfire aroma. Very full bodied but low carbonation, sweet red berries, dry tobacco, apple skins, milky coffee and a building dry finish. Doesn’t seem its strength but a touch more carbonation could set it alight. As it stands a fairly tasty stout that I’d try again.
kiwianer (3305) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The head is stable, the body black. It smells sweet, sour-roasty. The taste is a bit sour, black-roasty, sweet, intensive maltaromatic, interesting and balanced. In the aftertaste still interesting but less intensive. Great stuff! 13/14/13/12/-/14
ciaranc (674) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep mahogany brown, wonderful off white head. Irish whiskey, not overdone, backed by roast malt. Fantastic flavour, dominated by that wood, whiskey essence. Finish is long, malt and alcohol warming.
kathouse (778) - Nevada, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a creamy tan foam. Aroma was not a typical bourbon, but was oak and grainy alcohol instead. Whiskey flavor was dominant and not well balanced with the roasted malts. Although not necessarily a bad beer, it wasn’t smooth.
culchiem (2216) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Jet black with a thin head. Liquorice aroma. Flavour is sweet malt, fruity chocolate with a little turf and smoke.
ciankerrigan (1) - - APR 1, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely beautiful. So much flavour and so so smooth it doesn’t have an overpowering taste of whiskey but it does have the subtile notes!!!