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Black Isle Black Islay

Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Imperial Stout
Munlochy, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
We are pretty sure this is a world first This is a 100% organic Scottish beer aged in 100% organic Scottish whisky casks. The base beer was our new 7.4% Black Stout and the whisky casks were provided very kindly by the excellent and innovative Bruichladdich distillery on Islay This is a one off beer, made in a very small batch, and all bottles are individually numbered. This beer will age extremely well, so don’t worry if you forget about it for a while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9052) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle shared at Ash’s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of whisky, earthy, chocolate, toffee. Taste is light sweet, light booze, light smoke. Long, complex finish. Cheers Stuu! First wee tasting of the summer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (2147) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Murky amber brown, opaque. Decent crater of a tan head, not much lacing. Blackberry, oddly floral and thick roast. Taste is plum, real tarry roast and fluffy bitterness. Bullish enough mouthfeel, thins out quickly. Finishes a bit burnt toast, a bit vibrant blackberry linger.

Bottle, Cornelius, Sir Tadalot Top 50 Scottish Tasting

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlasgowTAD (1295) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Pours a deep brown with a beige head. Aroma is hard to discern but is slightly roasty. Taste is roasty, smoky, slight figs, slight figs and vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (7229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget, bought in May 2012. Black with a small tan head. Fairly mild with chocolate, whisky, ash and some light caramel. Medium body and low carbonation. A descent one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (3507) - SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2015
@ Gyllenbock 15-3-23: trevliga ganska balanserade whiskeytoner. Smaken ganska rik på choklad. En lagom whiskeyton. Lätt, len god. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4362) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2015
Black colour, off-white head. Aroma of ash, caramel, roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, light peat. Sweet malty flavour, vanilla, light hint of smoke. Sweet finish, ash, liquorice and caramel.
(from 33cL bottle @ Mother Kelly’s, RBESG 2014, London. Bottle 338/484. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3386) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2014
From my Secret Santa Blomster via my cellar. Bottle 763/1051. Black pour with a generous tan head. Complex aroma of roast malt,dark fruits, whiskey, chocolate. The flavor is lightly sweet balanced by a light bitterness. Complex following the aroma and evolving through different stages as it warms. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (9798) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2015 Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is smoky, chocolatey, taste is similar, woody, rich, dry. Bottle at ash’s. Pours black, nose is toffee, chocolate, earthy, vanilla, taste is similar, light soy sauce.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scottishchris (645) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle as birthday present from Anthony and emma I think. #194 of 484. Pours dark dark brown, good tan creamy head. Vanilla and chocolate nose with underlying light whisky malt notes. Malty chocolate taste with some light bitterness and acidic city. Slightly fizzy, medium body. Really lovely balance. Great stuff. (Was this a Stronge creation?)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikeyo1 (607) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle @ home, aged 2,5 years. Almost black with a creamy, large bubbled tan head. Roasted, sweet and vinous aroma (with some notable cardboard). Chocolate, plums, licorice, raisins, oak, ash and lots of coffee. Medium to big mouth feel with sweet and roasted taste. Chocolate, caramel, raisins initially. Then a long lasing coffee taste, including burnt coffee bitterness i the after taste. Also wood/oak, red fruits, licorice.

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