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Black Isle Black Islay

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Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Imperial Stout
Munlochy, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland
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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5564) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (2517) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3524) - 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!)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3224) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (5667) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is smoky, chocolatey, taste is similar, woody, rich, dry.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scottishchris (365) - 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?)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikeyo1 (365) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11666) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle split at Mother Kelly’s during RBESG ’14, from the Kernel Rot Box, 08/08/14 #338/484. Light black with a big old tan covering. Nose is earthy roast, light smoke, dark toffee, dark fruits, spice, cooca rub, tar. Taste comprises light roasted tones, subtle BA effect, touch musty, dark toffee sauce, light spice. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a faint lick of booze. Ok impy, aged fairly well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5662) - Utah, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle shared during RBESG
Clear brown with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of dark malts and woody. Flavors of dark malts, caramel, woody and mild whiskey
Nice

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (4824) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle from the kernel rot box. Opaque black pour with a lasting cream tan head. Aroma is nutty, smoked peat caramel, some staling. Palate is very carbonated, wood effervescent. Fills the mouth with bubbles. Flavour is wood, tar, burnt sugar, decent maybe some age.


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