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Black Isle Black Islay

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Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Imperial Stout
Munlochy, Rosshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (2850) - 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 (208) - 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 (236) - 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 (9131) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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 (4926) - 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 (3396) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1838) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle thanks to Colin! Pours very dark brown. Dusty, dark fruit aroma. Light to medium body, medium carbonation - foamy. Slightly thin with light rum, treacle, choc, light coffee, a little grass... OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4499) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle - Dark fruit, scotch whisky notes and some sweet notes. Jet black with a bubbly brown head. Dark fruit and barrel notes with hints of peat and bitterness. Dry and bitter finish. Little of the smoke or peat that is normal for Islay.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joakgust (920) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle, 33cl - Opaque black beer with a brown head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, dried fruit, molasses, licorice, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, licorice, dried fruit, vanilla and chocolate. Wow, really well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (3834) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is roast, liquorice, chocolate, smoke, peat, molasses etc etc. Flavour is a bit thin in body but huge in flavour. Peat, iodine, smoke, roast, etc etc LRAB.


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