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Black Rooster The Black Rooster – Oak n’ Islay Edition

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Black Rooster Brewery
Brewed at Søgaards Bryghus

Style: Stout
Frederikssund, Denmark

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Danish: Oak n’ Islay edition er No Name Stout lagret med egetræ, der har trukket en tid i lækker Skotsk Caol Ila whisky fra Islay. Egetræet bidrager med fine vaniljenoter, og den kraftige og røgede whisky bidrager med… ja whisky og noter af tørverøg. Nu har vi bevæget os væk fra morgenmåltidet, og er nærmest ved desserten – nyd den til et stykke rigtig god mørk chokolade, eller en god kop kaffe, og du er et skridt nærmere himmeriget.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
Backlog. On tap at Green Lion Inn. Dominated by peat, smoke and whiskey, not really my thing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11203) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2012
Black with a lasting and creamy light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, whisky and peated smoke. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Soft. 060412

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
apanbosse (17) - SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2012
From bottle. Black with frothy tan head. Aroma and flavour of peat, vanilla, oak, chocolate and roasted malt. Smoother then expected and with a light mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJestersBeer (2060) - SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2012
Pours a dark brown/black, with a brown head. Off-dry, verging on semi sweet, medium bitterness and body, balanced CO2. Roasted malts, licorice, chocolate, wood, vanilla, smoke, hops, tar, very smooth and balanced. (2011-09-30)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2011
Draught at 3 Små Rum, Göteborg. Almost black colour with a low brown head. Vanilla, coconut and peat in aroma. Really weak body due to the barrel ageing with loads of peaty smokiness. It’s Islay Whisky alright and too much for my liking. The maltiness is long gone.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2011 First rating
Draught at 3 Små Rum, Göteborg, on December 16, 2011
Black color, smallish brown head. Sweet and some vanilla scent. Sweet, some roasted tate. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
I kept thinking this was the imperial edition and how different it was from my past experience, not until the end did I figure out it was the "weaker" one so a whole other beer, not strange then that it differs...
It was nice and very drinkable.
7/4/7/3/14=3.5

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Draught at 3 Små Rum, on December 22, 2011
Got it closer to room temperature this time around.
Black color, brown head. Smoke, sweet, malty, chocolate, roasted scent and taste. Smooth moutfheel, medium bitterness.
You get used to it fairly fast, then just enjoy it and away it goes rather fast, preparing you for the next, and more is nice.
8/4/7/4/15=3.8

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2055) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2011
Dark brown with a tiny brown head. Malty with oak tones. Malt, fruit and oak. Medium to full body with a nice, bitter sweet after taste.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (5750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle.Pours black with an off-white head.Aroma of ash, burnt notes, whisky and chocolate.Flavor is sweet and malty with some roasted notes, ash, whisky, caramel and chocolate,Medium body, average carbonation.Nice but the ash/islay flavor is too dominant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7611) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a light tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and islay. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (4426) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle: Medium to small tan brown head on top of a black beer. Smell is a nice soft smooth mix of smoke, oak, tar, coffee and (dark) chocolate. Taste is a watery (bit unbalanced) mix of smoke, dark chocolate, soft burned malts and wood, cacoa, coffee, oatmeal, coffee beans, light bitter, hint of oak and vanilla. Nice coffee dark chocolate light bitter cacoa aftertaste. Low carbo, soft (watery) mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a watery texture.


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