chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2008 bottle at blackfriars- this was a bit of heaven, poured like used engine oil. smell of whiskey is prevelant some vanilla and chocolate. tastes like some sort of chocolate rum cake. the whiskey is a bit overpowering, but in the best way possible. by far the best beer I’ve had in all of scotland. it is the kind of beer you treat yourself to once every three months.
Fin (7257) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, many thanks to Craig aka cgarvieuk for this beer Poured dark brown with an off white head. Great aroma with some oak, vanilla and gentle wafts of whisky. This tasted glorious, the whisky whilst very evident was wonderful in a stout and tasted smooth and honey like in fact both me and my dad felt that it tasted more like Drambuie than a normal whisky. Wonderful flavours of vanilla and oak swishing around, and a lovely chocolatey creaminess only added to this beer, and whilst I’ve had beers with whisky added in one form or another before, to have it in a stout albeit leaching from the casks rather than crudely added was quite easily the best type of beer thus far to carry what can often be quite overpowering, excellent.
ekstedt (5317) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (33 cl) provided by rickgordon. Dark opaque brown small and short beige head. Sharply roasted malt aromas with mellow notes of wood and vanilla, and a clear touch of whiskey and alcohol. Medium to heavy bodied with silky smooth mouthfeel. Nicley balanced.
vintagefergie (21) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bought from Website
Beautiful. Vanilla and chocolate on the nose, Nice balance of cofee, cholcolate, oak and vanilla. Also hints of blackberries and even rasperries in the mouth. Very complex and smooth and strong! 10%abv. Superb British beer.
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle in Glasgow, as well as on draught at Blackfriars.
Pitch black colour. I love beers like these, where the barrel, and what comes from it, does not take over. Mellow whiskey and vanilla notes in aroma. Sweet, dark maltiness, yet on the soft side with bit of smoke. The 10% abv is nicely masked(for those of us who had just 1 pint). Good soft sweetness. Bit salty behind. Here, the InverGordon cask gave this beer that perfect additions from the cask
tipsytoad (85) - JERSEY - AUG 30, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful rich aroma of coffee and vanilla, with a whisky wiff and slight smokiness as it passes down the throat. The whisky becomes more evident down the bottle but always remains second to the rich stout flavour. Intense and innovative. Excellent.
omhper (19194) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Blackfriars, Glasgow. Black as night. Evident woody whisky aroma. Sweet and full bodied with tar and warming whisky. Salty and intense. Not as out there as the islay version, but still heavily whicky flavoured. Very flavourful and very cool.
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(RBESG 2007, Blackfriars, Glasgow) Black color, small head. Whisky aroma, smoky, some vanilla notes. Roasted flavor, whisky, licorice and vanilla. Great oily palate.
Sigmund (4939) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Blackfriars, Glasgow, as Paradox Edition #2 Grain Whisky. Black colour, ruby in the highlights. Very nice aroma of woodwork. Roasty, fiery and alcoholic flavour with strong woody notes. Notes of vanilla too.
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
In Glasgow, thanks a lot, Tom!
A lovely stout character while dangerously easy drinking. Oaky aroma, vanilla and liquorize. Lovely.