MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 A Sim rate (Bottle at Chris Oís shindig): Smells of wet dog but judging by the quality of the flavour and the crisp whiskey smell that dominates I can only assume a wet dog got hold of my glass and tainted it beforehand. Dark opaque appearance that shows it looks as good as it tastes. Flavour of whiskey at its smooth best. Bitter finish with a full flavour.
RoyceH (1180) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 10, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, chris_o shindig. Dark brown with no head. Nose is grainy and really vanilly, hints of banana and a strong malt nose. No alcohol present. Mouth is malty, chocolate, roasted espresso then a strong taste of delicious vanilla. Vanilla strong in palate. Excellent, with a nice bite on a big swallow.
harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Chris_o Shindig. Black with beige head. More vanilla, smooth, vanilla, some choc, pretty good. Smoky. I canít believe this is the same beer as the Islay. What a difference. Wow.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@chris_o. Apple and vanilla aroma with hints of whiskey. Black color, beige head, fair lace. Light sweet, moccha, whiskey, oak, peaty and a hint of medicine. Complex, but although not as harsh as the other one, not really to my liking.
Rogermoore (34) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2007
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I like this even more than the othe one they did. Vanila and slik.
Highly recommended. Iíve never seen it in shops. I got this at my local beer festival a couple of weeks ago.
Iím not sure whether its beer, wine or whisky or all three?
vadersnightcap (80) - SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2007
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cask, Edinburgh Beer Festival.
Firstly I really loved the Islay edition of this. Really good to see this new brewery being so progressive and trying this kinda things!
On to the beer.
This one does not have the smoke, the saltiness of the Isaly edition.
Instead the whisky seems to add to and enhance flavours already in the stout. The vanilla is pronounced and utterly gorgeous throughout. Indeed its almost like a dark vanilla explosion. Wonderful rounded smooth body and great depth and character.
The best beer I have ever tasted.
DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2008 STBF07. I must have had about 7 or 8 halfs of this over the 2 days and well i could do with more. Aroma is cramed with chocolate malt coffee and sweet hints of whisky. Taste is similar, one of the finest bodies iv had in beer. Super dooper good like eh! Rerate: Few points off. Reerate: Bottle in horizontal of all editions, with the glasgow beer team for garethyoungs birthday bash. Alot of fruit coming off it again, the most complex of the lot, the favourate of the nite from everyone. Shows little carbonation and a nice siping ale. RERARE: Roasty bitterness and alc make for pritty poor drinking. down from 4-2.9.
cgarvieuk (10996) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2012 Edinburgh Beer festival 07 ... Deep black colour with a tinge of red ... Smokey malt ... Sweet malt ... rich roast malt ... Complex and rich ... with a touch wood ... and a little caramel.
br Bottle at home with Fukito ... Deep red black ... slightly smokey rich fruity malt nose ... Chocolate roast malt ... SMoother and Deeper falvboured than the 07 batch (side by side) Whiskey shows but has been wonderfully infused so is well balanced. 3.6-4.0 ...
bottle at home ... deep black ... thinist lacing ... dark chocolate malt nose ... big roast ... little toffee... light petrol tones ... little oak ... whickey seems to have faded a bit. 3.8
bottle at home 110512 ... deep black ... thinest light lacing .. soft malt ... roast ... lightest whisky ... whiskey has really mellowed ... big chocolate ... huge mellow roast ... stout itself is a little oxidised but its still great 4.0