madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
15th January 2011
Opaque and very dark brown beer. Small brown head. Fruit and mellow whisky nose. Semi dry and crispy palate. Mellow whisky and a little wood. Joins up nicely with the raspberry - blackberry flavours of the tayberries. Fruity finish with mild minerals and mellow whisky. Good stuff!
maneliquor (1552) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor #423. Sinister black pour with a very dark tan head which quickly disappears leaving spotty lacing. Nose first up reminded me exactly of red skin lollies. Whisky and red skin note is very balanced. The berries add a light tartness to it which is sweet and appealing. Berries come through fantastically balanced in the taste. Light tart and sourness works superbly. Heavy chocolate, whisky and berries all balance well together. Really well made and polished stuff. Very enjoyable
jonnyguns (384) - - MAR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 423 of 760 from mane liquor. Pours a dark brown/blackish with a tanned head. Aromas of red skin lollies, tayeberries, palm sugar and plumb. Taste has the Belgium yeast character about it. Bringing out the palm sugar and plumb sweetness. Nice carbonation. Holds very well for a 2009 edition. Pretty awesome hard to believe its a stout.
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jbeatty (504) - New York, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Reviewed from notes taken 05/24/2011. Pours dark purple, nearly black with short-lived spritzy head. Aroma is mild berries covered with chocolate, hint of roasted coffee grounds, followed by whiskey character, slight booze. Barrel more pronounced compared to Highland version. In taste, fruit more pronounced, jammy with chocolate and roasted malts, slight hop bitterness, lingering whiskey and booze. Thinnish palate but a lingering viscous quality. Nice.
Scopey (3239) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Grove Inn, Huddersfield. It pours very dark purple/brown, with a thin beige head. The nose is jam, alcohol warmth, berry, roasted malt, toasted coconut, vanilla, wood and toffee. The taste is tangy berry, tayberry, raspberry, plum, prune, jam, roasted malt, charcoal, hint of coffee, sour fruit and port/vinous notes, with a dry, warming finish. Medium-full body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Complex, well balanced and juicy. A few years of age on this has developed the flavour and balance. I much preferred it to when I had it fresh. Delicious.
Beersiveknown (1617) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Craig’s, thanks!
Sweet raspberry/tayberry nose, fruity, acidic body, sweet and dry berry finish, roast barley and chocolate notes.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottle. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair light tan head. Aroma of cherries, roasty malt, dark chocolate and caramel. Similar flavours with mild carbonation, CO2 prickle and an oily mouth-feel. Mild bitterness and lingering dark chocolate and cherries. Reminds me of liquid Cherry Ripes. Superb!
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the White Horse, Parsons Green, 28th Oct 2010 (Brewdog Abstrakt 04 launch). 25kg of tayberries used for every 100L of beer apparently. Black with a small reddish cream head. Superb nose of dark chocolate, tayberry/raspberry panacotta. Flavour similar to standard Bashah but with added woodiness.
Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
No carbonation what so ever. But this has more berry aroma and almost a sour edge to it. You also get some anise and chocolate here and not so much hop presence. A fun beer, but i would call it a Fruit Beer.
Bullit (3504) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at JohnMurdoch. Dark brown colour, fast disappearing offwhite head. Aroma is fruity, cassis,bit of yeast, bit boozy. Flavour is malty, sour fruits, bit boozy. Slight sour and dry finish.