mcberko (6035) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
750mL bottle, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma brings out dry oats, some wood and a touch of whiskey. Flavour is like a big dry stout, with very light whiskey notes, oats and wood. Not complex at all. There is even a slight tartness to this on the finish. Decent, but not the most refined beer by any means.
HenrikSoegaard (10420) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Edition 2 ABV 8.1. Same barcode. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. moderate bittter flavor. Some roast and licoreíce. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
alethol (102) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black. Small head. Coffee, chocolate, wood and bitterness flavours are well balanced. Full-bodied. Stands out miles from the O’Hara’s Celtic Stout.
ciaranc (800) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, Brewery Corner, Kilkenny. Deep black, very thin head. Nose is vanilla, wood/oak. Flavour is coffee, milk chocolate, liquorice, decents whiskey-like notes. Smooth mouthfeel, lush smooth body, flat carbonation. Love the original, love this too.
Deu (681) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Irish Craft Beer Festival (RDS) in Dublin. Dark and luxuriant with a caramel, vanilla and chocolate nose. Interesting but really strong taste. Not for everybody
Sizzler80 (447) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 Cask @ Farringtons. Dark ebony pour, medium beige head. Aroma: malt, tar, vanilla, whisky, peat. Initially bitter and slightly dry. Very faint hint of aniseed. Malty, nutty/vanilla sweetness precedes a slight bitterness. Whisky warmth comes through at the very end. Delighted to have rated it, not sure when i will see it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy
garthicus (2658) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask. Appearance: Pitch Black, medium brown head. Aroma: Bourbon, oak, wood, malt, vanilla, lots of espresso & chocolate. Flavour: Bourbon, great malt backbone, vanilla, terrific espresso and oak. Long bourbon finish. Lovely.
Beersiveknown (2781) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Irish Craft Beer Festival@RDS
Dark and luxuriant with a caramel, vanilla and chocolate nose. Rich fruits, chocolate, a touch of roast barley and whisky warmth on the swallow.