RateBeer
Home >

Darach Mòr Special Reserve 20 (Bowmore)

 (RETIRED)
overall
73
81
style
The Stillman’s
Formerly brewed at Haldemann

Style: Brown Ale
Gurmels, Switzerland

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Wood: Sherry Oak
Whisky: Bowmore
Vintage: 1989
Age: 20 years
Region: Islay

Nez: malt d’orge, sherry, banane, céréale, douceur, note de fumée, touche de fût en arrière fond
Palais: fruits tropicaux, cacao, moka, fumée, douceur
Finale: ronde, douce, légèrement houblonnée et un peu sèche
Type: corpulent, corsé, fruité
Couleur: brun soutenu


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

[ Trade by fiulijn ]. Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, wood, oak, smoke, peat. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, smoke, wood, caramel, peat - whisky, thin. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120316]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a small tan head. Aroma is smoked and dark malty. Smoked, meaty and dark caramelish. Mild toasted malty and smoked finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
Bottled. A nut-brown beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of peated whiskey, malt, and wood. The flavor is sweet with peated whiskey, wood, caramel, and malt, leading to a dry whiskey finish. Thanks fiulijn for sharing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a clear dark orangey brown with a beige head. Nose has caramel, iodine and distinct peat - with a whiff of butter. Medium body, dry caramel notes and again loads of peat, tar and iodine. Ends dry and ashy with a subdued bitterness. Not the worst peaty beer. 260911

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (20656) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2011
Bottle at yespr. Clear red brown coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of peat and burnt notes. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, peat and whisky with burnt notes. Sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2011
Bottled@omhper tasting. Copper colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruits, mild oak, vanilla and alcohol. Also some mild peated notes. Flavour is peat, turf, smoked wood, mild sugar and some sweet maltyness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19321) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2011
Bottled, thanks Bov! Clear dark brown, small head. Aroma of coffee and peat. Fairly sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Smoky islay whisky is evident. Low bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2011
Bottle from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier, Switzerland
Dark brown color; medium sized creamy head. The aroma from the peaty whisky is moderate, delicate, not overwhelming. The underlying Brown Ale has a quite ordinary caramel flavor that edges on the dry and dusty side; but it’s well complemented by a moderate smoked whisky flavor; there is also some chocolate and very light roasted malts.
The final is correctly bitter, with light roasted nuts and light whisky.
Pleasant, it gives a better statement than the Special Reserve 43, but it’s less seducing than the Special Reserve 21, also because of the different original cask used.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012
Se at "kom igang" med den backlog istedet, Ivan! Bottle @ Ulfborg Mid March Tasting, 2012. Pours dark brown with a small creamy head. Nose is ashy and smokey. Peat and caramel. Medium and smooth body. Rough and rugged. Too peaty and one dimensional for my liking.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11158) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 10, 2013
Bottle. [thanks nightfall]
Pours deep dark brown with a big, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma is sweet, lots of fruit, oak, cocoa, hazelnuts. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, some mild peity notes, cocoa, sweet caramel malts, hazelnuts. Nice if kinda sweet.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50