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Darach Mòr Special Reserve 20 (Bowmore)

The Stillman’s
Formerly brewed at Haldemann

Style: Brown Ale
Gurmels, Switzerland


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (11974) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 16, 2011
from Au Grain d’Orge, Neuchâtel - slightly hazy brown colour with a little persistent beige foam; gently smoky with notes of caramel, sherry and wood; medium-bodied and with a low carbonation, some sweetness and a moderate bitterness; finishes a bit short and dry with notes of smoke and caramel - subtle and very well-made

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34362) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25388) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19160) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
At yespr tasting. clear brown, smooth light brown head. very strong aroma, lots of wood, roasted and charchoal malts, whisky. peat smoke. flavor is woody, roasted malty, whiskey, peat,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2011
Bottled at the tasting at omhper on September 30, 2011
Clear brown color, tan head. Sweet, malty, alcohol, wood scent, also lactic. Sweet, wood, lactic taste. Warming alcohol, wood aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15289) - DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan. unclear dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, peat, caramel and whiskey. Flavour is malt, medium sweet, peat, caramel, whiskey, oak, little vanilla and a little watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (12081) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40454) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23513) - 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.

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