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Darach Mòr Special Reserve 21 (Laphroaig)

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68
76
style
The Stillman’s
Formerly brewed at Haldemann

Style: Brown Ale
Gurmels, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Wood: Bourbon Oak
Whisky: Laphroaig
Vintage: 1989
Age: 21 years
Region: Islay

Nez: pêche, malt, fruits tropicaux, fumée, chocolat, caramel, châtaigne, douceâtre
Palais: fumée de tourbe, banane, touche de chêne, compote de fruits, iode, noix de coco
Finale: fumée, corpulente, houblonnée
Type: aromatique, puissant, robuste
Couleur: brun soutenu

Editor’s note: there are two "21" versions, the Region is different.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 16, 2011
from Au Grain d’Orge, Neuchâtel - slightly hazy brown colour with a little persistent beige foam; more pronounced smokiness than in the 20 y.o. version, chestnuts and sherrys show up; medium-bodied and with a velvety palate, low bitterness; long whisky-like finish with notes of caramel and wood - superb

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2011
Bottle from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier, Switzerland
Dark brown color; generous creamy head. The delicate peaty whisky aroma is just slightly stronger than the Special Reserve 20; mild campfire wood too, and very light vanilla and banana.
The underlying Brown Ale has the same caramel flavor as in the other versions, but it seems a bit sweeter here; the smoked whisky character is moderate (as in the other beers of the series), but pleasantly well integrated in this beer, and it gives a light salty character.
The final has some caramel, chocolate, smoke, and also light vanilla (indeed this is a different wood than the Special reserve 20).
Pleasant, balanced, the most interesting of the set.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7975) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2011
Bottled at the tasting at omhper on September 30, 2011
Clear brown color, yellow to tan head. Sweet, malty, lactic, wood scent. Sweet, alcohol, wood taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. Whisky aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19932) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2011
Bottled, thanks Bov! Clear dark brown, small head, Aroma of coffee and bourbon. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Lots of oak and vanilla, rather intense smoky islay whisky, Still it manages to stay balanced. The best I’ve tried in the series so far.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31787) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2012
33 cl bottle. Pours clear and deep golden amber with a small tan head. Aroma is smoked, peated and tarish. Thick malty, peated and smoked. Dry tarish and mild acidic dark malty flavoured. Ends dry malty and bitter dark roasted. Lasting tarish impression.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11372) - DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan. Dark brown/amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, whiskey and a little peat. Flavour is malt, caramel, whiskey, peat, fruit and a little bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 11, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

[ Trade by fiulijn ]. Clear medium to dark brown amber colour with a average to large, creamy - frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, oak, smoke - meat - whisky, alchol notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120316]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2830) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 31, 2011
Bottled 33cl. Ordered from www.erzbierschof.ch. It pours a murky brown beer with a quick diminishing light beige head which leaves a slight spotty bubbly lace. Chestnuts and vanilla throughout. Sourish. Light to medium bodied. Nice balance. Practically no carbonation. Dry finish which is smoky.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10922) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2012
clear amber, smzll white head. Aroma is peat smoke, roasted malts, wood. Nice. Flavor is flowery, malty, roasted malty,

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11274) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012
Ulfborg Scooper Smagning 2012. Copper with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruit, mild peat smoke and a hint of cherry. Sweetish fruity flavour with caramel notes, some whisky character and peat smoke - reasonably well balanced for a peat smoke beer


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