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Darach Mòr Special Reserve 43 (Tomintoul)

 (RETIRED)
overall
68
72
style
The Stillman’s
Formerly brewed at Haldemann

Style: Brown Ale
Gurmels, Switzerland

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unknown

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Wood: Bourbon Oak
Whisky: Tomintoul
Vintage: 1967
Age: 43 years
Region: Speyside

Nez: malt d’orge, sirop, pain, douceur, touche délicate de fût
Palais: douceur, malt, moka, caramel, note de fût, vanille, noix
Finale: tendre, maltée, légèrement houblonnée
Type: moelleux, léger, corsé
Couleur: brun soutenu


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 14, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

[ Trade by fiulijn ]. Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, bread, caramel, malt, wood - oak, light alcohol, licorice - licorice konfekt notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, caramel, wood - oak, licorice konfekt - bourbon notes. 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
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012
Ulfborg Scooper Smagning 2012. Copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of vanilla and coconut, some caramel and dark sugar, and dried fruit. Sweet caramel and dried fruit flavour with a touch of bourbon

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan. Dark brown/amber with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, oak and vanilla. Flavour is malt, caramel, oak, vanilla, fruit, bourbon and medium sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle @ Ulfborg Mid March Tasting, 2012. Pours dark ruby brown with a small off white head. Sweet vanilla, caramel and dark fruit. Very sweet. A sipper. Could get cloying.. I suspect.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (3593) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2012
330ml bottle. Darkest reddish brown with small lacing beige head. Whisky dominated aroma, oaky. Taste starts almost artificially sweet, then an increasing oak note comes in, culminating in a sour wooden, lightly salty taste. With the sourness fading to nothing, the finish has similarity to sugar beet syrup. OK, not bad, but this beer takes ALL of its character from the BA. And since we’re here on ’ratebeer’ not ’ratewhisky’ I’m not inclined to give a better score for taste. As a form of refinement BA is welcome, but it is cheating as brewers’ skills surrogate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2011
Bottled@omhper tasting. Amber colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is fruits, wood, nectar and some mild raisins. Also some slight sherrylike notes. Flavour is smooth raisins, alcohol, plum and also some vanilla. Pleasant and rather smooth.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19194) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2011
Bottled, thanks Bov! Hazy dark brown, brief head. More white pepper and paper than whisky up front. Mediumbodied with rounded mouthfel. Some caramelly malt, drying out towards the salty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2011
Bottled 33 cl at the tasting at omhper on September 30, 2011
BB 04.2012
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, malty, alcohol scent. Sweet, wood, licorice taste. Dry chocolate aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. Some yoghurt in there.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2011
Bottle from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier, Switzerland
Dark brown color; medium sized creamy head. The aroma is mild and delicate, with vanilla, whiskey, light oak; it reminds me also of shortbread. The body is weaker than in the other versions; there is some caramel flavor, dark chocolate, and very high carbonation that doesn’t help; there is some trace of the whisky. With a correct bitterness, the final is also a bit nutty, dry, and with shades of Bourbon oak.
Good, creamy, but not exciting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 16, 2011
from Au Grain d’Orge, Neuchâtel - slightly hazy brown colour with a little persistent beige foam; more milder nose where vanilla tones become apparent, caramel, wood in the background; creamy palate and a medium malt backbone; long aftertaste with notes of chocolate and nuts


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