garthicus (2336) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask. Appearance: Oily black with a thin brown head. Aroma: Coffee, leather, dark chocolate, raisins, a little alcoholic. Flavour: Strong, super strong coffee, lots of whiskey, literally oozing with it, alcohol, bitter malt, long coffee and dark chocolate finish.
ACD (337) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned at B&C, Dublin (tapped as I walked into the building as luck would have it!). Jet black with thin crown of tan froth, plenty of lacing. Aroma gives loads and loads of fruity Jameson character (my old man's favourite whiskey, and the first one he had me try aged 13 - so the memory resonates!). Some treacle and dark roast coffee in there too. Taste gives a big dollop of fairly thick roasted malt: plenty of chocolate, coffee, and burnt sugar come to the fore. Following this is a lovely little hint of fruity Irish whiskey - touch of vanilla from the barrel too. Aftertaste is a lengthy roasted note with some fruity and semi-sweet whiskey heat too. Mouthfeel surprisingly medium/thin - easy drinking stuff. This is a cracker, one of the best Irish brews I've ever tasted - a nearly-sessionable barrel-aged stout: class.
Creedence (127) - Cork, IRELAND - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass at Franciscan Well Winter Ale Festival. Aroma is very smoky. pours a dark black with thin brown head. Taste is smoky, strong coffee, nice underlying sweetness. Medium body, lingering bittersweetness, surprisingly smooth and light for the strength. Overall - very good. Not quite sure if it’s worth all the hype though.
culchiem (1666) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 132/900. Dark ruby brown to black with a thin tan head. Aroma is is roast malt with a thin whiskey base. Flavour is complex malt, nicely toasted with a creamy vanilla whiskey base. Finish is dry roast, excellent.
shortt1 (11) - - NOV 25, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bought mine in Bradley’s north main street. This is the best Irish beer I have ever tasted. We soft whiskey after taste . The stout has dark choc,coffee and roasted malt taste with the whiskey giving it an interesting finish