Brewed by Franciscan Well (MolsonCoors)
Style: Stout
Cork, Ireland


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Smooth Franciscan well brewery stout has been aged in Jameson whiskey casks.The oak casks infuse wonderfully unique flavours giving a warm whiskey flavoured finish. This beer is best enjoyed @ 8 - 10 degrees centigrade.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
shortt1 (11) - - NOV 25, 2012
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (2022) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle (1L) from Baggot Street Wine Shop, Dublin. 526 of 2500, 8.4%. Near black with large tan head. Aroma is roasted, malts, sweet malts, vanilla, whiskey. Flavours roasted malts, vanilla, burnt treacle, some dark fruit and yes, a warming whiskey finish. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation, some very late dryness. Very nice, really pleased I bought this back from Dublin after the England v Ireland rugby international.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1504) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Pours a very dark black color with a dark tan head that his very big, creamy and long lasting. Aroma has a pronounced nose of roasted barley, light woody nose with a good presence of whiskey. Flavor starts off with a thick, creamy chocolate flavor, a modest amount of malted barley acidity and bitterness and transitions into a roasty flavor with a touch of whiskey sneaking in at the finish. I love the touch of whiskey and it adds to the flavor without trumping the beer character. Body is perfect with a very creamy and low amount of carbonation. Overall a very tasty beer and the way I feel barrel aged beers should be prepared. Thanks to my wife for grabbing this for me on her latest trip to Ireland for work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - DEC 22, 2014
Swing top bottle at home, poured into a tulip glass at slight bit below room temp. Thinner body than expected, no head, soft whiskey, butter, oak, maple, some light smoke, dark fruit and chocolate. Mouthfeel is light and thin, a little disappointing and unsatisfying. Some bitterness from the dark chocolate flavour combines well with the inherent sweetness of the whiskey and oak. Overall a well balanced barrel aged beer but left more to be desired.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (1063) - Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2014
I got to drink this at room temp, but not chilled. Dark black still pour. No head. Nose was plenty of oak, loads of wood, roast and malt. Flavor was smokey and boozy, whiskey notes throughout. If really like to try it chilled, cause it’s really decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 25, 2014
Ebony pour, thin beige cap. Whiskey, chocolate, coffee, smoky wood chip, slight dark fruit. Light bodied and not overly boozy. Finishes sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (991) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 19, 2014
Aroma: Malt: Medium cherries. Medium-light roasty. No Hops. Medium vanilla, oak. Appearance: Body: Opaque black. Head: Light-brown, small, fine bubbles. Good retention. Flavour: Malt: Medium roasty, fruity, cherries. Medium-high bitterness, medium sweetness. Coffee. Light whiskey. Dry finish with lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body, creamy. Medium warming. Overall: Very good beer. The whiskey aromas only become apparent as the beer warms up. 1 liter bottle, poured. Thanks Sean! 22C. Wood-Aged Beer 13A. Dry Stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6474) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2014 Thanks Jeff Russell for hauling this 1L bottle (1793/1900) back from Ireland and sharing with all at the gathering and for allowing me the opportunity to drink this for rating #6000... Near opaque with minimal head or lace. Big whiskey and oak at first supported with smooth chocolate, roast and char. Really smooth yet nicely tannic and earthy mouth feel. Nicely balanced treat and glad to have been the 1st American to rate it while in America.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2517) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle @ EBBC14, Dublin [280614]
Pitch black, thin tan head, some lacing
Aroma of soft smooth deep malts, soft barrel aging, touch of whisky, savoury malts
Taste as aroma, soft whisky, soft booze, some dark fruits, touch of dark chocolate, getting a bit wore whisky with the drinking, dab of dry burnt roast
Palate - soft carb, medium body. Finish of drying alcohol, dry roast, soft warming booze
Overall - This is a lower abv imperial stout, good flavours and the barrel aging isn’t overdone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (3252) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Black and headless. Cocoa, treacle toffee and whiskey nose. Dry and burnt treacle, rich warming alcohol, wood, really good balance, long dry burnt-bitter and whiskey finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Liamrua (49) - Waterford, IRELAND - MAY 9, 2014
Pours dark, light tan head which disappears but good lacing on glass. Beautiful smooth texture with medium carbonation. Nice sharp hint of oak. Nice speciality beer

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