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Hardknott Æther Blæc Lambda 2011

Hardknott Æther Blæc Lambda 2011
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Formerly brewed at Hardknott
Style: Imperial Stout
Millom, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14768) - , Essex, - FEB 10, 2013
11th March 2012
Opaque black beer with a tidy dark tan head. Crisp fresh palate, lots of minerals. Tangy dark malt with dark fruits and sourish whisky. Trace of candy fruits. Crispy finish with a tangy aftertaste and a touch of molasses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Hardknott Æther Blæc Lambda 2011 ].
[ Bottle #583/660 ]. Clear dark black brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, sweet malt, wood, smoke, peat. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet, light light acidic and light moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, chocolate, tart berry - wood, chocolate, wood. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140705]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2014 Bottle 2011 vintage bought @ the Magpie. Sophisticated nose... fumes of whisky intense character showcased over a dark chocolate,fudge and boozy resemblance. Black inky beer with a subtle lace that coats the snifter : the complexity to this isn’t that deep but I like the texture. Strong rich whiskey emphasis. notes of chocolate.woodiness some fudge accents. Massive roast malt qualities.@ 7:5% ,an imperial stout "light" but I’ll give props its a pretty solid number. The whiskey barrel carries strongly. Fucken fine with me!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle at home, 43 of 660. Pours black, sweet and fruity, subtle whisky influence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3455) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of liqurce, coffee, roasted malt, sweets and weak bitterness. A flavor of roasted malt, liqurice, sour, coal, wood and burnt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14027) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, caramel, hops and is light acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11059) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle, 7.5%. Almost black with tiny head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and whisky. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, whisky, little acid, little vinous, little sweet, soy, wood and medium bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
McWorta (578) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 2, 2014
A black hole with a tan fading head. Noses of leather, bitter chocolate, licorice with hints of ginger, earth and plums. Light salty and rather sour. Thin texture medium body with an abrupt finish. Weird contrast between aroma and flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (3181) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
330ml bottle at home, bought from the brewery?s online shop. 352 of 660. Pours near black with an initial 1cm brown head, which just goes so fast it damn near broke the sound barrier. Aromas of soy sauce and chocolate, which is not my favourite combination. Taste has more salt/toffee combinations going on, little fruity blackcurrant maybe, sour at the end. Some whisky coming through, but a bit of an odd one this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11081) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle from Euston Tap. Black with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, wood and a little whisky. Flavor is quite sweet, rather bitter and slightly acidic. Dry, roasted moderate bitter and slightly acidic finish. Lacks a little power but nicely balanced. 300713

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10970) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle from Trembling Madness in York. Pours black with a slight dark tan head. Aroma is sour, vinous chocolate. Med body. Flavor is sour, vinous, slightly milky chocolate. It’s certainly very different. I don’t know why it comes more vine than malt to me. Well, with time maybe it’s going a little whisky. It does have some heat. Finishes tastily sour, and hardly like an IS. It is what it is, and I wish I could try its relatives.

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