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Uiltje Meneer de Uil (Ledaig BA)

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Uiltje Brewing Co.
Brewed at Jopen

Style: Imperial Stout
Haarlem, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Limited Edition. Bottle, 330ml.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4076) - BELGIUM - APR 29, 2016
One of several whisky barrel aged Meneer De Uil impies, this time on Ledaig barrels, a strongly peated whisky from the island of Mull. Bottle of about 14 months old. Pale but deeply beige, moussy, creamy head leaving some lacing and retaining well on the edge, jet black robe with ochre edges but this latter feature becomes only visible under bright light. Strong aroma indeed holds a lot of sharp and pungent peat, in the iodine-like way, along with fresh paint-like solvents and also the whisky alcohol itself, both (but mostly the first one) largely covering other aspects of warm chocolate sauce and Belgian chocolates, espresso, liquorish, teriyaki, wet leather, strong wet wood including some faint vanilla-like oak, candied dates, fudge, dried mushroom, beef stock. Intense onset combining a condense candied, slightly syrupy sweetness with a deep, soft elderberry sourishness and outspoken, but not overly dominating cured meat-like umami; soft carbo just right for the style, very thick, fat and oily mouthfeel coming from thick layers of rich caramelly, nutty and deeply chocolatey maltiness, sweet turning into bitter especially when in the end, a roasted coffeeish bitterness comes in, though it is still the caramel and chocolate sweetness which keep prevailing; finish is thick chocolate and roasted maltiness surrounded by strongly drying, ’noble’ woodiness, a peppery hop bitter accent and, unsurprisingly, a lot of booze, in the form of whisky-like alcohol heat, becoming a bit wry on the root of the tongue in the end; all the while, and especially retronasally in the end, a sharp peat flavor keeps hanging around - I am even left with a peat flavor in my mouth after swallowing (combined with the chocolatey and sugary sweetness which even cloy a little bit), yet it somehow remains more or less under control in comparison with many other peated beers I’ve encountered in recent years. I am not the biggest fan of these peat beers but this one passes since it maintains a big (but to my taste, still insufficient) part of its basic character; I do, however, find this edition too boozy, the alcohol is way too apparent in both nose and mouth. Not the easiest one to pour down, an intense beer like some of the other heavy Uiltjes, perhaps just a bit over the top to my personal taste, but surely this is an interesting one to cellar for several more years. One to defy - and sip slowly.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (5256) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 25, 2016
(bottle) black in colour with a creamy brown head. aroma of heavy iodine and green bell peppers, with lots of sriracha, black pepper, some honey, peat-smoked malts and dark chocolate. flavour is mostly peat-smoked malts and dark chocolate, with lots of sugar icing, a touch of ethanol and a light roasted-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markoijelena (1931) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 29, 2016
Draft 0.3l at Uiltje Craft Beer Bar Haarlem Netherlands.15.03.2016.Pour it hazy dark color with medium black head.Aroma of leather and sweet caramel note.Taste perfectly balanced swee caramel,smoked note,wodden note just a pinch,dusty also just a pinhc,finish with toffee flavor.Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (10546) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle - Sweet wood and peat notes. He black with a small brown head. Woody peat with a dry finish. Woody peat bomb.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (5047) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2016
330ml bottle. Purchased at Brewery Creek for around $9. Pours a near headless and an opaque body. Nose of peat, ash, and watercress. Smokey and more smoke. Soya sauce and molasses. Cigarettes. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2016
Tasting at Matt’s
Pitch black color, the head dissipates quickly. Huge peaty aroma, iodine. Strong body, it has a good chocolate flavor, moderate sweetness, a fair amount of liquorice, peaty, a bit salty, with some dark malt sourness. A bit boozy in the final.
Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (11936) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2016
330mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma smells like smoky Islay whiskey, some dry roast, and smoky campfire notes. Flavour is huge on the Islay whiskey, with loads of smoky campfire notes and lovely Islay barrels. Dominated by the barrels, but in the best way possible. Really lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wekker84 (2110) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle a black colored beer with a beige head aroma roasted malts coffee chocolate smoke oak peat spicy salty islay whisky and hops flavor roasted malts spicy peat smoke oak chocolate dark fruits salty islay whisky some coffee some spicy and hops

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaxiDriver (1672) - Stadland, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle. A unbelievable strong smoky aroma, a little bit malty in the background. The small beige foamy head disappears fast, the body is black. A strong smoky taste, also malty. The body is strong, oily and creamy with a soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8615) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2015
Bouteille 33c, col épais crémeux moka, café au lait retombant vite. Doré au verre. Arôme au bouquet malté prenant niveau whisky surtout en rétro avec un niveau chaleur qui se fait bien présent, petite note tourbée. Palais est malté chocolaté avec un profil barrique somptueux qui met bien en avant le côté tourbé. Retrouve un léger grillé café avec un niveau alcool bien présent. Le tout reste assez doux. Effervescence moyenne ponctuée par une certaine chaleur du whisky - choc poudreux et fin résiduel boisé.


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