Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear dark brown/ruby with light ruby highlights and a finger thick tan head.
Aroma: Smoky, wood, treacle/toffee, banana, bubblegum, hint of peat and vanilla.
Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sweet and sourness.
Palate: Thin smooth texture, light body, low/average carbonation, lingering finish initially banana, bubblegum and toffee, vanilla, followed by a bitter burnt caramel, burnt malt. Very subtle tongue tingling alcohol warmth.
Comments: Tasty and slight glass ring lace.
SarkyNorthener (2925) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tesco. Black beer with medium head. Aroma of roasted malts, wood and some Whisky notes. Taste is vanilla, oak, whisky hints and some roasted malts. OK stuff, but not quite balanced.
zacgillbanks (3102) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Royal Mile Whiskies, Edinburgh. This is a black-red beer with a vanilla and whisky flavour, spicy red fruity and chocolate notes and a warming, rich red fruity finish.
allmyvinyl (6055) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Appellation Wines, Dalry. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate, prunes in alcohol, light whisky note. Taste has a slightly sweet finish, but is surprisingly good. One of their best.
Martin243 (881) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 ml bottle served cool in a 1/2pint chalice at home. Dark as pitch with a fast dissipating beige head. A whisper of Irish whiskey in the aroma. Vanilla and black treacle flavour. Lack of fruit, smoke, or coffee bitterness to expand the experience leaves me with the impression of a one-dimensional stout based on creamy flavour that is texturally watery. Inoffensive and disappointing.
tore_pettersen (195) - - JAN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mørk brun/svart med offwhite medium skum. Lukt av Whisky, karamell, kaffe, malt og vanilje. Smaker røkt, sjokolade og vanilje. Fyldig, medium bitterhet og kullsyre - kort tørr ettersmak.
OwainTurner (416) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cola colour with soapy head, softly dies down. Rich sweet aroma, cherries and berries. Taste is a little disappointing. Tastes a little under developed. Very smooth on the palate, silky. No sense of alcohol at all.
rilbert008 (16) - groton ct, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
good combination of malts and hops with little bubbliness and caramel notes with toast and leather nuances polished off with whiskey , dark deep and rich tasting with smoke finish
Malrider69 (90) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2014
1.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Probably the worst stout I have tasted. Poor head retention, looks like cola and also tastes like (probably not helped by the clear bottle). The saving grace is that it has a pleasant aroma and there is the definite aroma and taste of Irish whiskey.
Enjoyit (3583) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black of color with a beige head. An aroma of coffee, plastic, bitter liqurice, prunes and coal. A flavor of roasted malt, liqurice, weak sweets, spice, alcohol, oak and weak hints of whiskey.