scotchzombie (481) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown reddish tinge. Small tan head - mainly rim and wet lacing - that disappears. Aroma is oaky malt with mild chocolate and coffee. Taste follows suits but is quite tangy and a bit sweet (treacle?). More coffee and amped smoky oak notes and mild closing bitterness. Moist mouthfeel with very low carbonation. Unique but there are better stouts out there.
DrnkMcDermott (2958) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Review sample, label names it "Irish Whiskey Aged." Pours black, with very little fizz. Smell is warm and treacly, like a bit of whiskey and sugar stirred in hot water to relieve a cold. I am somewhat used to I&G’s house style by now: a lot of flavor from whatever was in the barrel, but not strong in alcohol. We’re talking "Bourbon and branch" here. And for a stout, the thread of whiskey keeps it very smooth. Sometimes it carries the impression of being Imperial strength, but that’s all in the taste buds.
alobar (3281) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cola brown with no head. Aroma of toffee, vanilla, and whiskey. Roasted malt flavor with toffee, vanilla, and hint of whiskey. Very nice beer.
VDuquerroux (907) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2016 Bottle, 33cL. Home. Christmas gift. A dark brown sparkling beer with a medium creamy beige head ; medium retention. Roast, toast, peat, vanilla, whisky, caramel, herb.. Medium to heavy sweet ; light warming background ; light to medium dry bitter. Medium voluptuous body, smooth texture, average to soft carbonation, sweet peat finish. Overall, I enjoyed this beer a lot and it got better through the tasting : smooth, peat, vanilla.
Stuartyboy (1202) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown in colour with coffee coloured head aroma is malt and vanilla flavour is vanilla oak roasted malt with a hint of whiskey sweet beer with a creamy body
Flanfl (440) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - APR 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour. Aroma of toffee, burned caramel, dark dried fruits, some vanilla and toasted oak. Flavour of toasted malt, spices, toasted oak. Sweet toasted finish. Creamy body, medium carbo. Real nice.
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vtafro (5514) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Irish whiskey, oak, malt and some hints of sweeter tone, but mostly dryness. Oak, light sweet malt, some roastiness, and whiskey notes.
Helsdon (325) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nearly, just, but not quite opaque that’s a very dark mahogany, with a little tan head that reduces to a ring in moments. The nose is whiskey with a little booze and mild roasted malts. The taste is similar to the nose - whiskey and vanilla. The roasted malt is surprisingly sweeter than I expected. The oak is firmly there. Not a challenging beer, but a tasty one.
trapped (1773) - New York, TURKEY - APR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Brass Monkey. Inky black with small creamy dark beige head, slight whiskey aroma, thin body, medium carbonation, caramel taste with whiskey undertones, medium finish with coffee aftertaste. Smooth and easy to drink.
RickFifty (868) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - APR 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown color, beige head. Roasted malt nose, brown sugar, wood, prunes. Sweet taste, vanilla, brown sugar, wood. Medium body, average carbonation.