mkel07 (3964) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Perfect beer for this cold and wet winters night. Thick black colour with loads of deep tan foam. Aromas of chocolate, licorice and a hint of whiskey. Strong flavour in the mouth with a creamy smooth mouthfeel and a bit of an alcohol burn in the back of the throat. Nice.
BenH (2843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with off white head. Fairly low key aroma, some caramel, faint whiskey, something slightly vegetal. Taste has caramel, toffee, very little whiskey again, little cola, little coffee. Slightly sweet with a sticky finish, a tad thin. On the whole, they’ve done much much worse than this
ComradeK (1060) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a large tan head which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Milk chocolate and coffee notes, combined with Irish whiskey and a hint of vanillin oak make up the aroma. A faint hint of bitter dark chocolate leads into a mild herbal hops flavour up front. Bitter cocoa then heralds a smoother blend of milk chocolate and slightly sweet Irish whiskey. Vanillin oak is the main flavour in the finish, and there is a strong aftertaste of Irish whiskey. Stout as a style seems to work well with the flavour of Irish whiskey, making for an enjoyable combination in this beer.
cbfobes (2634) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by drowland, thanks Danny! Pours brown with an off white head, the aroma has a good amount on caramel and malt, the flavor has some dark fruit in the finish with a solid caramel and malty middle, nothing special but not bad.
Rasmus40 (12691) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear very dark reddish brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, a little roasted malt, caramel, dried fruit and toffee. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 160612
redtechnj (243) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance-Deep ruby brown, Nice fluffy beige head. Long lasting with nice lacing.
Aroma- Sweet caramel, Vanilla, Nice hint of Irish whiskey.
Flavor- Sweet caramel and vanilla, Nice balance of roasted malt, Nice oaky Irish whiskey finish.
A nice balance of sweetness and roasted malts. Nice creamy mouth feel.
DuffMan (7499) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, found when re-arranging my beer fridge, along with a few other I&G’s that I forgot I had and a few truly heinous looking fruit beers that I will now be compelled to drink because summer is upon us. Anyway, this beer looks pretty enough, deepest copper brown, clear, with a 3mm thick light brown head. It looks really nice in my gold-rimmed Gouden Carolus chalice so I took a picture. Aroma is initially over-ripe bananas and sultanas, but with time vanilla, caramel, and soft whiskey nuances emerge. Sweet dark caramel flavour, golden raisins, vanilla, and as it really comes up in temperature a cola-like sweetness that doesn’t belong. One of I&G’s finest, enjoyable indeed, but still not spectacular.
Camons (6996) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours very dark brown with a nice sized creamy offwhite head. Aroma of malt, sweet dark fruits, light chocolate, marzipan. Taste is rich malty, light coffee, sweets, dark dried fruits, chocolate. Medium body, average carbonation. Pretty good, but i dont really get any whisky at all. 110612
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown pour. Fairly sticky white head. The aroma is a little bit roasty with notes of treacle and a bit of toast as well. A bit of light sweet caramel and a hint of butterscotch as well. Some distinct vanilla, licorice and light oaky notes that leave a nice sweetness along with a little bit of cocoa on the back. Moderate bitterness and a sort of rum-like fruitiness (dates/figs). Light bodied (like all the I&G stuff) but has an interesting mix of flavours. It’s not bad at all.
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml. clear glass.
Clear dark red brown colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, chocolate, sweet malt, toffee, sweet alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, sweet malt, berry - fruity sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.