Borup (6309) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, spice, whiskey and fruit.
Metalchopz (2406) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One I have put aside, but now time to rate. Comes in a single box from the LCBO. Pours a clean dark brown colour with a frothy beige head that stays a long time and creates foamy lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, cacao, vanilla, with notes of bananas, caramel and rusty water. Smooth, very creamy mouthfeel, very silky. Mild taste of roasted malts, butterscotch, with bananas and hop mild in the finish. The banana hints make me think this is closer to bourbon barrels than Irish whiskey ones. Still, a very creamy, lighter stout that is interesting.
edgallow (2363) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a off white head. Aroma is roasted malt, and a hint of whiskey. Taste is the malts, whiskey and a bit of vanilla.
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larsga (6323) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown coarseish head doesn’t last. Barely translucent
clear deep dark red body. Faint roasty toffee aroma with vague
chocolatey notes. Sweet perfumy vanilla toffee taste with
chocolatey notes. Mid-to-light body. Mild, soft mouthfeel.
Dryish chocolatey perfumy aftertaste with butterscotch notes.
Perfumy and candy-like, but still very delicate and harmonic. I
quite like it. (0.33l bottle, Alko Arkadia, Helsinki.)
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Roasted aroma, not so casky. Black colour. Small tan head. The flavour is creamy and mildly roasted. A little coffee and a faint hint of vanilla. Gets a little fruity in the finish. Does not taste of extreme barrel, but subtly.
Sigmund (5325) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Copenhagen Beer Festival. Very dark brown colour. Moderate aroma of whisky cask and caramel. Rich and fairly sweet flavour, whisky cask and caramel again, but the hops are far too moderate for my taste..
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a very dark brown with a warm reddish hue and a small, beige head. Roasty nose, pruney with a little yeasty phenols. Medium body, sweet overripe fruit and again some damned phenols from that yeast. Only a subtle hint of wood or whiskey. 110512
HeistAlmighty (1155) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Beer looks black in the bottle, but has red undertones when held up to the light. Very thin off white head. Aroma is roasted malt, Irish whiskey and vanilla. Taste blends dark chocolate roasted malt with whiskey and wood. Slight earthy bitterness, cola and vanilla notes. Palate was appropriately smooth and full. Overall, when I&Gs aging gimmick works, it works well and this time it came off really flavourful and enjoyable.
AndySnow (4089) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark colour with a light brown head. Aroma is somewhat sweet, coffee, caramel. Taste is roasted malt, caramel.
stefannilssons (1496) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nja, det här är väl kanske inte deras bästa öl. Smaken är spretig och sticker åt alla håll med sötman, maltigheten och smaken av jord. Slutsats: nja, det här var ingen favorit.