Fatehunter (2210) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2013 Poured into a tulip glass. Dark brown in the pour, almost black in the glass. Finger of tan head that held well and great lacing.
Some good roasted malt smell, caramel and toffee.
Tastes like milk cream, harsh malt with a tease of sweet, bitter follows, ends with a good burnt malt grip. The oak cask is the backbone of it all, bringing structure and balance. It has a warming effect but not in the usual whiskey cask aged beer style.
Soft and creamy texture. Low carbonation, medium body, not as heavy as other cask aged beers.
One of my favorite whiskey cask aged beers. It’s between a sipper and an easy drinker, which for a cask aged beer is impressive. Not hardly sweet at all, which is great.
ChadPolenz (1676) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 BJCP Category: 33A Wood-Aged Beer (base style: 16C Tropical Stout)
AROMA: Sweet dark malt and fruits; whiskey note in the background. 9/12
APPEARANCE: Dark brown to black; fairly clear with no highlights. Small, tan, soapy head mostly evaporates. 1/3
FLAVOR: Quite sweet with smooth dark grain flavors and restrained bitterness. Some cola-like taste and sweetness. Slightly chocolaty. Whiskey-soaked oak chips impart only faint flavor and mostly on the end. Some toffee notes as well. No hop presence. 16/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied with low carbonation and watery texture. Very smooth with clean aftertaste; no alcohol presence. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: As a stout it’s pretty good, but the wood aging doesn’t do much for it. Sweet for a stout (but not cloying). 7/10
TOTAL SCORE: 36/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.
PeatyPete (907) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black coloured beer with cream-colored head. Aroma of wood with a hint of whiskey. Taste of vanilla, sweet barley and wood.
chinchill (4204) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle purchased and consumed in Stirling, Scotland.
Wood and whisky notes compose the aroma and are a little more prominent in the flavor than is the base Scottish stout.
Too sweet. Decent aftertaste. Good tan head.
MaBeer1972 (1791) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Single bottle from Wines & More Wareham. Poured into a stem glass. Jet black. Frothy tan head. Aroma and flavor of roasted oak and vanilla spice. On the sweet side. Licorice and molasses. Very smooth texture.
Fules (727) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nagy, tartós, bézs színű hab, egészen sötétbarna szín. Feketecsokis, pörkölt malátás illat, némi hordós, whisky-s aromával kiegészülve. Édes, feketecsokis, whiskey-s, enyhén hordós ízvilág. Testes, enyhén szénsavas, finom desszertsör.
arsol (975) - NORWAY - JUL 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mřrk brun farge med offwhite. Lukter Karamell, kaffe, Alkohol og litt vanilje. Smak av mokka og sjokolade. Lett bitter avslutning
jimhilt (2551) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a two finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light roasted malt and whiskey nose, flavor is dark roasted malt, vanilla and very smooth. $3.60 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.
OminouSC2 (424) - SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown color. Caramel, toasted malt aromas. Sweet taste of alcohol and caramel, some bitter roast. Unbalanced taste/finish.
angelkostvo (1144) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown colour, almost black, beige head. Aroma of oak, some roasted and toasted malts, slight notes of the irish whiskey. Taste is medium sweet, more flavourful than I expected. Light body, pretty thintexture, soft carbonation. You can feel the ABV.
Foerdifuxx (217) - Franconia, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown coloured beer with a big, medium lasting, beige head. Aromas of irish whiskey, milk chocolate, wood, malt, floral and citrus hops. Taste is like drinking chocolate with an underlying pleasant whiskey touch, more wood towards the finish. The texture is silky-smooth, creamy. Soft carbonation, medium body. I love it!