Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with creamy foam. Not much aroma. Mostly malt. The Irish whisky is not very evident. It’s there but subdued. Id say is a good stout but the barrel aging is a little weak.
mabuzzer (488) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin white head. Aroma is dark chocolate, taste is dominated with espresso. Not bad
YigSvartka (273) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black ruby hue with a quickly dissipating beige head. Spectacularly pungent aroma with notes of caramel, chocolate, vanilla, whiskey, and oak, emphasizing sweetness. Robust smooth body. Splendidly sweet combination of caramel, roast, chocolate, vanilla, whiskey, oak, and syrup with a smooth, sweet finish. Quite nice, but perhaps slightly too sweet for my liking.
weordie (685) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with an off white head. Aroma is oaky, whiskey. A very smooth beer. A strong oaky flavour.
FatTony (188) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 ounce bottle. Poured out a semi-translucent mahogany brown with a thin wheat head. Appearance was more of a porter than a stout. Whiskey was fairly strong in the aroma with the addition of malt and wood. Taste followed in almost the same proportions. The palate was thinner than most stouts but had a nice oily smoothness to it. Well done.
MarcinG (367) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2016 Butelka 330 ml. Czarny kolor. Piana obfita jasnobrazowa o kremowej konsystencji. Pierwszy zapach uderzajacy w nozdrza to whiskey potem nuty wanilii czekolady i palonych slodow. Dosc nietypowe dla stauta ze czekoladowe tony zostaly zrzucone na drugi plan. W smaku slodko wytrawne. Dobrze zbalansowane o gladkiej teksturze. Wyczuwalna czekolada ale whiskey zaglusza wszystko. Niewatpliwie dobre piwo ale jak na stauta za duzo whiskey. Mi jednak smakuje bardzo.
peponi (1269) - Mainz, GERMANY - APR 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: roasted dark malts, woody, vanilla, whiskey.
Appearance: black color and beige head.
Taste: dark chocolate, darm malts, woody, vanilla, whiskey, semi-sweet.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, whiskey finish.
Overall: Really good stuff, nice whiskey notes.
beerplace (296) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2016 Small bottle bought in BC Signature liquor store. Pours very dark brown, almost black with a beige head. Aroma is slightly smoky, dark fruits, some vanilla and caramel notes and, unfortunately, metallic notes on the background. Taste is sweety, dark fruits, caramel, smoke, resin, some whiskey notes on the background. Smokey roasted malt aftertaste.
emusche (150) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost black with thin head that rapidly recedes; no lacing. Aromas of cocoa, toffee, caramel, wood and molasses. Woodiness really comes through in the taste, but not necessarily in a bad way, just potent. Other flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, and molasses but they’re faint. It does get better as it warms though, flavors seem to become more complex and intertwine. Nice offering.
thorongil2 (2159) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) bright, clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of roast, hint of wet wood, milk chocolate; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter - sweet finish
ruramikael (73) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
chocolate, nuts, caramel, spruce, resin, dough, barnyard, alcohol, black, clear, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, umami, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish, off-balance (more bitterness needed).