rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear bottle, dark brown color, with a creamy tan head, with a sweet grainy caramel, biscuity, bready, toasted, light roasted malty nose, with some bran muffin, brown chocolate, subtle whisky wood barrel accents, with a mocha, chocolate cake, kind of Nestlé Quick powder, chocolate pie crust, faint chocolate chip cookie dough, Coffee Crisp chocolate bar note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with smooth sweet dark dried fruit, toasted, biscuity, caramelized, bready malty, nutty, brown chocolate, green wood barrel, faint whisky liquorish character, with some chocolate cake, chocolate bran muffin, toasted, caramelized, biscuity, roasted, subtle smoked peat malt, vanilla, mocha, faint espresso coffee flavours, leading towards a dark dried fruit, brown chocolate, chocoalte cake, sweet cocoa powder, faint whiskyish, vanilla oak barrel finish.
MrHangover (1788) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black beer with a small beige head. Aroma is light sweet with some light whisky malt touches, sweet and sugary. Flavour is quite sweet with a decent amount of sweet boozy characters. Alcohol is well hidden, yet it’s noticeable that this an barrel aged beer. Decent beer, lacks some complexity though.
ChristianHR (96) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a slight brown head, with no retention. Has a smell of coffee, which it also taste of. Has hints of whisky, oak and tobacco.
AVolen (10) - NORWAY - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mørk farge, god lukt av malt. Rund smak, litt brent og litt malt. Veldig god øl, flott tillegg til serien fra bryggeriet.
pinkie (318) - New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours completely black with a chocolate colored head of foam that fell quickly but left lace to look at. Nose is the light sweet whiskey. Floral and with a bit of oak. Cut grass and vanilla cream. Very inviting. A dusting of cocoa. Taste follows the nose. The malt is roasty and smooth. Has a very creamy mouthfeel but very thin and soft carbonation. The whiskey flavor is light and sweet while the cocoa deepens it. The vanilla lingers in the aftertaste just a bit as the alcohol warms. There is a subtle peat that leaves with a touch of smoke.
This one is easy to drink and terribly pleasant. Has a long finish just like irish whiskey and hints at honey. The clear bottle did not do it any harm as far as I can tell but it is a seasonal so I bought it pretty early after it hit the shelf.
fletchfighters (919) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ML bottle
Dark cola pour, settled dark brown. Quick layer of light brown film faded to a ringed collar. A bit better head on swirling but still fades away pretty fast.
Nose is of oak, roast, char, apple, pear, and whiskey. Slightly sweet and sticky but keeps some elements of the base beer.
Taste is more similar to Irish Whiskey. Still a bit sweet though. Let it sit a bit in the mouth and more the roast and malts come out. Lots of oak in the finish.
Sweet but dry oak finish with touches of oak and whiskey. Lighter bodied for the style I thought. Very reasonable though.
mikkellund42 (432) - Vejle, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with medium offwhite head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt and dried fruit. Taste is medium sweet and medium to light bitter. Body is milky with soft carbonation. Finish is long with notes that follow the nose.
ppehrson (2) - Storvorde, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth and nice, with a hint of chocolate, fruits, and most importantly, whisky. It’s obvious when you taste carefully, but is not too dominant.
Very good stout for the price, like the subtle taste of whisky, the alcohol does not dominate the experience.
Vighals (406) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sort med rødskjær, lys brunt skum. Malt og whiskeylukt. Sjokolade og salt lakris i smaken. medium bitter, lite kullsyre
BarryKonrad (80) - NORWAY - SEP 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown to black in colour, with a generous head at first, but it disappears rather quickly. Mild aroma of dark malts and sweet chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium to half rich. Taste is very sweet, some chocolate notes, dark fruits are in the mix, with some faint whiskey and oak notes in the finish. All in all it’s balanced, but on the mild side of everything. It’s a pleasant enough brew, but doesn’t quite feel like a 7,4% stout. Good, but nowhere great I guess.