JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfect 5. I can’t take a point off for anything. I might be able to in future tastings but this is by far my favorite beer ever.
Fatehunter (1059) - 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.
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great beer. I had tried the others but couldn’t find this one. It is a very smooth malty beer, with a dry hop finish. The part that sets this apart is the Irish Whiskey aging. The flavor really comes through and is evident in the nose. Find this one, it is their best.
bobaidan (495) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Smoking With Chris. Pours clear cocoa brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is rum, alcohol and toffee. Medium in body with nice carbonation. Flavor is sweet and delicious. Toffee, vanilla cocoa and burnt woods are all present with enough alcohol bite to offset the sweetness. I absolutely lived this one.
bigev007 (2) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flavours of chocolate. Vanilla aroma. Slightly sweet. Smooth, but not great mouth feel
N3lson1 (97) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good, complex beer. The whiskey flavor wasn’t overpowering like most whiskey casks are.
reida (4) - - APR 26, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful dark brown from the bottle. Subtle aroma, and not what you would expect on the palate. Superb!
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edgallow (1633) - 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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dandeman (435) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Nice butterscotch accent on a whiskey basis. we also find molasses and caramel butter. Appearance: Black and opaque, generous head, creamy and long lasting. Taste is all caramel / butterscotch with an explosive whiskey finish. Chocolate is there also and we can feel the oak cask as well. Caramel is everywhere and long lasting. An excellent stout, very sweety. Very close to an imperial stout except for the weak bitterness. Une superbe bičre!!!
Tyler82 (2) - Eustis, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled in Snifter
Pours almost opaque. Fantastic head retention and lacing.
Excellent chocolate and tobacco notes that come through into a long finish.
Carbonation is right on point. The whiskey notes are very prominent but not overwhelming exhibiting just the right amount of vanilla and oak.
Great value too! Cheers!