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Ølfabrikken Islay Cask Stout

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Formerly brewed at Bryggeriet Ølfabrikken (Gourmetbryggeriet - Harboe)
Style: Imperial Stout
Roskilde, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2007
(Bottle, 2005 vintage) Pours an oily black body with a small brown head. Aroma of potent peaty scotch, oak, chocolate, and roastiness. Flavor of chocolate, oak, peat, and dark fruit with an extremely dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Date: 10/13/2007
Mode: Hand Bottled
Source: Tasting

black, wispy tan head, rich sweet dark chocolate aroma with a huge bourbon and rye character that leaves a bit of alcohol in its wake, big body, very rich malt flavor, lots of dark chocolate, bourbon sweetness, the oak and rye combine to create a dryness, a light tartness arises to combine with a bitterness for a complex and balanced finish,

Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 18/20
Rating: 4.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ***+/4

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2537) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2007
aged 1 year in the barrel and 1 year in the bottle. Jet black pour, tiny tan head w/ most of the carbonation having left the beer, Smoky roasty scothy aroma, a little peat, very intense scotch like flavor. Full well coated palate. Big flavor, some light tannons, touch of peat, lightly smoky, hint of leather, light butter, a light tart coccoa is left on the tongue after you swallow. I like this, but you had better like scotch.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2007
Never have there been a more balanced smoked beer then this, I have no more to say, except I don´t like smoke beers!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2007
Bottle, thanks to René for sharing. Black coloured with a small brown head. Roasted aroma of smoke and whisky with notes of alcohol. Roasted flavour of whsiky and smoke with notes of alcohol. Smoked and warming alcoholic finish. The whisky is a bit too dominating for my liking.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Thank you for shring this one Alex (Sick_boy282). Pours with a black body topped by a pencil thin light brown head with some lacing. The aroma is roasty and smokey (?) with a malty undertone. Not much else to it. The flavor is slightly sweet and smokey with a slight mali note. Meidum to full bodied, smooth and a hint warming.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Bottle shared by SpringsLicker with myself, Suttree, and decaturstevo. Pours black with amber edges and very small tan head. I’ll take credit for the "doctor’s office on fire" line... the aroma is smoke, iodine, hospital, molasses, and a few coffee notes. The flavor is smoky with some grapes, fig jam, coffee, scotch. There’s a lot of fruitiness in this one, but it helps balance out those harsher things going on. I liked it a lot.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Wow, that’s one tight cork. Black almost no head. Powerful aroma - rather medicinal and very smokey.I’m not sure whom I’m stealing this line from, but somebody described it as smelling "like a doctor’s office...that happens to be on fire" - that’s pretty accurate. Big flavors of coffee and scotch, with big fruit notes - figs? dates? plus some blueberry and blackberry. Nice, tasty stuff. Thanks to Springslicker for sharing this one!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2007
Bottled. Pitch black with almost no head Thick and oily with strong smoky notes. Also very woody and notes of chocolate, coffee and dark dried fruits. Really heavy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2007
How is it that his Danish beer is only rated by Ohioans? Out of the bottle at C-Bus 7. Dark brown beer with a whispy off white head. Nose of scotch and dark sugar. Flavor has lots of the potato scotch notes with smokey peat. This is a one note beer, but it is an interesting experiment in different barrel aging.


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