Sizzler80 (382) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #100 and a worthy drop to toast the milestone. Jet black pour with a thin biscuit head and lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, whisky, dark fruit, peat, vanilla. Its wonderfully warm and sweet on the palate. Slightly bitter from the hops, smoky from the peat and earthy. You can really feel the whisky heat as you inhale whilst sipping. BACS is full bodied with medium carbonation. The best to come out of Ireland that Iíve had to date and would stand up admirably with most imp stouts.
ACD (527) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Pours pitch black with dirty brown head - good retention & lacing. Aroma full of vanilla, deep roast malt & complex notes from the whiskey barrel. Big vanilla hit in the taste, very smooth roasted maltiness - dark chocolate, molasses, liquorice all there. Healthy dose of booze in the bitter finish, very warming. Great to see an Irish brewer having some balls and pushing the boundaries a bit.
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joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2012 Bottle at Porterhouse, Parliament Street.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, liquorice and oak.
Sweet and roasted flavour of hops, oak and liquorice.
Roasted and hoppy finish.