Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Hanging Bat, Edinburgh - 08/12/12.
Hazed dark amber with a thin off white head, good lacing ensues.
Nose is light soap, TCP, faint whisky.
Taste is a massive whisky hit, wood, booze, sugars, rausch, medicinal notes.
Full bodied, soft carbonation, smokey boozey finish.
Ok stuff but a bit overpowering on the whisky front - needs a little attention to the overall balance to make it a great beer.
cgarvieuk (11024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
keg at hangig bat ... dark copper ... soft bomore ... soft fruits ... deep fruits ... licorice ... malts ... big bowmore whisky ... dark heavy ...loads of berry fruits ....ok prefer the normal ...
dantheman278 (1320) - SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Dark copper red pour (it’s not indigo. Face it.) with a very thin head that fades. Absolutely huge iodine Islay peat nose, just a little bit of floral cardamom/liquorice lurking underneath, but it’s all about the peat. Slightly sweet floral front, lightest smoke, surprisingly peachy, liquorice, light sherbet? Big medicinal peat smoke instantly hits you too, possibly a bit too much of the whisky actually. But it’s certainly fascinating, and the peat is an interesting choice to match with the other flavours. Slight alcohol burn and a hint of tannic barrel wood on the finish. Interesting.