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Summer Wine KopiKat Imperial Stout - Caol Ila 27yr

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Formerly brewed at Summer Wine
Style: Imperial Stout
Holmfirth, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barrel aged 6 months in Caol Ila 27yr old barrels.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2012

Bottle 330ml. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, peat, smoke, tar. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, smoke, peat, coal - charcoal, chocolate, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120804]

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31794) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
33 cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is chili andsmoked whiskey. Smoked, smooth, tarish and light ashtray note. Bitter, roasted, dark chocolate and bitter into a dry and roasted finish. Smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29834) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2012
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chcolate, whiskey, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of notes of roasted malt, caramel, iodine, whiskey, and wood, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours an opaque black with a HUGE frothy and lively light brown head leaving quite some lacework - amazing retention. Rustic, alcoholic, ashy aroma with a little tar. Medium body only, hard roast, now the peat and iodine comes through. Charry. Quite some alcohol in the finish. For a peaty beer this aint too bad. 301112

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21497) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle at home. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and whisky. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate, whisky and alcohol. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2012
Bottled@chriso pre-gbbf shindig 2012. Black colour, small head. Aroma is mild vanilla, roasted malts, liquorice, some toffee and a bit ashy notes along with some whisky notes. Flavour is smooth liquorice, roasted malts, vanilla and some whisky notes. Wellbalanced and a real beauty when it comes to barrel aging.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17520) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle @ Paps. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty weak smoky whisky barrel aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty smoky woody chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty smoky woody chocolate finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
Courtesy of Jan (fonefan); bb 31/12/2013
Black color with giant brownish creamy head. Tasted side to side with the Clynelish version, the aroma is lighter; there is some roasted malt, some peat and some marine/iodine breeze. The body is leaner, the mouthfeel is smooth, also with a lot of carbonation still; roasted malt flavor, good, with a pleasant combination of peat and liquorice; strong but balanced bitterness, with some more roastiness in the final and liquorice.
Very good, but surprisingly the peaty whiskey doesnt add so much, and it seems less reach than the Clynelish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
bottle at home ... dark black ... small tan head ... dark malts ... soft islay nose ..big big big smoke ... soft iodine... dark malst .... too much whisky

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14104) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle thanks graciously to Toby at The Kernel. Black beer with a HUGE tan head. Really no need for that level of carbonation. Strong Caol Ila whisky smoked peaty aroma. Now much against common opinion that doesnt mean that I will take an instant disliking to this beer just cos its barrel aged and in an Islay whisky cask. Although the aroma is strongly individualistic it isnt completely overpowering nor unbalanced. I think its pretty damn good and thats cos the base beer is big and well constructed enough to carry the barrel ageing. Muscular dark malts underpin this beer. Goes well with chicken tikka and ciabatta bread. Classy beer with big intense aromas and flavours. . Impressive.


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