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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
teorn88 (3015) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2012 On tap at Cask, London. Pours a pitch black colour with a small brown head. Soapy foam, quite lasting. Aroma is stunning. So deep, rich and complex. Notes of coffee and wood-smoke above all. Then salt, roasted malts, red berries and cocoa nibs. Taste is similar, with a good balance between sweetness and bitterness. Slightly salty. Smoke, wood, coffee, liquor, chocolate. Body is full with good carbonation. Overall, simply outstanding. The way the barrel aging and smoke notes get along with the stout character is simply perfect to me.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (20930) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4744) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle: Thanks Theydon Bois: Served in a Chouffe glass: Pitch black pour. Pitch black beer with a medium sized ashy brown foamy head on top. Aromas of malt roast, flowers, some earth, some peat, iodine, bandage, wood roast, some coffee and coal. Flavours of peated malts, roasted malts, roasted wood, iodine, some wood aged berries, chalk, light dry and light spicy, coal, bitters, hint of bandage and some dry nutty roast tones. Aftertaste is a mix of malt roast, some wood roast, chalk, bitters, spices and wood/coffee roast. Low carbo, creamy to silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy lightly thicker texture.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackl (4980) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Keg @ CPK. Deep brown in color with a small tight tan head. The nose is deep bitter chocolate and vanilla with a strong presence of smokey whiskey. The taste is similarly tangy smokey whiskey with a distinct woody character. The beer’s syrupy sweet, with a light chocolate flavor. The body’s thick. Overall, this was a great imperial stout. It’s immensely smooth and drinkable. Fantastic, possibly the best English impy stout I’ve ever had...

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2012
This beer is right up my street and is the better off the kopikat that I have tried. Smokey, salty tang on the nose with the classic maritime scent of peat and iodine. Well balanced roasted malt with hints of chocolate sweetness and coffee bitterness mixed with the astringent peat. Not too heavy on the smoke. Excellent stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, peat, taste is sweet chocolate, dry and smoky, vanilla.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2506) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2012
Bottle. Black with a small tan head. Smokey chocolate aroma, some light fruity licorice. Taste is lots of peat up front, dark chocolate, bit of whisky at the back. Full bodied, sweet with a bitter finish. Hint of alcohol shows it’s head. The chocolate and the smokey whisky work very well together, very well balanced. Delish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sm89walt (1780) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012. A thick black beer with a fine tan head on the pour. Big & peaty with lots of whisky character coming through as well as iodine, wood & smoke. Whisky is certainly the predominant character here but there are the odd glimpses of the underlying base imperial stout fruity, choccy sweetness. Medium to full body, softish mouthfeel with a lingering whisky warmth & finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle at home, side-by-side with the Clynelish. Jet-black viscous pour, thick tan head fades to a thin cap. Nice rich nose, more cacao and vanilla, soft vegetal smoke, touch of peat, but a more pronounced vanilla and chocolate base. Slightly bell pepper-y. Again, that same soft creamy carbonation. Generally a bit softer on the palate, touch of caramel, deep dark chocolate, less liquorice than the Clynelish, sweet hot chocolate, just a touch of ashy malt. Warm booze on the finish. More drinkable, more chocolatey, but less complex than the Clynelish I think. Both good though!!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012, London. Pours rich black with a fine, creamy head. Loads of peat in the nose, some burnt grass. Big sweet flavor, super peaty with dark sugars, brown sugar. Full bodied, oily, with fine carbonation. Burnt earth finish, ultra peat character, more burnt grass, burnt toast. Quite a rabid, peat-laden fella here.


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