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Summer Wine KopiKat Imperial Stout - Clynelish 14yr

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


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Barrel aged 6 months in Clynelish 14yr barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (6358) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with jmgreenuk. Thin tan head. Lovely viscous black pour. Very chewy. Lovely coffee flavour. Great..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10444) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle thanks to Colin. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of whiskey, roast coffee, roast chocolate, oak, vanilla and toasted black malt. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (5147) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle: Thanks Theydon Bois: to you day of fame: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized brown foamy head on top of a pitch black colored beer. Aromas of earth, coffee, flowers, wood, tar, chalk, wood roast, some mocha, nut roast and peat roast. Flavours of peated roasted malts, smoked malts, bitters, light dry, chalk, some smoked malts, botter cocolate, some light roasted whiskey wood tones and a light earthy touch. Aftertaste is a mix of peated roasted malts, smokey chalk tones, earth and bitters. Low carbo, creamy oily mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy oily texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (5850) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2013
2/VII/13 - 33cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: 31/XII/13 (2013-899) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Note: somehow I forgot to enter this rating, noticed when I looked up Kopikat and saw only one of the two versions ticked. Good thing I keep my notebooks. :-)

Clear dark purple brown beer, no head. Aroma: sweet, caramel, mocha, bit sugary, alcohol, vanilla, dried fruits, toast, coffee, some bubble gum, some vegetables. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: little sour, fruity, dark forest fruits, red wine, bit sweet, caramel. Aftertaste: bit boozy, sugary, alcohol, caramel, sour dark red fruits, blackberries, hoppy ending, some jam, boozy. Desert in a bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2013
33cl, as Kopi Kat ’1997 Clynelish Barrel’, new exclusive English brew Anno 2012, with coffee, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, very complex Stout, roasted/woody and slightly malt/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3412) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle from Utobeer. Pours pitch black with a medium, dark tan head which lasts and lasts. Damn thick lacing. Nose shows light peat, vanilla, cinnamon and bitter cocoa. Very thick and creamy palate, very sticky with a bit of heat and sharp bitterness. Taste shows a light mix of spice and vanilla, heavy chocolate, whiskey, booze is definitely there. Solid stuff but it’s a pretty hot

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4209) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle. My first from this brewery. Medium head with a strong coffee aroma which hits you when the bottle is opened. Powerful coffee and chocolate flavours.Uncompromising and hard hitting. A very good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (2986) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle. Black beer with a browmn head. Whickey, leather, coffee, dark fruits, vanilla, dark chocolate aroma. Similar flavour with nice licorice notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (12841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle from Utobeer Market Stall, London. Pitch black beer with a beautiful lasting brownish head. Whiskey aroma, peat, vanilla, tar, heavy roasted, dark chocolate, figs, prunes, ash, coffee, leather, caramel, notes of licorice and salt. Balanced peat flavor, ash, whiskey, woody, coffee, dark chocolate, roasted, milky notes, caramel, licorice, salty, figs, some warming alcohol, cigarettes, soot. Very fullbodied and well balanced. Salty roasted finish with tar, ash, whiskey, woody notes and some peat. Really heavy and still balanced. Really, really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16186) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
Courtesy of Jan (fonefan); bb 31/12/2013
Black color with giant brownish creamy head. The aroma is initially coffeish, then hints of cream, cold ember, fireplace, some alcohol, spicy, herbal (mint and basil), late hint of cheese; pungent overall; original.
It’s full bodied, yet the mouthfeel is quite lean, and smooth; the flavor of roasted malt and chocolate is very rich, with minimal residual sweetness, maybe some ashes too, more evident in the final; strong expected bitterness level, with hidden hop resins; the final is more roasty, still smooth, with a touch of liquorice, and a bit yeasty; alcohol warmth.
Excellent modern example; the whiskey is not evident.
Tasted side to side with the Caol Ila, this one is more vibrant and richer.

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