Theydon_Bois (19506) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle at mum and dads, from Callans, 17/01/14.
Light black with a good sized tan head that dissipates then stays for the parteee as a covering.
Nose is vinous, oaky wood, dark berry fruit, tannins, toffee, light whisky strains, burnt sugar, touch of runner, cherry skins.
Taste comprises bitter dark fruits, lactic ring, burnt caramel, vinous, Black Forest gateaux light.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying closure with subtle BA notes.
Ok stout but a little immature for a BA example, lacks any real depth for 7%. Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle at home from drinkstoreculchiem (3978) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 2, 2013
pours dark ruby mahogany, vanilla yoghurt nose. Initial fluffy head and collapsed quickly. Slight bonfire aroma. Very full bodied but low carbonation, sweet red berries, dry tobacco, apple skins, milky coffee and a building dry finish. Doesn’t seem its strength but a touch more carbonation could set it alight. As it stands a fairly tasty stout that I’d try again.
Draught. Jet black with a thin head. Liquorice aroma. Flavour is sweet malt, fruity chocolate with a little turf and smoke. mzaar (3463) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2013
Flaska från The Drink Store, Dublin. Mahognyfärgad med smutsvitt skum. Rostade nötter, lätt rökighet, citron och whiskey i aromen. Whiskeyn är ovanligt framträdande i smaken, men också citronsyrlighet, kaffe och röda bär ger en högst intressant stout. kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
The head is stable, the body black. It smells sweet, sour-roasty. The taste is a bit sour, black-roasty, sweet, intensive maltaromatic, interesting and balanced. In the aftertaste still interesting but less intensive. Great stuff! 13/14/13/12/-/14
garthicus (2929) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 15, 2013
UPDATED: APR 26, 2013 Okay, comparison time. Last score was 3.8 on cask (I’ll only adjust upwards if appropriate) appearance: again, jet black, small but persistent tanned head. Aroma: creamy, smoky, a little sour, some pepper, whiskey, new leather. Flavour: lovely silky smooth mouthfeel, light mocha, cream, leather, chocolate, smoke and vanilla, malty & tobacco finish. Quite lovely. Bumped to 4. Lovely.
On tap at the Irish Craft Village. Appearance: Jet black, mocha coloured head. Aroma: Slightly sour, a little chocolate with coffee and leather, some very slight barrel and whiskey notes detected. Flavour: Ah, okay, now I can taste the barrel aging! Wood, coffee, dark chocolate with again leather, vanilla, malty too with smoke and a long bitter coffee finish. Quite nice. kathouse (1893) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Black with a creamy tan foam. Aroma was not a typical bourbon, but was oak and grainy alcohol instead. Whiskey flavor was dominant and not well balanced with the roasted malts. Although not necessarily a bad beer, it wasn’t smooth. ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 13, 2013
Deep mahogany brown, wonderful off white head. Irish whiskey, not overdone, backed by roast malt. Fantastic flavour, dominated by that wood, whiskey essence. Finish is long, malt and alcohol warming. Deu (948) - Nantes, FRANCE - MAR 23, 2013
On tap at the irish fest village in Dublin. Impossible to judge the appearance because it was in a plastic cup. A really nice stout with a good whisky flavour. I recommend massingasetta (744) - München, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2014
A craft beer stout that does not really surpass the likes of Murphy, Guiness or Beamish. Perhaps an interesting alternative, but taste and volume wise not on par. Stout one needs to enjoy with the original.