Carlowxxx (134) - Carlow, IRELAND - AUG 8, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle at home from drink storeGreat nose and great flavor, for 8.1% the beer is not hot and drinks easy
i think that it is made in Old Bushmill’s Irish Whiskey barrels.
Although it is a stout, t, vanilla, full bodied, lots carbonation, rich, toasty,long tongue numbing, dry finish. Complex stuff.
[Bottle (No 3967 of 5500. 4th edition)
Msweet13 (1) - - JUN 11, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great nose and great flavor, for 8.1% the beer is not hot and drinks easy. My understanding is that it is made in Old Bushmill’s Irish Whiskey barrels. Although it is a stout, it is more fluid to the pallet than most stouts.
Beersiveknown (5205) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home from drinkstore
Opaque black brown, dark tan lacing. Slightly lactic, molasses, vanilla, full bodied, slight carbonation, rich, toasty, slight sourness, warming, prunes, long tongue numbing, dry finish. Complex stuff.
Cunningham (7560) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Walking around in Trondheim a cold January winter evening can be quite freezzzing. So what is better to do than stick your nose into a warm cousy pub. Café Dublin in Trondheim do also give you some football to make the time pass by. Any interesting beers? Hmm normally not to much. But this time something nice shined from the cooler. An Irish imperial stout. Ahhh that sounds nice. Even barrel aged in Irish whiskey barrels. I have good memories about The normal Leann Follain. So let’s go.
Looks quite inviting with a fine black body with a nice dense beige head on top. Good lacing also. Nice mellow aroma with some toffee, oak and mild peat. Solid body, but not as thick as expected. Quite creamy and smooth with a soft carbonation. Well balanced bitterness vs sweetness. Lovely smooth and mellow flavor with many dimensions. Toffee, caramel, oak, vanilla and mild peat. Not any in your face “big beer” imperial stout. Still a lovely nice evening sipper. The sad thing is that it is hopeless to find some bottles to keep in the basement. Would love to have some for good occasions. A pleasant #5000 rating.
[Bottle (No 5194 of 5500. 4th edition) at Café Dublin in Trondheim, Norway]
dwyerpg (5949) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
After being anti imperial stout for awhile, either I like the style again or I've hit a run of good ones. This has a bit of cask feel. Doesn't really have a strong whiskey flavor but is quite tasty.
zoucrew102 (1727) - - APR 22, 2017
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 swing top bottle. Rich roasted malt aroma with notes of dark chocolate, oak and whiskey. Pours deep brown with a large light brown head that has excellent retention and lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt and dark chocolate flavors as well as a full body and silky smooth mouthfeel. Finishes smooth with nice whiskey and oak flavors with a hint of booze. Excellent BA stout.
weark (757) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - MAR 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Au grain D’Orge - Black color with a fast disappearing tan head - Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, whisky, hints of peat, smoke and pear - Flavor is chocolate, whisky, peat and hints of sourness - Full body, medium carbonation, sweet, sweet, chocolate whisky finish - awesome & complex
Stuu666 (12532) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is smoky, wood, chocolate, toffee, taste is dry, fruity, whiskey, chocolate, wood.
rzymol (118) - - MAY 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with Matbli. Pours with a beige, very homogenous and extremely stable head that gives a very enjoyable lacing. An appearance of this beer is gorgeous. The aroma is of vanilla scents, barrel wood and milked coffee with some fruity esters (quite unexpected). Taste is built of sweetness, light sourness and bitterness. Very light whiskey finish and whiskey dryness in the aftertaste. A very good stout.
johndoughty (5311) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2017
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a small head.Full bodied and powerful. Quite smooth slightly wooden flavour with a touch of bitterness. A classy stout.