BenCL (19) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2017
Drank on 18/12/17 from Copper & Oak
Appearance: 2.5 – Black, viscous, a nice big thick brown head that gives some lacing.
Smell/Aroma: 3 – Coffee, vanilla, darl malt, rich, sweet, syrupy alcohols, port wine, some cocoa.
Taste: 4 – Coffee, very big on the coffee, dark maltyness, rich malt, dark malt and coffee bitterness,. There is a transition from the richness, the dark malts into is a nice balanced hoppy bitterness that then blends nicely into the slight Whiskey after-notes and a dry oak/red wine character. No coconut I could detect. Possibly vanilla.
Mouthfeel/Palate: 3 – This is rounded, big, and finishes quite dry. Big rich, not viscous but the combined bitterness characters and the oaky dryness definitely sticks around.
Overall: 3.5 – This is good, a nice big slow sipper. There is no coconut, not really any vanilla, but thats probably the 5 months its sat in unknown condition. This is very nice, regardless. Bootlegger007 (245) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2017
Light on aroma big on flavour, I could only get a light whiskey malt aroma, pours black with a bright creamy off white head, flavours of vanilla and spice lead into sweet coconut it also has the whiskey warming mouthfeel, medium body, awesome, I followed up with a shot of Dalwhinnie, just for good luck!