Hardknott Æther Blæc Lambda 2011

Formerly brewed at Hardknott
Style: Imperial Stout
Millom, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Bottled, Occasional;

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (26366) - , Essex, - FEB 10, 2013
11th March 2012
Opaque black beer with a tidy dark tan head. Crisp fresh palate, lots of minerals. Tangy dark malt with dark fruits and sourish whisky. Trace of candy fruits. Crispy finish with a tangy aftertaste and a touch of molasses.

zacgillbanks (5651) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2017
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. 2011 Edition drank after 6 years: Bottle 159 of 660. Inky black with no head. It has a sharp dried fruit and whisky flavour followed by warming tart cherry and more strong whisky on the oaked finish. Not bad after all this time.

oliodnb (664) - ITALY - MAR 10, 2015
33cl bottle labeled as 273 of 660. Pours black with a thin uneven beige head. Aroma is sweet with some roastiness, light vanilla, some medicine note and a quite strong whisky aroma. Taste starts in an unpleasant way with a strong lemony acidic note, even stronger than the one I found in the Sigma edition, followed by some roastiness and whisky flavor. Dry finish, light bitterness, medium body, light carbonation.

gunnfryd (15477) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is whiskey, malt, coffee. Flavour is whiskey, roasted malt, coffee, licorice, fruit. Full body. Nice beer.

yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. A clear looking dark brown beer with a small dense dark beige head. Citrus, peat, some medicine, roasted malts, dried fruits and bonfire. Rather dry on the palate, with a soft carbonation. Roasted malts, dried fruits, salt and some licorice in the flavor, lasting finish. Lovely aroma in this one, complex and pleasant, but the flavor isn’t as interesting. Still nice though. 140919

Geokkjer (7663) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of cellar, whisky, smoke, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is sweet and sour with some malt, dark berries and whiskey. Medium body, soft carbonation.

fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Hardknott Æther Blæc Lambda 2011 ].
[ Bottle #583/660 ]. Clear dark black brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, sweet malt, wood, smoke, peat. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet, light light acidic and light moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, chocolate, tart berry - wood, chocolate, wood. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140705]

Gary (2094) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2014 Bottle 2011 vintage bought @ the Magpie. Sophisticated nose... fumes of whisky intense character showcased over a dark chocolate,fudge and boozy resemblance. Black inky beer with a subtle lace that coats the snifter : the complexity to this isn’t that deep but I like the texture. Strong rich whiskey emphasis. notes of chocolate.woodiness some fudge accents. Massive roast malt [email protected] 7:5% ,an imperial stout "light" but I’ll give props its a pretty solid number. The whiskey barrel carries strongly. Fucken fine with me!

Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle at home, 43 of 660. Pours black, sweet and fruity, subtle whisky influence.

Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of liqurce, coffee, roasted malt, sweets and weak bitterness. A flavor of roasted malt, liqurice, sour, coal, wood and burnt.

saxo (19569) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, caramel, hops and is light acidic.

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