lefossoyeur (615) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
Pours dark black with a thin dark Brown head. Intense whisky aromas with licorice, light peat and smoke. Low carbonation, round body, great whisky presence, ashy, lots of coffee, really silky palate. Just a great big and bold Stout, never overpowering, really well balanced. Great stuff. mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2016
UPDATED: APR 7, 2016 Pours a dark brown with a small brown head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of peaty Islay, iodine. Taste is of smoke, scotch, light chocolate. Not too sweet or boozy, just perfect. Some grapiness. Body is medium-full and carbonation soft. There is some alcohol warmth for sure but it almost never feels hot. Lightly sticky. A solid Islay-BA imperial stout, I need more of that! This serie never fails to impress! rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2016
330 ml bottle - Deep engine oil, black colour, with a dark coloured head with a earthy peated, chocolate, roasted, smoked, toasted, oat malty nose, with some medicinal bandaid peat moss, faint Cepacol® cough mouth spray, earthy herbal spruce accents, with a faint roasted ground coffee beans with a light alcoholic boozy, green molasses note in the aroma. Follows through a medium bodied palate with a warmth whiskyish oak barrel dark bitter chocolate, peated, chocolate, roasted, black, toasted, oat malty, coffee, brownie, fruity yeast character. With some chocolate cake, sweet chocolate pudding vegetal peat-moss, burnt fruitcake, medicinal herbal Cepacol® cold mouth spray, syrupy molasses flavours, leading towards a warming sweet roasted, chocolate, oat, peated, smoked, toasted maltiness coffeeish, earthy peat-moss, molasses, dark bitter chocolate finish. czar (9501) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2016
pours almost oily black with a nice light beige cap, reviving and leaving nice lacing. iodine, peat, iron molasses, oak wood, red wine, minerals, smooth chocolate, smoky and spicy red berries, clean yeast. low carbonation, medium to full body - very oily; sweet and prated-mineral finish. very solid smoky BA stout. Enno101 (104) - - JAN 25, 2016
Pours jet black with a finger of tan head. Aroma of rich chocolate, coffee, caramel smoke & oak. Taste hits you with the sweetness of the stout, then bam smoke, char and ash from the Islay barrel. Quite intense. As it fades the coffee and roasted dark malts rear their heads and it finishes with some hop bitterness. Thick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Very nice beer from the beer geek series, had to try because I love Islay whiskeys, and it does not disappoint.
Huhzubendah (3762) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Viscous dark brown body with a filmy beige collar. Grandiose aroma of peat, scotch, with some chocolate and a. Islay scotches are my favorite of the single malts and this certainly translates to this beer. Silky smooth body and loaded with delicious flavor. Mm hmm. Saeglopur (2381) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 19, 2016
330 ml bottle from Ammersin 5, Vienna. TaktikMTL (7999) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2016
Black body, with a small, dense, dark coffee-colored head.
Aroma of dark chocolate, barrel, whisky, molasses, liquorice, tobacco, some coffee, some dark fruits.
Tastes of whisky, peat, tobacco, cocoa powder, coffee, some liquorice, some alcohol.
Full, creamy mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes roasty, dry, astringent, a bit alcoholic, with tobacco, peat, cocoa, coffee, some smoke.
I don’t like peat notes too much, but they aren’t too dominant here, so still enjoyable for me. Quite smooth to drink for the ABV and well balanced, with enough sweet and roasty notes and a pleasantly dry finish. Overall not a bad beer at all, but my least favourite barrel aged Brunch Weasel variant.
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie au coût de 17,00$. Arôme: Odeur de réglisse noir avec une pointe de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col brun mousseux avec une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de chocolat avec une pointe de boisé et de réglisse noire. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement sirupeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût boisé. (Rating #6629) sjogro (4841) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle at Maakun’s. Sweet deep roasted, dark fruit, prunes, mild peat, thick molasses with vanilla. Nice hoppiness as well. Taste is sweet. Body is thick, carbo is sufficient. Very nice sweet thick black cake. Maakun (6543) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle shared at home. Pitch black with light brown bubbly head. Lots of coffee, peat, scotch, dark chocolate, some fresh green leaves, marzipan, thick brown sugar syrup and raisins. There’s some obvious peat here, but it’s not overpowering the nice roasted malts and balanced by a syrupy sweetness. Over medium sweet with roasted bitter finish. Full bodied with sticky feel and soft carbonation.