Heavily peated and smoky. Really phenolic with too much of a TCP character.
Peat and smoke are immediately obvious, but sweetness and dark chocolate push through.
Smoky, peaty and dry, with malt and bitter chocolate.
A dark ruby imperial stout aged in Islay whisky casks.
Once you get over the rather uninviting aroma, the taste is notably sweet and the beer becomes very suppable. You really do have to like peat, though, to get anything out of this beer.
By Glenn Payne
Everything you'd expect from an Islay whisky mixed with the dry roasted notes of an Imperial stout.
No claims to subtlety: Imperial stout + Islay!
Pitch black. Smoke, roast and dryness, not for the