The Whistler Imperial Stout Finish BoD

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Boann Distillery (BoD)
Stout Cask Finish
Batch 1
Number of bottles
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Feb 2020 10:56 am by maltaholic

Average value

€ 38.95

3 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Whistler Imperial Stout Finish BoD

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 73.83 points

  1. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    I have tried whiskey, matured in barrels of various beers, but I have never seen such a distinct taste of stout. The feeling is as if you are drinking whiskey with a small sip of very bright dark beer. The experience is cool and extremely curious, but is it good overall ?! Probably not very much.
    • Nose
      Honey, pine nuts, fresh oak board and burnt brown bread crust.
    • Taste
      Tannins, rye bread, burnt bitter sugar, coffee and dark beer flavor.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting, "beer", with hints of strong black coffee, popcorn, drenched in caramel and prunes. In the end, a distinct stout flavor haunts for a long time.

  2. DistiLesha scored this whisky 61 points Expert Senior

    N: 8 T: 16 F: 15 B: 22
    Grain spirits are well felt here. It's disgusting to drink, I want to pour something and cover it with ice. The attempt to obtain aged birches failed. It's hard to call it whiskey.
    • Nose
      All the worst scent tones: distiller smell, peanut butter, dental medicine
    • Taste
      The notes of the imperial stout are hardly caught, everything is muffled by the same tones from the aroma.
    • Finish
      Continuation of aroma, plus grain alcohols.

  3. mydramofwhiskey scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    A lot of online reviews have been harsh on this whiskey. Note that it's 50% wheat so it will be a bit different than your typical blend or Single Malt. I tried it side by side with other imperial stout cask finishes (Thomond Gate Peter Lacy and The Quite Man) and it's worth a try. I've also had the Jameson Stout Cask finish before and a few IPA finishes and this is the only one I could detect a compound tasting note - buttered chocolate pancakes!
    • Nose
      70 70
      Nose is not what you'd expect - a bit funky, meaty, Bovril-like.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Coffee and chocolate notes but I can't get my head away from buttered chocolate pancakes!
    • Finish
      80 80
      Some bitterness and sweetness to round out the experience.

  4. DNoyze scored this whisky 50 points Member Junior

    There is nothing. What senseless bottling. No stout to guess. I'm cheeky and don't even say whiskey. Guys, you have competitors with West Cork who deliver in a similar to better PLV. Then it doesn't make sense. Sorry.

  5. Sandman scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    This one is not in my wheelhouse. My notes manure, coffee, bitter chocolate, hint of dark fruit and ginger.


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