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Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition

A swing and a miss

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@FrostReview by @Frost

13th Mar 2016

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  • Nose
    18
  • Taste
    18
  • Finish
    17
  • Balance
    19
  • Overall
    72

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Firstly, I don't drink beer. However, I'm still excited by Irish distillers experimenting with different cask finishes. I was looking forward to this whiskey. It's a standard Jameson whisky that has been aged for, well, whatever it's aged for, that is finished in Jameson whiskey casks that have previously held stout craft beer for 3-6 months before refilled with Jameson for a few months.

Nose: Coffee, green apples, chocolate

Taste: Dark chocolate, hops, creamy

Finish: Bitter, astringent, dark chocolate, oak

I like the coffee and dark chocolate profile. I applaud Jameson for trying something different. Unfortunately, the stout flavour conflicts with the whiskey and I don't care for it too much. I’m not put off by the unorthodox finishing cask. I have time for a wide range of whiskey tastes. The problem that this just misses the mark.

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4 comments

@Victor
Victor commented

@Frost, thanks for the straight story. We need reviews that give us useful information.

6 years ago 0

@Frost
Frost commented

I feel like I took a bullet for Connosr on this one LOL

6 years ago 0

@Pudge72
Pudge72 commented

Please know that your efforts have not been in vain @Frost. I am a fan of stout, and I too, appreciate the creativity of the experiment. I was intrigued by the possibility when I saw the bottle, but was rather nervous about whether the Jameson profile could actually handle the stout influence. Thank you (and others...@talexander, iirc?) for taking the plunge. I will put my limited whisk(e)y dollars to better use. Now, go pour something from one of your better bottles to toast your efforts, and I will do likewise later today!

6 years ago 0

@Frost
Frost commented

Thank you for the kind feedback @Pudge72, still not a bad year when 95% of the whisky is great (also had an issue with a J.P. Wiser's Triple Barrel)

6 years ago 0

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