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Beers aged in Islay Whisky Barrels

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Ohsaycanyoubeer, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Ohsaycanyoubeer

    Ohsaycanyoubeer Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    I'm sitting here drinking a Lagavulin 16 and thinking that the richness of this would go great into a beer. I can only think of two off the top of my head... JW Lee's and Baladin Xyauyu.

    Are there any others?
  2. tai4ji2x

    tai4ji2x Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    brewdog smokehead
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  3. Catchy_Name

    Catchy_Name Member

    Location:
    California
    The most recent Stone Quingenti beers were partially aged in Islay Whiskey barrels. It was the Highway 78 Scotch Ale. The batch 2 more so, apparently it imparts a peat smokiness to the beer. Curious to crack it open.
  4. tai4ji2x

    tai4ji2x Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
  5. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Member

    Location:
    California
    Also I'm pretty sure the Schlafly Anny this year was aged in Islay barrels. I didn't read it anywhere but it did have a super phenolic smoke to it. It was awesome.
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  6. tai4ji2x

    tai4ji2x Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    another one i've really enjoyed was peated embrasse, on draft. the bottled version is crazy expensive tho.
  7. shuntstout

    shuntstout Member

    Location:
    New Mexico
    Mmmmmmmmmmm
  8. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Member

    Location:
    California
  9. madnismo

    madnismo Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Baladin Xyauyu Fume. Amazing!
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  10. DBijnagte

    DBijnagte Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
  11. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Member

    Location:
    Texas
    I believe there are some J.W. Lees beers aged in Lagavulin or Laphroaig barrels. I forget which.
  12. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
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    This is my friends bottle but hopefully we will try it this year!
  13. tai4ji2x

    tai4ji2x Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    original post:

  14. madnismo

    madnismo Member

    Location:
    Florida
    JW lees is Lagavulin, Port, sherry and calvados all awesome barleywines! they also said they wouldn't mind using bourbon in the future!
  15. madnismo

    madnismo Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Im drinking the Brewdog Paradox Jura right now and its really good!
  16. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Member

    Location:
    Missouri
    Mikkeller did a scotch barrel Black Hole. It was disgusting. I drainpoored that crap
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  17. BobZ

    BobZ Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
  18. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Paradox Islay by Brewdog, though they may not make it anymore. Someone also might have linked it already, I'm too lazy to click around.

    So in sum, the beer I'm suggesting may not exist anymore. Take it or leave it.
  19. jpsy422

    jpsy422 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    It's still totally findable, even on the shelves. Local place had about 6 left at about $10/ea had one a few weeks ago, it was good.
  20. Handle

    Handle Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    La Trappe's Oak-aged Quadrupel (Batch 8) has a good bit of Islay smoke to it, though the bottle (and their website) do not specify the type of barrels used. In fact, they say "whiskey" instead of "whisky," but I'd bet some of the barrels once held Islay scotch of some kind.

    It's an absolutely phenomenal beer, if a bit pricey.
  21. tuckerlikesbeer

    tuckerlikesbeer Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
  22. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    That's good. I had one a few months ago that was just god awful, not sure if there was a problem with the bottle or if it was just my taste.
  23. jpsy422

    jpsy422 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Probably a little of both. I mean, it's a 2008 bottle so if it was improperly stored for any of that its going to really show it. Also, the Islay whiskey definitely has a unique and acquired taste.

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