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5 Seasons Westside Vader

5 Seasons Westside Vader
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 4.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (4169) - Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Had the barrel aged bottled version. Pours as black as its namesake’s armor with a decent tan head. Smoky malt aroma hazy strong overtone of bourbon- soaked wood and hints of licorice and molasses. Bold flavor has. Ores of bourbon, oak, smoky malt, licorice, molasses, and a bit of caramel. Firm texture had fizz to spare. Come to the dark side - we have great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3290) - Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Rich but not too heavy. Significant anise as well as the expected roasts. This walks right up to the line of too much, takes a step back and stops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
swright752 (20) - - DEC 29, 2013
Notes of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Dark black color with a thin brown head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4565) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Appearance: Dispenses from the corked, caged bottle a black body with a medium-sized, beige, collapsing head.

Smell: Roast, espresso. Dark fruits but also some additional berryish tones. Mild touch of dark chocolate. Pinch of smoky pipe ash. Characteristic JD scents.

Taste: Dark chocolate is one of the initial flavors but it’s not the most particularly strongest taste. Light infusion of whiskey, oak notes. Roast with a slant of coffee. Even a bit of dark toast. Dark fruitiness. Encroaching alcohol presence as you near the sleek finish due to the surprising crispness with final touches of whiskey and dry chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: It’s relatively airy mouthfeel keeps it, well, light and refreshing. It’s good, and I feel that is the correct opinion to have.

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