Theydon_Bois (12103) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle during RBWG Booze Buse 20/02/15 big thanks to the guys at the brewery for this juan.
Black with moderate beige spotting and edgeing.
Nose is rich roast, bourbonics, spice, light chocolate notes, dark fruit rinds.
Taste comprises rich roast, dates, raisens, spice, chocolate, bourbon evident but well integrated, light charr.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light warming alcohol.
Excellent BA impy, masks the ABV well, great balance.
brokensail (12498) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Thanks, Jake. Very dark brown pour with a thin khaki head. Lots of graham cracker, vanilla, and dark chocolate. Nice roasted malts, slight bourbon, and a bunch of dark fruits. Tastes a little on the sweet side, but good chocolate and vanilla. Mild roast, some booze, and graham cracker. Nice black cherry, raisin, and oak.
vtafro (4501) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Bourbon, dark malt and sweet aromas. The bourbon and dark malts take over, sweet hints and vanilla tones.
Leighton (13574) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared on the bus during RBWG 2015. Pours deep brown with a beige cream head. Rich burnt toast aroma with notes of chocolate and scorched earth. Big sweet flavor with lots of vanilla, chocolate and dark fruits. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Good balance on the finish, nice depth, lots of robust chocolate, roast, earth, leathery dark fruits. Excellent.
Ibrew2or3 (7361) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ticked on the bus during the rbwg2015 brewery bus tour. White waxed bottle pours with a murky mahogany colored body that supports a tiny tan head. The aroma offers up sweet nectar like currants, some chocolate and dark roasted malts and then faint oak and vanilla. The taste starts smooth and rich with molasses sweetened dark roasted malts, chocolate malts and then nectar sweet malts and sweet red cranberry going to midway. It stays chocolate and booze into the finish. It leaves a warming sensation behind with an after thought of vanilla. Love it.
jtclockwork (10442) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black ta head. Nose/taste of bourbon, oak, roast chocolate and vanilla. Full bodied.
Ferris (7022) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Lots of boozy bourbon notes with some chocolate. Deep brown with small brown head. Boozy bourbon, heat and chocolate. Too hot for me.
djd07 (5376) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle during RBWG, pours a very dark brown with beige head. The aroma is chocolate, roast, bourbon, wood. Thin mouthfeel with strong roast, dark chocolate, and wood. Very good.
DrSilverworm (8164) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle tasted during RBWG. Hazy brown color. Thin ring of khaki head, some loose bits of lace. Wonderful bourbon aroma, mild roast, dark chocolate, touch of dark fruit. Bigger body, nice full feel, light slick. Lighter carbonation. Bigger sweet taste, moderate bitterness... Light bit of heat on the end, but it’s very appropriate for the 13% ABV. Awesome stuff.
drsordr (1426) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at FoBAB 2014 pours dark brown. Nose bourbon and watered down malt, some woody barrel. Taste loads of bourbon, with hints of a base porter poking through. Late palate revisits the wood/ tannin.