Nephilium (1462) - Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle purchased recently, no vintage on the bottle, but it was an Imperial Porter) Nice big chocolate aroma, with underlying hints of dark fruits and roast. Pours an opaque black with a thick tan head. Flavor has strong roasted notes, touches of chocolate and coffee, and a hint of vanilla. Alcohol is well hidden. Finish is all bittersweet chocolate. A really nice beer that I’d like to pick up some more of to cellar.
JStax (3438) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma is earthy sweet, chocolate, molasses. Tastes is big sweet. Thick body and mouthfeel. Low carbonation.
madmitch76 (17146) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
13th August 2014
Tasting at Jack’s RAH Annexe! Thanks to Paul for this blast from the past. Almost opaque dark brown beer, small bubbly pale tan head. Palate is light. Oxidised malts, some caramel. Touches of dry cream and dark chocolate. Archeological fragment of hop. Light dry finish. Clearly aged but not bad.
Theydon_Bois (11555) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chateau Jackl, big thanks to Da Croydon Hustler, 13/08/14.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a moderate tan swirl and covering.
Nose carries light oxidisation but this is forgiveable as toffe fudge, fig infused dark fruits and light roast overpower this immediately balanced with woody notes and an earthy pitch.
Taste comprises earthy vibes, cocoa powder, dark fruit rinds, dates, rich fruit cake, chocolate, musty pang.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a light booze trace.
Decent stuff for 7 years old and the alcohol (has either dipped and/or) is well integrated!
Leighton (13270) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Paul for this geriatric. Pours rich brown with a creamy tan head. The nose has some oxidized dark malts, cocoa, roast, dark fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor, some scorched earth, dark cherries, light coffee, baking cocoa, currants. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, some raisins, black currants, earth, toasty bread, mellow grain husk, cocoa. Well nuanced. Very nice.
jackl (5369) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, cheers to Scopey for the pour! Slightly soupy deep brown with a small tan head. Brownie mix. Toasted coconut and a bit of cinnamon butter. Roasted dark malts. The taste has a pretty woody character. Dark roasted coffee. Brown sugar. Dark forest fruits. Hints of blue cheese and walnut. Full body, prickly carb. This has held up well.
Scopey (8329) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at JackL’s.... It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is rich, earthy, light oxidation, must, fig, cocoa, dark chocolate, light toast and rocky road. The taste is toasty, roast, wood, earth, must, booze, chewy, dark chocolate, chocolate cake and alcohol warmth with a dry, woody finish. Fullish body and fine carbonation. Aged for sure, but pretty well-rounded.
boFNjackson (4185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured deep, dark black with a thin head. This tasted great with minimal oxidation. Smooth mocha, cocoa notes with some malt sweetness and some warmth. But overall the ABV was well masked in this beer. If you have a bottle of this open it now! it’s tasting very good.
BelgianBeerGal (3316) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Traded bottle. Normal dark looking porter with a thin brown head. Aroma seems sweet and with a hint of dark fruit plus a little coffee and chocolate. Flavor is more of the coffee and chocolate with some lingering espresso bitterness and a little warming booze. Still nice 7 years later.
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Sparky! Pours a deep black in color with a thin to minimal tan head. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruit and roasted malt. Taste is disappointing: roasted coffee, malt, bitter chocolates and some mild dark fruit. Flat on the palate. Decent offering but the barrel aged version wins over this.
Damico (2787) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark unclear crimson roasted chestnut with a beige head and decent lacing. Aroma brings rich roasted dark chocolate and sweet roasted malts. Flavor bring rich roasted chocolate malt flavors with a fantastic aftertaste of coffee and sweet malts. Well aged for 6 years! Wow!