stumpyiliz (212) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of bourbon smoke and Malta medium viscosity pour. Veryiytlw residual lacing on glass dry smokey initial taste into pepper, white pepper GI get saison flavoring. Taste is initially bourbon but Lends to the darker side of black pepper and coriander
Bacterial (1063) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sent to me by brokensail - thanks Andrew!! I sent a box of beer to myself from a trip to SoCal and this was the one casualty. The nose gives me flashbacks to opening my box, but its good therapy. Thin dark brown pour with very little head. Really nice bourbon, malty and vanilla nose. Taste is a little less impressive than the nose with an odd astringency in the finish.
Marheb (1638) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Un nez vanillé teinté de lait de coco et de vapeur d’éthanol chaude, très réconfortant. Le corps est onctueux sans être riche, ça me fait penser à la peruvian night de central waters sur plusieurs points! Les tanins sont presque inexistants et les sucres robustes. Succulent dessert.
48FanInCali (651) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375 bottle. Thin dark pour with mocha head. Nose mostly of roast and some metallic notes. Taste is roasty. Almost porter like with the metallic notes. Some vanilla but some band aids as well. Meh.
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Theydon_Bois (6471) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Josh’s Farewell Tasting, thanks to Leighton, 20/02/14.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a moderate tan covering that gives way to spotting and edgework.
Nose is coconut shavings, woody twang, uncooked fruit cake mix, dark fruit, a little raw and harsh in places.
Taste comprises mellow dark fruits, cake mix, coconut, dark toffee fudge, light booze, much more refined than on the aroma.
Medium bodied +, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a little warming alcohol.
maneliquor (2729) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London for my farewell drinks. Thanks to Leighton for this ripper. Pours dark mahogany with a rich, creamy khaki head. Nose is loaded with vanilla bean and sweet white chocolate, has a nice addition of coconut and spice. Taste is dark fruits and huge vanilla bean. More white chocolate than milk chocolate with hints of banana, coconut feel, spice and a real oakiness to it. Full bodied and creamy stuff. Very nice
Sammy (8027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big beer, really strong bourbon, rich. Dark bodied, above average mouthfeel. A sipper.
Leighton (9640) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London for Josh’s farewell tasting. Picked up in CA. Pours dark brown with a luscious, creamy tan head. General dark malt nose, some lightly torched wood, nips of toasted marshmallows. Lovely flavor, lots of chocolatey malts, more toasted marshmallows, toasted toffee, mild earthy bitterness, light baking cocoa. Medium to full bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Good balance to finish, some rich chocolate, more toasted marshmallows, well ripened dark fruits, faint toasty toffee. Exceptional balance. Wonderful beer.
Scopey (5295) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to L-Dogg. It pours darkest brown with a minimal tan head. The nose is roasted malt, cocoa, umami, earth, must, fruit cake, vanilla and some toasty coconut. The taste is rich, roasty, earth, booze, toast, dark chocolate, wood, burnt cake and mIld astringency with a dry finish. Fullish body and fine carbonation. Solid stuff.
skoisirius (1440) - Earth, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark black pour with a tannish red head. Big oaky nose with hints of bourbon, roast, and coffee booze. Flavors are dark fruits, roasted coffee cherries, hints of a Belgian Brune, and sliding into a very bourbon filled finish that lingers nicely. Good wood!
Johnsense (676) - - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with a good sized head that disappears fast! Barrel, roast, dark chocolate, bourbon aroma. Oak, bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate. Picking up dark berries and red wine as well. Smooth.