Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chateau Jackl, thanks to our Kenneth, 13/08/14.
Dark mahognay brown with a moderate light tan swirl and edgeing.
Nose is tarte red berry fruits, light brett, spice, red berry sherbets, light acidic nostril twitch, liqourice, tarte blackberries.
Taste comprises musty berry soaked wood, red berry compote, dank must.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light acidity in the close tempered with sweeter red berry notes.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Presidential Suite. Thanks, Peter. Dark brown in color with a khaki head. Lots of grape skin, balsamic vinegar, and leather. Slight oak. Some grass, a bit of roasted malt, and dark fruits. Slight sweetness to the flavor along with a moderate tartness. Acetic/balsamic notes and a bit of fruit leather. Some roast, oak, and lots of grass. Dry finish. Minimal malt and fruit sweetness.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Nørrebro Parken. Clear brown - white head. Roasted. Cognac. Sweetness. Bretty. Dryness. Almonds. Cherry wine. Funky. Zesty. Citrus. Red berries. Lots of wood. Lovely. High complexity.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Etched glass bottle at WWBA. Pours brown with off white head. Nose/taste of wood, sour funk, cognac, and caramel funk. Medium body.
mcberko (14662) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small white head. Nose brings out dry liqueur notes, some moderate brett, and light dark fruits. Flavour brings out fresh pungent cherries, moderate tartness, and a little brett, but it’s not prominent. Surprising how pungent the cherry flavour is. Fairly complex, but not overly drinkable - a slow sipper. Very nice unusual stuff.
Benzai (14269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared @ Tasting. Murky brown color, average sized beige head. Aroma is lightly sour, tart, sour fruits. Tastes about the same, but a very balanced flavor. Starts out sour but it’s so incredibly balanced and fruity. Very nice this one!
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 c&c from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark brown with a transient tan head. Aroma is rather funky in a strange way. Made me think of old ditto machine liquid. Med body. It is strikingly sour at first. Seems to be a bit "solvent". Maunders on to dark berry, and oak. Maybe the berry isn’t so dark, and maybe that reflects the cognac. It quickly mellows out (taste fatigue no doubt) to lightly funky, moderately sour, astringently oaky. Very, very tasty all in all.
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of toffee, cognac, oak, horse blanket and fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, horse blanket, fruitiness, light oak and light cognac with a crisp dry tart lingering tobacco finish.
Ferris (12891) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Wood, cherry and a bit of appropriate acetone. Cloudy amber with a thin beige head. Slight tart bite up front, cherry, oak and a bit of a sweet tart finish. Smells much better than the taste.
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to BenH. It pours deep brown with small white head. The nose is red fruits, tang, caramel, tangy, vinous, red wine, plum skin and mild acidity. The taste is tangy, red wine, wood, mild acidity, plum skin, redcurrant, Granny Smith apple, raspberry and oak with a lingering wood-acidity on the finish. Fruity, tangy and rather scoopable.