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Reaver Beach Devilís Take (California Brandy)
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (11491) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
Bottle shared at Chriso Easter tasting, thanks to Bropey, 04/04/15. Light black with a decent tan swirl. Nose is dark fruits, spice, light brandy trace, roasted notes, earthy. Taste comprises rich dark fruits, charr, toffee, subtle brandy BA effect. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, drying close, carrying the ABV well. Drinkable enough but sub par for style.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (17099) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
4th April 2015
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Tangy dark malts. Light licorice. Mild brandy. Dark fruits. Light finish. Spicy linger. It lacks cohesion to the point where it becomes a bit too much like hard work.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (8328) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Bottle shared at ChrisO. Some gush on the open. It pours dark brown with a decent tan head. The nose is rich roast, earth, light Granny Smith apple (sign of infection?), funk, oak and boozy brandy. The taste is bitter, earthy, roasty, chocolate, drying cocoa, roasted malt, oak, burnt stuff, leather, some acidity, booze, pepper and brandy with a dry, earthy finish. Full body, high carbonation and foamy carbonation. Perhaps slightly infected, but not all bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2781) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Bottle share at ChrisOís. Green wax. Black, small foamy brown head, sparse lacing. Aroma is cherry, ashy, some light sour lemon. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, foamy. Taste is cherry, light malts, a little sour, some chocolate. Unfortunately, this is unintentionally bretty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (16286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
Bottle at chrisO... Deep black.. Thin tan lacing.. Soft funky bretty nose... Dark roast.. Dark malts.. Chocolate malts... Long dry chocolate roast

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Trade extra. Pours a nice deep black with a effervescent soda head. Nose is some milk chocolate and nice malts. Flavors are off. A lot of acetone and infected flavors. Perhaps a bad bottle or old bottle. A bit sad but these things happen.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (4314) - Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Poured an oily dark stout brown color with aromas of chocolate, licorice, some light caramel, vanilla and a touch of earth. Flavors are the same with a touch of sweet brandy in the aftertaste. A nice ba stout from these guys.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Green wax 22oz bottle: pours an oily opaque with a spotty-lacing froth of dark beige head. Has a sweet toasted dark caramel and chocolate nose with some piny hops and a hint of oak and sweet brandy. Starts with good fullness and fine carbonation with sweet dark malts giving way to a drier, roasted and bittersweet dark chocolate finish. Has pretty good complexity, but could use a little less bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a medium tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, light wood, light booze, dried fruits and a brandy/wine note. Similar flavor with some added coffee and light citrus notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5456) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle - crowned with green wax. Black pour with a medium, dense brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit notes, hints of oak, light booze and hints of wine. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, wine notes, light booze, light oak, dark fruit and hints of coffee. Body is a touch thinner than expected and has a dense, bubbly carbonation. Soft warmth as well. Ends with more dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee notes, softer wine notes, cocoa, light oak and dark fruit.


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