Shag (2717) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown to black color with a diminishing beige head.
Aroma contains molasses, raisins, dark fruit, and bourbon. The flavor is sweet and boozy with a bit of hop bitterness showing up. Overall complex and tasty. Seems to have aged well
kbudd19 (911) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tim, thanks man! Appearance is black with a nice layer of white head. Aroma is ripe fruit, coffee roast, and molases. Taste is coffee roast, light bitterness, and a touch of brown sugar. Soft mouthfeel, and nice carb. Really cool beer, I don’t get the sticky pine sweetness that I am use to from most ASA’s. Instead, it’s very porter like with lots of roast, and a touch of extra sweerness. Delicious!
Leighton (14784) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared on the train to the Cotteridge Convention 2015. Thanks to for this geriatric beer. Pours mostly clear brown with a creamy, tan head. The nose has suggestions of age, semi-dark malts, dried dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor with earthy hops, chocolate, toasted toffee, leathery fruits. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with more earthy, leather, bitter burnt grains, berry skins. Some interesting elements here. Not bad overall.
kaser (4341) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle pour at Lakehouse. Strong. Whiskey and sweet cocoa nib aroma. Taste is booze, Malts, whiskey , and brown sugar. Prune. Grape I dunno. Crazy
mR_fr0g (6105) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared on the train Euston -> Birmingham, Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Huge thanks to Colin for this one. Aroma is choc, booze, menthol, nutty smooth malts. Flavur is composed of smooth chocy malts, nutty, chocolate gateau. Paalte is full bodied, sticky sweet, moderate carbonation. Mahogany brown coloured pour with a decent tan head.
Theydon_Bois (13535) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split on the train from New Street to Kings Norton, big thanks to GT2 for gifting me this one, 24/01/15.
Mahogany brown with a decent tan covering.
Nose is rich malt, toffee, dark fruits, raises, lightly oxidised tones, faint charr.
Taste comprises bitter dark fruit peel, light spice, biscuit, raisens, leather, dark malt, toffee.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, lightly drying close with a touch of warming alcohol.
47574xeCD (707) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share on the va va voom 323 to Cotteridge Convention. 323201 the doyen of the fleet too...
Pours a hazy dark brown with a fair white head, Strong
alcohol, woody, earthy, roasty, Slight Hop finish. Good solid stuff.
djd07 (6498) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thank to Tim. Pours a cloudy brown with medium creamy beige head that lasts. The aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel. Thin mouthfeel with nice sweet chocolate and roast, very nice.
Scopey (9792) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to T-Bois on the train (part 2) to the Cotteridge Convention. It pours deep brown with a small tan head. The nose is rich, deep maltiness, wood, leather, dark fruits, dried berry, raisin, sugary, touch of menthol and umami. The taste is rich, malt-driven, toasty, wood, earth, brown sugar, old leather sofa, cocoa, spice and booze. Full body and moderate carbonation. Rich, malty and earthy. Rather nice and quaffable.
solidfunk (5675) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little syrupy. Some roast. Not sure this is holding up as well over time. Consistency is a little on the watery side. Pours black without much head or lacing. Bottle pours shared by Jackl at Churchkey’s 5th anniversary.