UDBeernut (2373) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle pours dark brown, multiple pours to get a full glass from the big khaki head. sweet malt, vanilla, cocoa, bourbon near finish. right amount of barrel. full body.
ADfan (737) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a dark brown color with a khaki head. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa and vanilla. The taste has cocoa and a nuttiness to it. There is a small bite on the finish. Pretty good beer.
cgarvieuk (18997) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle at home ... dark black .. thin tan lacing ... soft fruit roast ... dark boosy nose ... soft fruit roast nose .. boozy malts ... massive sweet toffee fruit ... soft toffee malts
GlasgowTAD (945) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black with a slight brown head. Aroma is roast, smoke and tropical fruits. Taste is roast, smoke, slight peat, slight coffee and some cocoa. Full bodied,
Stuu666 (8322) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep ruby brown, nose is toffee, vanilla, oak, caramel, taste is similar, dry, light sweetness.
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured murcky brown with reddish hue to it. Nice big fluffy tan head. Smell of oak bourbonvanillamcocoa very nice. Taste of complex malts from biscuit to brown malts. Vanilla and bourbon character came through in finish very good beer.
The_Osprey (4848) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Chriso’s. 9.5%, black wax. Black, nice big foamy tan head, light lacing. Aroma is chocolate, whisky. Body is medium, rounded, soft carbonation. Taste is smooth chocolatey malts, light vanilla with an ashy finish. Decent stuff.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF 2015. Clear amber beer with an beige head. Malty caramel raisins aroma. Malty caramell dark fruits flavour. A nice one :-)
Scopey (10637) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Pre-GBBF Shindig 2015. It pours near black with a small beige head. The nose is soft, jammy, sweet berry, toasted sugars and chocolate. The taste is smooth, sweetish, tangy dark malt, jammy berry, juicy fruits, earth, cocoa, leather, mild vanilla and wood. Medium body and moderate carbonation. I’m not so sure of the tang going on. OK, but far from a game-changer.
tdtm82 (1517) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared at Chris and Ruth’s epic pre-GBBF bash.
White lacing. Chocolate. Smokey sausages on aroma. Grains and leather. Taste is leather, chocolate, grains and smoked sausages. Not sure where I got the smoked sausages from or if it was rauchbier malt. hmm.
madmitch76 (20046) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8th August 2015
Pre GBBF tasting at Chris and Ruth’s. Clear deep amber - red beer, good cream colour head. Palate is smooth and semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Smooth malts, mild cream. Good mellow barrel aged whiskey, nice touch of vanilla. Spice. Whiskey soaked fruits. Light finish. Very barrel dominated but still good.