UDBeernut (2315) - 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.
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 (4235) - 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 (4198) - 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 (10037) - 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 (1404) - 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 (19648) - , 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.
yespr (37030) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate and caramelish. Sweet, toasted and chocolate malty. Mild vanilla. Roasted and dry. Mild toffee note. Lingering dark malty finish.
rlgk (15335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s Shindig 2015. Clear amber beer with a decent beige head. Malty caramel aroma, raisins, figs, some toffee. Malty caramel flavor, vinous, boozy, caramel, some toffee. Quite nice.
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bottleworks
Black color with frothy large brownish head. Aroma of whiskey, cocoa, chocolate, caramel, comforting. Highly carbonated, caramel flavor, chocolate, light vanilla, a bit vinous.
mcberko (10572) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle, pours dark brown with a humungous beige head that doesn’t seem intentional. Nose brings out burnt smoky notes, burnt roast, vanilla, and some cocoa. Flavour is interesting, with lots of smoked whiskey, alcohol, and cocoa. Quite burnt and alcoholic. Not the most elegant beer, but it’s not a disaster. Finishes smoky, alcoholic, and burnt. Decent, but seems off a bit.