UDBeernut (2187) - 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.
Aniela (4156) - 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 (9382) - 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 (1260) - 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 (18659) - , 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 (36084) - 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 (14381) - 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 (16462) - 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 (9732) - 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.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botle:   Dark brown, cola hued, foamed out of the bottle, spotty lacing.   Soft whiskey nose, some graham cracker, touch of light cocoa, even coconut.   Almost like a chocolate licorice up front, airy, very airy.   Its like its infected but not completely busted yet.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, and you guessed it, airy.   A little astringent on the backside.   Has a dark pitted fruit like soy background.   Could be something, but its too astringent and airy.
slowrunner77 (7272) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whiskey imperial brown...pretty barrel prevalant, but that’s not always a bad thing. Hops still come through a little, and the feel is fizzy but smooth. A little heat. The cocoa and vanilla are well in the background. Nice brew.