madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
15th January 2016
That’ll be me 20K then @ ChrisO’s. Thanks to Jan. Hazy amber beer, small cream colour head. Palate is light and dry, decent fine carbonation. Nice light malts with a decent creamy sweetness. Good smooth bourbon barrel. Smooth spicy finish. Simple but rather nice.
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split at Kenny 20K, thanks to Jan, 15/01/16.
Rich chestnut brown with a decent beige cap.
Nose is rich malt, dark fruit, light boubon trace, banana esters, peppery spice.
Taste comprises toffee, sweet malt, watered down JD & Coke, faint spice, banana loaf, hint of yeast.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Drinks below the ABV but doesn’t offer much depth for it, very simple barrel.
mR_fr0g (8516) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Kenny 20K mega monster tasting. 15/01/2016. Many thanks to Jan for this one. Aroma is vanilla, tangy apple, cakey malts, nutty, sweet raisin, Hazed onion brown coloured pour with a small white head. Flavour is cakey malty brown bready, unrefined sugars, cakey malts. Palate is medium sweet, moderate carbonation. Slightly rough grains. Lingering sweet.
The_Osprey (5744) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Kenny’s 20K celebrations, thanks to Jan. As ’Camba Bavaria Bourbon Barrels Doppelbock’, 8.5%, BB Aug 2017. Dark red brown, opaque, small foamy tan head. Aroma is raisin, bourbon, molasses sweetness. Body is medium, smooth, tingly carbonation. Taste is sweet and boozy, vanilla, bourbon, sweet fruits. Pretty much what you’d expect. Nice enough.
tandembrauer (1059) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at home. Pours clear copper with off-white has that disappears quickly. Aroma of oak, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, dark dried fruits, some roasted notes. Tastes a little bit sweet with some fruity sourness, some umami. Medium bodied, highly carbonated. Nice and well balanced.
teorn88 (6039) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K celebrations @Chriso’s, thanks to Jan. It pours a clean copper color with a minimal tan head. Aroma is sweet boozy tangy. Taste is medium sweet and medium tangy and lightly oxidised with notes of bourbon vanilla coconut and chocolate. Medium bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, tasty
Scopey (11958) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at MadMitch76 20K tasting, thanks to Jan. It pours hazy deep red – brown with minimal head. The nose is rich, sweet, oily, candy, toffee, honeyed fruit and vanilla perhaps. The taste is rich, oily, sweet, wood, leather, umami character, dried fruits, candied peel, plum, fig, earth and big alcohol boost through the finish. Medium – full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. A touch hot and sweet, but overall good for the style.
ElDesmadre (3078) - Mikołów, POLAND - JAN 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Full caramelly body with notes of nuts and dried fruit, with tart, vinous notes providing the balance and wood, vanilla and bourbon providing the excellence. Its strength is noticeable but in a classy way. Superb stuff.
harrisoni (16931) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Madmitch 20k tasting. Red brown colour lasting off white head some toffee but it’s also quite drinkable too. Quite good I thought. A touch hot. Sweet.
fugitive (1853) - Athens, GREECE - NOV 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Color hazy brown with almost no head. Aroma roasted, caramel, wood. Taste sweet, caramel, bourbon, malt.