Sledutah (4663) - Utah, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during RBESG
Cloudy brown with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is smoky and smokey up front and woody. Flavors are smokey and caramel
Benzai (8140) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared during RBESG. Hazy opaque red brownish color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, heavy peat, light to moderately bitter, a hint of dark chocolate, tar. Average to medium body, lightly oily texture.
tania_nexust (101) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of phenols but with no astringency. Palate is dry with complex wood notes. Mouthfeel a lot lighter than you may expect making it a very pleasant coming together of elements.
Ferris (3899) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Lots of Whisky and barrel notes. Murky dark brown with a decent beige head. Sweet malts with the barrel and Whisky dominating, too a little heat in the back of your throat. Very heavy with Whisky, but nice.
Osprey87 (1611) - WALES - APR 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, not dated, 8.9% aged in 17yr Jura, topped with red wax. Poured into snifter. Dark brown / purple, no head at all. Aroma - TCP, whisky, sweet berries. Body is medium, smooth and watery, carbonation is very low. Taste - whisky heavy - the beer has been overtaken. Memories of whisky and coke. Heavily peated and semi-sweet. A bit weird - doesn’t work for me.
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy dark ruby brown with a thin rapidly fading head. Aroma starts with tons of whisky smokiness but this fades over time leaving some fruity notes, raisin perhaps and some sweet maltiness. The flavour bursts with fig pudding, raisins and rich brown sugar sweetness
Gary (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Nose is raisins ...raw booze. rich CASK texture age in a big way ..Complex malts and more malts ...cask texture showcases on the palate ,its almost sickly and relentless ..dark fruit like raisin on a sea of aged caramel malts ...
Hanoi (381) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is very strong, leather, petrol, oak, brown sugar. It’s intense, but not to my taste. Taste is biscuit, toffee, some smoke, leather, slight peat and sugars from the whiskey barrel. Mouthfeel is unpleasantly slick.
This never really got going and I didn’t particularly enjoy, the sweetness of the whiskey was a little off putting.
SilkTork (5216) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chris O February rummage 2012. Fruity aroma - intense. Fruity flavour - sticky, somewhat cloying. Few hops. OK.
Leighton (10780) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at CBC - Clerkenwell, London - generously given to me for my 25th birthday by Canterbury homer Ian. Pours clearish ruby with a fine, beige cream head. Ripe fruit nose, berries, plums, dates. Big sweet flavor, big apple sauce character, some sugary malts. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish, somewhat sticky, with more apple sauce, light spices, other ripe fruits, berries. Sweet but decent.