Theydon_Bois (8668) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split during RBESG ’14 Day 3, at Crate, 09/08/14.
Murky mahogany brown with a moderate off white swirl and edgework.
Nose isboozey, phenols, medicinal, spice, toffee, TCP.
Taste comprises big peated whisky notes, spice, mineral notes, booze.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
A touch too medicinal.
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy woody aroma. Fruity malty woody smoky caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty woody smoky caramel finish.
rlgk (10516) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBESG 2014. Deep amber beer with a rich beige head. Malty caramel aroma, fruity, licorice, toffee, smoked woody notes. Smoked flavor, peat, hay, caramel, licorice, some warming alcohol. Ok beer.
Sledutah (4684) - 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 (8226) - 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 (145) - 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 (4166) - 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 (1700) - 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 (1390) - 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 ...