Theydon_Bois (5279) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Cascade Barrel House, PDX, 22/05/13.
Light black with a thin tan head.
Nose is sour berry fruits, chocolate balsam, wood, cocoa, dark fruits steeped in bourbon.
Taste mimics the nose with a little more depth, chocolate balsamics covering a bourbon drenched dark fruit cornucopia, damp wood, dry rot, earthy and barnyard.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, puckering’o’clock come the curtain call.
A big big sour - probably the biggest to come my way. I wasn’t sure at first but they pulled this one off !
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the Barrel House. Opaque brownish-black color with a thin beige head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, cherries and oak. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky bourbon, black cherry, chocolate and vanilla. The finish is boozy with a lingering chocolate liqueur aftertaste and a touch of tart fruit. Very good all around.