fidelis83 (2196) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky, ruddy brown pour with a 1 finger, beige head that has good retention and initially leaves some oily lacing, that eventually goes away. Aroma is huge on toasty toffee and vanilla right away, then some caramel, hazelnut heavy nutty notes and dark fruits come in, mellow, but fairly strong oaky bourbon as well. Flavor is dark caramel, toffee, nutty notes and cooked tree fruit up front, then sweet bread spicy notes, dark rum, dark fruit, pumpkin bread crust, a little ginger-like spiciness and boozy, but pleasant oaky and vanilla laden bourbon. Heavy body, creamy to chewy feel throughout, with a light, but slightly too sharp carbonation. Damn good overall.
Leighton (14013) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during Jack’s farewell bottle share at Craft Clerkenwell. Many thanks to Manny for this gem. Pours clear amber-gold with a foamy top. The nose is ripe with booze, toasted wood and ripening orange. Medium to big sweet flavor with lots of bready malts, alcohol, crackers, hay and light caramel. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Hot finish with notes of toffee, pale wood, caramel and golden raisins. The beer is certainly heavy-handed but it has its moments.
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
14th July 2015
Farewell Jack bottleshare at Craft Clerkenwell. Thanks to Manny G. Lightly hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry, mild fine carbonation. Light dry malts, trace of creamy sweetness. Spicy toffee, spicy bourbon. Little dry fruit. Pretty spicy but fun!
Scopey (9040) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Manny G. It pours cloudy deep mahogany brown with a small beige head. The nose is sweet, sticky, a whole load of dried fruit, fruit cake, candied stuff, spice and generic bourbon character. The taste is rich, oily, spicy, quite hot from the booze, fruit cake, vanilla, oily, toffee, fruit cake and ginger bread with a warming finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Pretty hot if truth be told. Decent... if a bit harsh.
The_Osprey (3241) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell, thanks to Padraig. Amber orange, still, small foamy brown head. Aroma is orange, caramel, some harsh boozey astringency. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is sweet, sticky sugars, vanilla bourbon, tangy metallic notes and alcohol burn. It’s OK.
jackl (5806) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ The Clerkenwell Share. Thanks to whoever brought this along. Caramel-colored pour with a medium white head. Nose is pretty straight forward. Discernible bourbon character. Vanilla and plenty of caramel, boozy heat. Similar flavor. Caramel. Some toasted wood. Creamy grain. Hot finish. Simple, pleasing.
mR_fr0g (5395) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at craft beer co JackL leaving drinks. Huge thanks to Manny G for this one. Aroma is subdued cakey. Caramel. Hot alcohol. Light hazed reddy orange coloured pour with a halo off white head. Flavor is composed if toffee. Hit alcohol. Caramel. Toffee. Varnish. Nail polish remover. Solvent. Palate is composed of sticky sweet. Solvent.
mstrcrwly (667) - New York, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle poured into a tulip glass..amber/copper with a thin off white head..aroma of bourbon,caramel,vanilla,wood,brown sugar..tastes of bourbon,caramel,brown sugar,vanilla..good stuff.
berntholer (1395) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
light beige head leaves lacing. darkbrown colour. aroma is oxidised, nuts, bourbon, vanilla, boozy. taste like aroma, sweet, very boozy, ash, bitter chocolate. dense syrupy mouthfeel, rather soft carbonation. delicious! bottle
kaser (4084) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black poorly from 12oz bottle at home. Nose is bourbon, carmel, butterscotch, and cocoa. Sweet wine, bourbon, slight fruits and coconut, and just pretty strong. Very good beer
Benzai (10157) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home thanks to Mista. Slightly unclear red to dark red color, small to average sized beige to light brown head. Aroma is malts, sweetness, sugar, alcohol, bourbon, wood. Taste malts, quite boozy, strong bourbon but a bit alcoholic instead of smooth soft and sweetish vanilla wood flavors, sugar. A hint of bitter in the finish. Full body, suitable medium carbonation. Nice, but too boozy to be top notch imo.