madmitch76 (21191) - , 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 Padraig. Almost clear deep amber beer, small cream colour head. Palate is crisp and fairly dry. Modest fine carbonation. Sweetish malts, dry thin cream. Modest bourbon, mildly tangy. Trace of vanilla. Light dry finish. Very mild bourbon spice. Pretty drinkable.
cgarvieuk (20415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... dark brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft blackcurrant roast fruits .. dark mark soft sweet fruits ... juicy malts ... soft toffee ... soft toffee malts ... soft swet fruits ..soft toffee fruits .. soft malt ... soft sweet toffee malts ...
Leighton (17767) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during the Sipper’s goodbye drinks. Thanks to Porridge for this one. Pours clear, deep amber-brown with a creamy tan head. The nose is all rich toffee, raisin, bread and mellow ham. Medium to big sweet flavor with plenty of bread, booze, toffee and faint earthy bitterness. Full bodied, thick and chewy, and finely carbonated. Warming on the finish, lightly syrupy, with rich overripe fruits, berries, dates. Very good overall.
Theydon_Bois (16227) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Jack The Sipper leaves for the FBI again tasting, thanks to Padraig, 14/07/15.
Rich mahogany brown with a decent beige cap.
Nose is nutty, Soreen fruit loaf, spice, dark malts, toffee, light cocoa powder.
Taste comprises dark fruit rinds, barrel notes, spice, rich toffee fudge, light whisky tones.
Fullish body, a little oily on the palate, hint of booze in the close.
Solid BA affair, good balance, one of the better offerings in this style that I’ve encountered.
brokensail (15444) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home thanks to Jake. Mahogany pour with a finger of tan head. Bourbon, caramel, dark fruits, and slight smoke on the nose. Vanilla, oak, light roast, and some chocolate. There is a nice caramel and dark fruit sweetness to the flavor. Light roast, smoke, and oak. Moderate bourbon and vanilla, some chocolate, too.
Theis (14974) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home - Thanks to Sune & Kimber @ T&M’s Beer & Sake Bukkake Fest. Bourbon, sweetness, caramel, toasted, coconut, light oh not high coconut, light bitterness,
Scopey (11759) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Manny G. It pours deep red-brown with a small yellowish-beige head. The nose is rich malty action, brown bread, malt extract, bourbon, vanilla, booze, fruit cake, honeycomb and Crunchie. The taste is slick, syrupy, toasted malt loaf, earth, brown bread, sweet fruits, alcohol warmth, honeycomb and some spice with a warming finish. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Decent Scotch ale, if a touch sweet.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle shared by jackl, 11/19/14. Pours a hazy dark brown with a thin fizzy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, whiskey, wood, caramel, harsh booze. The taste is toffee, vanilla, whiskey, caramel, booze. Medium bodied, hot, low carbonation, bourbon seems cheap.
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1/31/16] Bottle sample at a hotel lobby bottle share during RBWG 2016 in Santa Rosa. Dark brown. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, cookies, dark fruits, nuts. Sweet and rich.
Ferris (11034) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Oaky, bourbon, chocolate, caramel and raisin. Deep maroon with a good beige head. Bourbon, dark sweet malts and raisin. Sweet bourbon and malty, pretty nice.