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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
This rich, malty ale has been aged to perfection in our barrel house. Subtle and smooth, this is a decadent display of patience and process. Join us in a toast to good health. Slainte!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22535) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
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 ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 12, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
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,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12938) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12720) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 13, 2016
[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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2014
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.

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