madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11th January 2013
Opaque dark brown beer, decent pale tan head. Softish palate, light, very mild carbonation. Smooth mellow dark malts with a little dark chocolate. Rich honey underneath. Very pleasant mellow brandy with a light barrel wood. Finishes semi dry. Hangs together really well, the juxtaposition of honey and brandy works very well. Touch of aniseed.
Travlr (21675) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle during RBWG 2015 in Tampa. Hazy amber color. Aroma of butterscotch, vanilla. Taste is boozy butterscotch.
Theydon_Bois (17239) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle during RBWG Booze Buse 20/02/15 thanks to whomever supplied this juan.
Murky chestnut brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is rich malt, dark fruit shreds, booze fumes, barrel notes, spice, dates.
Taste comprises fruit cake, toffee, dates, figgy jam, light spice, toasted brown sugar, hint of oxidisation creeping in.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close.
Decent BA BW but perhaps starting to wain a little now.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish in color with a finger of khaki colored head. The aroma is certainly of brandy. There is a bit of oak and vanilla in there, but not quite as much of the usual strong caramel/toffee aromas. Just sweet, really. Maybe brown sugar? The flavor is similar in that sense: very sweet. Some caramel and toffee notes, maybe some hop notes in the background. There is quite a bit of brandy flavor, though, which is nice.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to peteinSD. Pours muddy brown with tan head. Nose/taste of honey, raspberries, toffee, caramel, brandy, brown sugar, oak and vanilla. Light alcohol in finish. Medium body. Well balanced.
bhensonb (14170) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours a rather opaque brown with a slight, transient tan head. Aroma of treacle and brown sugar (oxymoron?) with some medium dark fruits. Near full bodied. Flavor is ripe for oxidation - might take a few years. It’s treacle, date/raisin, oak. There’s a brandy suggestion. There’s no real heat impact. It’s nowhere near bitter; it’s pretty far from dry. To some extent it resembles aged Fuller’s Vintage Ale. This is a good beer to wrap around oneself.
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of honey, caramel, oak, raisins, and brandy. Flavor of raisins, brandy, caramel, butterscotch, brown sugar, oak, and vanilla.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours an offwhite head with amber color. Aroma is sweet medium fruit-cherry, brandy, wood. Taste is sweet medium fruit-cherry, brandy, medium malt, lots of wood, herbal hops.
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Poured a murky amberish/brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, wood, brandy, caramel, and vanilla. Tastes of caramel, brandy, brown sugar, vanilla, and honey. Some alcohol in the finish.
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown pour, light tan head. Sweet aroma of honey, brandy, oak, raisins and dates. Sweet flavor, oak, brandy, honey, dates, figs...bad ass. Thanks to stefanje! Great brew.