jackl (3775) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ The HUGE Tasting. Brown with a small head. The nose of balsamic vinegar. Cherry and blackberry reduction. The taste is mildly acetic. A bit of penny, mineral. Toasted bread. Slightly vinegary. Medium body, soft carbonation. Pretty solid.
djd07 (2744) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with paperthin beige head that dininishes to nothing. The aroma is a strong oak and dark fruits. Thin mouthfeel with a nice light tartness and oak with nice light sour finish. Really enjoyed this.
cpetrone84 (1160) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is dark hazy brown with virtually no head. Nose is quite nutty, light roast, tart cherry, and a hint of butterscotch (doesn’t seem like diacetyl). Taste also has a fair bit of nuttiness, much more cherry but less tart and sour than the nose would have lead you to believe. Body is light, fairly dry, gentle carbonation. A touch of barrel comes in towards the finish with a subtle sourness. Whiskey doesn’t really make much of a presence.
callmemickey (2077) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany colored body, no head, minimal lacing. Strong acetic notes, blackberry, oak, leather, caramelized sugars, not much whiskey character (other than the oak) until the beer really warmed up. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation, assertive acidity, sharp finish.
jcartamdg (1591) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of whiskey, oak, caramel, vanilla. Taste is smooth, slightly sweet, big on barrel. So nice. Great, sour and sweet balance.
Theydon_Bois (6429) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the not so small Friday shindig, big thanks to Leighton once again, 03/01/14.
Lightly hazed chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering that clears to the edge and spotting.
Nose is burnt sugars, dank straw, dark toffee, bitter dark fruits, musty wood, on the turn orange, light smoke.
Taste comprises dank wood, bretty tones, barnyard, funk, tarte berry skins, musty wood, cobwebs, tarte fruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying closure with light acidity.
Solid Flemish affair.
madmitch76 (13005) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
3rd January 2014
Mega Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Almost clear dark amber beer. Residual pale tan head. Palate is dry and crisp. Fairly sour - Flemish red with lemon acid. Light dry finish. Too sharp.
Scopey (5279) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the BIG 2-page tasting, thanks to Leighton. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is pretty sweet, woody, vanilla, toasted coconut, candy and soft fruit. The taste is crisp, tart, big acidity, tart green apple, pear, funk, light vomit, citrus peel and peach with a dry, acidic finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Packs a punch, but just too acidic for my liking.
maneliquor (2726) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the big tasting. Cheers again to Crooked Stave legend Leighton. Pours clear amber with a small off white head. Nose is full of dates and prunes, plenty of brown sugar, lemon, sherbert, lime rind and funky. taste is tarty lime, zesty citrus fruits and juicy, with heavy handed straw and a nice dose of brett. Solid stuff
Leighton (9619) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London during the Brokeback Revisited tasting. Got it from AJ. Pours clear amber with a modest, creamy off-white head. Quite acetic in the nose with tangy berries, sweat, old barrel. Light sweet with assertive sour berries, funky earth. Medium bodied with fine, spritzy carbonation. Quite acetic to finish, tongue-blistering, tart berry funk. Good stuff.