mR_fr0g (4524) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at Bruce’s birthday drinks craft beer co. Many thanks to Leighton. Aroma is plumy fruits, berry, dark choc, hint of booze, little age. Dark black brown coloured pour with a halo of tan head. Flavour is composed of full sweet sugars, caramel, figgy plummy fruits, hint of menthol, smooth warming alcohol. Palate is full, semi sweet, smooth. Lasted pretty well for 2011.
Scopey (8068) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. 2011. It pours darkest brown with a thick tan head. The nose is smooth, rich roast, vanilla, marshmallow, spicy edge, but, cocoa and coffee grounds. The taste is smooth, rich roast, cocoa, coffee, light oxidation, sweet milky coffee, brandy, boozy warmth and crunchie with a smooth, warming finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Smooth, rounded and quaffable. Nice.
Leighton (13038) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during Bruce’s birthday - London. Vintage 2011. Pours clear black-brown with a frothy khaki head. The nose has a lot of milk chocolate, some burnt toast, mellow earth, dried dark fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor with a bit of alcohol spice, some dark sugars, rich bread, burnt toffee, dark berries, mellow smoke. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with lots of semi-sweet chocolate, roast, scorched earth, more aged dark fruits. Solid beer. Rich and punchy but still quite drinkable.
Moolesen (280) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 33cl. Black with a brown head, which disappears rather quickly. Lots of oak in the nose, too much for my taste combined with rye. Strong beer with mainly oak present. Rich but at the same time very flat. I don’t taste the malt, hops and what else should make this beer special. Very dissappointed. Haven’t tasted the regular one, but will for sure just to check that the basics is ok. This was one of these experiences where oak aged didn’t work out (for me (at least)
Iznougut (8) - Sant Quirze De Besora, - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2014 Bona presència i olor.. Gas al punt amb un bon regust a conyac.. Una de les meves preferides
allmyvinyl (5176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Big roast nose of the original, with a malt extract layer. Not sure what the cognac is adding as I can’t really pick it up, but a good base beer.
McNeillR (1568) - SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Midnight black, light glint, thin viscous tan cap producing winks of lacing. Rubbed leather, fire burst apples nose. Soft roast and meaty. Tinselly coffee almost like a diluted liquer sweetness. Not massive Cognac, but chewy wood edge towards the finish. Very flat.
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Stuu666 (5351) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, smoked toffee on nose, dry roasted chocolate taste, bitter, sweet cognac.
kerenmk (2918) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at avrashi’s. Thanks Tom L. Murky brown with brown wave. Brandy, some wood and chocolate aroma, bitter with sweet undertones taste, full body, really smooth with bitter finish and wooden aftertaste.
fugitive (1504) - Athens, GREECE - JAN 31, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Color black with almost no head. Aroma malt, roasted, caramel, chocolate, wood, alcohol, cognac. Taste sweet, malt, chocolate, cognac, fruits.