Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Many thanks to Jack for the CO obscurity. Pours clearish gold with a creamy, off-white head. Some ripe fruits in the nose, light alcohol, faint caramel, tangerine. Medium sweet flavor with juicy, ripe citrus fruits, doughy bread, toasty sugars, more tangerines. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Moderate warmth to finish, light doughy malts, tangerines. Very decent.
JohnnyJ (4218) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample from bottle. Hazy amber pour, with a white head. Fruity, sweet bread, apple sauce, and pear. Some old funky off flavors. Not very good.
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
750mL thanks to t0rin0 or maybe brocansail. Pours a a hazy golden with weak foam. Nose is red apple, old apple sauce..a bit oxidized. Taste is sweet apple sauce. Fruity and estery. Wasn’t very good :/
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8th July 2013
Craft Clerkenwell tasting. Thanks Jack. Light haze, amber beer, good off white bubbly head. Palate is light and dry. Light grapey fruits go nicely with mellow vanilla oak. Light yeast. Fluffy airy finish.
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craft Clerko tasting, 07/08/13, thanks to Jack. #02168.
Hazed golden amber with a thin off white head which thins to spotting.
Nose is tarte fruits, funk, dates, orange yeast, light booze whiff.
Taste comprises caramel, yeast esters, farmy, light funk, tangy fruits, sugars.
Medium bodied with bite, moderate carbonation, dry yeasty finish.
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden orange in color with a white head. Sweet malt nose of bread and hints of caramel. Some wine and oak, a touch of pear, light apple, and grape. There’s a light funk to the flavor, but still somewhat sweet and fruity. Pear, apple, grape, and perhaps some golden raisin. Bread, mild caramel, wine, oak, and a very slight tartness.
BBB63 (5941) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
DLD 2012: Hazy coppery hue with a nice lasting head. Has notes of grassy and slight herbal hops, moderate white wine and oak, some nice farmhouse notes with just a touch of funk and earthiness. Very refreshing mouth feel and lightly dry woody finish. I really liked this and was happy it was not some sour’d bomb or over hopped version of the style.
ddemmingjr (689) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rare Beer Club: pours rich deep reddish brown, light brown head that settles to dense ring. Nose of vanilla, cherries, bourbon Oaked oat malts. Lots of dark fruits, subtle bourbon barrel, dark chocolate with lots of richness and texture. Thoroughly pleasant and drinkable
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TheBeerGod (5165) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Bottle # 02898 from Summer 2012. Pours a hazy amber with a tall, foamy tan head. Aroma is woody and wine-like with earthy notes, yeast, grains and ripe fruits. Taste is wood, earthy notes, yeast, fermented fruits, grape skins, wine notes, sweet malt, toasted grains and caramel. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation and light stickiness. Oak barrels more pronounced during the finish and there’s a touch of coconut as a results. Add more yeast, ripe fruits, earthy notes, straw, toasted grains, caramel, and wine. Nice beer! Based on it being almost a year old, this has aged well!
Beergeek23322 (2129) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle from a beer club membership. Pours copper with a white head. Floral and grassy notes mixed with the funky aroma from the yeast. The barrel aging adds a bit of structure and complexity.