RateBeer
overall
100
99
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As a finished beer, 14 is brimming with amazing flavors and textures. DDBA leads the blend lending American toasted oak, English caramel toffee and light leather nuances. Newcomer, Sticky Monkey, folds in the taste of brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, ginger and ripe figs. Parabola brings the familiar flavors of bitter dark chocolate and cherry pit. Velvet Merkin carries silky bourbon soaked chocolate cake goodness to the party while a touch of Black Xantus teases coffee and tobacco. Last, but not least, Good Foot brings the hops... hints of citrus zest and tangerine, which adds a pop to the aroma and nice finish to this big, sexy brew. 14 is best enjoyed in a half filled brandy snifter or wine glass. Allow it to warm to 55F to fully enjoy the pleasing and complex aromas. If left in a cool dark place, I suspect this beer will age well. It was an absolute pleasure making it and I truly hope you enjoy our fifth oak–aged blend! The journey continues.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (1879) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Ok I’ve had this beer a few times and never rated it. This is one of the beers that catalyzed my inner beer geek. Shared a bottle of this last night at Blue Palms with my brother. Dark brown pour with just a slight head. Massive toffee, caramel and vanilla in the nose. Rich, complex taste with bourbon, oak, caramel and toffee all in spades. Just a wonderful beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Downhill a bit now. Poured a lighter brown with a beige head. Aroma was of lots of.oxidation, mint cardboard and figs. Flavor not quite as oxidized but certainly down hill and past its prime.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prufrockstar (1329) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle shared by Matt L -- thanks for this treat! Clear dark ruby brown pour. Small ring of head. Raisins, plums, figs, you know the type. Deeply caramelized sugar, verging on burnt but basically perfect. Sweet, decadent, full body, background cardboard. This is lovely. Really lovely.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to charule. Pours a murky brownish golden color. No head. Big oxidized raisins and dark fruits aroma. Based on the large amount of oxidation in the nose, the taste surprised me. Taste held up nicely. Candied raisins. Sweet. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle thanks to local trade. Poured dark brown clear with min beige head. Aroma sweet strong vanilla bourbon candy. Light carb med bod. Sweet light choc coffee taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (4938) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a very dark brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roasted malt, licorice, booze, and dark chocolate. Thick mouthfeel with strong dark fruits, licorice, toffee, molasses, boozy finish. Really enjoyed this.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (389) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Licorice smell with mild bourbon. Barleywine taste that is smoother than 16. Tastes kind of similar to but not quite as good as 17. Second try was very smooth and silky with a medium amount of bourbon and caramel malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwm1034 (688) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Split bottle with Sherm1016 and Mike...thanks! Pours dark brown with minimal head. Nose is ripe fruit, caramel, oak, booze.....very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (987) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Great beer, large sample pour of darkness with almost no head but a slight halo. Aroma is dark, dark chocolate, some toast, plenty I caramel and some graham crackers and toasted marshmallows... Kinda like s’mores. Flavor is similar with plenty of chocolate and caramel but lighter than a stout, some fruit notes, like figs, but light also. Smooth malted caramel and more marshmallow. I dig it for sure

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (11138) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks to our host with the most, 24/10/14. Light black / extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is rich malt, spice, dark chocolate, toffee fudge, Nutella. Taste comprises rich dark fruit rinds, chocolate, spice, light booze, toffee, Maltesers. Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close with a bourbon swizzle and light coconut tunes. Solid stuff.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 40


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50