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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (2119) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 19.06.2013, tap @ The Ginger Man NY:
Small shortlasting head. Aroma is mild and well balanced, dark malts, dark sugar, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, chocolate, hints of alcohol and grass. Taste is slightly dry, dark malts, cocoa, oak, alcohol, bourbon, grass, dark sugar, vanilla. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Nice, but taste is a bit boring compared to aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2048) - DENMARK - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle @ home ... It pours clear vary dark brown .... with a small tanned head .. the aroma is wood, bourbon, sweet dark fruits... the flavor is woody, coffee, sweet malt, molasses and dark fruits... very good...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle at BBF13. Vanilla and sherry aroma. Almost clear dark brown colour. No head. The flavour is sweet and has dessert wine notes. Late dark chocolate flavour with warming alcohol. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (3138) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle @ BBF13. Pours cloudy very dark brown with very small beige head. Dark aroma of malt, caramel and coffee. Sweet, malty and caramellish aroma with notes of coffee and chocolate. Nice and decent but rather boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Clearly plenty of DDBA, with the strong wood notes and English character, also brown sugar and chocolate come through heavily, with leather and sweet bourbon rounding it out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (2023) - USA - JUL 3, 2013
Thanks to Matt. Super malty, rich, and complex - figs, prunes, coffee, and some brandy in the nostrils. Woah. A blend of 6 of theIr brews. Pretty darn powerful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricTeusink (686) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2014 Asa’s Pre-Flight Tasting Beer #5. Booze is everywhere on this beer. Pours dark, dark brown with a tan head. Scent is grain and molasses. Flavor is very sweet with a very slight bitter bite finish. Viscosity of mouthfeel is excellent. Bottle - Brought to Tasting by Westmeister **Re-rated at HMOG 2014**

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deadCATAtlanta (60) - Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 Pours dark like black velvet with minimal head.. Caramel booze on the nose. Tasted nutty, caramel, whiskey, vanilla. Had it back to back with the 16 at a tasting with Eric Teusink and Westmeister.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westmeister (1749) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle shared at EricTeusinks. Sampled back to back with the 16, and the 14 won out, but not by a large margin. Pours dark black with minimal head. Smell is sweet caramel, vanilla, booze, swirl sweet bourbon. Taste is really mellow for the ABV, and perhaps a case where aging did a beer good. Taste was dark molasses, vanilla, leather, bourbon, touches of dark fruit. Just fantastic and for the price tag, I would have to say perhaps worth it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
0.65 L bottle kindly shared by GrOve. Low latte head. Hazy mahogny colored body. Intense caramel aroma, gently sweet and light peppery. Some mild roast tones and faint chocolate and licorice. Loads of fruity hops to balance. Chocolate-accented malt flavor. Well roasted with notes of burnt sugar and vanilla. Clean bitterness, just enough to deal with the big malt body. Pleasently warming alcohol. Dries up towards a rich malty, lingering bitter finish. Oh yes.

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