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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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bomber. Brown with thin head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, vanilla, and molasses. Flavor is the same with a long oaky finish. Delicious.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (878) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle to plastic taster at the RBAG14 warmup ... FW Anniversay Vertical Salt, lots more caramel than 13. Same dark colour, no head. Caramel, malts, bourbon, and oak.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (559) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
5 year vertical! Dark brown pour, aroma toffee, burnt sugar, English malts, very reminiscent of an English barley wine. Taste is syrupy sweetness, toffee, a bit of anise, somewhat sherry like. Really solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2946) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2010 - Light nutty notes, raisin and light dark sugars. Amber with a decent white head. Nice toffee and nuts with a bit of dark sugar. Just enough edge and mellow rounded notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3163) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2014
First pour of a fresh keg @ Ginger Man. A big everlasting big dark beige head on top of a deep dark cola brown beer. Smells absolutely lovely. Lots of sweetness on the nose, it also has a little bit of cocoa/chocolate, wood, Nutella nuts, some licorice hints and a swift of vanilla. Lovely stuff. It has a really good thick oily/sticky mouthfeel this, and the carbonation level is just below average. Fantastic flavorful as well. Lots of malty caramel sweetness with wood, prickling alcohol, nuts, yeast hints and deep dark dried fruits. Some vanilla lingering. It’s a bomb! 19.06.2013

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1310) - - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola with no head. Aroma is deep and roasty with bourbon barrel and maple syrup. Taste is not as sweet and a bit more muted than 13 but otherwise similar. Thin sticky mouthfeel. Awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1474) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle..Pour is brown thin with bubbles...Nose is chocolate cake soaked in bourbon, spice, cinnamon..Taste is cinnamon, spice, chocolate cake, dark chocolate, good with the age it has

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5219) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 16, 2014
Draft at blind tiger with max, Andy and slander. Pours a pitch brown body with no head or lacing. Aroma is delicious molasses, sweet maple and bourbon barrel. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy with notes of molasses, melted caramel candy, chocolate brownie, sugary syrup and bourbon barrel. Great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5263) - Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
22 oz. bottle sampled multiple times (from notes). Pours a dark brown, almost black color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have big caramel, molasses, bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, lighter tobacco and dark fruity notes come in, easier to drink fresh than some of the other years and has aged pretty well.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (542) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a blackish hue with a very small, light brown head. S- Caramel, milk chocolate, spices, dark fruit. T- Dark fruit, fig, caramel, raisin, slight alcohol burn on the finish. M- Thick with fairly low carbonation. D- This is an excellent beer to sip on. Reminds me of a belgian quad. Still a little hot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (2953) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle. Dark ruby color, very thin head. Nose is rye malt, chocolate, and old cardboard. Flavor is dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, chocolate, hints of alcohol and cardboard. Body is on the medium side. A warming sensation after the sip with a light alcohol flavor toward the backside. The oxidation throws me off a bit, perhaps it was an off bottle or was not store correctly. meh


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