Stuu666 (115) - SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s tasting. Brett nose, sweet chocolate, sweet taste, chocolate roast, sour bite.
allmyvinyl (1838) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of brett funk, yeasty and a little cheesy. Taste has chocolate, but mostly brett. Finishes thin. Would like to try the base beer to see what the brett has taken away.
Lonick (681) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge brett nose. A huge brett kick straight off and then some chocolate just taking the edge off. Not really me this one.
Smurf2055 (1245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black, more lively head than the Wild Turkey edition, light tan head.
Smell roasty and funky. Not too tart.
Taste is a funky barnyard, bit of coco. Surprisingly hot.
McNeillR (867) - SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darkest brown, oily tanish head. Smarting Brett nose, creamy and vibrant without being overly yeasty - well metered. Nice tang of roast, wee bit soft cheesey but mainly choc and roast. Nicely oily with a vibrant yeast buffer. p>Bottle, Black Friday Tasting
cgarvieuk (12784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home ... deeproast chocolate ... sweet roast ... light bitter roast ... light funk nose ... soft sweet roast ... dark fruits ... heavy roast ... but definite soft funk .. and im not a funk fan
Theydon_Bois (6468) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Craft Clerko thanks to Paulo, 22/10/13.
Mid black with a good sized dirty tan covering.
Nose is funky, dark malt, perfumed notes, light spice, dark fruits, light smoke, brett notes evident.
Taste comprises tarte fruit, dark toffee fudge, light plastic notes, dank barnyard tones.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, bretty notes in the finale.
Decent enough, alcohol well integrated for 12% but I expected a little more complexity, shades out the Wild Turkey version by 0.1 for me.
mR_fr0g (1787) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at CBC clerkenwell. Thanks to Paul. Opaque black, dark caramel, colour with a thin tan head. Aroma is weird, funk, roast, musty anf horse. Rather pleasant. Full body with light finie carb. Flavour has less brett character, chocolate and caramel, horsey. Works very well.
Scopey (5291) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Craft Clerkenwell. It pours jet black with a thick tan head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, earth, brett and juicy Granny Smith apple. The taste is roasty coffee, chocolate, toast,earth, coffee grinds, brett, soft pear, sweet apple and spice. Medium-full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. A lot better than the Wild Turkey version. Interesting, tasty and well-balanced.
Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Huge thanks to Paul for bringing this beer and its brother. Pours oily, black-brown with a bubbly tan head. Nose of tangy dark malts, some dank earth. Medium sweet flavor, lightly funky with bittersweet cocoa and burnt wood. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Well conditioned. Light dry cocoa to finish with a bit of earthy bitterness and mellow funk. Great balance with interesting nuance. Much better than the barrel aged counterpart.