Bullit (3854) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of Noize, thanks! Bottle date june 2013. Black coloured with a light brown head. Nose is initially roasted malts and chocolate, immediately followed by brett, manure, musty. Interesting. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, brett, horseblanket, farmyard. Develops in a roasted, very bitter drink, towards being gritty. Finish is fairly bitter.
skortila (4345) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. 33cl full sample. The aroma is very roasty, almost charcoal. Initially I only got charcoal, no funk, got this just after a few sips. Black coloured beer with athin, beige lacing. The taste is moderate bitter and the bitterness lingers. It is complemented with some nice funky tones and a very roasted malty, full body. I don’t agree with the flavour text, that it is very drinkable. It is very tasty, but no; it wouldn’t score high on the sessionista list. This beer is pretty weird initially, even unbalanced, but when used to it after say half a glass, it showed its elegance. (And no, that’s not because the 12% starts kicking in; it was my first and only beer this evenening) No beer for the ordinary tickers. :-P
Mortlach (955) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
21/03/2014 330ml bottle (thanks Theydon_Bois!). Nera, densa, impenetrabile, schiuma beige-cappuccino media. Al naso sentori di malti tostati, bretta molto percettibile (cuoio,formaggio). In bocca è grezza e non perfettamente bilanciata, tostato, legno, confusa e slegata nelle sue componenti. Corpo pieno, carbonazione medio-bassa. Deludente.
Stuu666 (116) - Edinburgh, 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 (2166) - 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 (781) - 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 (1293) - 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 (976) - 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 (13167) - 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 (6986) - 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.