bpreo (2089) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Traditional/Old World Ale. There is a decent amount of hops, and a healthy portion of malts. Rich, thick, blanketing, and comfortable.
markoijelena (1232) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 12 oz at The 8th Belgrade tasting Session One at the Beerville Beer Bar.17.07.2015.Thank you Matt South Slav for this bottle.Pour it dark color with no head.Aroma of leather and kind of dusty.Taste of leather, spices, dusty note again, sweet, just a pinch of smoke.Really complexed.I agreed with Matt this is USA style of Westy12.
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a violet purple brown with a minute brownish head. Aroma is raisins, figs, dates and modest caramel notes. Taste is caramel, molasses, figs, moderately bitter, slight musky hay. Medium-full bodied with a silky texture.
SG111 (611) - New York, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours murky brown, small ring of white head. Aroma is robust malt, chocolate, figs, sweet dark fruits, light oak, they say smokey but I only get minimal amounts of that. Flavor is smokey, leathery, dark fruits, fig, chocolatey, roasty. Slightly astringent finish. Solid.
ippopotamo36 (779) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At the 8th tasting (round 1), held at Vlada’s Beerville pub in Belgrade-Serbia. Bottle, a treat from our beloved mate luttonm from Seattle-USA. Grazie, this makes us feel honored. Pours unfiltered Turkish coffee color, only some bubbles here and there. Nose: wow! Tons of leather notes, dust, under spirit cherries, wood. Mouth: non-offensive oxidation, flat body, starts with a juicy cherries blast, ends earthy, a bit tart. Rich and great. Mammia Mia!
seehaferb23 (98) - - JUN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@CRBeerClub travels to #HairOfTheDog
We rated our first beer of the night, Adam. #beer
bartzluke (391) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
3 oz pour into a stemmed tasting glass from tap at the brewery in Portland. Black and so opaque I can see myself in it. Moderate lingering cream-colored head. Full bodied, silky, creamy and very smooth. Rich smokey leather nose. Taste is very flavorful. Smoke, chocolate, a bit of scotchy booziness. Deep and flavorful. Leaves smoke and booze on the tongue. Great layers of flavors.
rosskyle (187) - - MAY 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on tap at Hair of the Dog. Dark black color with a medium tan head. Aroma of raisins and plum with a toasted note. Coffee and plums flavor with a slight bitterness. Body is medium heavy.
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thegreenrooster (3566) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a big earthy malt with an equally nice molasses. Flavor is also a huge chewy brown sugar and molasses laiden malt. Some dark fruit and even some smoke make an appearence. very rich an well done beer.
lightbias (313) - USA - APR 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Adam, a dark, nut-brown pour, the liquid capped with a sliver of dense khaki head, soft and seemingly tenacious. The aroma from my glass is nutty; rich figs steeped in caramelizing brown sugar, and yes, just a bit smoky. Right off the bat and without even thinking about it, I’m craving a cigar, dark libraries and old books. There is so much more to that scene imagined, but I shouldn’t go into it now. Something akin to film noir, but so much more modern...
The head clings to the surface, not letting go for a second as I tip the glass for a swallow.
The carbonation is just right, carrying the moderately sweet brew passed my lips and over my tongue; full-bodied, but not heavy at all. A bite on my gums, the flavor is smokier than the aroma; the fruit becoming darker and more tantalizing with each draw. I drink in, I breathe out, the experience will need to happen again, I’m sure of it. The next time, I will age this and find yet another whole and complex profile within the bottle. I am hooked. This is so very nice.
RumRunner101 (886) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep, dark pour with a quick dissipating brown head. Aroma is charred malts, brown sugar, licorice. Full bodied, smooth and creamy. Body is dominated by burnt, bitter malts with licorice and molasses notes. Boozy finish, bitter notes that linger, some citrus as well.