fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Community Food Co-op - N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
Brown color, hazy, with small head. Strange aroma, dusty, earthy, with an impression of beans, vegetables soup / minestrone; some wood. Smooth mouthfeel, with correct body strength; it has caramel flavor with moderate residual sweetness; the wood aging is evident but doesn’t cover the other flavors, it provides a pleasant liquor feeling, light vanilla; the final is also a bit peppery, and drier.
A bit strange, but not bad.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark copper amber ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light bourbon barrel, pepper, nice. In mouth, a sweet dark fruity caramel malt with good licorice, bourbon barrel, a bit thin, OK. Shared with GRM and Boutip. Merci Sylvain.
Nocturne (554) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bottleworks, Seattle. Hazy pour somewhere in between red, orange and brown. Very thin head. Nice barrel notes in the aroma, even if they’re a little shy to come forth. Sticky fruit on the tongue plus charred wood. Decent stuff, but a little weak in terms of flavour. I wonder how it would fare without the barrel.
mcberko (4809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brouwer’s for Big Wood, pours a dark brown / black with a small tan head. Aroma of strong bourbon on the nose, caramelized sugar, booze and more bourbon. Flavour is very sweet with heaps of caramel, accentuated with a very bourbon-dominated body, finishing sweet and boozy. Cloying a bit in sweetness but very good.
BillKismet (3164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky dark woody amber color with lightly frothed head. Light woody and cabernet nose, which is true of the flavor as well. Quite nuanced. While the cabernet-wood flavors are there, they certainly don’t dominate across the medium scotch-malted underpinning.
Smurf2055 (1064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours mahogany finger white head.
Smell is really peaty and fruity.
Taste muted whiskey up front, sweet figs and raisins on tail.
Much lighter bodied than expected, sweet.
Almost reminds me more of rum than whiskey. Interesting.
Boutip (4292) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a copper color ale with a small foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of woody notes with some grilled corn notes with light bourbon and vanilla notes. Taste is a weird mix of grilled corn, vanilla, bourbon with a bitter and astringent finish which is not the most pleasant. Body is light for style with medium carbonation and light warming alcohol. Unbalanced with too much corn notes coming through with also too much astringency for the style.
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a semi-cloudy dark copper with a small tan head that dissipates rapidly, and some lacing.
smell is of caramel and some wood.
taste is somewhat watery, malt, some bourbon, some caramel, and a little sweet. overall not too impressive.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy brown,small beige head.Earthy malt nose. Big woody unpleasant palate with harsh alcohol heat