anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2013. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty weak woody chocolate and bourbon aroma. Roasted malty bourbon and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon and chocolate finish.
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
13th August 2013
GBBF Day 1. Almost clear dark brown beer. Small pale tan head. Palate is smooth and quite light. Tangy, almost sour, bourbon. Whisper of dark chocolate. Faint spice. Smooth finish. Tasty and fruity.
Scopey (4693) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at GBBF 2013. It pours darkest brown (nr. black) with a small tan head. The nose is sweet, mellow, vanilla, coconut, sweet coffee, light toast and roast. The taste is fudge, sweet coffee, toffee, treacle, toast, roasted malt, vanilla and salted liquorice with a dry, warming finish. Fullish body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Smooth, oily and well-hidden alcohol. Decent.
Theydon_Bois (5485) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF ’13, 13/08/13.
Pitch black with a thin tan head that clears to the edge.
Nose is a big oaky bourbonic hit, light roast, sugars.
Taste bourbon soaked oak is well evident, dark sugars, dark toffee, light chocolate.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the finale with a dry finish.
An ok BA impy offering but lacks a little in balance, the bourbon is a little harsh and over intense over time.
EdKing (1561) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2013. Colour is opaque black, no head. Nose is lots of liquorice, vanilla, medicinal, roasted malt, bourbon whiskey, salty. Taste is unusual. Medicinal, bourbon, alcohol, roasted malt, liquorice, salty. Complex and interesting, but a sipper, not a favorite.
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is solid bourbon, toffee malty. Sweet, caramelish, bourbon and toasted malt. Medium sweet caramelish. Mild roasted into a dry finish.
caesar (4508) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ gbbf, medium sample. Dark color, short head. Aroma of roast, chili? Hints of bourbon. Dry taste, spicy, hot. Weird, it hits my stomach. Wrecks the palate, without giving that mouth coating velvety creaminess. Dont like it.
mR_fr0g (1418) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at gbbf 2013. Thanks to Leighton. Opaque dark caramel pour with a tan halo head. Aroma is salty fudge some higher alcohol. Flavour is some berry tartness soft roast. Works pretty well.
sonnycheeba (2543) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at brewery. Pours deep, dark brown with average, frothy tan head; good retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roasted and caramel malts, plums, figs, bourbon, oak, and light vanilla. Flavor is roast malts forward with supporting dark fruit esters, bourbon, oak, vanilla, and faint hops; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
snoworsummer (1044) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the brewery. Pours opaque dark brown. Tastes like bourbon, syrup, coffee. Smells like alcohol and coffee. Medium body and low carbonation.