ctipping (1108) - Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Originally reviewed 12/16/2013.
Viscous black. No head. A little glass staining.
Port dominates the aroma. Sweet smelling. Vanilla and oak reminiscent of bourbon. Chocolate.
Bourbon blends really well with the port flavor. Vanilla, oak, and red wine. Coffee. Sweet. The slighest sharp wine flavor in the finish.
Low carbonation/ It’s nearly flat. Medium heavy body.
This is really tasty. Port barrels do magical things, but the bourbon really adds to it.
Leighton (18009) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared in London - picked up in a trade. Pours rich black brown with a dense, lasting foamy tan head. The nose is incredibly dynamic, with notes of burnt wood, toffee, cocoa and rich, ripe berries. Medium to heavy sweet flavor, with notes of burnt wood, dark chocolate, charred ham, alcohol, figs, chocolate, all balanced out with a bit of earthy bitterness. Full bodied, lightly chewy, with fine carbonation and silky texture. Warming finish with decadent cocoa notes, cherry, further burnt wood, creamy chocolate, dates, berries. Great balance with just moderate suggestions of alcohol kick. Wonderful confluence of toffee, chocolate and dark fruits. Superlative beer.
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split at Jack The Sipper leaves for the FBI again tasting, massive thanks to the juan and only Leighton, 14/07/15.
Light black topped with a moderate tan swirl.
Nose is rich roast, dark fruits, spice, port notes, chocolate melting pot, dark malt.
Taste comprises mellow fruit rinds, light peppery spice, chocolate, dark red berry linger, port tones.
Full bodied, light oily feel, smooth, semi drying close.
Xolid impy, great balance, wasn’t getting much if any bourbon ... all port strokes for this Bois.
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
14th July 2015
Farewell Jack bottleshare at Craft Clerkenwell. Huge thanks to Leighton and his Herculean efforts to obtain this whale. Opaque dark brown beer, a few pale tan bubbles. Palate is light and mildly dry. Modest fine carbonation. Smooth but rich dark malts. Wonderfully well integrated mellow fruity bourbon. Port Wine berry fruits bring up the rear accompanied by mild dark chocolate. A little spice in the light finish. For me, one of the best from Hill Farmstead.
Scopey (11952) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge thanks to Leighton for this .rar ity. It pours near black with a small beige head. The nose is rather soft, sweet roast, juicy, jammy fruits, blackberry, plum, candy, fruit cake and some vanilla. The taste is slick, sweet, juicy, plum, prune, jammy berry, cocoa, fruit cake, chocolate, earthy roast, coffee and warming alcohol with a sweet, fruity finish. Medium - full body and moderate carbonation. Quite sweet and sticky, but still good fun. I still think I prefer regular Damon over this though.
The_Osprey (5742) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell. Big thanks to Leighton. Black, no head at all. Aroma is sweet and boozey with plum, molasses and black forest gateaux. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is sweet and rich, smooth chocolatey malts, sugary syrups. It has a nice ashiness offsetting the sweetness, but still a touch too much for me. Quite barley wine-ish. Great one to try.
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The Clerkenwell Share. Thanks to Leighton for landing this! Deep brown pour with a small tan head. Rich, sweet nose. Caramelised plum and prunes. Dark fuits. Plenty of cocoa and vanilla. Sharp woodiness. Taste is similar. Cocoa and toffee. Roasted espresso. Rich and oily. A bit boozy. Decent stuff, but not massively complex or attention-grabbing. Solid.
mR_fr0g (8494) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at craft beer co JackL leaving drinks. Oily black carmale brown coloured pour with a small tan head. Aroma is hot alcohol. Caramel , sharp apple. Toffee, flavor is compose of black dark choc. Tangy dark choc, . palate is full sweet sticky. Low carbonation. Tangy sark fruit.
jtclockwork (14585) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Thanks Jake! Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, port, roast chocolate, vanilla, oak and brownie- smooth - medium body.
vtafro (6395) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Bourbon, port and dark malty aromas. Very strong, dark malts, bourbon, port and oak tones.