madmitch76 (17497) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6th August 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Leighton. Opaque dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Smooth soft palate, semi dry. Sweetish dark chocolate. Obvious smoke, but smooth and not acrid. Light citrus. Smooth finish.
Dedollewaitor (14512) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Trade with AdamJackson. Thanks. Cracked at the Pre C4 Pale Ale Festival Odense, 2013. Pours black with a creamy head and lacings. Nose is roast, meat, hops, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is roast, liquorice, smoke and chocolate. Some salty liquorice. Smooth and dry. :-) The guy is a genius!
Leighton (13647) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London during Jack’s farewell tasting. Pours rich brown with a fine, creamy tan head. Nice peaty, smokey dark malt aroma, dark bread. Medium sweet flavor, lots of smoke, hints of burnt toast, dry ham, subtle brown sugar. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Rounded dark malt finish with plenty more smoke, burnt ham, dark bread, hints of milk chocolate, light earth. Great beer.
Theydon_Bois (12178) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Jack’s Farewell Tasting, massive thanks to Leighton for yet another slice of Vermont’s finest, 06/08/13.
Very dark mahogony brown with a moderately sized tan head.
Nose is roast malts, light smoked gammon, dark toffee.
Taste comprises roast malt, light brown sugars, dark fruits, raisens, dark chocolate.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, dry finish.
More solid work from HF.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(500ml bottle, Jan 2013 vintage, courtesy of Errl) Pours a black body with a small beige head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt, grilled lamb, dates, and cocoa. Flavor of smoke, sausage, subtle fennel, roasted malt, and dry cocoa with a bitter finish.
Christian (11686) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate, a little smoke and some dried fruit. Sweet roasted flavour with chocolate and smoke. Clean and balanced, good flavour, but a little too sweet for me
jtclockwork (10487) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Dany (and Jay for muling). Pours dark brown with brown head. Nose and taste of smoke, light peat, smoked chocolate malt, roast coffee, toasted nuts and vanilla. Medium-full bodied.
daknole (10163) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark brown pour, brown head. Flavors of smoke, ham, red wine notes, roasted malt. This is a really nice beer.
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Armin’s apartment, courtesy of arminjewell. Pours a black appearance with a brown head. S’more, chocolate, marshmallow, cocoa, somewhat smoky aroma. Moderately sweet, burnt chocolate, vanilla, marshmallow, roasty smoky, campfire flavor. Chocolate and a bit of smoke stick around in the aftertaste. Definitely a tasty beer.
hopscotch (10017) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pours black with a mid-sized, creamy, lightly-tanned head. The aroma is both smoky and chocolaty. Medium to full-bodied with stinging carbonation. The flavor presents bittersweet dark chocolate and fudge and a light nuance of smoke. Burnt, bitter, black mocha finish. Bottle generously shared by landhoney!