stevoj (2818) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 26, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Bitter Creek Alehouse. Plastic cork, difficult to remove, but worth the wait. Silky smooth pour, murky brown body, no head. Aroma of wood, whiskey and pit fruit. Taste follows with a little bit of smoke on top of the oak and fruit. Well blended and well aged. Worth seeking out.
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at James’ house for the End of History tasting. Pours a hazed amber with no real head. Big peat filled smoke and wood. Medium bodied, quite sweet with a lot of caramel and then a good amount of peat smoke. Quite sweet into the finish, more lingering rubber smoke.
ryanfolty (2051) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
December 31, 2014 - bottle from Ale Jail a long time ago. Pour was brown with just some bubbly head and floating sediment in my La Trappe goblet. Aroma was whiskey, wood, light smoke and dark fruit. Taste was heavy on the smoke, very sweet and the wood and whiskey came out in the finish. The dark fruits showed up in the taste as this warmed Medium body, but at times seemed lighter, and very smooth.
Theydon_Bois (12570) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks to Bropey - who has become very much the Quad Pimp of late, 24/10/14.
Murky chestnut brown with moderate beige spotting and edgework.
Nose is light smoke, toffee fudge, burnt sugars, dark fruit rinds, light TCP.
Taste comprises rich malt, toffee, spice, light peaty smokey wash, brown sugars, woody rinse.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, sweet licks in the close.
Decent quad, the smoke element allied to a touch of bitterness tempers the sweetness and keeps this drinkable.
alexsdad06 (6876) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7 oz. bottle picked up at Party Source from notes. Pours a hazy deep copper color with a medium sized creamy off white head. The nose has big ripe fruits, raisins, fig, caramel, brown sugar, oak, whiskey notes are noticeable, and a touch of the alcohol. The flavor is more fruits, raisins, fig, caramel, oak and whiskey alcohol. There is some burn to the mouth feel that grabs my attention, but I like this entire series.
mR_fr0g (5242) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to the L train. Murky brown orange coloured pour, oily with a short lived off white head. Aroma is woody! Booze, oak, vanilla, fairly sweet. Flavour is woody, oak, tangy berry and warming wood and booze. Palate is flat with lowish carbonation. Bit of age.
Leighton (13826) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Paul. Pours clear amber with a slight, creamy tan head. The nose holds golden raisins, some bread, toffee. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a bit of smoked meat, candied ham, bread, caramel, dried fruits. Full bodied, oily, with fine carbonation. Warming finish with lots of stewed fruits, soft peat, bread, toast, more golden raisins. Pretty tasty overall.
Scopey (8792) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Bruces. It pours murky brown with minimal head. The nose is woody, big whisky, marshmallow, nougat, fudge, toffee, earth, light smoke and raisin. The taste is rich, sweet, toffee, earthy, whisky, wood, toasty, plenty of dried fruits, raisin, dare, light cocoa, smoke, stinging alcohol with a smooth, sweetish finish. Medium-full body and low carbonation. A touch light on the carbonation, but still decent. Pretty tasty stuff all in all, but not terribly well refined.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at the End of History tasting. Aroma is peatty scotch whiskey, dark cherries and chocolate chip cookies. Pours dark brown with a nice white head and lingering bubbles. Taste is scotch whiskey forward, peat moss, chocolate, figs, cherry, and brown sugar. Nice malty smooth mouthfeel balances well with the peat. Great stuff.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown color, moderate to small head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is strong whiskey barrel with some smoke, lesser notes of darker fruit and sugar. The barrel flavor dominates and overwhelms the beer.