madmitch76 (22363) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
14th July 2015
Farewell Jack bottleshare at Craft Clerkenwell. Opaque dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is comparatively light with modest fine carbonation. Mellow dark malts, mild spice. Nice touch of dark chocolate. Fruity bourbon. Light finish. Nicely aged but still with some kick.
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Kenneth for this obscurity. Pours deep brown with a foamy tan head. Meaty burnt malts in the nose, chocolate, dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor with more dark fruits, burnt toffee, alcohol, wood, berries and leather. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with rich brownies, baking cocoa, wood, ash, more leathery dark fruits. Excellent.
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Jack The Sipper leaves for the FBI again tasting, thanks to Kenny, 14/07/15.
Black topped with a decent tan covering.
Nose is charr, rich roasted notes, bourbonic tunes, light wood, chocoalte, tar.
Taste comprises dark fruit shreds, light spice, raisens, chocolate.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
A touch boozey but a solid enough impy.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black in color with no head. Intense aromas of whiskey and booze with quite a bit of vanilla. A nice chocolate smell to it as well as some mild roast and burnt sugar notes. The flavor is quite intense. Lots of chocolate, whiskey, and vanilla to go with burnt sugar, molasses, and a bit of roasted malt.
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle big thanks to 18K Kenny It pours jet black with a small tan head. The nose is really rather rich, juicy, big sweet bourbon character, vanilla, apple pie, pear, pepper, dried fruits and caramelised sugars. The taste is smooth, rich roast, coffee, cocoa, plum, date, jammy blackcurrant, warming alcohol and some peppery spice throughout with a smooth finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Punchy and warming. Pretty decent stuff.
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lost Abbey Barrel Night. Deep brown pour, nice brown head. We sampled 2 barrels that night. One was mellow and fudgy the other was a hot and awesome bourbon bomb! Rich flavors of vanilla, cocoa, espresso, roast, bourbon, oak shined in both and when we blended them...oh hell!
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at craft beer co JackL leaving drinks. Huge thanks to Kenny. Black caramel brown coloured pour with a loose tan head. Aroma is mint, caramel, nutty cakey, raisin fruit, caramel. Flavouring semi sweet cakey. Caramel. Toffee. Into. Little age, palate is full and sweet. . full and sticky. Lingering salty woody. Sweet.
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unlabeled 22 oz. bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks, Blake! Good to know people, as this one was a real rarity. Pours an opaque dark brown color with a small tan head that settles into a film and ring. The aroma is very woody initially, with barrel notes emerging more as it warms- then big bourbon kicks in with milder vanilla, roasted malts, and dark fruits. Flavor of roasted malts, wood, earth, vanilla, caramel, and molasses. Medium-bodied, with a roasty, boozy, woody mouthfeel and light carbonation. Really opened up upon warming. Doesn’t seem to have the same complexity as the Serpent’s Stout, which was surprising. Excellent nonetheless.
bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a dark tan head. Bourbon and chocolate aroma. Bourbon, chooclate, and light coffee flavor. Medium-plus bodied. Bourbon, chocolate and light oak linger with light roast and light vanilla. Nice beer that brings together the flavors well, but just didn’t have quite enough to put it over the top.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Single Barrel (#935 - the hot one from the barrel night). On tap at Lost Abbey. Pours with a pitch black body with a lasting brown head with some decent lace. Aromas are huge, bourbon, fudgy, tobacco, chocolate, vanillin. Somewhat sharp alcohol and barrel character. Flavors are nutty, fudge, bourbon, molasses. Alcohol is a bit smoother on the tongue than in the nose. Lots of tannic bitterness and vanillin. Medium to lively bubbles, dryish, tannic, warming. Good stuff in small quantities.