alexsdad06 (7727) - Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared with the group thanks to amfo. Pours a clear, brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts mixed with a touch of tart fruit, tangy cherry, big tequila character, wood, honey, additional fruits, raisins, interesting, solid beer all around, some alcohol warmth.
Tmoney99 (12725) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear reddish brown color with an average brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Very complex dark fruit, caramel, wood and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sweet flavor with medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.
DrSilverworm (9439) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Hazy brown color. Thin tan head. Dots of lace. It is a touch sour up front, but not aggressively so. Not sure if that’s intentional or not, but it’s pleasant, really. Moderate bitter taste, with a touch of alcohol warmth, an appropriate amount for the ABV. Very light sweet, more dry overall, but not astringent. Nice complex aroma of oak, dark fruit, great bigger vinous notes. Just a touch of soy. Didn’t notice the tequila at first, but once the thought entered my head it became abundantly clear. Would have never thought to incorporate tequila into this kind of a beer but it works surprisingly nice here, what with the mild tartness. Bigger body. Mild slick. Lighter carbonation. This is some really fun beer. Taking the rest of the bottle home to finish later...
drsordr (1862) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour hazy dark copper with thin ecru head. Nose tequila, bready, oak, earthy, light funk, and some caramel. Taste whole lot of business going on. Starts tart cherry, then tequila, oak, woody, then back to tequila and sweet malt. All with underlying alcohol. Barrel finish.
olio (8453) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle.
Pours clear dark mahogany color with a small off-white head. Quite strong with tequila on the aroma, dark berries and wooden notes, earthy notes with faint yeast and some ripe fruits. Raisins first thing on the flavor, wooden notes and caramel, toffee with mild earthy notes. Very interesting raisin soup mesh with tequila added.
rosenbergh (9501) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2015 750 ml bottle. Courtesy of tiong. Thanks a lot Matias!
Dark reddish brown color with a small tan head.
Tequila... is there something else in the aroma? Dark fruits and raisin... yes, there is. The flavor is raisins and tequila. Nice combination... Or is it? Maybe a touch of vinegar. Not the most balanced beer in the world.
tiong (5602) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle bought from Bottleworks
Pours dark brown with a smooth head. Aroma of tequila, wood, oak, raisins, ripe fruits, berries, booze and spices. Taste is boozy, sweetish and oaky with massive amounts of raisins, some tequila notes, hints of wood, oak and spices. Finish is heavy and sweet with loads of raisins, tequila and oak. Quite heavy. Too much tequila and raisins here.
douglas88 (7792) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle thanks to Todd. Pours a clear red brown color with a small white head. A big sweet funky grape nose. The flavor is sharp diaper, grapes, sweet brown malts. Odd. Tangy.
AdamChandler (4047) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Dark brown color, 2 finger 750ML C&C bottle. Can’t remember how I got this one. Just does not smell great. like there’s some fig and raisin but this is just smelling terrible. This just is really bad. Raisins, figs, port, wood, it’s just not great. I think it’s the tequila barrel. please make the pain strop
AirForceHops (5229) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle, AdamJax with this share. Deep brown color, thin head, dark raisins, earthy malt and mild tones of tequila. Even with a year of age the tequila barrel is still pretty strong character. The malt is nearly over run by the tequila. I drank this blind without knowing it was aged in tequila. I haven’t dank tequila in nearly 20 years. I’m just not a fan.