jackl (6112) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The HUGE Tasting. The pour’s brownish red, hazy. The nose is chocolate. Rich, fat malt profile. Some spicy vanilla. The taste is a bit fruiter. Some strawberry preserve. Summer fruits. A hint of citrus. Chocolate. Full body, oily. Solid.
Theydon_Bois (14326) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the BIG Friday tasting, massive thanks to our Ken for sharing the entire track set and also to Bruce for providing the accompanying music, additional credit to the new guy who showed up - ’Moonshine Jack’ he was sure a good old boy the way he played his banjo to this one - 03/01/14.
Murky chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering that dissipates to spotting and edgework.
Nose is bourbon, woody twang, touch of Bounty Bar, toffee fudge, booze, sweet tones.
Taste comprises dark toffee fudge, sweet sugars, boozey do, dark fruit tang, rich cake mix, light chocolate.
Medium bodied with bite, light warming alcohol in the closure.
Ok American strong, booze is fairly well tapered, just a little overly sweet in places for me.
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
3rd January 2014
Mega Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Almost opaque dark brown beer, bubbly pale tan head. Palate is smooth with very light fine carbonation. A light touch of dark chocolate leads to sweet and tangy generic fruits that also have a candy vibe. Nice peachy tone on the backend. Finishes with vanilla, bourbon, dark chocolate and peach. Another Track belter!
Scopey (10040) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, generously shared by Kenny at the BIG Friday tasting. It has what appears to be CGarvie on the bottle! It pours murky deep brown with a minimal head. The nose is toasty, caramel, wood, toffee, vanilla, coconut and jammy berry. The taste is toasty, caramel, tangy dark fruit, vanilla, toffee, light tartness, chocolate, jam and warming alcohol. Full body and fine carbonation. Enjoyable musical-beer pairing.
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared during the Track Set interval of the Brokeback Revisited tasting in London. Cheers Kenny! Horrible hillbillie song. Pours very murky hazy amber with a small off white head. Nose is bright citrus and stone fruit, orange focus, lemon rind, fig, raisins, cherries. Bourbon kick. Taste is very stone fruit forward, plenty of brown sugar and stewed raisin, toffee, light funk and spice. Fair kick of heat. Nice
Leighton (15389) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared during the Track Set segment of the Big Tasting in London. Paired well. Thanks to Ken. Pours murky amber with a wimpy off-white head. The nose has rich, lightly toasted malts, toffee, ripe fruits, figs. Medium sweet flavor with tangy berries, some brown sugar, caramel, dates. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with toffee, brown sugar, dried and tangy berries, faint leather and spices, fruit cake. Good stuff. Novel music pairing.
jensgam (156) - , DENMARK - DEC 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ The Lost Tasting Of Abbey Beers, Odense 2013. Pours dark brown with off white head. Aroma is malty sweet with notes of dried fruit. background note of rum/alcohol. Flavour is very sweet, with fruit (peach), tanins and some alcohol.
Staffan47 (898) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brunsvart. Inget skum. Bourbon direkt. Persika och viss sötma. Astringent i eftersmaken. Sträv och besk i eftersmaken. Maltig och tung. Bra låt
SlackerMads (2356) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Theis. Unclear brown with no head. Caramel, molasses, sugary sweet, sticky, vanilla, wood, rum soaked raisins. Medium body, oily texture, near flat carbonation. A bit warming but hides the alcohol well.
joergen (24512) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Theis.
Hazy orange coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits.