50belair (1825) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown / black pour with a tan head. Cherry and lager yeast notes. A strange combination with ended up being a little too far on the lager side for my taste.
cards04 (1427) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black. No head. Aromas are vinous, sour cherries, a touch of bubblegum. Sour and hot boozy flavors. Awesome.
BoBoChamp (5020) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
38cl, new exclusive American blended brew Anno 2012, with sour cherries, thx to Brent and Dirk for sharing!, complex sour brew, sour/vinous and slightly roasted/alcoholic/spicy, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, good brew
jackl (3781) - Charlottesville, Virginia, 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 deep amber with a small head. The nose is chocolate-covered peanuts. Roasted nuts. Some brett, wood. The taste is ashy, red fruits. Buggy funk. Red berry tang. Mild chocolate on the finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Decent.
madmitch76 (13066) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
3rd January 2014
Mega Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Opaque dark brown beer, small bubbly pale tan head. Palate is light with fine carbonation. Bitterish dark chocolate. Wood. Light Flemish red sourness. Bitterish and somewhat salty brett. Finishes semi dry and bitter. Doesn’t fully come together for me but it’s tasty enough.
Scopey (5299) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, generously shared by Kenny at the BIG Friday tasting. It pours near black with a medium beige head. The nose is toast, roasty, meatiness, liquorice and some tangy dark fruits. The taste is tangy fruits, berry, jam, toast, roasted malt, cardboard, vinous, balsamic vinegar and some bitterness. Medium body and fine - moderate carbonation. Unfortunately no great depth to it. Decent, but one of the poorest of the box set.
Theydon_Bois (6500) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 03/01/14.
Obscured mahogony brown with thin beige bubbles that clear to edgework.
Nose is tarte dark berry fruits, brown sugar, earthy cocoa powder, dark toffee fudge, stewed plums, tangy soured berries, dank woody notes, cobwebs, barnyard, funk.
Taste comprises dried prunes, tartened red grape skins, musty, dank wood, toffee, light dirt, earthy.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry tarte closure.
Ok Flemish red.
maneliquor (2729) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared during the Track Set interval of the Brokeback Revisited tasting in London. Cheers Kenny! Pours clear dark brown with a bubbly and sticky tan head. Nose is milk chocolate and funk, plenty of brown sugar and raisin sweetness with a balanced kick of roast. SAome bright aniseed behind it all. Taste is quite vinegary and balsamic forward, big liquorice and a hint of cane sugar. Sweet and sour feel to it. Heat on the finish. Just ok
Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during the Track Set portion of the jackl is backl tasting in London. Paired with the intended song! Big thanks to Ken. Pours clear, deep brown with a frothy tan head. The aroma holds mild char, tangy dark berries, a bit of wood. Medium sweet flavor, a little meaty, with light roast, milk chocolate, raisins, dirt. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming finish with earth, chocolate, dried and leathery fruits, charred wood. Nice beer.
Staffan47 (766) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svartbrun. Ingen slurry. Syrlig, terpentin och kåda. Mörk men inga stoutdofter alls. Vinäger. Kärv. Sträv, torr astringent mot slutet. Fin initialt några sekunder. Lurar sig lite på att den är så mörk och inte alls påminner om stout/porter i övrigt.
SlackerMads (1140) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Theis. Deep red with no head. Lactic sour, cherry, drying alcohol, leather, tobacco, lots of red wine. Reminds me a bit of bitters like Fernet Branca. Medium body, oily/sticky texture, flat carbonation. Medium/heavy sweet and light sour. Ok, but a bit rough on the alcohol.