PhillyCraft (3183) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black shade with thin head, and light lacing. Aromas of cookie dough, fudge, currants, light vinegar, light peat wood, roasted almond, and light vinegar. Taste is most of the same. Finishes dry and slightly boozey. So rich and flavorful, wish I could have aged this beer or made sure it was super warm.
UDBeernut (1671) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from merc, thanks for bringing this one. Pours brown, minimal head. Strong bourbon nose. Lightly soured, bourbon is upfront. Slightly vinous from the red wine. The wine I think detracts from this one. Overall not too shabby. Light carbonation to help this one chug down the double mainline.
merc7186 (2045) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Bitter Bourbon...the red wine muddled the bourbon.
Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Bourbon, Red Wine, Mild Tart Cherry
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying
djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown ruby hue with no head. The aroma is cocoa, dark fruits, and oak. Thin mouthfeel with sweet bourbon, cocoa, dark fruit. Odd flavor, decent.
pentaz (1238) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Theis. Pours unclear red/brown with virtually no head. Aroma is quite intense with vinegar, red wine, brett, krauterblut ,oak and booze. Taste is near heavy sweet, light bitter and tart. Body is medium+, texture is thick oily, carbonation is soft. Finish is very long and very sweet with intense fruit, wine and booze.
cards04 (1720) - 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 (5403) - 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 (4566) - 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 (14744) - , 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 (6711) - 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 (8276) - 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.