BoBoChamp (5021) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
38cl, new exclusive American blended brew Anno 2012, thx to Brent and Dirk for sharing!, very complex brew, roasted/alcoholic and slightly woody/fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good brew, WOW!
MadIndian (2290) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gift from SJ. This was AMazing. Toffee, roast, vanilla and wood. It was smooth and carried so much flavor as it warmed. One of the best brews I ever had. The aroma alone, chocolate, toffee and vanilla hooked me.
jackl (3786) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ The HUGE Tasting. The pour’s brown with a small head. The nose is of red berry compote. Big roasted malts. Some sweet vanilla and brownie. The taste is similar. Hot wood. Rum raisin. Fudge, chocolate cookies. Red berry. A bit of hot barrel. Full body, soft carbonation. Oily. Thick, luxurious, decadent.
madmitch76 (13081) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
3rd January 2014
Mega Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Opaque dark brown beer, residual pale tan head. Palate is slightly dry with modest carbonation. Clear and resonant note of dark chocolate. A little coffee and a whisper of bourbon. Tangy dark fruits and a very light touch of wood. Light semi dry finish. A fine and tasty beer!
Scopey (5309) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, generously shared by Kenny at the BIG Friday tasting. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is rich-roast, dark chocolate explosion, treacle, oily, toast, vanilla, coconut and a touch of soy sauce. The taste is smooth, oily, dark chocolate, coffee, jammy dark fruits, toast,, treacle, sweet coffee, fudge, marshmallow and some alcohol warmth in finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Flavoursome and good depth. Tasty.
Theydon_Bois (6547) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 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 03/01/14.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a thin beige swirl atop the glass.
Nose is bourbon rich, coconut shavings, light boozey waftings, rich dark fruit aromas, touch of floor polish, sweet but balanced sugar levels.
Taste comprises dark toffee, nutty twang, dark fruits, rich brown sugars, sweet tasting, booze well evident and a little harsh at that.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming boozey heat in the finale.
Decent American strong but compared to others I though the alcohol could have been better integrated, a little too hot for me.
maneliquor (2730) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared during the Track Set interval of the Brokeback Revisited tasting in London. Cheers Kenny! Probably the best of the series and matched to a killer song. Great match. Pours very deep dark brown with a small tan head. Nose is chock full of decadent dark chocolate, big vanilla bean and sultanas, hints at brown sugar and some spice. Sweet with bitterness running through it. Appealing as they come. A chocolate lovers dream. Taste is divine dark chocolate, a bitter bitch with vanilla sweetness running right through the middle of it, nice ripe berries add something else. Very woody and vinous. Vanilla works very well here. ABV is hidden masterfully. Outstanding beer
Leighton (9646) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared in London during the Track Set portion of the Brokeback Revisited tasting. Paired correctly. Thanks, Kenneth. Pours deep black-brown with a fine, tan cream head. Great snout, lots of oily chocolate, licorice, brown sugar, surrounding roast. Big sweet flavor with rich roasted malts, brown sugar, oily chocolate syrup, raisins, figs. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with more decadent chocolate character, burnt toffee, mild earthy bitterness, baking cocoa, brown sugar, dates. Delicious. Incredible balance for the strength. Excellent. Good music pairing.
Staffan47 (766) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Svart. Viss strävhet i doften som jag inte var beredd på. Vanilj. Rund och len. Bourbon och champinjoner. Choklad. Lagom balans på alkoholen. Världsklass. Lite annorlunda mot andra bourbonstout.
SlackerMads (1142) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Theis. Thick black pour with no head. Licorice all sorts, brandy, vanilla, oak, coconut, light molasses, bitter dark chocolate. Warming and a bit dry in the finish with some light alcohol showing. Full body, oily texture, near flat carbonation.