yourefragile (139) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 019. Thanks to Rich for acquiring and GT for transporting. Served in a glass.
Pours a cloudy amber-brown with a transient stale, off white head. Head fades to a thin bubbly collar and thin streaks of lace. Aroma is very warm and boozy; cognac up front, with a young raw and resiny barleywine. Lemon, tangerine, schnapps and sugar throughout. Aroma turns into rubbing alcohol as it warms. Thicker side of medium body, coats palate with a syrupy finish; soft and subtle carbonation. Chewy flavor, pulpy and resiny sugars with nectarine and strawberry fruit. Surprisingly no alcohol presence or burn in flavor, though finish is extremely warm. Brett hasn’t done much yet, I sort of like the fruitiness and am happy to have tried this fresh.
douglas88 (7247) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at RBSG thanks to Jer. Pours a cloudy dark orange color with a medium white head. A big sweet malty nose, fruit and oak. The flavor is heavily a sugary sweet English style BW, huge dark caramel and dry wood, some fruity sweet elements. The Brett is adding tropical fruit and dust, just awesome.
Sarlacc83 (1364) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Jer.
A: Cloudy brown/gold, no head.
N: Fig, leather, oxidation, metallic elements, caramel, and toffee. A bit of cognac in here, but no noticeable nectarine at this point.
T: Broken down sweetness that’s cloying.
M: Medium oily body, some alcohol.
O: Thinking this one was better fresh. Seems to be oxidizing pretty heavily at this point; I really wouldn’t want this again.
BuckeyeBoy (3609) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle thanks to Jer. Pours out a cola color with a ring of tan head. Nose is candy sugars stone fruit leather malts pit fruit and plenty barrel notes. Taste is more of the pit fruit funk stone fruits oak and some leather.
hayduke (3767) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a bottle from the vertical tasting of Veritas at the RBSG. Pored brown with no appreciable head. Nose is ripe fruit and the brett presence is there. Medium plus in body. The flavor is brown sugar, raisins, and vanilla, and some fermented fruit. Some alcohol shows in the sweet finish. This has been my least favorite in the series. I think I could have done without the brett.
Sledutah (6040) - Utah, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the RBSG, grand tasting
Cloudy amber with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of caramel and leather. Taste of caramel and brown sugar
mcberko (9339) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark murky brown with no head. Nose brings out murky stone fruits and funky brett. Flavour is cloyingly sweet, with stone fruits, oxidation and candied sugar. Not really that complex. The brett is awkward here. Very strange beer. It’s cool to sip but I wouldn’t want much.
Ferris (7663) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2015 Bottle - Butterscotch and stone fruit. Cloudy brown with no head. Sweet butterscotch and apricot. The stone fruit flavours shine which is amazing.
djd07 (6056) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Jared, shared at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a cloudy red brown with small white head. The aroma is strong cognac, brett, wood. Medium mouth, candy sugar, very sweet, candy sugar, caramel, toffee, really nice.
ryanfolty (2066) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
December 27, 2014 - bottle shared by Brett, bottle 205. Brown pour with limited bubbly head. Aroma was fruity, red wine, toffee / caramel and some alcohol. Taste was very sweet initially, then fruity and finished with a mildly tart alcohol. I had wanted to try this for a while so thanks big time to Brett!
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured red with a thin head. Tasted if sweet malts with dark fruits and vinous barrel chardcters. Smooth, mild alcohol presence. Hints of cocoa, vanilla, oak, and a very slight oxidation note.