Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks, Moll! Pretty heavy barrel character with some slightly sour fruit. A bit of booze. Flavor is slightly tangy with dak fruit and moderate barrel.
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pours dark brown white head - nose and taste of caramel, light sour fruit, oak, sweet toffee - medium body
Ratman197 (11772) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle poured a hazy reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of toffee, dried fruit, light cognac and light oak. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, dried fruit, light oak and a hint of cognac with a smooth lingering dried fruit finish.
douglas88 (7587) - 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 (1540) - 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 (4068) - 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 (4123) - 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 (6252) - 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 (10569) - 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 (8954) - 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 (6619) - 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.