SlackerMads (2719) - DENMARK - MAR 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle batch 412, 2009 thanks to pentaz. Dark brown close to black with a tiny tan head. Coffee, caramel, wood, earth, roasted malt. Ages well. Fine texture and carbonation. Some sweetness, but mostly bitter, some acidity. Ok.
Sammy (10748) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This spent some time in the basement. Pours deep brown without head. A tad watery, some smoke and coffee in the secondary. Ok drinkability. I note this was brewed in March 2009.
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Speyside Edition - Cask Edition. 3 1/2 month on Scotch Speyside Whiskey Barrel. Carb labelled as low. Pours a dark inky black/brown with a minimal, i mean minimal, mocha tan head. Head is more just some bubbles hanging out on the side of the glass. Roast, dark chocolate, whiskey notes in the nose. Medium mouthfeel. Roast, leather, dark chocolate bitterness. Meh, not that great. the flatness is doing it any favors to say the least. It’s actually somewhat bland which is a surprise.
mabel (8321) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6838-20141009] 500mL bottle. Roasted sweet wood caramel aroma. Black body with a quick foamy light brown head. Roasted bread and malt grain flavour. Full body. Good. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "So you’re not so boring? ... Foodwise!"
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share. So dark, cloudy brown/almost black. Aroma of espresso, warm chocolate cake, dark fruit, wood. Taste is sweet and bitter, both from chocolate and coffee. Sticky, dry finish.
GothGargoyle (2297) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Browny black with a virtually no head. Aroma is coffee, wood, whiskey, chocolate, dark fruits. Full bodied, rich on the palate, lightly smoky finish. Taste is coffee, wood, whiskey, chocolate, dark fruits.
blankboy (7110) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[My bottle (500ml) shared with HogTownHarry, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o Glouglouburp. Batch No 412, 17.03.09] Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a small bubbly semi-lasting beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, oak, smoke and some sweetness -- barrel-aging is subtle which I appreciate. Flavour follows the aroma but is milder and slightly watery. Average bodied. Great aroma and really good flavour.
jercraigs (9447) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014-10-09. Black body with a small tan head. 3+ Aroma is boozy with a good amount of smokey whiskey character over sweet dark malt. Flavour has sweet rich dark malt base, lightly tangy and mild smokey whiskey quality. Average bodied palate, soft to low carbonation. Pretty decent but not to my tastes. Bottle Batch 412 shared by Blankboy.
Countbeer (5953) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Thanks Papsø: Vintage 2009: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Black beer thin vanilla lacing.
Aroma has loads of wood, oak, then some serious vinous notes and a lot of fruit (think red and much darker) with a sweet tar edge. Special!
Flavours of tobacco, roast, oat, mocha... Berries... Liquorice...? Infected?
Aftertaste is thin and very quick disappearing: some roaat, berries, dryness, light light tart and coal.
Low carbo, watery mouthfeel, more than medium bodied and a dry texture.
Aroma is sublimely vinous and woody. Flavour is ok, the aftertaste is meh... It’s not that old is it...
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 9, 2014 - shared by blankboy with me, jercraigs & mabel. 500ml bottle - batch #412. Somewhat thin-looking oily black pour, small bubbley beige/tan head. Smells .... wonderful. Nut oil dark roast, hint of coffee, and lovely, lovely somewhat smoky dry woody ’hiskey aroma - not a lot of wood, but definitely has some heat - daaaamn. Sadly, it’s light-bodied, slick, still, a little boozy and ... still liked it. LOVE that aroma.