Leighton (6989) - London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell, London during the Birthday Celebration of Jack & Leighton - I hauled 1.5L sucker all the way from the Netherlands, so I hope you fellas enjoyed it! Pours clearish, red-brown with a fine, creamy beige head. Aged malts and caramel on the nose, some pine, dry bread. Medium to big sweet flavor, quite bitter with lots of earth and spicy, dry pine, some dry toffee. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with toasty bread, dry pine and dry caramel. Good one.
TourDeBeer (43) - Mandurah, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Graincru, a surprise ending to our tasting. Bottle 662/1300.
Burnt amber appearance, Caramel spice’s and blackberry aroma’s. Soft carbonation with a dry finish. A perfect way to end the afternoon.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - big thanks to Leighton at Jack and his very own birthday pleasantries, 13/04/13. #730/1300.
Hazed dark mahogony brown with a decent sized beige head that retains well.
Nose carries dark malt tones, dates, brown sugars, dark fruits, woody notes, boozey - a little on the harsh side.
Taste comprises dark toffee, brown sugars, earthy woodyness, more booze - again a little harsh, nutty tones, booze drenched sponge and biscuit base.
Full bodied, dry in the finish.
Ok but a little overy boozey.
jackl (2598) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big magnum bottle, supplied by Mr. Smith. The pour’s deep rusty red with a massive off white head. It was a real work out pouring this heavy bottle, even for a jacked bro such as myself. The nose is marzipan, toasted nut. Pecan pie. Red berry fruit leather. Ribbon candy sweetness. The taste is more rich berry. Big toffee malt profile. Hints of tart sweetness in the finish. Pretty mellow for 10%. Full body, fine carbonation. Overall, pretty good.
Scopey (3253) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Leighton at his and Jack’s birthday celebrations. It pours deep mahogany brown with a thick beige head. The nose is varnish, pine, resin, sweet fruit, brown bread, baked goods and some spice. The taste is wood, leather, varnish, nice bitterness, resinous, earth, caramel and dried fruit with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty tasty stuff. A fitting celebratory beverage.
teorn88 (1198) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Leighton at CPK, London. Happy birthday! It pours hazy dark amber in color with a long-lasting beige white head. Sweet fruity aroma of peaches, figs and raisin. Taste is quite sweet, a tad syrupy, with caramel and dried fruit notes. Some citrusy hops somewhere as well. Sticky mouthfeel with good carbonation. Need some people to share this big boy.
jkwalking05 (2361) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted in 2009 (backlog). Dark amber in color with an average sized off-white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus and pineapple. Taste is of caramel, citrus, grass, spices, and tropical fruit
laiti (3939) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Rated on 07.08.2009
Aroma has toffee, caramel, some fruity hops and biscuits. Flavour has hops, some resin, caramel, pineapples and apricot. Nice, I like the hop profile here.
Stew41 (1572) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ah the benefits of slow moving stock. Heavy, boozy (10% ABV notwithstanding) with fruit cake and spice. Well put together despite the ’massiveness’.
ej (327) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle no:265/1300 Deep amber with a slightly tan head. Tonnes of wood and caramel, some oxidation but not in a bad way. Loads of dates and raisins. Taste is sweet at first, giving way to a solid bitter finish. Lots of dates and raisins also here, and some medicinal hints from the oxidation. Full bodied and well carbonated.