onystrom (1329) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, - MAR 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful dark brown color with very dark tanned head. Burnt malt flavor and a lot of vinegar.
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBWG 2016. Thanks Theydon. Nose is light Sherry oxidation with some raisins. Deep brown small light brown head. Taste is papery with some figs. Light woody notes. Seems to be just a touch past its prime.
Leighton (16281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at JoeT’s house during RBWG 2016. Pours rich brown with a slight off-white head. Lots of ripe dark fruits in the nose, some earthy leather, hints of toffee and cocoa. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with slight oxidation, caramel, toffee, figs, dates, toffee, vanilla. Full bodied, oily, with fine carbonation. Warming finish with toasty toffee, dark bread, raisins, more figs, hints of cocoa, leather. Great stuff overall. Really good depth.
JulienHuxley (5205) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared. Deep brown black pour with thin white head. Aroma is really malty, rich malty aromas, caramel, toffee, light oxidization. Taste is rich malty, caramel. Palate is full bodied with light carbonation. Great.
VsXsV (3645) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at JoeT’s cat cabana. Opaque black liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of coffee, dried fruit, chocolate, biscuit and Whiskey. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of chocolate, licorice, whisky, wood and dried fruit. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.
joet (2463) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with clear brown edges oxidized paper molasses aromas, lightly citric, light medium effervescence, lightly bitter finish
Theydon_Bois (14996) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at RB HQ, Santa Rosa, 04/02/16.
Dark mahogany brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is dark malt, toffee, fruit cake, spice, molasses, tar.
Taste comprises molasses, tar, liquorice, chocolate, fruit cake, treacle toffee.
Full bodied, oily complexion, warming alcohol in the close.
fellebag (1266) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75cl. Small grey layer along the sides. Hazy opaque color. Aroma is soya, leather, berries, meat, horse blanket, licorice. Taste is sweet and doughy.
rayaron (1059) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks DSG. Opaque black with brown head. Aroma of date honey, lots of soy sauce, some ink and port wine. Sweet flavor with notes of port wine, soy sauce, date honey, some licorice, wood and liqueur, sourish, syrupy and sticky, slightly dry. Oily texture, full-bodied. Rich and excellent.
DSG (9563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks BenH for this bottle! Bottled 15 January 2014, Gyle Number 701. Very dark brown to black, almost flat. Aroma of malt, nuts, some chocolate, caramel, toffee, lots of dark fruits, whiskey, some vanilla, some soy sauce, wood. Sweet and slightly salty flavor, with malt, caramel, soy sauce, dark fruits, chocolate, nuts, toffee, some vanilla. Nice rounded mouthfeel. Great stuff, complex.
mabuzzer (381) - SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle, shared. Deep black with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet malt and smoke. Flavour is smoky, caramel and vanilla with a little alcohol on the finish. Gorgeous