BVery (7959) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2014 Bottle. Deep murky brown pour with an off white head. Rich dark fruit and oaky. Hint of sour in spots. Nice brew.
onceblind (5414) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Heavy dark brown with a sticky light beige head. Sweet big aroma with oak and dark sticky sweet malt and plum. Nice big flavor with barrel aged raisin and smooth dark malt. Delightful and balanced and drinkable and really tasty
Indra (2707) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, wax-capped but still fairly easy to open. Nose of richly sweet, dark malts, prominent oak, dried fruits, brown sugar, jam and a tart, cherryish fruitiness in the background. Deep, dark brown in color, nearly black, with a trace of sediment left behind in the bottle and a fading, light tan head. Flavor profile is mildly tart, oaky, sweet and fruity, lightly tannic and winey with suggestions of carob, raisin, dark bread and red grape, and finishing with a drying, warming sensation. Full and lightly acidic on the palate with a moderate degree of effervescence and a large body. Very nicely rendered Old Ale.
JBPortland (1183) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle pours murky brown red with small head. Nose is dried dark fruits, root beer, leather, berry, dusty cocoa, some light booze spice and subtle woody notes. Taste is nice with all the aspects of the nose and a harmonius fruity light tartness, some tootsie roll, bitter cocoa dust, caramel, leather. Finish is light tartness with rounded light boozy dark fruit, spice, caramel, faint bourbon. Fun and tasty bottle!
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9 oz. bottle from Wilbur’s Appearance: finger of tan head, dark brown color, opaque. Aroma: libht boooze, fruit, earthy, light funkiness, oak. Palate: medium body, thin texture, light alcoholic warming and texture, average to lively carbonation. Taste: sweet fruit into awesome oakiness that balances out the fruitiness and keeps it from going into tartness. Overall, amazing balance, very unique balance, very interesting beer. Paired well with a top sirloin dinner. Very good.
boozedude (2185) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at bait shop with Sarah and chad. ..pitch black pour with aroma of alcohol... good stuff
maekchu (2733) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks to mike12da. Rich chocolate nose, with some dark fruit. Dark translucent brown color. Sourish initial, raisins and light berries, sugary in mid palate, gentle pruney finish. Medium body. Slgitly tart. Pleasant but a bit weak overall. Some mix of good flavors that don’t quite come together.
KyotoLefty (7553) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Tangy chocolate, berries, yogurt, some vanilla in the nose. Brown-orange color. Tangy falvor of chocolate, cocoa, cherry, plum. Airy, prickly body, light, silky and fizzy. Interesting stuff.
jsquire (3738) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is from last years batch. It is better than last year and I bet it would still age well. Dark brown beer with a foamy tan head. Big sweet dried fruit and rich oak aromas. Lots of raisin, fig and dried fruit sweetness with warming bourbon, vanilla, oak and a pretty strong acidity. The ABV compliments the flavors well. I’m only sorry this is my last bottle. I bet it will be better next year.
vtafro (4828) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Dark malty, oak, bourbon, spice aromas. Bourbon, oak and dark malt tones, flavors are dark and woody.