Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Olive Tree Market. Pleasantly surprised with this one, Pours a deep cola brown with a good sized bubbly beige head. Nose was roasted malts, coffee grounds, and faint dark berry fruits. Flavor was also quite roasty and reminiscent of the zin barrel. Thankfully, not another drain pour from Telegraph.
travita (4783) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is brown to black in color and has a beige colored head. The smell is malts, sweet, roasty, and some chocolate. The taste is roasty, chocolate, nuts, and malts.
Ibrew2or3 (8010) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with amber edges and initially blooming tan (infected looking) head. The aroma is sharp acidic infection with murmurs of the sweet malt, nutty, mildly roasty notes in the background. The taste is the same with echoes of prunes, chocolate fudge, roasted malts and nuttiness well behind the bottle flaw going on here. So this rate is mainly based on the non-infected qualities of this beer.
sebletitje (8957) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with off white head.
Aroma of rotten apple, hints of chocolate.
Flavors, light malts, some chocolate, followed by apple notes. Light roast.
I could get some elements of what the beer was supposed to be, but clearly did not pick up any hints of barrel or port in this one.
Would not mind trying a newer batch.
That’s 2 or 2 on Telegraph beers that seem to have been infected.
jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Deep brown with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt and fruit. Taste is of chocolate, caramel, and fruit.
thirdeye11 (5975) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours a dark brown with clear edges. Nose has nice sour notes and oak from the barrel aging. Slight smoke smell. The interplay of the chocolate and white wine is interesting, but not a perfect marriage. Great champagne-like carbonation and lacing. Sour lingers on the palette on this one.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a dark brown with a beige head. aroma of dark roast, coffee, chocolate, and white grape. flavor was same as the nose.
blutt59 (6450) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, walnut colored pour with nice looking tan head, aroma has some chocolate and fruit, flavor is roasty sour with some effervescence, light finish
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009 Poured dark brown, roasted malts, little coffee, little dark chocolate, little vanilla, little sour.
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, vinous, coffee, and light chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, white wine, light coffee, cocoa, and vanilla. Would probably enjoy more in a different type of barrel.