jcos (1664) - Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour on 5/16/2015. Pours dark murky brown. Lots of rye, light smoke, very malty.
mR_fr0g (4971) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso easter tasting. Thanks to Theydon Bois for this one. Caramel dark brown coloured pour / black with a lasting cream tan head. Aroma is big dark liquorice, ashy roast, vanilla on the nose. Flavour is composed of full sticky, vanish, sticky, creme caramel, oak and vanilla. Palate is sweet and sticky. Moderate carbonation. Full and sticky.
Theydon_Bois (12076) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Chriso Easter tasting, picked up in CA, 04/04/15.
Light black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is rich malt, sweet tunes, treacle toffee, spice, chocolate pudding, stickyfruit rinds.
Taste comprises fruit cake mix, light chocolate, toffee fudge, light spice, dark malts.
Full bodied, oily mouthfeel, light booze in the close.
Decent offering, sweetness is tempered with some spice and bitterness, drinks well below the ABV.
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4th April 2015
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and semi dry with good fine carbonation. Big fruity bourbon. Dry dark chocolate and coconut. The dark chocolate is notably rich. Dry finish. Nice but I would have preferred to spend some more leisure time with this.
Scopey (8470) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ChrisO’s house of fun. Thanks to Fume T-Bois for supplying. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is sweet, juicy, vanilla, fudge, oak, dried fruits, umami and bourbon. The taste is bitter-sweet, smoke, earth, vanilla fudge, booze, dirt, dried fruits hot alcohol action with a dry finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Great aroma, but a bit rough and ready on the taste. Xolid anyhow.
The_Osprey (2916) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at ChrisO’s. Black, small foamy brown head. Aroma is mostly meaty soy sauce with smoke, stock, alcohol. Body is medium, a little foamy, low carbonation. Taste is molasses, treacle, meaty, rubber, smoke, alcohol. Another very sweet Bruery beer. Just not my bag, but interesting to try. They should offer their beers in nip bottles.
rlgk (12834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a tasting at Chris and Ruth 150404. Dark almost black beer with a small beige head. Malty caramel aroma, licorice, vinous, raisins, figs, toffee, plums, licorice, some chocolate. Woody raisin flavor, bourbon, figs, toffee, caramel, some prunes. Sweet but delicious.
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at chrisO... Deep black... Soft sweet coconut chocolate roast malts nose.. Soft dark chocolate roast... Too sweet.. Too bourbon... I can almost feel the mushrooms cloud.. Too mich coconut bourbon
Westmeister (2006) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
HMOG 2015. This one was interestsing and now reading the description, it makes some sense. Couldn’t grasp it at the time, but char, peat, wood, caramel, cocoa, booze, sweet, unbalanced.
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours murky and dark brown with a small, fluffy, fat-bubbled head. The aroma consists mainly of fudge - accompanied by toasted coconut and nose hair-burning spirits. Full-bodied and creamy with lazy carbonation. The flavor is a mélange of chocolate, liquor and a moderate amount of acidity. Finishes lightly acrid and carbonic with lingering alcohol heat – then warmth. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!