JohnnyJ (4307) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light copper/amber pour, with a thin fizzy light tan head. Very sweet, brown sugar, oak, grape, alcohol, toffee, and some port sweetness. Quite a sipper.
jtclockwork (8186) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Phil at weekly tasting. Pours muddy caramel off white head. Nose/taste of port, toffee, oak, caramel, oak and burnt brown sugar. Full bodied.
vtafro (3217) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweeter malts, oak and light liquor flavors. Sweeter then mailers, dark malts and light boozy tones.
AdamJackson (2524) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Murky oak reddish brown. Healthy 3 finger oak head. Nice nose of jelly beans and red vines and grapes. Taste is very sweet with a lot of wood and tannic oakiness. Very full in taste but almost too tannic. Definitely a variant to split with someone.
Rando7 (733) - Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I should start by saying I love tawny port, so that plays into my rating.
Musty old ale aroma. Bottle pours muddy medium brown with tan/yellow head. Taste of tawny port with sweet caramel ,toffee, slight dark fruits. Finish slight oaky bitterness with prolonged caramel sweetness. medium palate.
The tawny port was very prominent. Not as aggressive as other high ABV beers but very enjoyable.
brokensail (10741) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Sucreversary. Hazed amber colored pour with a khaki head. Nose of caramel, apple, and golden raisin. Notes of oak, vanilla, and brown sugar. Notes of maple, alcohol, and grape. Some leather and grape skin on the palate. Lots of sweetness. Big time caramel, golden raisin, brown sugar, and maple sugar. Some oak, alcohol, and candied apple. Hints of tart fruit.
baraciisch (1802) - USA - MAY 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber caramel brown in color... Aroma of dark fruits, grapes, tannins... Flavor is sweet grapes, caramel, vanilla, tannins... Well balanced, masks the etoh well... Very well done
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