poech73 (255) - BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample @1st Tilquin English Beer Festival +Open Doors
Fortes senteurs alcooliques, de malts torréfies et sirupeux, houblon parfumé qui pique les narines. En bouche, la gorgée épaisse et visqueuse s’appesantit sur les papille avec des saveurs maltées fort caramélisées: en fait je goûte du caramel liquoreux à la frange aromatique amère. Plutôt écœurant.
Cybercat (3875) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque coffee brown with a thick and frothy tan head. Roast malt aroma has a bourbon overtone and hints of coffee and caramel. Bold favor roars across the palate, leaving roast malt, coffee, bourbon, woody, earthy, smoky, and subtle caramel impressions plus a whisper of sweetness. Texture is fizzy and firm, while smoky finish has a robust bourbon tone. Enjoy a crater if you get the chance.
jamesie1857 (1578) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at Hallamshire House, Sheffield - 1st one of the dark side festival - not as superlative as the original Bracia, but fantastic nonetheless. Deep reddy brown, a small but perfect beige head. Nose has lots of honey, nuts, raisins, chocolate, and most of all... booze. The taste is equally good, the hits of the of forest fruits and coffee, warming, lots of booze, lots of sweetness. Thick, oily. A luxury to be savoured - AGAIN! Sadly, once this barrel has gone...
Garrold (2342) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask. Hallamshire House, Sheffield. Nearly black. Thick, dense, lasting, tan head. Big chocolate malts. Thick, Italian chestnut honey. Woody, sweet booze. Raisins. Leather. Tobacco. Some treacle. Prunes. Vanilla. Taste is light dry. Rich sweet. Turns roast bitter. Palate is chewy, and smooth. Soft carbonation adds to the richness. It’s slick, leggy, and viscous in the glass. Finishes glossy smooth, rich, and sweet, turning woody bitter on the close. Absolutely lovely.
johndoughty (4209) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.Black with a small head. Liquorice and honey blend together to produce a full bodied powerful but not overpoweringly so ale. Delightful
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/18/2012. From bottle. Deep brown with a tan head. Roasted malt, dried fruit, chocolate and bourbon aromas. A bit sweet and sappy, but with a nice balance of malt and hops.
Leighton (13541) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity cask at Craft 100 September 2014 - London. Pours dark, black-brown, with a creamy tan head. The nose has some burnt marshmallow, earth, background cocoa. Medium sweet flavor with dry, burnt wood, baking cocoa, old raisins, bitter scorched earth. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately dry to finish with further burnt earth, burnt grains, light alcohol, chocolate. Not bad. Decent depth. But nowhere near as good as base Bracia.
mR_fr0g (4971) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at craft 100 Craft Beer Co. Aroma is earthy coffee bean, vanilla, wood, sweet choc. Black dark caramel coloured pour with a short lived tan head. Oily texture. Full silky bodied, with moderate lowish carb. Flavour is sweet praline, caramel and soft slightly earthy roast. Also woody, and vanilla with lingering alcohol warmth. Very nice.
jookos (3224) - FINLAND - SEP 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@gallows bird real ale festival 2014. Black. Soft smooth. Some molasses, dry finish though. Jerky (?? old notes, I’m backlogging)
ManVsBeer (5466) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Grove Inn, Huddersfield Dark with a small frothy head and very strong tasting, but you do get some of the bourbon barrel aged flavour.