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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Topless Wytch aged in brandy barrels


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3528) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle. Rating from notes. Of course, I was excited to try this and thankfully given the opportunity by a good friend. Topless Wytch isn’t the FFF beer you dream about, but it never disappoints. There was probably a time in my life where I would be afraid of cognac barrels but, you know what? I probably sucked back then. Pours a rich black with a small beige head. Aroma of booze, malt, dark fruits, mild sweetness. Touches of barrel and alcohol. Some cocoa, some peppery notes. Flavor is mostly booze with lots of figs, raisins, and other dark fruit notes. Cognac is there, and is mildly interesting on the flavor profile. Some wood and vinous notes. Medium bodied, oily texture, with light carbonation. Finishes fairly long. Overall, not disappointed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
9th December 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Opaque dark brown beer with a good bubbly pale tan head. Light airy palate, softish with fine carbonation. Smooth sweet dark malt with a little lactose and dry cream. Light spice. Mild barrel vanilla with mellow brandy and brandy spice. Touch of fruits before the light dry finish. Good beer but not getting the 3F wow factor I was hoping for.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7437) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle thanks to Kenny. Cheers for the rare tick! It pours near black with a small light tan head. The nose is earth, sweet vanilla, coconut, juicy, toast, macaroon, dark fruit and bounty bar. The taste is earth, toast, roasted malt, toasted coconut, chocolate, dark fruits, caramel, booze, wood and toffee. Medium body and fine carbonation. Good depth. Pretty tasty stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9946) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, huge thanks to our Kenneth for sourcing this rare beast, 09/12/13. Light black with a moderate tan covering that thins to a pond. Nose is roast malt, boozey waft, dark chocolate, coconut shavings, woody booze laced twist, sweet notes. Taste comprises dark chocolate, dark toffee fudge, sweet sugars, boozey BA woodness, dark fruits, molasses. Full bodied, fine carbonation, light roastings and a boozey infused closure. Decent enough but not world beating, fell just a little short of what I’d hoped for.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle cheers to the main man Ken. Pours dark brown with a small, firm creamy beige head. Nose is huge on coconut - like a Lamington or Bounty chocolate bar. Some tarty cherry and raspberry sweetness coming through which is oddly nice. Taste is very coconut heavy, loads of bourbon and vanilla notes which I dig, tarty black cherries, cacao nibs, moderate pepper and mild aniseed. In your face coconut. Barrel ageing is done well here. Fresh and great

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - big thanks to Ahab, er, Kenny. Pours deep brown with a creamy beige head. The nose has toasted toffee, dark bread, cake, dark fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor with lots of toffee, well ripened fruits, dates, figs, fruitcake, bread, light cocoa. Full bodied with fine carbonation warm and sweet finish with rich ripe dark fruits, molasses, hefty bread, fruitcake, dates, berries, figs. Fairly punchy but has some nice depth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5071) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a very dark brown color. Aroma was oak, vanilla, sweet malts. Booze is there, but surprisingly not overpowering. Flavor had notes of dark fruits, oak, some vanilla there. Pretty smooth, not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2660) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle shared by raveskdr. Thanks Chris! The beer is dark brown, approaching black. Thin, tan head with minimal lacing. The aroma brings roast, oak, vanilla, dark fruits, spice. Lots of flavor. Very potent. An almost tannic aspect from the oak barrels. An unorthodox flavor and a bit different than what I had expected, though by no means in a negative way. Some alcohol heat in the finish, but this seems to have calmed down quite a bit based on reviews early this year. A solid beer from an outstanding brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle from January consumed just the other day....pours a darker than cola hue with auburn edges and topped with a thin film of medium beige head.... Aroma of cocoa, mild toasted roast with a mild around if sweet dark fruit and almost a cognac like spirit involved... Flavors are cocoa, dark fruit with more of an emphasis on the former. More toasty notes to pair with a mild roast aspect. Semi-lively prickly carbonation with James just shy of medium bodied. Not bad and drank easier than i would have expected. Barrel is present but rather mild overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013

Bottle 750ml.

Clear dark brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, wood, alcohol, toffee - brandy. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, brandy, wood, caramel, chocolate, bourbon. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130405]


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