Dunt (259) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle provided by Chris for Epic Tres. Pours a hazy light yellow/orange, with a half fingers worth off-white head. Nose is spicy, A little Brett, some honey, and a little phenolic. Taste follows the nose, spice and honey dOminate with some mild funk and apple in the background. Mouthfeel is light, good carbonation, dry, and a moderate finish. Good, not great, one of my least favorite of the tasting. Think I prefer splinter blue to this.
jackl (3772) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ The HUGE Tasting. The pour’s deep gold with a small head. Strong acetic funk. Loads of barrel, concentrated lemon. The taste is pretty hot. Some nail varnish. Syrupy vanilla pear. Bourbon notes. Woody hot finish. Full body, aggressive. Overall, fine.
pushkinwow (1805) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty sure this is from 2010, via in-person trade with orangesol IP Philly and brought to Sammy’s tasting. Cloudy copper with a creamy head. A great balance of light funk, horse blanket, mild chardonnay, oak, vanilla (but not too sweet), easy to drink with high carbonation, some aged blegian candied sugar and dry pleasant finish.
Sammy (8017) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very interesting beer. Spices, hops, tempered sourness, almonds, orange, some elements of lambic and of geuze. Soapy head. Smooth mouthfeel.Thanks Pushinkow for sharing.
Theydon_Bois (6391) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Massive Friday Tasting, big thanks to our host with the most - Bruce, 03/01/14.
Murky orange amber with a moderate light beige covering.
Nose is musty, candle wax, light booze strains, dank wood, orange rind, light funk, tarte fruit skins.
Taste comprises bitter orange, aged apple core, musty wood, sweet notes, toffee apple.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, light boozey knockings in the finale.
Surprisingly easy drinking for 12% ABV! Decent enough, plenty going on, a little overly sweet for the style. Not top draw but decent enough work.
madmitch76 (13004) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
3rd January 2014
Mega Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to our graciois host for this. Pretty cloudy amber beer, small pale cream coloured head. Palate is soft and airy. The Worcester sauce sourness turns a little acidic but there is a nice balance of soft wood. Finishes soft.with a whisper of vanilla.
Scopey (5276) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Bruce at the 2014 Mega Tasting. It pours hazy golden with a small beige head and a few floaters. The taste is wood, musty, barnyard, coconut, vanilla, manure, funk and spice. The taste is tart, bready, acidic, funk, musty/blue cheese, white grape skin, big alcohol kick, wood and vanilla with a dry, tart finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. A bit hot and acidic for my liking. Would have probably have preferred this with a bit less alcohol. OK.
maneliquor (2717) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the London tasting full of bat shit crazy ABV’s. This one just starting to kick things off thanks to Bruce. Pours hazy golden with a fluffy white head. Nose is stewed apple, apricot marmalade, mild vinegar and a touch sugary, with juicy nectarine. Taste is sticky and sweet marmalade, zesty mandarin, banana, touch spice driven and a whack of boozy heat. To be fair though, for the ABV, the booze is hidden very well. Not bad
Leighton (9619) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in London during the Brokeback Revisited tasting. Thanks to Bruce for this PA whale. Pours lightly hazy gold with a creamy white head. The nose has wood, slight medicinal notes, a bit of toffee, mandarin orange. Medium to big sweet flavor with lots of moist wood, sugary malts, tart citrus, lots of orange, vanilla, light acidic burn. Full bodied with average carbonation. Warming finish with tons of pale wood, honey, sugary pale malts, bread, toffee. The wood is strong here.
50belair (1786) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cloudy burn orange pour with a white head. Mild tropical fruit and caramel malt aromas. Taste pretty much follows suit. Decent body and mouthfeel. Sweet.
jredmond (4847) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1st Batch Bottle (circa 2007) courtesy of Eric at his October 2013 tasting. Pours a hazy golden body with nice thin, white lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, lemon funk, tart vinegar and a dry character. Mouthfeel is medium to full with notes of dark fruits and alcohol coming through first, followed by vanilla, oak, lemon funk, spice, yeast, clove and wine.