madmitch76 (13007) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16th January 2013
Tasting at the pad of the ever gracious Bruce. Thanks to renowned author and publisher Mr Bois. Hazy amber - brown beer, little pale tan head. Smooth palate, soft malt, litle cream. Nice touch of wood, very slightly bitter. Ligt red wine fruity tang. Marmalade bitterness. Finishes smooth and semi dry. Good stuff.
argo0 (11165) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle. Medium beige head atop clear red-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vinous, light chocolate, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, vinous, light chocolate, ash/roast. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pretty much black, although it’s a bit dark in here, so it’s hard to tell. Tan head, that much I can see well enough. Aroma of cocoa powder, vanilla, latte macchiato. Taste is very roasty, with slightly sour coffee. Decent enough.
Tmoney99 (9962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark reddish brown color with an average brown frothy head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toast chocolate malt, tannic wood and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a thick dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet chocolate flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. A smooth complex brew.
Leighton (9619) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Colin. Pours clear, rich brown with a foamy beige head. Dusty cocoa on the nose with a bit of wood, dried berries. Light to medium sweet flavor, loads of barrel presence, dry toffee, tangy wood. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Dry, burnt wood finish with slight dark and tangy berries, oak, tannins, hints of earth and chocolate. Tasty though the barrel is quite present.
Ratman197 (8840) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2 (thanks Brad) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, red wine, oak, vanilla and light cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, cocoa, red wine, light oak and light vanilla with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a brown color, with a reddish tint and an off white head. Aromas of chocolate, red wine, and dark fruits. Tastes of vanilla, red wine, dark fruits, chocolate, and some wood.
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, tannins, chocolate and an odd almost woody/vegetal note. Flavor is lightly tart, cocoa, prunes, something tart, tannins, oak. Just ok.
JoeMcPhee (8167) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to blankboy for sharing this gem. Thanks to blankboy for this. Black pour with a thin white head. The nose has a softly vineous aroma with a bit of vanilla and some lovely soft fruitiness. A touch of licorice and a bit of earthy character. Moderate tartness with a little bit of soft malt sweetness and some herbal character.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Stephen’s place. Thanks Armin! Pours a reddish orange/brown appearance with a light brown head. A touch tangy, caramel/chocolate, moderately fruity, oaky, slightly vinous aroma. Chocolate, tangy dark fruity, plum, raisin, caramel, a bit tangy flavor. Interesting.