Scopey (4578) - Croydon, Greater London, - NOV 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Euston Tap. It pours deep brown, with a thick beige head. The nose is spice, oak, vanilla, vinous, earth, Dandelion & Burdock, blackcurrant ham and raspberry yoghurt. The taste is oak, spice, leather, red berry (particularly raspberry), brett, vinous, jam, port and vanilla, with a dry, jammy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Great depth of flavour. Interesting and well balanced. Delicious.
johndoughty (3519) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown.Exploded out of the bottle losing half a bottle worth of beer/. Not am impressive start.The massive head that was left took a long time to dissipate. The first ten minutes of this beer was very frustrating. When it could eventually be drunk the flavour was earthy and quite distinctive. Possibly a good beer but those first ten minutes where not good. First impressions are so very important.
Lukaduke (1464) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep mahogany color with a finger of eggshell foam. The nose has a mix of caramel sweetness and vinous fruit, leather, tobacco, vanilla, cherry, cider.... The palate follows with a rustic complexity that rides the line between a oxidized old ale and a flemish red. Nice creamy mouthfeel with notes of toffee and leather mingle with light touches of tobacco,plum and tart musky cherry. Very interesting brew. I think I like it ?? Looking forward to sitting on a bottle and seeing how it ages.
jd543 (322) - SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, ruby red - looks brown until held to a light, big beige head. Aroma of bourbon, nutty malt, wood, earthy hops. Light sweet taste with a medium duration. Thin oily texture with medium carbonation. Good beer.
BoBoChamp (4662) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, new exclusive English brew Anno 2012, with wild yeast, from Ales By Mail (UK), complex dry brew, malty/woody and slightly roasted/vinous, not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, nice brew, yet expensive!
Sebilinz (204) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle dark Brown Body with nice tan head Aroma is malt caramell with hints of vinegar taste is malt dried fruits some sourness with tannins aftertaste is malt sour and bitter Wonderful complex and balanced brew
marquisalex (100) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, poured into small white white glass. Very attractive. Hazy nut-brown, thick, even, tan head - tiny bubbles. Aroma is woody, and slightly sour jam. Flavour is dominated by the oak aging - picks up a lot of bourbon character. Stewed red fruit is present, as well as something that reminds me of plums. Body is thick and smooth, very soft carbonation. Finish lingering, like a tart preserve of some kind. Genuinely very impressed.
viktorvee (449) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This version was aged in red wine barrels. Nose of a kind of boggy red wine vinegar mixed with rotten summer fruit. Fairly flat, a nice sweet mid section with a drawn out vinegar vibe aftertaste. Lingering ditch-like sour taste, the alcohol didn’t come through hugely. Interesting, if a bit hardcore. 1/3 pint is more than enough. Might be nice to stew beef in?
Garrold (317) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from House of Trembling Madness bottle shop, York. Horse chestnut brown. Off white, thin, but lasting head. Aroma is cherry lips, muscovado sugar, a hint of dark chocolate. The yeast is there, in the background. Hint of licorice too. Taste is sour, and sweet, then bitter. Mighty fine, complex beer.
Sevenlee (1054) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is malt, yeast, caramel, oak with some bready notes. Taste is medium sweet leading to a sweet and yeasty finish. Good stuff.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico SW1. Pours a dark amber ruby color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody whiskey aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty woody caramel and weak bourbon flavor. Has a fruity malty woody whiskey caramel finish.