Dogbrick (14510) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2018 Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a dark amber colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of liquorice, chocolate, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lovely with lingering red berries.
Sample from 2011 bottle during Blarney Wine Festival 2018 on 03/17/2018. The beer is a cloudy brownish-amber color with a medium light beige head that recedes gradually to an outer ring. Small patches of lacing. The aroma consists of caramel malt, dark fruit and yeast. Full-bodied with flavors of charred malt, oak, dark fruit and earthy yeast. The finish is smoked malt and fruit. Pretty good overall. markextrae (4758) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2017
Lighter in colour, chesnut, caramel and light toffe. Fermented dark fruit. Slight oxidized Macegan75 (860) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2017
Bottle from Capone's and my cellar. Pour medium to dark brown with ruby hew with foam that lingers around the edge of the glass. Aroma is toffee, stove top candy my grand mom made, malted barley, phenol, and a touch of smoke. Taste is similar with a nice clean finish and little oxidation. This beer held up nicely. BuckeyeBoy (9461) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2017
Black log entry thanks to Toby 750ml bottle pours out a hazy amber color top of the small tan head. Nose is toffee some sweet pit fruit booze and Spice. Taste is more of the pit fruit boozing notes toffee caramel and spice. DCLawyer (2972) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Backlog. Bottle ->mini snifter from Churchkey Vintage Vault event. Dark copper with small offwhite head. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, booze. Good, though predictable.
alobar (4033) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Pours a hazy copper color with a soapy white head. Aroma of toffee, butterscotch, smoke, and alcohol. Sweet flavor with toffee, butterscotch, peat, and some alcohol. Very nice. drsordr (2995) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour lightly hazy copper with thin ecru head. Nose light smoke, peat, bacon, and some sweet malt, maple and grape. Taste moderate bitter bite up front, then toffee, and hint of smoke. Light spicy finish. Expected more smoke and maple in the flavor. GenDV138 (8153) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3 oz bottle pour at ChurchKey. 2011 vintage. Dark amber with beige head. Aromas of light smoke, caramel, dark fruit, light booze. Tastes of caramel, toffee, brown sugar. Medium body with a dry finish. vyvvy (7156) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Shared at a tasting at douglas88 place (sorry I’m not giving props to who brought it - can’t remember) - pours reddish amber with a tan head. The aroma has smoke, toffee, brown sugar, maple sweetness, richness and some berries. It has a full rich chewy body with soft carbonation. The taste starts with maple, heavy toast, caramel, toffee, English yeast, wood and some oxidation. The finish is woody and grainy. Quite nice. kermis (15381) - Amsterdam-ish, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy brown with a small tan head. Aroma of butterscotch, toffee, sweet malt, light spice, booze. Flavour is light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. A little disappointing and one dimensional, expected more from this.