arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Discount Liquor, Milwaukee. Looks thinner than expected on the pour. Mahogany, molasses and sweetness on the nose. Full bodied feel, molasses and twigs, with a pinch of apparent alcohol. Good blend of hops oiliness and lingering maltiness in the finish. I also taste an anise-like rootiness that lingers into the finish. Middle has some caramel. Overall, it tastes elegant and shit. I donít know why Iím not more impressed by it; I feel like maybe I should score it higher, but I have to go with my gut, even if I donít understand it.
vtafro (7009) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet malty, roasted, caramel aromas. Light boozy notes, caramel, roasted, toffee, malty Flavors.
drpimento (3279) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a very rich complex beer. Aroma is a bit on the mild side. Flavorís where it really gets going - plenty of malts, the right hops & yeast to complement. Good drinking beer.
DCLawyer (2787) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog. 2010 bottle ->mini snifter from Churchkey Vintage Vault event. Deep brown with small offwhite head. Molasses, dark fruit, cocoa, earth notes, booze. Tasty.
Homer321 (4442) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle to glass. Nose is dried fruit, cherries, light oxidation. Deep reddish brown with Garnett highlights. Small off white head. Taste is a weird bitter coffe grind flavor but without the coffee. Almost astringent. Weird. Messy.
koleminer20 (2856) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle shared with Jason and Brian. The pour is a dark brown/light black with a great collar of off white head and some spectacular lacing. The aroma is good. There is a strong malt and a little oxidization and a strong fruity presence. There is a light smoke and a good bitter hop. The flavor is something else. It starts really smokey and relaxes to a great fruitiness and a strongly presence. I like the surprising sweetness. The mouth feel is solid. There is a light carbonation and a good lingering fruitiness. It's good
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Shag (2879) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown to black color with a diminishing beige head.
Aroma contains molasses, raisins, dark fruit, and bourbon. The flavor is sweet and boozy with a bit of hop bitterness showing up. Overall complex and tasty. Seems to have aged well
kbudd19 (1009) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tim, thanks man! Appearance is black with a nice layer of white head. Aroma is ripe fruit, coffee roast, and molases. Taste is coffee roast, light bitterness, and a touch of brown sugar. Soft mouthfeel, and nice carb. Really cool beer, I donít get the sticky pine sweetness that I am use to from most ASAís. Instead, itís very porter like with lots of roast, and a touch of extra sweerness. Delicious!
Leighton (19499) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared on the train to the Cotteridge Convention 2015. Thanks to for this geriatric beer. Pours mostly clear brown with a creamy, tan head. The nose has suggestions of age, semi-dark malts, dried dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor with earthy hops, chocolate, toasted toffee, leathery fruits. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with more earthy, leather, bitter burnt grains, berry skins. Some interesting elements here. Not bad overall.
kaser (5869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle pour at Lakehouse. Strong. Whiskey and sweet cocoa nib aroma. Taste is booze, Malts, whiskey , and brown sugar. Prune. Grape I dunno. Crazy
mR_fr0g (10316) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared on the train Euston -> Birmingham, Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Huge thanks to Colin for this one. Aroma is choc, booze, menthol, nutty smooth malts. Flavur is composed of smooth chocy malts, nutty, chocolate gateau. Paalte is full bodied, sticky sweet, moderate carbonation. Mahogany brown coloured pour with a decent tan head.