anders37 (28075) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy woody aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy woody wine flavor. Has a fruity malty woody spicy wine flavor with citrus hoppy hints. tsooj87 (67) - - OCT 29, 2016
wow, this is stunning. smell reminds me of poire william. mouth feel is champagn like. after taste is drier and bitter. great flavour explosions, if perhaps a bit unbalanced. aged two years, curtosty to Beer Moth Manchester gowdy (1116) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at home, courtesy of Craig. A cloudy golden colour. Not much head. Citrus aroma. cgarvieuk (26714) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle in Erskine... Amber thin white lacing... Soft sweet floral orange... Massive wine... Lighy btett... nose.... Soft juicy orange... Dry fruits.. Floral fruits orange... Dry white wine... Hanoi (1006) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle. The nose on this is a beast. White grape, oak, white wine, leading to peach, pineapple, melon, a little pear, emerging caramel fighting with the tart green apple notes... so, so appealling...
The taste is sharply bitter, with marmalade leading to a hint of grapefruit then resin. The wine barrel really emerges in the finish with wine, woody tones and lightly spiced finish. As it warms it becomes increasingly yeasty and a little soapy.
This is a very nice beer, although it doesn’t match the nose. Blackjack is a local brewer I feel I have taken for granted, and need to explore the range more.
madmitch76 (27106) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
19th February 2015Sjohnh (1033) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
very hazy deep gold beer, good pale cream colour head. Nose of tropical fruits and brett and little wine, more white than red. Palate is airy and semi dry, light fine carbonation. Airy malts with a trace of creamy sweetness. Bitterish brett and mild wine. Mild marmalade and tropical fruits. Finishes with the brett turning savoury as well as bitter. Light and pretty drinkable.
What a nose! A massive fruit hit, including lychee, lemon and peach. Mint and pine in there too, and it leaves you with that pinot noir aroma. Taste doesn’t quite match up, but that citrus fruit sits alongside bitterness to keep the alcohol at bay. Dark amber, slightly cloudy with a big frothy white head leaving lots of lacing. Medium to full body. Garrold (6013) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle (No. 274). Beer Central, Sheffield. Hazy, dark gold. Film of sticky, white head. Lots of stone fruit. Peach. Plum. Damson. Nice funk to it. A bit of barrel character. Bready, and yeasty. Taste is full on bitter, with a malty, sweet backdrop. Some yeasty dryness. Fairly full, rich palate. Finishes big, long, lasting, bitter. A bit chewy. Hugely tasty. Very nice. I’d be interested to see how this is in a year or so, when the bitterness might fade. Either way, this is lovely. The_Osprey (9999) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
330ml bottle, a gift, 10%, BB Nov 2016, bottle #161. Hazy orange, lightly sparkling, big foamy white head, thick lacing. Aroma is sour lemon, Starburst sweets, minty, tequilla, smoke, touch of pine. Body is medium, slightly foamy in the mouth, soft carbonation. Taste is light malt, tart lemon, soft mintiness, a little butter and sherry, plummy grape skin, no alcohol presence.