Scopey (15939) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2017
Bottle at CBC Islington, thanks to LKS. It pours hazy deep red - brown with a beige head. The aroma is earthy, musty, toasty brown sugars, candy, toffee, dried fruits, brown bread and some wood. The taste is slick, oily, toffee, wood, boozy warmth, vinous, touch of bitterness, dried fruits, spice, brown bread, tannin and rye whisky with a slick, warming finish. Medium - full body and fine carbonation. Mouth - feel is oily. Pretty hefty, but enjoyable enough. mR_fr0g (13675) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2017
Bottle shared at Craft Beer Co Islington 29/11/2017. Many thnaks to LKS. A oily reddy amber colourd pour with a a no head. ARoam is boozy brown sugars, woody oak, pencil. Flavour is compose rye whisky, boozy brown sugars, solvent, grape, raisn, Palate is semi sweet, solvent, hot, woofy tannin. . Ok. Lingering woody an rye, grape. Bacchus66 (967) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2017
750ml bottle @ home. Cloudy amber brown with a persistent, creamy off white head. Raisins, plums, caramel, bourbon barrel, vanilla, sweet dark malt, pepper. Medium body with a sweet bourbon finish and evident warming alcohol. Excellent. Great sipper for this time of year. Leighton (22579) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2017
Bottle shared in London - sourced in the US. Pours unclear ruby with a small, bubbly white head. Huge aroma, tangy berries, rum, brown bread, nips of citrus. Medium to big sweet flavour, but still balanced, with some golden raisins, more bread, berries, toasted wood. Medium to full bodied, lily and chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish, with more ripe berries, further toast and berries. Good stuff overall. Has aged well. Svesse (8841) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2017
(Bottle) Reddish amber colour, slightly hazy, with frothy beige head. Malty, spicy, vinous nose with notes of rye bread, apricots, orange peel, spicy rye aromas, caramel and rye whisky. Malty, fruity taste with dried fruit, apricots, raisins, rye bread, caramel, some mint, orange peel, liquorice, peppercorns, vinous flavours of rye whisky and a warming finish with a balanced spicy bitterness. Full body, with a certain sweetness. Solid and well made, with warming alcohol and a generous rye character. Excellent beer!
kevinator63 (36) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Whiskey aroma and underlying flavor, with woodsy, hint of citrus and even a touch of heat or mild pepper. Nice change of pace for this porter/stout fan. From a bottle in my cellar, a very nice surprise, well made. Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - FEB 9, 2017
9 Feb 2017, bottle. pink/ruby. nose is very sweet, bubble gum, lightly boozy, some blue cheese. med body and moderately fizzy. sweet, something interesting like cactus, AdmiralVernon (1200) - SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2017
A: Redish colour with a thick offwhite head that dissapates fast N: Raisins, whiskey, bourbon, vanilla, oak, plum, figs T: Raisins, figs, dates, sherry, caramel, whiskey, bourbon O: Complex nose and flavours. A bit boozy and a bit light mouthfeel though. Anyway it’s still nice. Gluepot (737) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2017
Quite a unique strong ale. A lively off white head on a semi-opaque deep mahogany body. The nose has medium plus prominence, featuring rye grain, rye whiskey and caramel malt. The taste emphasizes spicy rye grain along with the whiskey, oak, vanilla, a solid touch of citrus hops and a hint of mint. The caramel malt is there but less strong than most strong ales. Not too slick or sticky, especially considering the high ABV. DocJitsu (2043) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Pours a cloudy, dark bourbon brown with a smooth, tan head. Whisky barrel come though in the nose first. Caramel, vanilla, whiskey. Mouthfeel isn’t as robust as expected. Immediately sharp and gets harsh and nearing offensive at the finish. Neither is the flavor. The rye malt Is overpowering. Some faint whiskey, caramel, and vanilla suddenly appears at and after the finish.