Thisis12ptfont (1234) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 21, 2018
Aromas of rye, white grapes, apple cider, grain malt, cola, oak, whiskey, raisins, barrel wood and red wine. Pours a dark crimson with a thin white foam and moderate lacing. Taste brings unique notes of red wine, carbonated malts, cola, red grapes, apple cider, grain malts, oats, barley, oatmeal, oak, whiskey, rye, bready malts, toffee, leather, spiced whiskey, cough syrup and corn syrup. Finishes rather boozy with signature whiskey burn. Overall, very unique to the point of being almost disjointed and light bodied. Somehow it all works out, very interesting. The_Osprey (9721) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2017
November 2017 - Tasting at CBC Islington. Bottle shared with big thanks to Leighton. As 'Boulevard Smokestack Series: Rye-on-Rye', 2012 vintage, #13301. Dark red, ruby, slight brown hue, foamy off-white head. Aroma is redcurrant, booze, rose wine. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is juicy redcurrant, boozy and woody, touch oxidised, boozy finish. A touch harsh, but decent. (7-4-6-4-14=3.5) Theydon_Bois (21483) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2017
Bottle split at CBC Islington, thanks to Leighton, 29/11/17.
Murked up rich chestnut brown with a decent beige cap.
Nose is figs, spice, toffee, fruit cake, nuts, dried fruit.
Taste comprises mellow whisky, liquorice, toffee, vinous, stewed fruits, dates.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, drying close with a balanced boost offered.
Ok strong. Yeti1876 () - bixby, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 21, 2017
One of my favourites! Great coffee under tones. Wish I could buy it year round here locally. Scopey (16276) - 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 (14028) - 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 (1006) - 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 (22820) - 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.