Travlr (24872) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle during RBWG 2015 in Tampa. Hazy amber color. Aroma of butterscotch, vanilla. Taste is boozy butterscotch. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
11th January 2013Theydon_Bois (19513) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Opaque dark brown beer, decent pale tan head. Softish palate, light, very mild carbonation. Smooth mellow dark malts with a little dark chocolate. Rich honey underneath. Very pleasant mellow brandy with a light barrel wood. Finishes semi dry. Hangs together really well, the juxtaposition of honey and brandy works very well. Touch of aniseed.
Bottle during RBWG Booze Buse 20/02/15 thanks to whomever supplied this juan.
Murky chestnut brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is rich malt, dark fruit shreds, booze fumes, barrel notes, spice, dates.
Taste comprises fruit cake, toffee, dates, figgy jam, light spice, toasted brown sugar, hint of oxidisation creeping in.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close.
Decent BA BW but perhaps starting to wain a little now. jtclockwork (16600) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle thanks to peteinSD. Pours muddy brown with tan head. Nose/taste of honey, raspberries, toffee, caramel, brandy, brown sugar, oak and vanilla. Light alcohol in finish. Medium body. Well balanced. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Brownish in color with a finger of khaki colored head. The aroma is certainly of brandy. There is a bit of oak and vanilla in there, but not quite as much of the usual strong caramel/toffee aromas. Just sweet, really. Maybe brown sugar? The flavor is similar in that sense: very sweet. Some caramel and toffee notes, maybe some hop notes in the background. There is quite a bit of brandy flavor, though, which is nice.
bhensonb (15208) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours a rather opaque brown with a slight, transient tan head. Aroma of treacle and brown sugar (oxymoron?) with some medium dark fruits. Near full bodied. Flavor is ripe for oxidation - might take a few years. It’s treacle, date/raisin, oak. There’s a brandy suggestion. There’s no real heat impact. It’s nowhere near bitter; it’s pretty far from dry. To some extent it resembles aged Fuller’s Vintage Ale. This is a good beer to wrap around oneself. djd07 (14521) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with beige head. The aroma is caramel, brown sugar, and oak. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roast and caramel, light booze. Good bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 23, 2012
(22oz bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of honey, caramel, oak, raisins, and brandy. Flavor of raisins, brandy, caramel, butterscotch, brown sugar, oak, and vanilla. hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2011
22oz bottle. Poured a murky amberish/brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, wood, brandy, caramel, and vanilla. Tastes of caramel, brandy, brown sugar, vanilla, and honey. Some alcohol in the finish. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2011
on tap-pours an offwhite head with amber color. Aroma is sweet medium fruit-cherry, brandy, wood. Taste is sweet medium fruit-cherry, brandy, medium malt, lots of wood, herbal hops.