madmitch76 (24360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
31st July 2013Theydon_Bois (19189) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Almost opaque brown beer, little pale cream coloured head. Light smooth palate, a little soft and dry. Sweet rich malt - soft and streaked with toffee. Sweet whisky! A touch of floral candy sweets. Finishes semi dry and smooth with all flavours coming together well. This will be too sweet for most, but I liked it! Although it is boozy it is nit 16% boozy.
Bottle shared at Bruce’s pad, big thanks to Ken for the biggest beast of the night, 31/07/13.
Murky dark orange/amber with a light beige head.
Nose is candied sugars, dark fruit, booze, dates, stewed prunes.
Taste comprises sweet sugars, light mineral notes, boozey booze, dark fruits, raisens, dates, figs, more sugar, oaky, light whisky notes.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, boozey finish.
Booze is always lurking but very well integrated and drinkabkle for 16% - nice BW ! Scopey (14499) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
2010 bottle, thanks to Kenny. It pours cloudy deep red-brown with a small yellow-white head. The nose is light toast, caramel, toffee, prune, date, vinous, varnish, wood and sweet fig. The taste is pretty damn sweet....toffee, prune, raisin, over-ripe fig, plum, red grape skin, cherry, wood and alcohol with a sweet, warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and viscous mouth-feel. Too sweet and oily for my taste. I bet Ken loves this! Leighton (21075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s - London. Thanks to Ken! Vintage 2010. Pours lightly cloudy amber with a fine, frothy off-white head. Nose carries aged pine, dry bread, so,e dried berries. Medium to big sweet flavor, some alcohol sting, graham cracker, some pine, bread, dry brown sugar. Medium to full bodied with fine, spritzy carbonation. Warm finish, lots of sugary brown bread, brown sugar, some earth, leaves. Heavy duty but not bad. BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle at Bruce tasting, thanks Ken. Light brown with off white head. Aroma is very boozy,sherry, slight ooxidation, dark fruits. Taste is oxidised, cardboard, sherry, sultanas. Intensely sweet and boozy. Interesting.
olio (10162) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
50 cl bottle.gunnfryd (14815) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2012
Originally rated on 20111203.
Pours copper color with a minimal head. Aroma of ripe fruits, vanilla, some caramel malts, whiskey and wood. Flavor of caramel malts, ripe fruits, whiskey and wood. Decent, but the whiskey is a bit off here.
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is whisey, alcohol, malt, caramel, dried fruits. Flavour is sweet, malt, alcohol, caramel, whiskey, dried fruit. Full body. Nice beer. oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2012
Bottled. Deep amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, some stinging sweetness, some ripe fruits as well as mild alcohol and wood. Flavour is sweet malts, some alcohol, ripe fruits, mild peated and smoked wet wooden notes as well as some slight herbal notes. Smooth palate and quite easy to drink even though the high abv. Meilby (11366) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle 500ml @ GeokkjerGeokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2012
Pours clear deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and dried fruits. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long sweet, alcoholic, smoked finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle. Pours deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, whiskey, wood, caramel and vanilla. Flavor is sweet and malty with some whiskey, vanilla, biscuits, nuts and wood. Medium to full body, warming alcohol, sweet finish. Nice but a little on the sweet side.