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100
99
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RATINGS: 414   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As a finished beer, 14 is brimming with amazing flavors and textures. DDBA leads the blend lending American toasted oak, English caramel toffee and light leather nuances. Newcomer, Sticky Monkey, folds in the taste of brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, ginger and ripe figs. Parabola brings the familiar flavors of bitter dark chocolate and cherry pit. Velvet Merkin carries silky bourbon soaked chocolate cake goodness to the party while a touch of Black Xantus teases coffee and tobacco. Last, but not least, Good Foot brings the hops... hints of citrus zest and tangerine, which adds a pop to the aroma and nice finish to this big, sexy brew. 14 is best enjoyed in a half filled brandy snifter or wine glass. Allow it to warm to 55F to fully enjoy the pleasing and complex aromas. If left in a cool dark place, I suspect this beer will age well. It was an absolute pleasure making it and I truly hope you enjoy our fifth oak–aged blend! The journey continues.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bp (923) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle: pours rich dark brown with a tan head, whiskey aroma, some chocolate, taste is chocolate, coffee, whiskey, full bodied


3.7
kraddel (8888) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2017
Sampled at the tderoeck tasting for adamchandler. Pants are optional ! Pours unclear, dark caramel brown. Small white head. Smell is complex, grains, intense, caramel. Taste is sweet, caramel, complex, intense. Bit oak. Very nice, stable balance. nice.

2.8
tderoeck (10195) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2017
27/V/17 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade, shared @ Adam Chandler Visiting (for real this time) Tasting (home) - BB: n/a, bottled: X/25/10 13:11 (2017-681) Thanks to ElManana+1 for sharing the bottle!

Clear purple brown beer, small creamy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, molasses, alcohol, spicy touch, soft roast. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: very sweet, lots of alcohol, chocolate, bitter. Aftertaste: molasses, caramel. Very nice one!

4
77ships (11051) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2017
Thank you ElManana+1! 655 ml. bottle sampled @ "Adam Chandler Visiting (for real this time)" Tasting. Black, little mocha bubbles. Nose has some varnish styled alcohol, faint plastic, boozy molasses & chocolate syrup. Taste is better nice mocha chocolate, boozy, varnish alcohol, chocolate, low red grape (the oxidation?), molasses, sugar, pralines. Molasses, near oxidation body. Good but quite rough around the edges, I do feel like I like this more fresh, still very good stuff.

4
rouhlas (3783) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - MAR 9, 2017
From bottle shared at Ratebeer Best awards and bottle-share. Dark brown color with beige head. Heavy malty aroma, chocolate, cookie, caramel, toffee, vanilla, drk dried fruits, some smoked notes, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.9
mR_fr0g (13500) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Bottle shared at Ratebeer awards show. 30/01/2016. Huge thanks! A clear reddy mahogany brown coloured pour with a small tan head. ARoma is layered cakey toffee, vanilla, boozy barley wine, hint age and mint. Flavour is composed of sweet cakey malts, toffee, mint, nutty malts, hint of boozey dried fruits. Palate is sweet, velvety, sticky toffee. Good.

4.1
anstei (2608) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle at RBGT. Pours dark brown. Fresher aroma than 12 and 13, but also heavier and boozier, with more caramel. A little less to my taste.

4.2
OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Six years in, and this bear is beautiful. Deep dark pour, still abundant but not aggressive carbonation. Massive complexity, tons of plum, tobacco, lots of wood. A bit a booze but not heavily so. Drinking this in one sitting was an excessively decadent delight. I need to buy these every year, price be damned.

4.3
thepatrickman (1502) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2016
Bottle shared as part of a 14-19 vertical tasting. The first in the series surprised everyone by how well it held up. Even 6 years later, there’s very little evidence of any oxidization, and the flavors have clearly mellowed and evolved. Strong, chewy chocolate dominated the flavor, although there was a good amount of oak, booze, and coffee flavor as well. Just enough sweetness to round out and compliment the chocolate. Outrageously good and extremely complex.

3.9
SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle shared at RBWG 16: Poured a brown with a off white head. Aroma is boozy malts. Taste is boozy malty some oak, but that booze smashes it.

4.2
crajun (1263) - , Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Not sure why I let this sit for so long - 5 or 6 years? Thanks to some great RB for trading this to me. - WOW! Nose may be the only thing outstanding - not a ton there; but taste is sublime - roasted sugars, plenty of malts; some dried fruit, caramel. mouthfeel is perfect; not thick. on second glass - is becoming a little cloying but WOW>


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