Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Jack. Vintage 2011. Pours lightly murky amber-brown with a fine, fast-fading off-white tan head. Lightly tangy, leathery fruits on the nose, some toffee. Medium to heavy sweet flavor, meaty, with some tangy wood, old berries, ripe orange, alcohol, toffee. Medium to full bodied with fine, spritzy carbonation. Warm to hot finish with further tangy berries, other leathery fruits, cherry, plum, tangy wood. Very nice. Scopey (14730) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to Jackl, it pours cloudy dark brown with a small light tan. The nose is rich, woody, raisin, fruit cake, sultana, brown bread, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee and bruised banana. The taste earthy, brown bread, fruit cake, raisin, sultana, booze, wood, leather, vanilla, coconut, cherry skin and brown sugar with a dry, warming finish. Fullish body and fine, prickly carbonation. Pretty tasty gear. jrob21 (3690) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Another one I never thought I would come across. Thank you HMOG 2014. Murky brown color. A little bit of whiskey on the aroma. The malt body dominates the flavor with a lot of caramel toffee and candy sugar. levcool (18) - - JAN 16, 2014
Subtle taste of the barrel does not overpower the spice and other quality flavors of this winter seasonal. MikeTheWizard (14) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle. 2011. Past it’s prime. Major oxidation but still can taste how good it would have been. Lots of dark fruit, leather and whiskey. Tobacco and wet cardboard dominate, but smooth for 12.4%. Wish I opened it last year.
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle at Greg’s with friends. Pour is murky brown with a small tan head and decent lacing. Big raisins, prunes, grapey, plums, bready, slightly oxidized, cardboard, dark fruits, and cocoa in the aroma. Taste is big bread, tangy, dark fruits, raisins, figs, somewhat smoky, toasted bread, cocoa, light earthiness, and coconut. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. JHeath99 (1678) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Tap. Pours dark brown with off white head and nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and oak. Taste of dark chocolates and malts. BelgianBeerGal (4066) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2013
2011 bottle #2785 that I got for Christmas last year. 2nd best Christmas gift I received. The pour reminds me of a quad or cola; lots of carbonation but no real head. Big aroma that definitely has some whiskey but also an almost minty quality. Pretty bold flavor that starts with whiskey and dark, tar fruit plus a little coffee and dark chocolate in the end. Lingering finish brings in some warming booze. If you like whiskey, this is for you. smith4498 (3646) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2011 vintage. Pours dark reddish brown color with tan head. Aromas of whiskey, dark fruit, chocolate and vanilla. Sweet dark fruit, caramel and vanilla flavors with whiskey, oak and chocolate. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle @ Richard’s tasting. Hazed mahogany pour with an off-white head. Booze, bourbon, and pecans on the nose. Vanilla, toffee, and caramel. Notes of dark fruit and brown sugar. Sweet vanilla, toffee, and caramel on the nose. Dark fruits, brown sugar, toasted pecans, bourbon, and oak. A bit boozy but nice otherwise.