madmitch76 (23396) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5th November 2016
High Wycombe House Warming. Hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Comparatively light palate, semi dry and with decent fine carbonation. Smooth and sweetish malts. Fluffy cherry, tangy. Oaky sweetness into full vanilla. Airy finish. Hides the abv well but was expecting much more complexity.
Leighton (19558) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in High Wycombe - thanks to Jkenny. Pours unclear copper with a slim topping. The tangy berries in the nose, wood, cherry, earth. Medium sweet flavour with moderate acidity, some orange peel, some bread, leaves, citrus, lemon. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with some acidic bite, more tangy berries, alcohol warmth. Good novelty.
Theydon_Bois (17960) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at The High WyCum tasting, Chez Bois, thanks to Kenny Kenny 05/11/16.
Murky cherry red with a decent enough beige covering.
Nose is tarte cherry skins, straw, earthy, funk tones, pissy red berry.
Taste comprises light cherry skins, wood must, tangy red berry, funk, light pissoi.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a light booze lick.
Ok but lacks depth for the ABV.
jtclockwork (15454) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBSG. Pours red. Nose and taste of cherry, oak, fruity esters, yeast, light candi sugar, sweet malts and some light funk. Mild tartness. Some very minor medicinal notes at times. Medium body.
Scopey (13330) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Kenny. It pours hazy rich red with a tiny head. The aroma is rich, juicy, cherry, jammy, vanilla, Bakewell tart, tangy and candy. The taste is rich, juicy, tangy, stewed cherry, boozy, kirsch, booze, jammy berry and Bakewell tart with a dry finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Fruity and boosty. Fun to sip on.
Drake (13150) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle shared by MrChopin at the 5/7/11 DC Ratebeer gathering. Pours a clear brownish red color with a thin white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of tart cherries, leafy vegetal notes and a dark malty finish. There taste is tart cherries, chocolate and a malty finish. Faint wood. Not too complex but very nice.
bu11zeye (12894) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a hazy amber body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of oak, cherry, raisins, vanilla, and wood. Flavor of oak, cherry, Belgian yeast, dark candi sugar, light chocolate, and caramel.
BeerandBlues2 (12479) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by MrChopin. Pours clear ruby/brown with a medium, fizzy off-white head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel), light hops (floral), and average esters (fruity) with notes of cherry, oak, and dates. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel), light hops (floral), and average esters (fruity) with notes of cherry, oak, and dates. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a dry and sour finish.
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle (RBSG). Poured a deeper amberish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of cherries, dark fruits, wood, and candi sugar. Tastes of cherries, woody/oakiness, candi sugar, some funkiness, and vanilla.
mR_fr0g (10369) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the hi wy cum. Tasting, 5/11/2016. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. A hazed reddy amber coloured pour with a fine off white head. Aroma is sour boozy, bourbon, tangy, tangy red berries, . Flavour is composed of boozy woody, fruit cake. Boozy, . Boozy. Plate is medium sweet and sour, highish carbonation, tangy sour, little oak.