HogTownHarry (6872) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2017
November 29, 2013 - with blankboy, gregclow, jercraigs & mabel - 330ml bottle. Motor oil black pour with a decent creamy light brown head. Musty dry roast aroma, dried oak, some alcohol, hints of overripe prune, sour coffee, very herbal/minty (9-). Taste the same, more oak, almost cedar, more alcohol and roast, some baker’s chocolate ... the specific barrel never really intrudes, only light scotch character. Slick, solid body, mild carbonation - long, bitter, dry almost boozy finish - loved this one. Ferris (15288) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle - Tons of nice dark coffee and spice notes. Jet black with a small light brown head. Roasty dark notes, dark coffee and bitter toast. Great for the age. djd07 (14517) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with small tan head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is wood, chocolate, bourbon. Thick mouth, chewy, dark chocolate, wood, bitter roast, bit oxidized, ok. allmyvinyl (10613) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle shared at Ash’s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate, whisky, light booze. Taste is more of the same. Some spice, vinous notes. Heat on the finish.
First wee tasting of the summer AshtonMcCobb (6605) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle thanks to Stuu666.
Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head.
Nose - intense sweet whisky and wood. Fruits in booze. Dark chocolate.
Taste - chocolate plus alcoholic orange and spice.
Palate - full bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly balancedfinish.
Overall - yep lovely beer.
rikstar (2604) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
0,33l fles bij melchers vandaan. Zwart met een bruine kraag. Geur is granny smith met vingerwerk en pritt stift. Smaak is koffie en weer vingerwerk. Mwah... madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015
15th January 2015mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
Opaque black beer, good fluffy tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry with modest fine carbonation. The dark malts are surprisingly thin and there is a strong bitterness, not roast malt derived, perhaps the wood. Unsweet dark fruits and mild but bitter whiskey. Light dry bitter finish. No shades of light here and I found it a little hard to drink.
[6084-20131129] Bottle. Mild shellfish but mainly red wine and bold chewy wood notes in the aroma. Black brown body with a medium-lasting foamy brown head. Smooth toasted wooden barrel flavour with a long aftertaste. Full body has a bit of a burning feel. Delicious. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
s_hartshorne (2784) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, Greg Clow, jercraigs)
Bottle best before 31/12/13. Hand drawn monkey Huddersfield. Jet black great coffee tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malts coffee liquorice. Taste is great dark roasted malts coffee liquorice vanilla oak whiskey some sweetness and good smokiness long bitter finish. Nice creamy smooth body.
Really Very good! Stuu666 (13399) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2015 Bottle at Craig?s. Pours black, nose vanilla, chocolate, liquorice, taste is sweet, dry.
Bottle at ash’s. Pours black, nose is coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, taste is similar, wood, whisky.