Theydon_Bois (20641) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2017 Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed several helps of this at FOBAB. Served in my FOBAB taster glass.
A: Pours a dark brown color with a tan head forming on the pour. Nice retention and it recedes slowly down the glass.
S: Pappy up front, sweet for sure, with a nice barrel presence. Some oak, vanilla and caramel. There is a nice wee heavy base there with a little peat and roasted malts.
M: The taste jumps up to another level entirely. The Pappy is up first. Incredibly smooth with the barrel and base beer mixing wonderfully after that. Smokey with a nice roasted malt presence. The barrel weaves in and out with some vanilla and toffee that lend a hand to the semi-sweet and peaty finish.
M: Medium low carbonation with a medium-heavy mouthful. Full of flavor it rolls over the palate with a smooth and creamy finish.
O: Wow. This beer blew me away and might have been the best thing I had at FOBAB. The base beer still shines through and the Pappy barrel gives this beer another complex layer of flavor. I really want to try this again.
Serving type: on-tap
Bottle (fancy juan) split at RB Best awards dinner, thanks to BeeThreeShin, 30/01/16.
Chestnut brown with a moderate light tan covering.
Nose is rich on bourbon fumes, dark malts, coconut, chocolate, spice.
Taste comprises toffee fudge, dark fruit rinds, bourbon, fruit loaf.
Medium bodied +, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
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