Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
On tap at Borefts 2012, Bodegraven. Pours deep brown with a fine, off-white bubble head. Good dark bread nose with sturdy whisky character. Medium sweet flavor with some dark fruits, dark toasted bread, definite whisky barrel. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate whisky character to finish, nice smoked malts, very subtle chocolate. Exceptionally well balanced beer, and impressively nuanced given the relatively low ABV. shrubber85 (11402) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Draft. Smoky woody whiskey and chocolate malt aroma - excellent. Black with moderate head. Sweet smoky chocolate malt and lightly bitter herbal and ash flavor. Very nice. queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Draft @ Sergio’s. Sweet smoky milk chocolate malt aroma. Black brown with a thick creamy tan head, and thick creamy lacing. Woody smoked malt, coffee, mocha flavor with a light roasty finish. Medium full body, soft carbonation. maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2014
Cask at The Gun winter beer festival. Pours heavy dark brown with a small tan head staying for the duration and leaning superb lacing. Nose is plenty smokey with loads of chocolate, spice, aniseed and a touch of of bourbon focus. Hints at balance. Taste focuses on vanilla chocolate with a nice dry and oaky feel to it. Huge cocoa forward beer. Very robust with a bourbon spice kick on the finish. Works nicely. Insanely good balance. Probably one of the most balanced barrel aged beers I have ever had. Very good teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 31, 2014
Cask at The Gun Winter Ale festival. It pours a deep dark brown colour with a medium off-white head. Aroma is upfront whicky and smoky wood. Notes of licorice, coca, vanilla, spices and charcoal. Taste is quite sweet with plenty of whisky, vanilla, wood, pepper, cocoa. Medium to full bodied with good carbonaiton. As Josh said, very balanced yet full of whisky tones. A great beer.
jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Cask @ Borefts 2012. This was apparently aged in a JB barrel. The pour’s deep brown with a small frothy white head. The nose is honey-toasted grain, mild smoke, vanilla, wood and plenty of chocolate syrup. The taste is of tangy chili chocolate, more boozy woody vanilla, hints of nuts and toffee. Smooth-drinking. A nice treatment. gunnar (9091) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2012
On tap at Borefts 2012. Pours black as Coke with a small tanned head. Aroma of sweet caramel,nuts, coffee and port. Taste is smooth and inviting, light smoke,vanilla,liquorice,tar and leather. Almost flat carbonated. Very nice.
Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2012
Boreft Beer Festival 2012. Near black with a small off-white head. Complex aroma of licorice, dates and cherry, a faint smoked note and some vineous whisky character. Sweetish roasted and malty flavour with a fruity touch laiti (8468) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Cask @ Gallows Bird ⅩⅦ Real Ale FestivalHermod (7879) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Aroma has peaty notes, salty licorice and some hay. Flavour has salty licorice, some peaty tones, whiskey and chocolate pudding. Finishes with more salty licorice and herbal tones. Balanced and pleasant.
Cask@ Gallows Bird, Espoo. Almost black, thin brown head. Licorice, tar, dark fruity notes, mild smoky notes. Flavor has smoke, licorice, wood, alcohol, makt. Long, smooth, roasty finish. Excellent stuff.