PartyFowle (954) - - MAY 13, 2015
One of the most difficult bottles I’ve ever opened. The cage seemed to have been tied by a disgruntled employee -- I had to get tools to undo it. The cork took about five minutes of twisting and turning before it popped out. I broke a sweat. Once I got at the liquid within, I saw that it was brown-black, dark as night, with milk chocolate at the edges. A wispy tan head fizzled away after a few minutes. Chocolatey base to the aroma, lots of cocoa. A swirl awakens spicy black licorice and hints of vanilla and whiskey. The flavor is smoky up front, full again of licorice, more bitter dark chocolate, sweet maple whiskey, a smack of smoked oak and anise. Cocoa and smoke swirl in a dry finish. The only thing wrong with this is the body -- it’s quite thin and a little watery. It is, however, much easier to drink and lighter in character than it should be at 10 percent. brokensail (16696) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle @ Churchills. Shared by Anthony? Richard? Dark brown pour with a tan head. Smells of tart raisin, roasted malt, and coffee. A bit of licorice as well as light whiskey and oak. Taste is kind of acidic and tart. Lots of dark fruit, mostly raisin and black cherry. A bit tannic. Roasted malt, wood, and mild whiskey. Kind of thin. jkwood04 (5473) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2014
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, light oak, vanilla, coffee and chocolate, some caramel, and a little dough. Flavor the same. Average to smooth texture. A good beer but a little light on some of the flavors. GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
[ Bottle ][ Churchill’s Renaissance ][ 375mL ][ Mini Flute ][ Free ][ 3/1/14 ]Ferris (17781) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
>> Clear deep brown pour, scant foam. Nose is sweet cherry and milk chocolate. Taste is bitter, thin body, tart cherry, cherry juice box. Paper finish.
Draft - Roast malts and light whiskey notes. Jet black with a light brown head. Sweet whiskey notes, oak and the roast is far in the background. Odd beer, roast in the nose but not in flavour.
Ibrew2or3 (8989) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Caged and corked 375mL bottle that was a workout to uncage and uncork pours with a deep dark mahogany colored body that supports a minute long dark tan head. The aroma offers up cherries, chocolate, black strap molasses, dark roasted malts, some burnt malts and a sliver of whiskey. The taste delivers similar notes with a bit of cherry like fruity esters, chocolate, molasses and some light spicy black licorice. It has an upwelling of mild whiskey notes and a bit of toffee to midway. 10%? The alcohol is pretty well hidden here. Nice sipper. StephTamiko (45) - Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Dark brown pour, light brown foamy head. Flavors of raisin and roasted malt. Whiskey barrel is very faint - looking forward to tasting what age does to the bottle. beersighted (135) - - JAN 11, 2014
Rye nose and Oak-forward front makes way to a relatively mild porter. Sweet raisin mingles with chocolate malts in this yummy beer. JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2013
From a shared bottle, brown pour with an off white head. Light roast, light fruit and some oak. A pretty tasty brew. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Clear dark brown pour with a tan head. Beer is sweet up front, done light oak and whiskey. A little less roast than most baltics.