Established in 2014
7458 Manchester Road
deep golden color, very frothy white head. Nice oak, light Pinot noir, funky yeast with a touch of barnyard. Modestly tart, oak, Pinot but very subtle,’modest bitterness, modestly funky. Super well balanced. Would have liked it a bit more dirty, funky. This is well made but not a crazy funky saison. Still amazing beer
On tap at Other Half. Pours dark brown. Cherry, raspberry, sour, vinegar, biscuit, dry, sherry. Medium body. Good. Not much port.
On tap at Other Half. Pours black. Chocolate, chocolate milk, bourbon, roast, light smoke, vanilla, bourbon soaked cherries, brandy, fig, burnt sugar. Thick oily body. Insane.
On tap at Other Half. Pours red brown. Raspberry, minerally, light acid, red grape, grapefruit, lemon, sour cherry, light funk. Light body. Outstanding.
Thnx to Tom VVH ! Pours nearly black, no head. Scent is lighter, more balanced than Anabasis B4 . heavy intense and sweet dried fruit. Barrels are mild, but provide balance.
Taste is full, heavy, oak, balanced BW base . Loads of dried fruits. Bit boozy. Long finish, very heavy (too heavy?) BW, with all the goodness you'd expect from it.
Thnx to Tom VVH !
Pours very dark brown, no head. Scent is intense, thick, heavy and sweet, dried fruit. Taste is full, intense, dried fruit, medium intense alcohol. Woody, bit of alcohol heath. Thick bodied, low carbo. Pretty nice BW, as you came to expect by SP.
Thnx to Tom VVH ! 2020 edition (Batch one, currently the only one released) . Pours black, small , nearly no head. Very tanned formation of bubbles, though. Scent is milder, more silky than regular BBT (B4 in this side by side) . Taste is full, roasty, fullbodied. More 'dry' than the regular version. very nice as well, I might even prefer the actual taste here, though I enjoy the balance of the regular more. Ergo, same score for both.
Pours black, very small tanned head. Scent is intense, chocolate, refined BA profile. Medium alcohol heath. Taste is full, intense, bourbon (medium heath) some oak, bit umami. Chocolaty. Fine, balanced yet very intense.
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy gold yellow. Lemon, light pineapple, lime, grapefruit, hay, lemongrass, minerally stone fruit skins. Medium body. Good.