Churchill's Finest Hour 2012 - Pizza Port Solana Beach
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4.7/5 rDev +3.5%
Bottle poured into a snifter at Churchill's.
A: Black and viscous with an inch of light brown foam.
S: Cocoa and dark chocolate with aggressive bourbon aromatics. Coconut blends with vanilla, brown sugar, maple, and oak. Caramel meets a dash of coffee. Smells fantastic.
T: Rich dark chocolate and brown sugar accompany bourbon and vanilla. I get a little coconut with a restrained nuttiness and evident oak. Roasted grains are pronounced. Caramel is present. The chocolate profile is fantastic. Booze is notable but it's not over the top and I think it's at a nice level right now. Not at all harsh.
M: Full in body with upper medium carbonation.
Overall: Another amazing vintage blended for an awesome pub. This might be better than last year's blend. I consider myself fortunate to be able to enjoy this in a calm setting on premise.
03-05-2012 05:05:58 | More by HopHead84
4.85/5 rDev +6.8%
This beer has a deep hateful pallor of rich spent motor oil, viscous and viscious. the coating is intense and imparts generous sheeting on the glass.
The smell imparts a mild brownie batter sweetness but the real show is in the dark pitted fruits, plum and figs with currants all up in the mix, would have liked to have a bit more coffee and/or roasted malts, but now we are just nit picking the torque curve of a GTR.
The taste is incredible and all aspects of the flavor are balanced and well integrated. there's a nice warmth with some chocolate and slight charred oak, I get a bit of a Zero bar sort of marshmellowy campfire aspect going on that is incredible.
The carb is dead on given the flavor profile of this beer and doesn't steal the show, the mellow character is just right and hits all the zones with generous coating.
This is incredibly drinkable and it was not uncommon for others to seek out several pours. very recommended.
03-04-2012 20:00:49 | More by SubpoenaDeuces
4.95/5 rDev +9%
On tap at anniversary party. Pours jet black, no head. Appears slick and heavy. Nose contains burnt marshmallows and wood. Smoked wood. Alcohol burn is present, underneath a minute sweetness. Taste is much comparable; great whiskey character upfront that meshes with a heavy chocolate and smoked oaked. Again there are some burnt mallows. Mouthfeel is thoroughly sticky, but slight thin and oily. But it does not suffer from that aspect. Great carbonation level for its intese flavor profile.
03-03-2012 19:46:34 | More by SDDanC
5/5 rDev +10.1%
A-A black empty void that will suck your soul in if you stare too long. Looks flat but bubbles spring to life with a swirl of the glass.
S-Milk chocolate, coffee and a light barrel character.
T-Milk chocolate, sweet Bourbon, vanilla and a little oak in the background.
M-Medium body with ample carbonation.
O-Fucking delicious. Its so tasty now I'm not sure if I should age it.
03-03-2012 19:27:24 | More by ZX6Chris
Churchill's Finest Hour 2012 from Pizza Port Solana Beach
100 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.