Churchill's Finest Hour 2013 - Pizza Port Solana Beach
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4.53/5 rDev +2%
Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA
Black, thick, heavy looking body with a very small light brown cap atop. This leaves some small dots of lace down the glass.
As with last year's version of this beer, the best aroma is present at room temperature. The nose is a wonderful combination of rich chocolates, earthy sweetness, whiskey, a bit of vanilla, and wood. A big chocolate and bourbon bomb. Some definite alcohol heat in the nose as well.
Layers of flavor develop throughout the sip. Big notes of rich chocolates and bourbon coat and warm the mouth. Initially, the bourbon flavors are strong and stinging, mellowing out to reveal vanilla, oak, and tons of chocolate. Very, very nice, though this is definitely the hottest of the series, at least upon release. Lots of potential for a bit of aging, as this is the highest in ABV to date.
Medium to full bodied and ample carbonation. Rich, coating, full, and decadent. The richest, thickest yet of the Finest Hours.
Wonderfully flavorful, rich, thick, and decadent. This may just be peaking about the time of next year's Renaissance party. I, for one, can't wait!
03-04-2013 23:05:59 | More by ehammond1
3.7/5 rDev -16.7%
A - Dark brown and chocolate with a mocha colored head to it
S - Coffee, vanilla and slight caramel to it; This is also a light spiciness
T - Lots of roasted and dark chocolate with strong bourbon presence on the back end that gives it a strong whiskey kick. Light vanilla presence. Really a lot of booze to it and I'd say it's a bit too boozy overall
M - Medium body with lots of boozy astringency to it. Leaves a spice and oak presence to the back end
O - Overall the beer is hot and still really boozy. I'll be curious to see what this is like after some time and it has a chance to settle down.
06-02-2013 04:04:52 | More by jeonseh
4.58/5 rDev +3.2%
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Black. Nice lacing. Good surface wisps.
Smell - Very boozy, but a great barrel character. Oaky, bourbon, vanilla. Dark chocolate. Delicious but boozy.
Taste - Dark chocolate and tons of bourbon booze. Vanilla. Chewy chocolate and a wonderful barrel character.
Mouthfeel - Nice body, but it's boozy as hell. Chewy body. Medium carbonation.
Overall - Just as good as 2012. No infection. Delicious.
06-09-2013 22:19:02 | More by Alieniloquium
Churchill's Finest Hour 2013 from Pizza Port Solana Beach
97 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.