Zakoon (223) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, bourbon, coffee, wood, cocoa, burnt cereal. vanilla, molasses, liquorice, tobacco and dark fruits. Flavour is sweet, roasted and light bitterness. Full bodied, oily and soft carbonation. Finish is dry, warming bourbon with a lot of roasted malt and coffee.
MacBoost (1488) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy toss via Pepe. 33cl. Pours a thin looking almost black color with little to no head. Nose is bourbon and roasted malt. Slight coffee and some burnt cereal. Taste is sweet, sweet, sweet. Some subdued barrel notes and a lighter roast but holy shit is this a sugary bastard. This is one unapologetic beer.
lillunken (50) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaska (2013) på Pipes of Scotland, Uppsala. Svart öl, nästan utan skum. Underbar doft av främst Bourbon och vanilj. Väldigt len munkänsla med smak av Bourbon, vanilj, lite värmande alkohol, beska och svagt rostade toner. Mycket god!
Bulk_Carrier (2676) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAY 14, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Back of the bottle reads 07/01/14.
This was poured into a mini snifter.
The appearance poured like jet fuel and had a dark brown color close to black color with a slim concave little head. Trickling light lacing roams around the glass.
The smell started off with a sharp bourbon sweet/light hot weaving some light cocoa and coffee.
The taste was sweet through the bourbon and then the cocoa and coffee combine nicely. A sharp yet sticky bourbon to coffee aftertaste leads into a sticky finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a good sipping quality about it. The carbonation was pretty mild but that didn’t bother me as I look at the date. Smooth roasty coffee tones roll over my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a superb bourbon barrel RIS that I would love to have again.
DwarfeD (1562) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle at home; as H&V Bourbon Barrel Aged. Pitch black with almost no head. Full body with low carbonation. Quite sweet with subtle bitter tones. Roasted malts, bourbon, alcohol, black coffee, ripe dark fruits and brown sugar. A tasty BA brew.
Vells (964) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Zenkis! 2+ yrs cellaring. Starts with impressive standard IMP qualities - intense dark roasted malts, quite noticeable bit harsh (in a good way) wild turkey BA, coffee, oak, licorice. Quite intense sweetness with moderate bitterness, bit sourish hints.
Too much yeast sediments in bottle bit lowers this one. Otherwise - awesome sippable brew.
GlasgowTAD (479) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received this bottle in a trade with BenH, muchos gracis! Pours an incontestable black with a moderate mocha head which soon recedes to a bubbly layer. Sweet molasses, vanilla, creme brulee, dark chocolate and hints of roastiness in the aroma. Taste is somewhat hot at first but rather pleasant; vanilla, milk chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee and slight burnt sugar. Full bodied with a sticky mouthfeel.
Cam_Dynamite (94) - AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is loaded with bourbon booze, herb/fruit. Taste was super bourbon and vegemite, quite a barrage of flavours. Complex beer. Quality, but just didn’t seem to balance the array of flavours
Iznougut (9) - Sant Quirze De Besora, - APR 5, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muy oscura con poca espuma, un gas suave. Sabor fuerte a lo que creo que es cafe i regusto a toffe, no noto el bourbon pero si la graduación.. Un buen petróleo
hackobock (2172) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
April 3, 2015. Bottle at home, bottled january 28, 2013.
Black with a very small tan head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, vanilla dried fruits, chocolate. Taste is medium sweet caramel and dried fruits, soft bitter with a light bitter finish and sweet with bourbon hints. Medium to full bodied, very soft carbonation.