madmitch76 (18998) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
24th September 2015
Pre Borefts Tasting at ABC Beers, Den Haag. Almost opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Modest fine carbonation. Moderately tangy dark malts. Little dark chocolate. Mild whiskey soaked fruits. Light finish. Decent but there are so very many ba stouts better than this.
Koelschtrinker (13629) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Erstaunlich milder Malzantrunk, geringe Herbe, insgesamt aber vollmundig. Minimal bitter, etwas herb, trocken schokoladig. Gut! 10/11/11/1//11
deanso (6946) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the pre Borefts tasting at Abcbeers.
thin beige head. Clear black pour. Some chocolate and a lightt whiskey taste.
kermis (7709) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ABC Beers Pre-Borefts tasting, The Hague. Pours black with a medium beige head. Aroma of chcocolate, sweet malt, toffee, light whiskey, wood and toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Benzai (10973) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2015 Bottle @ ABC Beers Borefts Pre-tasting. Smell and taste malts, toffee, lightly liquor, quite sweet. Decent body and carbonation.
CloakedDagger (1243) - - SEP 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flip top bottle 100 cl. Bottle # 269/2500. Pours a clear black with a reddish hue and a small, light brown head. Subtle roasted nose, some cocoa - close to no barrel character. Medium body, surprisingly thin for the style, slightly harsh roastiness, again cocoa, getting a little boozy towards the end but again dissapointingly little barrel character. 040915
JonMoore (2024) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (1L) from Baggot Street Wine Shop, Dublin. 526 of 2500, 8.4%. Near black with large tan head. Aroma is roasted, malts, sweet malts, vanilla, whiskey. Flavours roasted malts, vanilla, burnt treacle, some dark fruit and yes, a warming whiskey finish. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation, some very late dryness. Very nice, really pleased I bought this back from Dublin after the England v Ireland rugby international.
Narnad (1507) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark black color with a dark tan head that his very big, creamy and long lasting. Aroma has a pronounced nose of roasted barley, light woody nose with a good presence of whiskey. Flavor starts off with a thick, creamy chocolate flavor, a modest amount of malted barley acidity and bitterness and transitions into a roasty flavor with a touch of whiskey sneaking in at the finish. I love the touch of whiskey and it adds to the flavor without trumping the beer character. Body is perfect with a very creamy and low amount of carbonation. Overall a very tasty beer and the way I feel barrel aged beers should be prepared. Thanks to my wife for grabbing this for me on her latest trip to Ireland for work.
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swing top bottle at home, poured into a tulip glass at slight bit below room temp. Thinner body than expected, no head, soft whiskey, butter, oak, maple, some light smoke, dark fruit and chocolate. Mouthfeel is light and thin, a little disappointing and unsatisfying. Some bitterness from the dark chocolate flavour combines well with the inherent sweetness of the whiskey and oak. Overall a well balanced barrel aged beer but left more to be desired.
tricyclist (1109) - Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I got to drink this at room temp, but not chilled. Dark black still pour. No head. Nose was plenty of oak, loads of wood, roast and malt. Flavor was smokey and boozy, whiskey notes throughout. If really like to try it chilled, cause it’s really decent.