bartlebier (1074) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught sample @Brugs BF 2014, ZO. Pours a viscous pitch-black with very inviting small mocha head. Heavy, sluggish aroma of caramelised bourbon vanilla, liquorice. Impressive how easy this is to sip, with abv fumes reduced to a minimum, putting many a cheap macro bourbon or amped Porto to shame in this respect. Well-rounded, with none of the bottom-fermented Eisbock side aromas as sardine oil or soy. Sticks to the ribs, where it blissfully sealed off the tasting tract for an hour or so.-Rather that in the appropriate sampling size than seal my beer spending wallet for a whole month at the bottle price...
Maarten1993 (158) - - FEB 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank from tap with Thijs and John at the ’bierlokaal’ in de Struise brewery. For the 26%, its a truly great beer. Alcohol awesomely mixed with mainly coffee taste. You can feel the alcohol even in your nose, bizar. Beer has good thickness.
seth_lfod (313) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Shared by Bryan and James... Thanks! Jet black pour with a giant mocha head that lasted the whole glass. Smell was licorice, chocolate, and roast. Taste was incredibly smooth. Licorice dominates, with rich smooth chocolate. Some dark fruits poke through. Crazy thick and coats the throat going down. No alcohol detected which is insane for a 26% beer. Glad to have had a chance to taste this.
markextrae (566) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
fresh from draft at bab ’14. finally!! poured pitch black with a smaller creamy mocha head. aroma is just as the cuve but so more intense. strong alcohol in the nose. a ton of bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark coffee, strong deep fruits, chocolate, super thick mouthfeel. really intense alcohol feeling.
PriorL (1134) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at Brugs Bierfestival 2014. Shared with Mathieu87 and other.
Could have had this as #1000, chose another one.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: bourbon, sweet, alcohol.
TASTE: bourbon, sweet, alcohol, nice!
JStax (2562) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle poured into a mini-snifter. Pours a thick motor oil black with a dark brown head of foam. I get notes of honey, leather, anise, booze. The taste is super sweet and boozy. Really thick mouthfeel. Very low carbonation.
Smurf2055 (1245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 750, shared on a camping trip
Pours black with a thick tan head, sticky and a very pretty lacing
Smell red fruit and roast
Taste smooth, roast and coffee, caramel, lots of heat on the tail, leather and earthy tail
Strong and big bodied but alcohol is impressively well hidden for 26%
Strong, smooth, very good
teddybeer (2055) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown colour almost black with a minimal and quickly dissipating beige head. Aroma has notes of toasted malts, light caramel notes, hints of caffee and toffee, ripe fruits and plumbs. Flavor is strong bourbon, notes of wood, slightly sweet with a mild bitterness in the final, red and blue berries are also present. Creamy, dense and smooth mouthfeel on palate, with a high viscousity.
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En tirador@CBC2012-Urbain give two pints of this amazing beer and i enjoy very much-Crazy
Prufrockstar (619) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Thanks for sharing, Corbett! Pours thick, viscous, chunky motor oil sludge. Aroma is big, chocolate, fudge. Intense. Taste: Alcohol booziness obviously, but covered as well as could be expected for 26% abv. Smoky, rich, intense; chocolate, roasty, just a bit of oxidation. Texture is chunky. Fucking chunky. Thick, viscous, full body. Lingering heat in the finish. I’m smitten, but this is to be sipped only in small quantities. Like a chocolate fudgecicle spirit. Hardcore. Too bad it’s so chunky.