maneliquor (3112) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2014 Bottle at Mitch’s stout tasting. Pours black with a small beige rim for a head. Some spotty lacing. Nose shows sweet oaky vanilla, light spice, heavy coconut and bourbon notes with stewed raisins. Works in great balance. Taste shows similar stewed fruit notes, vanilla accentuated with a great coconut note and balanced oak driven tones - vanilla coming through without overpowering. Fantastic creamy palate without being overly sweet. Finishes a little quick but to be expected with a porter. Really good stuff
Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to someone for sharing this at my pre-BTBF tasting. Brown pour with a white head. The aroma is full of roasted malt and smoke. The oak and whiskey notes really come through in the flavor where they are complimented by some chocolate and roasted malt character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
rarbring (1382) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Smelling of, coffee, cocoa, vanilla, chocolate, almonds.
Appearance: A black one, a tan head leaving little lacing but good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet vanilla chocolate, marzipan, Kahlua and some oak.
Palate: Little carbonation, soft and sticky, a good body. Smooth finish.
Overall: A bit too sweet, very liquerish.
Note: Bottle at De Klomp sampling. Reviewed 2012-04-14.
Bullit (4012) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Rooie Dop brewdungeon, thanks for sharing guys. Black colour, beige head. Nose is roasted malts, vanilla, bourbon, coffee. Flavour is roasted malts and coffee, vanilla, slightly boozy. Finish is fairly bitter. Really good stuff.
BRW (1009) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with white lace. Bourbon, wood and vanilla aroma. Bourbon taste, also vanilla and roastnesa, aome chocolate and licorice. Full body.
SaintMatty (5259) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Bottle - Black with a tan head. Whisky, roasted malt, plain chocolate and liquorice in the aroma. Chocolatey, roasted, vinous and very rich taste with notes of plain chocolate, coffee, soapy hops and salt liquorice. It’s so thick that it’s almost chewy!
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Almost black dark reddish brown color. Very oaky aroma with plenty of vanilla with sweet roastiness and perfumed alcohol. Sweet, oaky, roasty and boozy taste with licorice. Woody finish with red wine and whiskey. Fair too oaky.
Cunningham (4506) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Black color with a small tan head.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate and some oak.
Palate: Medium + body. Slightly sweet and a moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation. Creamy texture.
Taste: Mild balanced chocolate, coffee, oak and roasted malt.
Overall impression: Powerful and lovely ale.
Personal stats: Sample @ Haand 13
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@DeMolen. Nice sweet vanilla and bourbon flavoured imperial porter. Great to drink, nothing to get over excited about.
bierkoning (10210) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ tasting. Deep dark brown color. Malt. roast and oak in the aroma. Vanilla. Malty sweet flavor with dark chocolate, bourbon and vanilla. Slightly alcoholic, has thinned a bit while maturing on oak. Vanilla and raisin in the aftertaste. Good, more complex as the ’regular’Natt!