PatIrish (168) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to a good friend for bringing this back with him from Cali. Big bold aroma of malt and booze. I don’t pick up the Jack Daniel’s immediately, but more of a red wine to be honest. Rich and cloying on the palate with a sweetness on the finish. Truly a great beer.
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: A big thick delicious rich chocolate-vanilla cookies with barrels superbly integrated. Excellent.
How: Bottle 500ml at Cardinal, Stavanger Norway
The look: A small light-beige head making a nice contrast over the pitch black body
In long: Nose is rather soft for the style and size of this beer, the aroma includes vanilla, chocolate, pastry and some whisky. Thankfully the usual annoying perfumy character of the Jack Daniel’s wasn’t present in the aroma, it smelled like good whisky barrels. Taste has a rich maltiness, big thick silky luscious blackened malts, fresh bakery vanilla cookies, chocolate cake icing, moderate whisky presence, some wood. Barrels are superbly integrated here. Rich full body with just the right amount of carbonation. Quite surprised that I much preferred this version over the regular Natt. Overall sensation of a ‘classy’ beer, one of the best Norwegian beer I’ve ever had. The price tag was a bit stiff but I was very curious about this top-rated beer. Curiosity killed the cat but also made bought an excellent beer, so all is forgiven Curiosity, you’re cool.
skoisirius (1717) - Earth, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic. Beautiful dark black with a tanned red head. Sweet coffee, hints of bourbon, and molasses on the nose. Flavors continue in the palate, and add vanilla, cream, and tiny hints of raisins. Extremely smooth mouthfeel. Long lasting vanillad bourbon finished. Wonderful stuff.
MrHangover (2524) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. This is how beer should be. Prefect balance between all flavors beer should have. Aroma is full of sweet molasses and dark porter tones. Flavor is sweet, malty and alcoholic, very well balanced. This is pure awesomeness.
dEnk (3832) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ mr. Hangover tasting. Aroma is deep roast, liquorice, mocca, hops, very impressive. Flavour is roast, liquorice, coffee, big hops, barrel, vanilla, whiskey, this that and more. Some butterscotch, but it really fits. Perfect balance. Lazy rate. Awesome beer.
Vaiz (3391) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ tasting. Black pour. Aroma full of spices, fruits, chocolate, vanilla, peat, leather and caramel. Very smooth and lovely. Flavor is creamt smooth bourbon. Great barrel aging lovely brew.
marcus (6586) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours nearly black with an attractive tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a sweet chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a creamy feel and a JD trail. A very pleasant sipping beer.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - OCT 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely stuff. Overtly sweet, but never cloying. Sweet berries, fruits of the forest. Medium bodied, if a bit flat. Dark chocolates, berries again and vanilla are most prominent. Not particularly distinct, but very enjoyable.
TimE (3261) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color, light brown nose. Bourbon, blackberry, dark chocolate is subdued. Smooth rounded, vanilla, bourbon, blackberries, very low hops. Smooth, vanilla, bourbon finish. Alcohol is well hidden
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really surprised to try this...again, found this AZ! Wow! Nose isn’t nearly as assertive as the flavor but does show brownie batter, vanilla, and cocoa powder. The aroma rises out of a deep mahogany body...small dense foam cap. Nice combination of oak, vanilla, and Jack provide complexity to the creamy chocolate and caramel brew. Pretty damn good.