degowop (34) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Blind Tiger for VSK. Found that although the aroma was a rather equal balance of smoke and bourbon, smoke overpowered the boubon taste in the end. Nonetheless, a fantastic, complex offering.
melush (2240) - SPAIN - APR 14, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 75cl / Botella 75cl.
@ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, España.
A: Black / Negro.
T/S: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, sweet, licorice, bourbon / Malta tostada, chocolate, cafe, dulce, regaliz, bourbon.
cobaink2 (341) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at pine box Seattle 4th anniversary.Smells of hazelnuts. Drinks of coco, five spice, and a little pepper little vanilla on the end. It's quite sticky with a medium sugar feel. The alcohol is very present in all aspects. Solid.
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bytemesis (6003) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 17, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2013, thanks to Peter! Pours clear black, large tan head, dissipates slowly, good lacing. Aroma is really in the molasses directlion, cocoa, tobacco, bourbon, vanilla, black licorice. Flavor is pretty sweet, light bitter, rich molasses and anise flavors along with bourbon, hints of smoke, but pretty light overall, more like a dark roastiness. Very well integrated and really smooth. Full body, a bit less creamy than the best but still quite nice. This is an outstanding impy.
mariuspoenari (700) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Review form memory. An excellent RIS, roasted malts, cocoa, coffee, caramel and a very nice barrel sourness to top it off. Smooth mouthfeel with minimum carbonation.
alvaro78 (137) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAR 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Impresionante aroma a ahumado chocolate y bourbon
Aspecto perfecto y carbónatacion
Sabor a vainilla, chocolate, bourbon
Plena en boca
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bursprak (1913) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle split a few ways, thanks guys! Black pour with a light tan head. Notes of burnt malts, light roast, some smoke, light savoury, bitter chocolate and some sweet malts.
MarcoDL (3627) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at tasting. Black pour. Delicious aroma of milky chocolate, vanilla booze, mild smoke and red fruit. Fantasticly rich taste of mild smoke, roasted malt, coffee, red fruit, vanilla bourbon booze, ripe red fruit and a subtle spicey afterburn. Rich long complex finish. This is really amazing.
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 75cl. A dark brown beer topped by a small, dense, light brown head. The aroma is lightly bourbonish, with coconut and licorice, alcohol notes, some dark chocolate and coffee. The flavor has some alcohol, it’s lightly warming, full-bodied and with a smooth carbonation. Licorice, some smoke and bourbon, some dried fruits, some coffee and chocolate. Some woody hints and a touch of brown sugar. Lovely indeed. Pretty wonderful this one, sure wouldn’t mind drinking this one again. 160213
Geokkjer (7173) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, pine, some dark berries, wood and chocolate. Flavor is sweet and malty with some roasted notes, wood, warming alcohol, burnt sugar, some licorice, chocolate and caramel. Full body, soft carbonation.
Meilby (10487) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, oak, licorice, caramel and some fruitiness, Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, chocolate, oak, vanilla, caramel, fruity and licorice finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.