apanbosse (17) - SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loads of character from the barrel, similar to BA gonzo. Aroma and flavor is whisky, oak with vanilla notes, chocolate and coffee. Delicious!
GT2 (7108) - Riverslime, California, USA - JAN 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
250mL thanks to anders37. Deep, clear sepia pour with cola highlights. Thinning, tan head. Nose is quite nice: muted bourbon, big umami and medium soy, cinnamon, sweet chocolate. Muted fusel notes. Taste is quite thin, very thin for style, with a hefty dose of ash and dirty earth. Aftertaste is a bit boozy and mouthfeel is so intensely watery that it feels like a mixed drink from a bar like a splash of Kahlua atop a vodka water. Probably the thinnest mouthfeel of any 11% + abv I’ve ever experienced.
KingCecil (1912) - DENMARK - DEC 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 25 cl...... Batch nr : 52 bottle # 195... It pours pitch black with a small creamy beige head.... the aroma is roasted malt, vanilla and chocolate....the flavor is coffee, dry, chocolate and some port notes..... medium to full body.... dry, strong coffee finish.....
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle, thanks Craig! A black beer with a thin tan head. Aroma is a little salty with leather, liquorice, caramel, roasty malt and alcohol. Similar flavours with chocolate, caramel, roasty malt and salty liquorice. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Woody, barrely aroma, a little musty, moss booze, wood, alcohol, light vanilla and chocolate. More or less black pour with islands of tan foam. Flavors of basement, bitter roast, a little inky black patent malts acridness. Earthy roasty and woody finish. Light sweetness from the bourbon. Becomes a little fruitier as it opens up and sweetness emerges. A touch hot as well.
Countbeer (3680) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle: Batch #52 Bottle No. 209:
Smalland lively brownhead changes into a brown lacing quick and than there is only a black beer left.
Smellliquorice, vanilla, roasted mslts and wood hints of dark chocolate and soya
Taste is a nicely balanced mix of liquorice, and vanilla than coffee and dark chocolate with a roasty edge. The dark chocolate part is delicious, soft smooth bitter znd a hint of vanilla
Nice coffee-bitter liquorice-bitter vanilla roasted malty aftertaste.
Low carbo, soft
Mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.
This is good stuff!
olio (4833) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 cl bottle @ Pikkulintu.
Rated on 20110729.
Pitch black colour with small head. Aroma of lots and lots of vanilla and chocolate, some whiskey-like alcohol too. Flavour of dark roasted malts, lots of vanilla, peat and some dry mocha-like chocolate. Palate is quite bitter but the after taste softens it down nicely.
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBESG Sheffield 2009 Grand Tasting @ the Harlequin. Black color, with a small brown head. Roasty malt aroma with lots of coffee,chocolate, some wood, alcoholic whisky notes. Taste is equally pleasing. Thick mouthfeel, full of roasty and bitter tastes, of malt and chocolate, some whisky hints, rather bitter finish. Good stuff.
laiti (4559) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013
25 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. #1501, batch 52, BBE 20-03-2018
Aroma has lot of vanilla from bourbon. Flavour has somewhat stinging whiskey, but it does not disturb much though. More disturbing is the alcohol that comes trough. Some vanilla and hints of smoke do appear in the taste too. The whiskey dominates a bit too much.
lusikka (5019) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
250 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Batch #52, bottle #1029.
Pours a pitch black colour with a small, beige, foamy head. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, sausage, oak and some dried fruits. Flavour of roasted malts, sweet fruits, vanilla, oak and toffee. Medium bodied with a thin mouthfeel. It takes some time for the oak to kick in. Alcohol is very well hidden. Nice one.