humlelala (1307) - - JAN 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(50 cl bottle from the brewery; Batch #355 BBD: January 2018) Pours black with tan, quickly receding head. Decent regeneration. Aroma is wet oak and bourbon with some booze upfront that fades leaving notes of fruits like prune and plum. Soft carbonation, full body, oily texture and a leathery finish. Taste follows the flavour with some added caramel. Girlfriend says: "it’s less tasty than the Pride."
Speko (220) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,5. Batch 355. Pours black with small beige head, nice lacing. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, charcoal. Taste of vanilla, dark berries, roasted malts quite a lot and alcohol is noticeable. Full body and soft carbonation.
markoijelena (2368) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAY 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.5l at Ratebeer tasting Borresteijn place Zaandam Netherlands.15.04.2016.Taste with Borresteijn, Zlotta, Potjebier, adamnowek, skortila, MarcoDL and Harmen. Thank you guys for sharing all great beers.Pour it dark color with small white head.Aroma green apples.Taste of coffee,figs,dark fruits,some chocolate,bourbon on the back,tobacco,smooth milky texture,full body,nice balanced.Good
MarcoDL (4149) - NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at tasting. Thick black pour. Great aroma of sweet bourbon vanilla, chocolate and some malt. Thick taste of vanilla, bourbon booze, creamy milk chocolate and a long rich finish. Great dessert beer. Thanks Bor!
skortila (5284) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle tasted @ Bor’s place. The aroma has chocolate, vanilla, booze. Black coloured beer with an off-white, beige head. The taste is sweetish, has vanilla, chocolate, bourbon booze. Medium-full bodied. Soft carbonation. Nice, but a bit boozy.
Zlotta (2161) - Hagen, GERMANY - APR 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from bottle at Borresteijn’s place, best before January 2018. Very dark red to black with a tan head. Sweetish-malty, slightly fruity and boozy aroma of dark chocolate, molasses, raisins and dark ripe fruits. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty, a little boozy taste of molasses, dark chocolate, vanilla and dark ripe fruits, followed by a medium long, warming-alcoholic finish. Medium body, slightly oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nice, but very boozy.
Borresteijn (6380) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl Bottle from Plovmand, thanks Thomas! Black colour, beige head. Aroma of strong barrel notes, light varnish, booze, wood, burnt liquorice. Flavour is medium sweet, wood, roasted malts, chocolate brownie, hint of varnish and green apples, harsh bitter and boozy finish. Medium bodied. The base beer is much better imho.
adamnowek (1831) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark black. Aroma is fresh cacao and a little bit of red wine. Taste is quite boozy, almost like whiskey.
Jorn69 (2671) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 Backlog, early amateur rating! @ Havregatan 20130413. Bottle from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with chocolate and vanilla.
larsniclas (6691) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from Systembolaget. A few years old.
Black with a small, bubbly, beige head.
Mostly dark chocolate and sweet liquorice in the aroma.
Vinous flavour with milky chocolate and cold coffee.
Grovlam (4207) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Small fizzy beige head. Pitch black colour. Heavy aroma of malt, bourbon, licorice. Notes of coffee, vanilla, dried fruit, pine and floral. Heavy sweet flavor in balance with bitter notes. Lingering bourbon licorice malt finish. Lovely