humlelala (953) - - 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."
Beerconnaiseur (46) - BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle from a collector in Copenhagen that aged at least 3 years. Never released in it’s home country (DK), this special edition of the famous Hr. Frederiksen pours black with medium foam and nice lacing. Explosive aroma, marzipan (!), malt, mildly soury aged character : beautiful! Sticky Bourbon aftertaste that lingers minutes after. Roasted malt and liquor come to mind. Very, very nice!
Sparf (106) - Östersund, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Doft av choklad, rostad malt, aning rått kött och en träaktig spritarom.
Kolsvart brygd och ett tunt lager av storbubbligt skum.
Mycket kraftig fatsmak, ackompanjerad av alkoholtyngd, mycket kraftigt rostad malt samt en touch av salt lakrits.
Förvånansvärt tunn i kroppen och med för mycket kolsyra.
I eftersmaken tonar den rostade malten och saltlakritsen sakta bort.
maneliquor (3007) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours pitch black with a sinisterly dark head. Nose is loaded with bourbon and spice. Smells as though the bourbon won’t be holding back at all. Taste emphasises that with heavy bourbon and vanilla while it finishes with huge spice and mild peppery dark chocolate. It’s all about the bourbon here and it works well. I like it a lot. Massive sipper. Reminds me of a toned down, restrained Mikkeller black fist. Tasty
Beer4000 (4405) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle @ Cardinal. Black body with a small tan head. Aroma has black malt and coffee with wood, but the bourbon really dominates here in a boozy way. Flavor is quite nice, sweet dark, mild roasted malt, nice roasted, coffee, chocolate, balanced bitterness and wood, but again the alcoholic bourbon flavor takes over too much. Fine body and the bourbon almost feels sticky in the aftertaste after a while. Definitively a beer for sipping and charring in smaller amounts, nothing against bourbon flavored stouts, but this is simply too much for me in the long run – at least for a whole bottle. I felt lucky to also have the original Hr. Fredriksen at the table.
rouhlas (78) - GREECE - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Hoppy pub Thessaloniki. Black color with almost no head. Alcohol in the aroma, along with roasted malts and chocolate. Alcoholic taste, bourbon and chocolate again.
StoutHead (606) - DENMARK - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours completely black with a beige head that dissipates fast. Aroma of roasted coffee, malt and faint traces of Bourbon. Taste has the same flavours as the original Hr. Frederiksen, but in this one the hops aren’t as noticeable - which in my opinion is a good thing as that is one aspect of the original I’m not crazy about. Nowever, the one has clear notes of wood and bourbon that takes a moment to kick in...but then stays in the aftertaste for quite a while. Barrel aged, yes, but more round and less metallic in the taste than such beers often are. Another good thing. Body is above medium (but maybe I’m just getting too used to beers like this). ;-) To summarize: quite good and IMHO better than the "normal" version of this beer,
Frovigalning (2928) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Roasted smell with chocolate and bourboun. Similar taste with lots of bourboun. It’s almost like they just added a dash of bourboun to the beer.
Lowenbrau (1885) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
500ml bottle from 1420, León. Pours black with nice tan head, some head retention, some lacing. Full bodied, soft carbonation, silky texture. Bourbon, burnt wood, liquor aromas. Taste is incredible balanced, smooth, rich palated. Flavours of wood, raisins, liquorice, liquor, roasted malt, all combined in a lingering palate, extremely well balanced and enjoyable. An amazing one.
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 500ml @Per batch 355
Deep opaque brown color, small brownish head. Fresh wood in the nose. Full-bodied. Wood is present in the flavor, alcohol too then toasted maltyness. I prefer regular. Not much bourbon here.
angel77 (800) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2013 Botella de 50 cl en León una noche de verano de 2013 en Llamas y en Cimeria 7-12-13. Alucinante imperial stout. Color negro intenso con espuma oscura que desaparece a la mitad del vaso casi por completo. Cuerpo fuerte. Aromas intensos a malta tostada algo de chocolate y mucha mucha madera quemada de dulce bourbon. Gran sabor de licor de pasas añejas. Sabor intenso tostado y predominio de madera quemada de bourbon muy bien integrado con el sabor amargo, que viene después del bourbon. Cerveza imprescindible repetir, una gran imperial stout