McNeillR (1088) - SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich dark, DARK brown with a consistent light tan head. Big sweeping coffee, rich breakfast bowl malt and sweet bourbon. Initial taste is herded bitterness, dark and rich with a soft sweetness. Coffee and toffee but fades to a delicious blend; Soft enough bourbon action throughout neat and soaking coconut.
Bottle, Cheers Stu666, Alps Tasting
BenH (2140) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and licorice. Taste is full on coconut and vanilla with some coffee and chocolate. Thick and sweet. Very nice.
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at home june 2014 ... deep black ... big tan head ... soft dark chocolate roast ... dark malts ... soft coffee roast malts ... sweet roast nose ... dark chocolate ... sweet malts .. dark fruits ... soft roast ... mellow sweet and roast ... juicy roast ... mellow .. ligth coconut ... loght bitter ... nice balance ..
Stuu666 (1371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, roasty chocolate coffee nose, light toffee, taste is chocolate, bitter, coffee, sweet, dry, vanilla, toffee.
jonnyguns (875) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Sail. Pours a pitch black with a dark tanned head. Nose has cocoa, molasses, vanilla and hints of coffee. Taste is much the same - hints of whiskey coming through along with butterscotch and chocolate. quite sweet. Its pretty solid. A fraction thin in the finish.
maneliquor (2992) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Sail. Pours pitch black with a small firm tan head. Nose is sweet molasses, vanilla, sumptuous butterscotch, mild spice and a hint of coffee. Has hints of speyside rather than bourbon but I guess the sweetness gives it away. Sweet and chocolatey in the taste with loads of vanilla and butterscotch. Light spice finishes it off with a whisky like kick. Comes across more whisky forward than bourbon. Quite sweet and finishes a little thin. Was expecting more to this. Solid
HopRedHead (339) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Mane Liquor. Pours pitch black with a creamy, dark khaki head. Looks pretty damn attractive. Immediate aroma of cocoa, espresso, vanilla, wood and butterscotch. Taste is similar - dry cocoa, espresso and vanilla. Lingering taste of brown sugar, oak and coffee bitterness. Fuck yeah.
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
28th May 2014
Tasting at Chez Bruce. Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Palate is airy and a little dry. Fine carbonation. Spicy dark malts, but quite light. Tangy bourbon brings it’s own spice. Coffee is actually quite mild. Finishes airy with licorice and still more spice. Tasty but could be more sumptuous.
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Bruces pad, thanks to Kenny, 28/05/14.
Black with a moderate tan swirl and edgework.
Nose is light booze, roast malt, dark chocolate, spice, toffee fudge, hoppy backnotes.
Taste comprises rich chocolate, bourbon, spice, molasses, coffee, roasty tones.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lightly warming booze.
Decent BA impy.
Palme (3163) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.5l bottle brought home from Bierkoning. The looks doesn’t disappoint with its deep and dark brown, near black looking body with a big frothy chocolate ice cream looking lingering and lacing head. The aroma really fills the room from the second you pop the cap. Beautiful roasted and rich with lots of chocolate and cocoa. The coffee is deep, dark, roasted and espresso like. It also is loaded with, to my surprise, shockingly fresh nosing American fruity hops! The bottle is far from fresh, but it smells lovely hoppy and almost a bit vanilla sweet. A lovely nose! This just tastes almost a tad to good. So thick and oily in the mouth and it has a nice prickling carbonation level that’s just tingling on the back of the tongue. Really packed with flavors. Rich roasted and coffee infused with a really punchy hop profile! Much more so than anything I was expecting. Woody chocolate and it’s not hard at all to identify the Bourbon here. Super vanilla and cocoa nibs blended with a hoppy and really toasty base. Yeah, the vanilla is just popping in the mouth! It’s just so good this. A lovely thing, and probably the best in the already amazing Hr. Frederiksen series. 20.01.2014