jake65 (2885) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First off, this was a huge bonus sent my way by JohnGalt1, straight off my want list. Super stoked to get to try this, many thanks. Bottle, 2012 release: Pours a very dark brown, near black and is topped with a thick finger of brown head that quickly dies back. As soon as I popped the cap, the aroma permeates the room. It is hugely sweet, dark fruits and molasses, with a healthy amount of influence from the bourbon barrels. Taste is sweeter than expected, but consistent with the nose. Molasses, dark fruits, and bourbon barrel. Some chocolate. I can sense the high ABV, but it’s well hidden. Silky smooth and a great finish… warms the lips. The only detriment is the all-encompassing sweetness, at least for my taste.
mabel (7443) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[6284-20140420] Bottle. Meaty charred wet bread aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting brown head. Sugary sweet roasted flavour has a long rich soya sauce aftertaste. Full body. Very tasty but super roasted. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
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dfinney23 (2257) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A monstrous beer. Incredibly smooth and drinkable considering the alcohol. Lots of bourbon but also chocolate, coconut and char.
demmbonz (666) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle to snifter. Black pour with huge brown head and great retention. Big sweet bourbon and booze aroma. Chocolate and sweet booze.
Beardaxe (293) - - NOV 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black with no head. Stron sweet aroma of alcohol, bourbon, molasses, and fruit. Flavor is an intense syrupy sweetness set against a mellow bourbon background. Not cloying or anything, this really works and is a very coherent, complex flavor. No real heat on this despite the abv. Mouthfeel is thick with a beautiful light carbonation. This is really good.
Jultsu (289) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Täysin vaahdoton tapaus, huumaava tuoksu. Peruskahvinen perustuoksu. Musta, mutta ei pikimusta. Alkoholi p0tkaisee karmivavasti tässä vaiheessa iltaa. Alkoholi pelastaa tai turmelee. joo elikkäs. Juuh elikkäs.
rosenbergh (8580) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Bottled Jun/2013. From a trade with jcnielsen. Thanks a lot Justin! Enjoyed at the ISKTR 2014.
Black colour with no head.
The aroma is vinous with roasted malt, mild vinegar and ashy dryness.
The flavour is roasted malt, sweetness, ashy notes and dryness. Very strong.
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olio (7546) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle @ ISKTR 2014.
Pours dark brown color with a minimal head. Nice chocolaty and coffee-infuse aroma, some burnt malts and caramel also. Flavor is sugary, some molasses, dark malt notes, cocoa. Quite sweet but still drinkable.
weihenweizen (2198) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Coal black with small light brown head. Aroma is sweet bourbon, thick body, low carbonation, and very little lacing. Taste is big sweet bourbon, some herbal hops, some alcohol, and slightly bitter finish.
fletchfighters (1256) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355 ML bottle
Batch 1 2012
Black pour, settled black with hints of ruby. Light tan head that falls to a thin collar. Big time ABV legs and lots of residual oil left over.
Nose develops over time. Roast, chocolate, caramel, tar, cigar box at first. With more air the barrel and bourbon take over. Lots of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, prune, and coconut. Alcohol is well tempered.
Taste is amazing. Malted chocolate, bourbon, oak, caramel, vanilla, coconut, tar, and cigar. Slick, olly and full on to drink. ABV hits home in the mouth. So well balanced though.