kerenmk (2432) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks DSG. Black with mocha-colour head. Vanilla and some chestnut aroma, along with chocolate and apple puree’. Tastes a little alcoholic with notes of new wood. Full body, no carbonation, slightly alcoholic aftertaste accompanied by raisins
Aniela (2413) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Batch 1. Black beer with a brown head. Licorice, coffee, vanilla, dried dark fruits and malty aroma. Dark dried dried fruits, coffee, vanilla and licorice flavour. Nice one :-)
ABUSEDGOAT (2413) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, moderate head, some lace/retention. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon barrel, roast, darker fruit. Full bodied, moderate sweetness, moderate alcohol, chocolate flavor dominates with barrel being evident but not overpowering.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thick black with a small brown head. Aroma of molasses, alcohol, leather, tobacco, dark fruit, brown sugar, tobacco, pretty sweet smelling overall. Taste follows the same suit, more sweet than anything, not as hot or bourbon tasting as expected, but still packs an alcohol bite. Texture was thick and oily, almost syrupy, some light smokiness and dark chocolate bitterness. Will be better a year and a half from now.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from deftim13, thanks a lot for this one. Black with a decent tan head from a fairly hard pour and boozy legs. Huge aroma of bourbon/alcohol, dark chocolate, liquorice, ashy oak and some sugary toffee. Flavor is great balance of boozy bourbon heat, bitter chocolate and roast with some sweet sugary malt. Full body that is slightly cut down by the high ABV with decent carbonation for such a big beer. This is an awesome beer, very hot right now but I like a good hot beer. Kind of reminds me of a BA Mephistopheles.
Reynolds314 (2362) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge beer. Pours a viscous black with brown head. Aroma is heavy oak, bourbon, chocolate, and vanilla. Oily texture with low carbonation. Really tasty stuff here that is a bit difficult to drink with the thick palate.
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle shared with Scott. Pours an oily pitch black with a thin brown head. Aroma of rich milk chocolate, dark malt, vanilla, oats and bourbon. Taste of rich milk chocolate, malt, vanilla, oats and bourbon.
50belair (2356) - Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle generously shared by Colin. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Big vanilla and malty aromas. Tasty molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, and caramel malt notes. Deep and rich with a good body and mouthfeel.
italianjohn (2351) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 Vintage .. Pitch black pour with a thin quickly receding brown head .... aroma of oak, bourbon, light vanilla, booze, licorice and some roasted malts .... taste is boozy with a bourbon, light vanilla, licorice, brown sugar, some dark fruit, oak and some bitter roasted malts ..... mouthfeel is slick and oily .... finish is dry as all heck with a lingering abv and light bourbon/roasted .... well done just a tad too boozy
VsXsV (2323) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with fast dissipating, small tan head. Aroma of wood, coffee, licorice, vanilla/bourbon, leather, oats, dark fruit, raw sugar and bitter chocolate. Taste is very sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, licorice, chocolate, vanilla and dark fruit. Full bodied with low carbonation. Quite a bit of alcohol. Very nice still.