Kingi (496) - - OCT 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is a bit one sided towards bourbon. Black beer. Taste is first some bourbon which turns in to coffeeish licorice and continues in to the finish. Cloy sweetness on the finish. Light alcohol burn but not in the taste.
BMessiah (5) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours into glass dark cola colored with smallish but thick, beige head. Smells quite sweet caramel bourbon, hints of vanilla with a bit of roasty smokiness. Taste is bourbon-ish carried with vanilla too, but body is too thin and carbonated for this kind of a beer in my humble opinion. Palate is again roasty and a slight burning sensation of alcohol, which does not occur in the taste. Overall a nice IS but is seriously lacking body.
Unde (422) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black beer with head on the sides and smallish lacing. Aroma has vanilla, wood, bourbon and tannin. Taste is sweet with vanilla, a bit salty with licorice and roasted. Bitter ending. Full body and low carbonation. Again with experimental BrewDog beers this is a way too boozy beer for my taste, with alc. content of ~12% this would’ve been a lot better.
IPAgutten79 (603) - Skui, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart med lavt/medium høyde på det lysebrune skummet. Aroma av vanilje, sjokolade, mild kaffe, treverk og noe bourbon. Rund og god i munnen. Det første som slår meg er samme som i aromaen, nemlig vanilje. Ellers er det krydder, sjokolade, kaffe og mørk malt. I tillegg er det mørkt sukker og bourbon/whiskeypreg på denne. Medium/tykk oljete konsistens. Først søtlig, så mildt bitter. Alkoholen varmer i halsen, selv om den er ganske godt kamuflert i smaken.
s_hartshorne (1771) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared brew dog Sheff. Black tan head. Aroma is vanilla bourbon oak. Taste is same some raisins figs nice abv in finish. Oily body. Good stuff not worth the money in my eyes.
RichTheVillan (3517) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Brewdog Sheffield; dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, soy sauce and bourbon, taste has roasted malt, leather, dark fruits, chocolate, quite meaty, bitter, burnt sugar, ABV present.
NBird (408) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks..black, sml tan head
Smells.. Barrel char, bourbon heat, oak, vanilla, roast coffee & dark roasty choc malts
Tastes..thick roasty coffee, choc, oak, char, bourbon barrel and a bit of alcohol heat throughout. Lingering burnt choc in the mouth and a slight warming chest burn form the alc.
AshtonMcCobb (2934) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines.
Appearance - opaque black thick and gloopy. Momentarily a thin fawn head which subsides quickly.
Nose - dried fruit soaked in brandy. Some wood. A distinctive ginger cake note too.
Taste - big chewy liquorice and almost rubber. Challenging boozy note too.
Palate - big rich body with a dry and chewy mid palate texture and this continues into a long dry finish with some sweet elements to it.
Overall - well it’s a bit gnarly and chewy but there is reward in persisting.
ABS (554) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolets BU. Pours close to black with a dark brown tint. A tiny, small bubbled, brown head. Smoke, vanilla, alcohol and some roasted malt nose. Balanced sweet and bitterness. Quite warming, but the alcohol is very well hidden. Thick, oily body. Low carbonation. Red fruit, some vanilla, dark chocolate flavour.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2361) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Paradox Heaven Hill a dark cola pour with a minimal tan head. The nose has lots of heat that burns your nostrils, vanilla, oak and bourbon with a solid umami backbone. Medium to full bodied with a sharp mouthfeel. The taste is rich savoury bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and oak. Not so complex but solid.