gyllenbock (3667) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at SBWF 2013.
Black with a tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, coffee, dried fruit, vanilla, some bourbon and dark chocolate. An elegant one with a warming finish. Would not hesitate to drink this again.
kraddel (1890) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
thnx to gothgargyole !
pours black, small white head.
bourbon , but not too sweet smell
taste is bourbon and roasted malts
GothGargoyle (818) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared a bottle of the 2011 at Borefts. Black with a good beige head. Aroma is liquorice, chocolate, bourbon, hint of coffee, raisins, dates. Creamy mouthfeel, full bodied, nice balance of sweetness, roast and booze. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, oak, dates, vanilla, cocoa.
Whids (33) - - SEP 28, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012 750ml bottle. First time trying this beer and shared it with co-workers. Simply put this beer is wonderful in so many areas. It pours black as the night and absolutely no light could be seen through it. Sweet aromas of chocolate, vanilla and coffee. So much happening with this beer, hints of caramel to start and then a beautiful chocolate and expresso finish. The carbonation is perfect with a surprisingly light/medium body. Worth every penny in my opinion.
ansalon (611) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, honey. Taste is honey, muscovado sugar, vanilla, bourbon, dates, tropical fruits. Exceptionally well balanced!!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
radagast83 (3738) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split a bottle, from notes: Poured a pitch black, almost motor oil color, with a light brown head. Aroma is barrel bourbon notes, lots of chocolate, malt. Some notes of vanilla come through on this one, with residual burnt brown sugar notes. Flavor is plenty of roast with bitter chocolates, vanilla and bourbon. Please share a bottle of this with people.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - black beer with no foam left; roasted - almost smokey - woody aroma, rum and bourbon, raisins; full-bodied and sticky, strong sweetness and a late solid bitterness; long woody, chocolatey and woody, vanilla finish
Ktwse (1202) - SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2013 Pours black with a finger of tan head. Aroma of dates, cherry, muscovado, port, figs, chocolate. Taste is chocolate, port and dried fruit sweet followed by light alcohol bitterness that lingers. Body is smooth, surprisingly light, with nearly flat carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jaghana (3262) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - SEP 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 75cl @Mondial de la bière. Black beer with low head, nose is intense on wood and prune touch. Aroma is on dark chocolate with fig and vanilla, long roasted after taste, nice oak notes, exceptional beer.
Peacehammer (558) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, with about a half finger of dissipating head. Huge, boozy oak on the nose. More chocolate and bourbon on the palate, but not as heavy as on the nose. Slightly lighter body than I like in a BA stout, but still nice and big.