kayres (595) - , Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black thick with a big tan head. Sweet vanilla aroma smooth coco a bit boozy. Sweet
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dfinney23 (2170) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark and oily with a dark tan head. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak and, of course, bourbon. Tasty.
chinchill (2777) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 (rating ~ 4.3) and 2011 (rating ~ 4.6) editions sampled back-to-back in Dec. 2014.
Both clearly excellent. Oddly, the 2010 seemed a bit hotter despite the extra year of aging, but it turns out the ABV was higher that year.
O: very well crafted, rich and balanced.
kbudd19 (850) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Vintage 2012. Thick oily black pour with a small layer of chocolate milk head. Aroma is big notes of chocolate, anise, vanilla, coffee, and ash. Taste is loads of chocolate, oak, coffee, very smooth, very mellow. Real solid, very smooth for such a big beer.
eRock_2013 (321) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well I had to travel halfway around the world to find this rare brew, completely stumbling across a 2012 vintage bottle of this by chance in Madrid, Spain. Although of course, for the record, this beer does not really exist. But if it did, I would be thoroughly impressed by it's complex vanilla, chocolate, and oaky aroma as it pours into a wine glass. The pitch black color likewise would impress me, while the quick receding champagne-like spritzy head would strike me as lame, though the yeast free taste would be appreciated. The theoretically rich and sophisticated vanilla flavor matched with a flavorful sweet chocolate and coffee taste would be quite enjoyable. A slightly oaky bourbon chocolate whiskey finish would accordingly strike me as unique and remarkably tasty. The smooth palate would be surprisingly pleasant, despite the appearance of carbonation. A sharp alcoholic finish would manage to be appetizing. An excellent beer that would be unlike anything else. The vanilla accent alone would be something worth appreciating. A well done brew that would be unlike anything else.
AndySnow (4626) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Black colour with a brown head.
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, liquorice, vanilla, some alcohol.
Body: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, alcohol.
Xebbe (124) - - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Luktar gott. Mycket mörk choklad och kaffe. Men nått som är lite funky.
Smaken är bra men den är lite platt. Man känner bourbon fatet. För dyr dock.
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zacgillbanks (3003) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This jet-black coloured beer pours with a thin tan head. It has chocolate, liquorice and roasted flavours followed by a powerfully warming vanilla and oak finish which is creamy, smooth and very long-lasting. Too much alcohol and bourbon for me.
Desverger (3272) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@Taphouse, Copenhagen (during Garrett Oliver visit) - pours black with tan head. Roasted dark malty aroma and taste, chocolate, coffee, caramel, vanilla and wooden notes. Gorgeous.
jesperhammer (3407) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22-OCT-2014, bottle @Taphouse, Brooklyn Night.
Black with lasting, creamy Brown head.
Aroma is Bourbon. I mean there are som roasted stuff underneath but mostly Bourbon. Taste actually the same. That nice Vanilla Bourbon stuff:-)
Alcoholic and sweet. One big beer. Full body and soft carbonation. A bit simple but very delicious.