MrHangover (3865) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of kermis. Pours a pitch black beer with a small tanned head. Aroma of licorice, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Flavor is very sweet, chocolate and molasses rise to the top in this one, backed up by a solid malty base and ends with a light sweet alcohol burn. Nice in balance, great stuff. Misses some verbonden though.
deanso (8476) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the get Dean to 5000 tasting. Courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks
Thin tan head. Clear dark brown pour. Some chocolate and wood. Slight sweetness and bitterness. Well balanced.
jandd1983 (3740) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of bourbon, vanilla, oak, roasted malts and raisins. The taste was similar to aroma, with a little acidity and bitterness. Good stuff.
kermis (9986) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the get Dean to 5000 tasting, post Dean’s 5000. Pours near black with small beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, a light tart dark fruit aspect (light infection? It’s not bad but not sure it’s supposed to be there), chocolate, fudge and wood. Flavour is light heavy sweet and over moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
jtclockwork (14617) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours black off white head. Nose/taste of bourbon, oak, brownie, chocolate fudge. Medium body.
Strykzone (6561) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at RBSG from jtclockwork. This is powdery cocoa with big earth. Soft bourbon which i like. Some spice and dark fruit. This is a winner. Hs come late and are nice.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at RBSG grand tasting. 750ml bottle. Very dark brown color. Thin off-white head. Couple loose bits of lace. Dark fruit, chocolate, light spice, some vanilla barrel character. Moderate sweet taste, moderate bitter, light alcohol heat / bite. Medium to bigger body, smooth kind of lighter carbonation. Solid stuff, but kind of sweet for me.
dchmela (3005) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to GOT for the taste. Black oily pour. Huge bourbon and roasted grain aroma. Thick chewy. Dark fruit bourbon taste.
Syndicate (180) - Idaho, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Toby for this one. Poured jet black with almost no head. Lots of lacing. Nose is Rich Chocolate, oakey, and somewhat boozy. Taste is heavy on the chocolate, light vanilla notes.
JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 received in trade a while back.. Shared tonight with the good fellas.. Pours a fairly thick dark brown, dark brown head rises up and dies back pretty quickly.. nose shows thick vanilla and barrel presence. Pretty odd spicy note makes me think of cinnamon that I know isn’t really there.. Instead just a big clean dark malt bomb.. bourbon gets a little heavy as it warms up.