yespr (33873) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan to no head. Aroma is dark malty, liqourice and roasted. Solid roasted, dark malty and bourbon alcohol. Thick malty and liqourice. Ends dry and solid malty.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with no head. The aroma has notes of straw, roasted malt, licquorice, and tobacco. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt, alcohol, and tobacco, leading to a dry and alcoholic finish.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of Sean9689. Pours pitch black with no head - pours like motor oil. Heavy dark roast, licorice and tobacco. Solid body, completely flat, massive roast and tobacco, some liquor accents but not that distinctive. Some heavy roast in the finish. Nice - but flat indeed. 290311
joergen (22603) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Pitch black coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate, oak and liquorice with notes of dried fruits.
Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate, liquorice, dried fruits, oak and hops.
Roasted finish of oak.
anders37 (18767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a thick woody chocolate and licorice aroma with hints from the barrel. Thick roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with hints of bourbon. Has a thick roasted malty chocolate, licorice and bourbon finish.
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
29th April 2011
Opaque black beer, few tan bubbles for a head. Chocolate and wood nose. Smooth palate, no carbonation. Semi dry. Unsweet dark chocolate and dark malt. No roast. Subtle vanilla wood, not sweet or creamy. Trace of dark fruits. Fair bit of booze which provides warmth in the finish and a warming afterglow! The booze is mostly bourbon but there is a little brandy. Very good beer but not a patch on the Bourbon BA Zhukov. The blending has distracted from both base beers I think.
Theis (14088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Pitch black - no head. Oiley, bourbon, chocolate, burned, wooden, oakey, licorice, high sweetness, cocoa, vineous, fruity, light alcoholic, coffee, roasted, tobacco, soy. Too much - not that balanced - but nice.
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Pitch black beer, brown quickly disappearing brown head. Vanilla aroma, whisky, milky, tar, licorice, woody, raisins, figs, grass, oak, soot, ash notes. Woody vanilla flavor, oily, raisins, vanilla, creamy, oak, dry, bitter, figs, dades. Very nice balance, alcohol is well hidden and the body is all you can ask for. Chocolate finish, vanilla, woody, whisky notes with figs and raisins. Wonderful!
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Essentially black in color with minimal tan head forming. The bourbon seems to be a bit more prominent than the brandy, which is sort of unfortunate. Quite a bit of wood and roasted malt with a bit of dark chocolate. The flavor has a more pronounced liquor character with vanilla and wood being well represented, as well as the bourbon and brandy. Lots of roast with some sweet dark chocolate and fruits. Much better than the regular Zhukov’s.
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle, 2010 vintage, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, lightly charred coffee, bourbon, caramel, and brandy. Flavor of chocolate, wood, roasted malt, apple brandy, vinous, and bourbon.