Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A very rich and spicy black beer. Brutal but drinkable sugar bomb.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed when approximately 1 year of age. Bottle sent to me by hopscotch, thanks a lot Eric
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan light-brown head
In long: Nose is very rich, raisins covered in caramel, black liquorice swimming in toffee, seasoned pastry, more… Taste is more chocolaty than expected, still lots of raisins, rich caramel, cinnamon bun, a piece of rich pastry, black liquorice spiral confectionery, plenty of anise. Bohr and Dirac + rum barrel aging created the atrocity that is Nielsbohrium. I could recognize certain aspects of Nielsbohrium in Bohr, however Bohr was not nearly as offensive as Nielsbohrium. Bohr is over-the-top, a brutal sweet assault on the palate, but it is not an unpleasant one. Named after Niels Henrik David Bohr, a brilliant Danish scientist in advanced physic from mid 1900s, so you see, the Danes have been obsessed with numbers for a very long time.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a viscous, dark black color that’s completely opaque with a one finger dark mocha head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Looks incredible!
Sweet, slightly spicy aroma with a balanced of roasted and sweet malt notes as well as some dark fruit and sweet booze. Subtle peppery zest followed by roasted dark malt, chocolate, coffee bean, toast and oatmeal. There’s also some lactic cream and lighter chocolate malt notes followed by vinous raisin, grape and fig.
Medium bodied with a prominent peppery spice presence up front that’s countered by a complex malt bill, vinous fruit and boozy sweetness. Slightly viscous with pepper, ginger and and clove followed by roasted chocolate malt, tobacco, toffee and robust coffee bean. The roasted character is countered by sweeter malt notes, lactic cream and dark fruit notes. Hints of raisin, plum and fig give some needed sweetness toward the end of the palate which is followed by subtle boozy heat. Still, the high ABV is relatively well maxed, making this complex sipper easier to drink than expected.
Huhzubendah (2262) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
Served side by side with Dirac.
The beer is on the edge of blackness, with a beige cap that leaves a healthy trail of lacing on the glass. The aroma brings roasted malt, dark fruits, spice, and some booze. The flavor is nice, with everything well balanced and integrated. The beer is full bodied, thick, and viscous, with fairly low carbonation.
I preferred Dirac over Bohr, but only slightly. I think they are both great beers. This collaboration was definitely a success.
Aniela (2302) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Black beer with a small brown head. Dark dried fruits, tar and malty aroma. Tar, ashes, licorice, coffee and salty flavour.
Dunbar72 (133) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Tkrjukoff’s CCB-day in Sätila. Pours black with a small dark brown head that reduces quickly. Spicy aroma, coffee, chocolate. Licorice and coffee in the taste, pretty bitter finish.
peteinSD (1281) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Scott - thanks! Black pour with a very dark brown/tan head that hangs in there for a while. Aroma is very dry roast with chocolate, bitter coffee, and noticeable raisin/date with a touch of alcohol sweetness into the finish. Taste is dry roasted malt with chocolate, bitterness, char, alcohol bite, and a sweet melange of malt and raisin. Feel light and creamy. Nice combination of the dry, roasted imperial with the sweet raisins. Good beer that may have peaked some time ago.
sthlm (1224) - Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle, thanks!] Old rating. Pours dark brown with a nice head. Aroma is coffee, raisin, light spice--allspice? Vague sweetness. Taste is barbeque sauce, deeply roasted malt, smoke, and dark chocolate undertones. Thick mouthfeel, smoth. A decent beer, but didn’t amaze like some other CCB beers have. Thanks again for the opportunity to try this!
jbruner (1983) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at drowland’s going away tasting, thanks to stevencon. Poured a dark brownish black with a thin tan head and light lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and slight fig-like sweetness. Taste is more towards bittersweet chocolate and coffee, with a slight alcohol burn. Nice, but not the best imperial stout.
PorterPounder (5196) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - at drowland’s 7/7/12 going away tasting party - thanks to stevencon. Dark brown pour, khaki colored head. Aroma is peppery and sharp. Flavor of raisins and brown sugar, some chocolate, brown sugar and pepper in the finish. Thickish mouthfeel.
gnoff (7445) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared @ Timo’s/tkrjukoff’s CCB Day tasting on July 7, 2012.
Bottled in 2011
Black color, dark brown head. Chocolate, grainy, alcohol, milky scent, some licorice. Salty, malty, sweet, smooth taste. Salty aftertaste. Smooth full mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Some spicy chili feeling.