TheEpeeist (2817) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a layer of forced tan bubbles. Even cold I got hit with huge bourbon and chocolate notes while pouring a glass. Close inspection reveals vanilla and prune. Medium body with a hot tang. Taste, as well, is dominated by the bourbon with minimal sweetness; port and black licorice. Although whiskey-forward enough else going on to keep it interesting.
Phatdog1 (113) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml compliments of Soonerchamps. Black as night pour into a snifter. Huge roasty aroma, backed up by coffee and chocolate. Big hit of vanilla in the middle. Complexity of the oak barrels make for a very nice finish.
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anders37 (12670) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty spicy woody chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate flavor with weak hints of bourbon. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate finish.
dreadnord (995) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, almost black with a small brown head. The nose is big vanilla, chocolate, toffee, some cherry or other berries with some light licorice and oak. The taste is high sweet and low bitter. The texture is smooth and creamy, body is heavy and finish is long. Knock out.
XmnwildX12 (1421) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 1820/2256 from a trade, nice ruby brown color with tan head. Aroma is a bit of wood, bit of sweet vanilla, almost off medicinal note. Taste is alcohol up from, goes into some chocolate and dark fruit, finishes nicely, great body.
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BVery (4247) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - thanks Brandon. Nose is mild roast but some aspirin. Awesome thick dark pour with a big frothy head. Smooth dense palate. Finishes slightly dry, and there’s some more aspirin.
ryanfolty (1449) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
April 25, 2013 - bottle from brandon. Dark brown pour with some head. Chocolate and coffee aroma with same taste that also had some wood and slight bitter finish.
onceblind (2532) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
At Avery Strong Ale Fest 2013--inky black with a thin unstable light khaki head. Nose was boozy and oaked with notes of caramel, whiskey, oak, char, vanilla, and deep cocoa. Flavor is much the same. Starts kinda boozy with predominant notes of whiskey, oak char, vanilla, dark chocolate, caramel, and a bit of roasted coffee. A lovely beer.
chrisv10 (7833) - DENMARK - MAR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. Almost black with small light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, little liquorice, hop and a little bitter.
Theis (11061) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Black - brown head. Sweetness, nice wooden, herbal/bitter hoppy, vanilla, burned malts, nice malty, light earthy, light bourbon. Nice.
pentaz (456) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, oak, red wine, chocolate, blueberry, vanilla, prune, acidic oak. Taste is medium+ sweet, medium bitter and light tart. Body is medium+, texture is viscous / smooth, carbonation is medium. Finishes sweet, light boozy and malty. Quite nice.