JefVerstraete (2298) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks! Black, brown foam. Soft carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla, some fruitiness, and bourbon. Well balanced. Not too sweet. Good!
Maarten1993 (632) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drank at ZeeBra 2015 (21-6-2015), thanks Wouter for sharing. Very rich taste, excellent. Chocolate, vanille, caramel fuss. Reminds me of the Hunnapuh. Really liked it.
Abio (1817) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Expected more from this one for sure. Still very nice, but misses a boost, specially if you know how many alcohol is inside this one.
Ed5388 (2690) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz silver waxed 2011 bottle thanks to alexsdad from his 2015 FBW contest. Poured a thick black color with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of boozy bourbon, licorice, dark malts, oak, and caramel. Taste of syrupy molasses, roasted malt, strong bourbon, vanilla, barrel, slight oxidation, and a sweet toffee finish.
Benzai (11347) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home. Opaque pitch black color, average to medium sized a bit fizzy, quickly diminishing very dark brown head. Aroma is malts, dark malts, bourbon, vanilla, wood, oak, lightly sweetish and lightly alcohol. Taste malts, roasted malts, dark malts, bourbon strongly, vanilla quite firm, initially a light sweetness linked with the vanilla, changing in the middle to a roasted malt bitterness with a light alcohol burn, finishing with wood, more bourbon, slightly vanilla, roasted malts and bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation. I would have loved it to be even more oily and thick texture-wise, but this is one hell of a beer. Magnificent!
Klimaet (977) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2015 Bottle shared by Bursprak. Thanks buddy, you’re the man :) Pours pitch black with a big dark brown head. Aroma is pretty fruity, vanilla, dark chocolate, savory licorice. Taste is vanilla, light amount of roast, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, dark fruits, fudge, some licorice.
brunomoreno (32) - BRAZIL - MAY 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark and oily pour. Low tan head. Roast and caramel in equilibrium. Hints of chocolate and coffee, with bourbon barrel character in hints of coconut and vanilla. High and ticky body.
bursprak (1562) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, extra from a trade over on BA. Split two ways. Pitch black pour with a small tan head. Nose has vanilla, some dark dried fruits, fresh coffee, caramel and some salty licorice. Taste is smooth, vanilla, light roast, milk chocolate and some light fruity notes.
Nisse666 (5424) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wee bottle as an extra in a trade with knickskicks - you rock! - cons 2015-05-12 Spring Hill - 11% and golden wax
AR: caramel, bourbon vanilla, milk chocolate when poured scottish fudge
AP: black on black, wee frothy diminishing dark brown head
F: rich carbonation, heavy warming feeling, dark milk chocolate bar, scottish caramel fudge, bourbon vanilla, full bodied long and lasting flavors, great brew! And yeah - some american chocolate cookie cream ice cream
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
By far the best thing that Dark horse puts out. Great stout to get your hands on if you can.