CraftBeerNick (1098) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, 7th February 15. Pours fairly clean and dark, slightly see through. Aroma, vanilla, bourbon, molasses. Taste is sweet, vanilla, oak barrel, bourbon, candy, molasses. Pretty tasty.
olsvammel (3793) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a friend. Strong and complex smell with caramel, bourbon, oak and dried fruit. Similar taste. Qutie sweet which balance out the booze from the barrel. The barrel gives it a very nice complex touch with lots of oak, vanilla and bourbon. Almost no carbonation but that is a plus in my book.
fombe89 (241) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 31/01/2015.
Color negro, Carbonatacion baja, Aromas a licor. cuerpo denso
artmcd8 (1998) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to charule. Pours a murky maroon brown. No head. Aromas of vanilla, candies dark fruits, butterscotch. Taste is sweet with a nice bourbon alcohol heat. Medium body and light carbonation.
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is toffee, vanilla, caramel, sugary, light fruit, taste is rich caramel, dark fruit, sweet, toffee.
Douberd (2892) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(De Molen / Närke Goths & Vandals ) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 10.6%
Black coloured beer, small brown head with good retention, minimal lacing left behind.
Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, very appealling.
Taste of bourbon, alcohol, vanilla, light wood, dark fruits.
Medium thick body, soft carbonation.
Lowenbrau (2410) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle @Cimmeia, Oviedo. 17-12-2014.
BBD: need to check, but was in date for long.
In short: tasty barley wine?.
Pours very dark with little tan head. Short head retetnion, poor lacing. Malty, caramel, liquor, sweet honey aromas. MEdium body, flat carbonation, viscous texture. Taste is quite malty, sweet, plums, raisins, some roasty notes. Warming mouthfeel, liquor profiled. No hints of aging noticed, but still an impressive strong dark ale, verysmooth and enjoyable.
Gerardgathier (509) - - DEC 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black. Vanilla bourbon aroma. Taste is bourbon choco vanilla and some coffee. Full body. Lovely
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
douglas88 (6690) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Eric. A huge brew. Pours a dark brown color with a very small white head. A sweet bready nose, toast, candy. Really this is a lot like a big sweet Doppel. Raisins, toffee, pine, huge dark bread. Sugary sweet, caramel. Damn good. Roasted/burnt caramel. This will get you.
martin00sr (1130) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky, very dark brown. Small offwhite head. Aroma has dried fruit, alcohol, raisins and plums, leathery brown sugar. Flavour has warming alcohol, dried fruit, figs and plums. Well balanced bitterness andsherry-sweetness. Malty, boozy finish. Certainly one of the best at the Vollerup Space Race Advent Rating.