Erasmus_ro (1591) - Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOttle. Pours a dark auburnish brown with a small, beige head. Aroma is oak, whiskey, soy, salty liquorice, liquorice. Taste is very sweet, oak, lots of vanilla, whiskey, lots of salty liquorice. Salty liquorice candy. Merkkari-candy for the Finns. Some soy, alcohol well hidden underneath all the sweet, salty liquorice and vanilla. Full, oily, decent carbonation. Somewhat cloying on its own, pairs well with good quality ice cream.
Douberd (2832) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Bourbon BA)) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 16.2% for 4.85 euros, you can’t beat that. Bottled 11 March ’14
Dark red ruby colour on the body, no head, just a thin line forming around the glass after a hard pour.
Aroma of yes, bourbon, vanilla, sweet red fruits, dark fruits too, some faint wood, alcohol.
Very sweet taste, almost syrup like. Lots of red fruits, marmalade, sugars, alcohol, not so boozy as I thought it would be, there is a light alcohol burn every now and then though. The bourbon not so obvious here but still there.
Medium thick body, low carbonation, very sticky on the palate.
Too sweet, maybe with some time on it?
Vaiz (3617) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Clear dark copper pour, no head. Aroma is candy sugars, vanilla, licorice, caramel, tropical fruits, spicy and slightly warming. The flavor is quite warming, very sweet and with a nice spicy bourbon sharp edge to it. Really well balanced and solid. Great brew.
AbouAli (180) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Petite mousse odeur de malt et alcool léger, léger goût de fruit. Bonne buvabilité malgré tout et notamment l’alcool
rhsiung (916) - USA - NOV 9, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
330-ml bottle from cervezorama. perfectly balanced malt and sweetness. didn’t mistake this for a 7 percent beer!
kraddel (4185) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours very dark amber/brown, no head at all .
Smell is bourbon , wood , Sweetness from the basebeer .
Thick mouthfeel . Sweet, bourbon, oak , the basebeer shines trough nicely . Some forest-leaves , Buttery, vanilla , alcohol is so hidden, You could easely mistake this for a 7 percent beer ... DAMN !!!
Just like any others in this series, this is top notch ,,, Desert in a glass .
Bov (9979) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 25, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
draught@Au Trappiste - quite clear dark ruby-brown beer with no foam; aroma of nuts, vanilla, wood and cherries; hugely sweet, sticky and full-bodied; aftertaste of red fruits marmalade, walnuts, maple sirup with some residual sweetness - did I mention the sweetness ?
Deonis (4) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle at home? easy to drink
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of oak
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl, as Bommen & Granaten ’Bourbon’, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2014, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex brew, sweet/alcoholic/fruity and slightly woody/spicy, yet not too heavy, very balanced, hazy, nearly no head, top class!, yet expensive!, WOW!, ’This to celebrate my 200th beer rating from Brouwerij de Molen; Bommen & Granaten will always be one of my favorites from this awesome brewery!’
riktw (22) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
darkbrown reddish color, almost no foam.
Quite a sweet beer but in a pleasant way. The very high alcohol content is not present in beer. It’s quite a thick beer, almost syrupy.
It tasts like bourbon, wood, chocolate, dark fruits although less then the normal version, caramel and a hint of liquorice.
Very special beer with a lot of flavour.