jbeatty (1236) - New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 12/31/2013. Pours black, creamy light tan head, soapy ring of lacing around the glass. Aroma is earthy dark chocolate, mild roast, dark fruit, berries, cherry licorice blending with sweet vinous notes and mild bourbon in the finish. Taste is dark bitter roast, coffee, chocolate, licorice, boozy bourbon with subtle vinous finish. Medium body. Really interesting, tasty blend.
Zlotta (827) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33 l bottle from ’Plan B’ (Rotterdam), bottled in November 2013 (just over two years old). Opaque black with a medium large, creamy, stable, brown head. Sweetish, roasty-malty aroma of dark chocolate, burnt nuts, some tar, licorice and hints of red wine. Sweet, roasty-malty taste of dark chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, nougat, tar, licorice and hints of raisins, followed by a long, warming, roasty-bitter, boozy finish. Full body, creamy to oily mouthfeel, flat. Excellent stuff! Very complex, intense, superb mouthfeel and still nicely balanced.
Zakoon (415) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle enjoyed @ home, thanks to Yeaster. Pours very dark brown with a medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, bourbon, oak, chocolate, dark dried fruits, vanilla and a bit charred. Flavour is light sweet, medium bitter and a hint of sourness. Full bodied, oily texture, average carbonation. Finish is roasted, woody, slightly boozy and some ashtray.
50belair (3163) - Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Brown pour with a kaki head. Dark roasted malt aromas. Mild vinous notes give way to big roasted malts, muted caramels, and oak. Good body and mouthfeel.
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl Bottle shared by Maakun. Very dark brown w/ red haze. Creamy head. Deep roasted dark fruit chocolate marzipan full bodied sweet goodness. Backlog from 2014/04/11.
alex_leit (1167) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cl. Black, aroma and taste: wine, coffee, chocolate, caramel, whiskey, vanilla, slightly sour dry red wine, great stout!
BRW (1747) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at BBF Lab. Black colour with tan head. Wood, vanilla and roasted aroma. Wine, wood and rasoted taste. Medium to full body.
colui72 (488) - HONG KONG - AUG 29, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
It pours oily black, with a medium brown head, which is a surprise as the non-cuvée version had none. Aroma is already promising: Belgian chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and caramel. Taste gets even better, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon from the barrel open the show, then espresso coffee lasts in the mouth with the bourbon after taste. Wonderfully complex and creamy. A master piece!
Cunningham (6228) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black as the night with a big beige head. It was a little bit to much carbonation. Aroma was at first a bit to boozy. Everything about this beer got better after a while. Probably in need for some fresh air. My mouth had to work some time here. Lots of flavors popped up after a while. Nice. Red wine-ish, some bourbon, coffee, chocolate and some licorice. Complex powerful stuff! In the end the alcohol was dangerously well masked.
[Bottle from a trade with markextrae]
maneliquor (3480) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle opened for Luke’s birthday. Serious stuff this. Very pepper driven nose with some deep cherry and coconut behind intensely dark chocolate. The taste was loaded with charred oak, vanilla, mild spice and a mild red berry feel to it. Absolutely melds together perfectly. It has this chewy, but silky smooth feel to the beer which brings everything together. Slightly unusual with the Bordeaux presence. Incredible
JefVerstraete (2427) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Vintage ’nov. 2013. Soft carbonation. Black, beautiful dark beige foam, stays long. Coffee and roasted malts. Sweet vinous notes. Light hints of caramel and vanilla. Well balanced, not too sweet. Light tart notes. Good!