Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft @ 3th Borefts 2011. A pitch black colored beer, with a small beige head. The aroma vanilla with chocolate, fruits, wood. The taste of dark fruits, vanilla, chocolate bitter with sweets. Some spices with alcohol. The aftertaste is bitter for awhile with some sweet and alcohol.
DutchDrebus (4265) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Borefts Festival 2011, Bodegraven NL. Pitch black colour with a head that reminded me of capuchino. Smells whisky, sweet, vanilla and coffee. Tastes sweet, vanilla, hint of whisky - lovely. Creamy and soft mouthfeel with a full body.
Travlr (13029) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at BBF 2011. Nearly black, scant brown head. Aroma of burnt coffee, dark milk chocolate, vanilla. Taste has dates, raisins, chocolate. Nice.
dEnk (3915) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2011 Aroma is smoky earthy malt, touch of wood, deep whiskey, loads of roast, coffee, chocolate, leather and much more.
Flavour is deeep roast, chocolate, earthy, wood, whisky and more.
Lingers on for ever while balancing between bitter and sweet of malt, roast and coffee. Awesome.
Dedollewaitor (14089) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Borefts Beer Festival, 2011. Pours black with a small creamy beige head and lacings. Roast, oak and vague whisky. Smooth, oily and slick. Dry and bitter roasted end. Lovely!
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Borefts Beer Festival. Pours black with no head. Aroma has instant barrel impressions with vanilla up front, whisky, coconut, then smooth chocolate, sweet liquorice, coffee, nice roasted with hints of dark fruits and berries. Very sweet aroma, and the whisky is well implemented and not overpowering at all. Taste has cocoa, liquorice, nice whisky impresions, vanilla, dark berries, coconut all in a thick bodied and low carbonated elixir. I really like the use of the barrel in this beer. Very well done.
bierkoning (10500) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ BBF 2011. Deep dark brown color. Well integrated whisky aroma, creamy with dark chocolate. Roast, dark chocolate, salt, whisky, vanilla and oak in the flavor. Slightly herbal and hoppy. Lovely complex brew with a long aftertaste.
RasmusOtt (1233) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Borefts Beer Festival. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet soft liquorice, chocolate, smooth vanilla, cocoa, very light smoke, light spice and syrup/molasses. Taste is chocolate, soft liquorice, coconut, smoke coffee, caramel syrup, vanilla and wood. Intense!
Abio (1628) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a way to small head, a bit sad... Liquorish coffee, with slightly some chocolate getting trough. A nice sweetness, combined with a good biterness. Lots of coffee getting trough. A very decent beer for sure.
suprchunk (2320) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black. No head at first but one appears a few seconds later. Big and tan. Minimal lacing. Big whiskey smell and chocolate. Taste more chocolate than whiskey. Tastes kind of like a tootsie roll. Sweet and thick. Decent, but a bit too sweet and cloying.