LoFi (1516) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2013 Bottle #168/360, opened 2011. Black with a dark brown tinge, tan to light brown head that instantly disappears into a porous ring. Aroma: chocolate liqueur, vanilla, oak, licorice. Taste: chocolate, pralines, salty licorice, some bourbon, vanilla, vinous, dry finish. Warming alcohol, but doesn’t really feel like 12%. Full-bodied with noticeable carbonation. Great!
My last 2010: #229/360, opened 2013.
Aroma: chocolate pralines, liqueur, bourbon, oak.
Taste: sweet licorice and some salty too, chocolate pralines, Irish cream, bourbon, oak and sawdust, vanilla.
gunnfryd (9701) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is oak, malt, alcohol, licorice, coffee. Flavour is oak, alcohol, licorice, malt, coffee. Full body. Very nice beer.
deyholla (5849) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Scott! Pours a dark brown with a brown head that dissipates completely. Aroma has a good amount of bourbon with a roasted malt not as well as a bit of dark chocolate. Flavor has a good amount of roast with a decent amount of chocolate backing and a hint of bourbon.
ekstedt (5082) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (18 cl) from Systembolaget. Black with small beige head. Boozy chocolate aroma with some wood, whiskey, figs and plums. Medium bodied, flat carbonation. Sweet with dry finish and medium bitterness. Soft barrel notes, but too alcoholic.
gnoff (7327) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2013 First rating
2 small bottles, thanks to tkrjukoff and ekstedt, who came with a bottle each!
Sampled on April 1, 2011
Rather surprising to see clear glass bottles used for a beer meant to be stored?
Black color, small brown head. Mainly alcohol scent, also sweet and wood. Sweet, some fudge, overwhelming alcohol taste. Sweet fudge aftertaste. Loads of warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Bottle 33 cl at Gothenburg Beer Festival 2013 (Haket), Sunday, sampled on September 8, 2013. Bottled 28/1-2013. Marked 11%.
As "Bourbon Barrel Aged".
Very dark brown to black color, very small tan head. Sweet, roasted, alcohol scent. Sweet, alcohol, roasted taste. Malty, sweet aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
tkrjukoff (3881) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black as night with minimum brown head. Aroma is alcohol, dark fruits, raisins, fidges, tar, malts. Mediumbodied malty roasted mouthfeel. Flavor is fantastic good, fruity, malty roasted, fullbodied, alcohol, vanilla, chocolate. Great fullbodied palate. Finishes longlived tart peaty with warming alcohol touch.
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black wih a tiny, almost non-existant brown head. Lots of bourbon and mud pie in the aroma. Also dark fruits, vanilla, coco and some booze. Lovely round flavours but a little hot.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
18cl bottle poured into my Bruery tulip...Black pour with very little carbonation, not much lacing or much to look at...The aroma is too light can’t pull much out. However, I get some really nice vanilla and bourbon coming through, little too much alcohol. Light char as it warms on the finish, pretty interesting and yummy...The taste is pretty good and similar to the aroma, just not as successful. More alcohol comes through, and light vanilla. Not enough coffee or chocolate or bitterness to balance this out. Additionally, the feel is light and not as full as I want in a stout, affects my enjoyment of the taste.
wekker84 (1400) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle a black colored beer with a tiny brown head aroma roasted malts caramel fruits oak and spicy flavor roasted malts caramel spicy coffee oak dry fruits some laurel and bourbon a nice beer
chrisv10 (9689) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with small light brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, bitter and liquorice.