kbudd19 (984) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle vintage 2013 courtesy of tom10101, thanks man! Black pour with a finger of light mocha head. Aroma is bourbon, ash, chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, ash, chocolate, light vanilla, finish is bitter, mouthfeel is bit thin for such a big beer, carbonation is medium. Very tasty.
douglas88 (8148) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Christian. Bottled Jan. 2013. Pours a dark brown zwarte color with a medium bruin color. A big sweet woody nose, vanilla. The flavor is big bourbon, I don’t remember much about the old Wild Turkey, but this is about right, more fireball than sweet bourbon. Charred wood, vanilla, coffee. Light fruit. Oak. Woody all through. uitstekend. Quite mellow in many ways.
weark (628) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - OCT 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Black color with a fast disappearing brown head, no lacing - Aroma roasted, coffee, cacao, soy sauce, tobacco, red fruits, prune, dried apricot - Flavor is sweet roasted malt, toasted bread, cacao, vanilla, woody, tobacco, bourbon, alcohol - Full body, light carbonation, sweet & silky, light bitterness, amazing sweet coffee finish - This beer is incredible, young but amazing, i can’t imagine how well it can aged, powerful roasted and chocolate malt body, smooth and silky, wahoo
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/IX/14 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - bottled: 28/I/13 (2014-974)
Clear dark brown to black beer, aery big bubbled beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: alcohol, more alcohol, dark chocolate, some coffee, vanilla, caramel, roast, rye bread. MF: soft to no carbon, full to medium body. Taste: sourish start, alcohol, lots of coffee, some bourbon, overripe banana, bit sweet, some coffee. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, cocoa powder, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, lots of coffee, bitter, dark chocolate, hoppy ending. And what the f*%£ are these gelatinous chunks at the bottom of the bottle?
Vestergaard (1577) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours pitch, oily black with a beautiful nut brown head. Aroma has vanilla, cinnamon, bourbon, caramel sweetness, dark roast, port wine, figs. Taste has more chocolate, coffee, some sweet licorice, but still lots of these vanilla-bourbon-coconut flavors. Extremely easy drinkable, sweet stout. Alcohol is very well hidden. Fat, gentle body and low carbonation. Yum!
Houtmankutkop (28) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Een plens ruwe Brent olie in je glas, zwarte vingerverf. Ziet er doods uit. Nauwelijks schuim. Zachtzoete bitterheid. Een italiaanse espressobar met een bakje pure chocoladerozijnen. Dit concurreert met port. Kleine slokjes grote smaken. Ik ben om!
Cunningham (6721) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick black body with almost no head. Leather, mild peat, oak and vanilla nose. Full body. Tad sweet . Moderate bitterness and an oily creamy texture. Almost no carbonation. I can not say it is anything wrong with this one. Probably heaven for those who love this flavors. I am not unfortunately not a fan. But it have a fine profile with leather, mild peat, vanilla, oak and some coffee. It is a really complex ale with many dimensions.
[Bottle (as De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Misto (bourbon barrel aged) from a trade with markextrae]
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is oaky, toffee, vanilla, chocolate, taste is rich chocolate, fruity, sweet, sticky toffee.
simont1 (541) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 Chocolate, oak, a lot of oak and very deep rounded smoke character with a prominent roastiness. A bit of dark fruit, mostly raisin, aswell as prominent bourbon character. Quite dry, but a lot of unsweetened dark chocolate/cocoa nibs, most outstanding is the oak character, lots of vanilla smoke, bourbon.
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- pours an opaque cola brown with mahogany edges. Thin tan head that quickly thins and clings. Light lacing. S- espresso, bakers chocolate, maple, twigs, anise, chalk, cacao. Grainy malts, booze and oak support. M- some thickness to the medium oily body with a medium bitter palate. Mild to medium bitter palate that goes down with good burn. T- dark chocolate, graham cracker and vanilla up front. Bourbon and oak follow with cacao, coffee, roasted malts and wood on the mid palate. Brings to mind the profile of a barley wine. As it warms some rhubarb appears. Ending is bitter and sharp with an almost tannic quality. Minerals and grass as well as tobacco and vegetal notes come through.