Macegan75 (751) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle dated Jan-13, I picked up a the Bierkonig in Amsterdam. Plours black with some deep red hue. nose is beautiful complex with black malt, mild coffee, leather, oak, bourbon and coco. first sip is similar with nice dark and milk chocolate, just a bit thin in the finish. still an amazing beer
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog. Bottle nr. 767. Tried this right when they came from the brewery, the bottles were definitely too young and overpowering, this is a beer for aging.
PriorL (2776) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (28/1/2013), tasted blind together with some other H&V variants. Shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small stable beige head.
NOSE: bourbon like, alcohol, sweet, nice!
TASTE: sweet, bourbon, nice!
Best of this tasting!
worldbeertaste (1741) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One year old bottle. Deep dark brown almost black if bit for a slight red tint and almost no head to speak of. Deep smell of malt, with lots of black roast, coffee and burnt malt. The smell of oak and bourbon is clearly present but softened by the clear chocolate. Medium to full oily body. The alcohol is present but already subdued. Dark bitter chocolate, berry, and soft roast that finished with some alcohol warmness, vanilla, caramel, and lots of roasted malt. Leaving the mouth as if I just had a shot.
daniele (6526) - ITALY - FEB 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Alex dark no head almost flat dark chocholate liquorice medium bitter liquor
Scura quasi piatta inteso naso caffe cioccolato liquore discreto amaro legno vaniglia morbida
MrHangover (3237) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ tasting, courtesy of Zer0. Pours a pitch black beer with a small beige head. Aroma is fresh bourbon, boozy notes and caramel. Not too much extraordinary in the aroma going on. Flavor is fairly bitter, dark sugar and caramel going on. Bourbon is definitely noticed in the flavor, giving some sweetness. Mouthfeel is cloying, thick. Very nice variation.
Zer0 (1166) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at mrhangover’s place at his epic Eclipse tasting. Pours very dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and licorice. Well balanced. Heavy bitter and moderate to heavy sweet. Very good.
spacecube (1341) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle, pours black with a small off white head. Rich and smooth chocolate, nougat, textures from the bourbon, velvet mouth feel. Finish is sweet and short. Full bodied and low carbonation. Hides alcohol well, lovely sipper.
weihenweizen (2198) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 Refrigerated 11.2 oz. brown bottle, says ale aged in bourbon barrels, poured into a snifter. Pours black with dark brown highlights and very small beige head. Aroma is nice bourbon, medium/thick body, low/no carbonation, and very little lacing. Taste is roasty, bourbon, some ash, some dark chocolate, some soy sauce, and some alcohol. Heavy, hard to drink, wouldn’t go out of my way to have again.
teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle with red waxed cap, Jan-13 vintage. It pours a deep black with almost no head to speak of. Just a small ring of brown bubbles. Smell is quite sweet and liqueurish, with bold notes of dark chocolate, port wine, liqueur an mild roasted coffee beans. Taste is on the sweet side, complex and bold with dark chocolate, hazelnuts, vanilla, slight roasted coffee and wood. More whisky notes. Leaves a clear note of cocoa powder in the finish. Bold mouthfeel with creamy texture. Overall, very good with well integrated notes of whisky, albeit still a tad sweet.