tricksta_p (1588) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a frightening black void with a small brown head. Aroma of plum, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, raisins, bourbon. Thick oily mouthfeel. I’ve had better BA’s, but still this is a great brew.
MaartenRF10 (1640) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at Hel en Verdoemenis tasting
Tasted a fresh one from 2013 and an aged one from 2009. I’ll use the fresh one for the ratings score. Aroma is bourbon, after eight, vanilla and wood. Taste also has some roasted malts and coffee. Medium dry. Full body, nice soft carbonation.
The aged version is very portlike and very smooth, great beer for aging!
blomster (263) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle, bottled Jan 28 2013. Dark pour with minimal head. Carbonation on the low side. Aroma of ashes, chocolate, coffee, booze. Ok. Tastes quite a bit better, boozy chocolate, smooth. Long finish. Great beer.
DutchMark (221) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not the best de molen IRS I had but still very good. Choclate and espresso dominate in the flavor and the bourbon is very much present.
alexsdad06 (6450) - Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample from notes (Jackie o’s tasting). Pours a very dark brown to black with a small tan head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, char, whiskey notes, wood, and some dark fruit. Boozy at times, but this was solid.
sandervdbroek (19) - USA - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark with hardly a head. Aroma of dark fruit and roasted malts. Flavor of coffee roasted malts, caramel and dark chocolate. Excellent contribution of the bourbon.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
The_Osprey (2589) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer #900 on RB. Bottled Jan 2013 at 11%. Black, some white bubbles but no real head. Smell - initially plastic, crayon, marmite, bourbon, wet paint. Settles down over time. Body is medium, slight carbonation, slightly foamy in the mouth. Taste - smooth chocolate, marmite,leather, bourbon, quite a lot of tannins and it’s drying. There is also an alcoholic sharpness to it. Bit heavy on the stomach but some air improves it. Starts tasting like flat pepsi after a while. Overall, it was slightly disappointing but a decent beer. Needs a few years in the bottle I think.
Beerman6686 (4999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of smoke, light oak and chocolate. Flavor was caramel, chocolate, small and small barrel notes. OK but not outstanding.
gmellison (426) - Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour thanks to arminjewell. Appearance is dark brown, Aroma is plum, chocolate and whiskey, really potent. Taste is dark chocolate, good stuff.
adnielsen (9661) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Armin’s palace, courtesy of arminjewell. Pours a thick black appearance with a small brown head. A touch peaty, thick dark chocolate, a bit spicy, whiskey aroma. Really rich dark chocolate, a bit spicy, coffee, slight whiskey. Delicious.