cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2013 Bottle at home ... Thanks to Jan for this one ... deep black ... barest lacing ... sweet toffee roast ...little chocolate nose ... very rich ... deep roast ... big spirit ... maybe a little too much ... dry roast malts ... little coffee ... very dry ... light bitter linger
bottle at colins ... feb2013 ... deep black ... no head ... soft deep meaty roast ... big whisky nose ... mellow roast ... soft chewy malts ... soft sweet honey and whiskey ... soft mellow lovley 4.0
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
18cl Bottle @ Hj Hansen, Odense. Bottle 444. Pours black with a small creamy bubbly beige head. Nose is vinous. Dark malty, roast, bourbon, chocolate and liquorice. Smooth, soft and full bodied. Delicious. Warmth . . .
Theis (13225) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Black - brown bubbles. High wooden. Burned malts. Whiskey. Dried fruits. Plums. Raisins. Sweetness. Recidual sugar. Licorice. High malty. Light smokey. Nice.
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Fin. Cheers my friend. Thanks so much. Black and thin tan head. Looking forward to this as Menno produces some of the best strong stouts in the world. Lovely intense dark choc and espresso coffee aroma with relatively subtle bourbon barrel aroma. Vanilla and wood definitely present though. I must admit, I do prefer something maybe more subtle as I’m not the world’s biggest Bourbon fan. In the mouth is an explosion of flavour. I mean the intense bitter dark choc finish is exquisite, simply exquisite. Smooth and full in mouth, even with some full milk stout lactic qualities. Bourbon clearly carries through the beer, but I enjoy the mouthfeel very much and the rich aggressive roast finish really is very special. The choc is absolutely gorgeous. Touch of heat on the finish. Really rather fabulous. Will be interesting to see how this develops over the years.
yngwie (13106) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. An oily pour leaves a black beer topped by a small, tan head. It’s heavy on the nose, vanilla, oak and alcohol in the back, with coffee, roasted and burnt malts doing most of the work. Quite vinous. Alcohol too of course, it’s a strong beer. The flavor is sweet, but not too sweet, and quite complex with the barrels leaving oak, vanilla and alcohol, and the malts roasted flavors and coffee. Some alcohol wamth in the mouth, full-bodied and oily. Chocolate, coffee, red wine and vanilla in the finish. A lovely one. 110107
TBone (12323) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 18cl (#2398, bottled 08062010)
Tnx bierkoning! Dark opaque brown color, tiny brown head. Strong aroma of bourbon: oak and vanilla with notes of licorice. Full-bodied. Flavor is roasted with licorice then lots of vanilla and bourbon. Slick thick palate. Quite standard barrel aged beer but well-made and base beer is excellent for doing barrel ageing. This is actually quite similar to Kaggen, but not as sophisticated.
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(18cl, bottled 08 June 2010, 2150/2483) Pours an opaque black body with a spare tan head. Aroma of chocolate, fudge, vanilla, nuts, vinous, raisins, and bourbon. Flavor of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, and bourbon. Excellent!
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
18cl bottle, thanks Travlr. Still, murky dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, whiskey, some dark chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, dark chocolate, some whiskey. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
thewolf (11099) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours dark brown (perhaps the barrel has ’stolen’ some colour, as this is even lighter in colour than the regular). Small, creamy, beige film head. Exceptional aroma. So subtle yet so powerful. Whiskey, port, vanilla, oak, lots of coffee, dark toffee, light liqourice. Vinious and with good dark chocolate on top. Low carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is really nice. Lots of oak, vanilla, coffee, heavy liqourice, light couch-syrup, vinious. Long, lingering coffee and mild hoppy and vinious finish. Exceptional.
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a big and lasting tan head. Roasted aroma with licorice, some fruit, oak and bourbon. Sweet licorice, fruit and roasted flavour with a somewhat dominating oak and bourbon.