PotjeBier (2621) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap @ Tilburgs BF (26 June 2010). Black, with hardly any head and little carbonation. Aroma is strong bourbon whiskey, wood, charcoal, roast, vanilla/creme brulee, hints of dried fruit. Flavor is sweet malty, dried fruit, a hint of sourness. Strong alcohol feel, but still medium bodied. Long finish with lots of wood, vanilla and some bitterness. Definitely the best beer of the festival and I’m glad I still have a bottle of this waiting for me.
wedgie9 (2595) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
#966 Bottled on 6/8/10
From notes. Tasted in early December 2012 from a waxed and capped 7oz nip bottle, shared with Curtis. Pours nearly black with no real head, but some bubbly brown lace. The nose is roasted and dark with coffee, dark chocolate, and plenty of oaky vanilla. The flavor is very dry, with coffee, dark chocolate, and roast, with the vanilla, coconut, and maple bourbon rounding everything out. The body is full with light carbonation and a long dark chocolate and coconut, vanilla bourbon finish. This is a very good BA Stout.
rouhlas (2573) - GREECE - JAN 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle at home. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, coffee, wood, dark fruits, raisins, alcohol . Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma. Full body, oily with soft carbonation.
kryon (2570) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a latte brown low head
Aromas of cocoa, chocolate, muscavado, vanilla, bourbon, hints of alcohol
Lovely taste of muscavado, vanilla, bourbon, coffee, dark malts
Full bodied, lovely smooth, low bitterness. Masterpiece!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dnstone (2516) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 26, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2012 Vanilla, wood, alcohol, roasty/chocolatey in both aroma and taste. Also burnt wood and vanilla and caramel aromas. Pours deep brown/black in color with a bit of brown head. Smooth and very complex, well-balanced with a nice moderate sweetness.
pushkinwow (2513) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small bottle thanks to Countbeer. Black with a brown mist across the top of the beer. Light oak, vanilla and mellow bourbon, rich chocolate, light anise and red wine, toffee, and some molasses. Low carbonation, full body, alcohol is present but not too hot, sweet and viscous, quite rich, hint of bitterness at the end, great mouthfeel and long luxurious ending. The best of the HV series I’ve had so far.
armando629 (2455) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 18, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small 0,18 l bottle.
Black as rock oil with a minimal small lacing beige head. Like an espresso. Hard aroma with thick and burnt, roasted grains, liqueric raisins and dark chocolate, hops and herbs, tobacco and earth. Oily, heavy body with some freaky vanila under the deep roasted and burnt flavor. Cocoa beans, dark chocolate, tarty wood and burnt oak. Brutal one, yes!
Abijen (2455) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a pitch black beer with a not very long lasting brown head. Smells incredible. Heavy chocolate, vanilla, some fruity and alcohol. Tastes vanilla, smooth, chocolate and coffee. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture. Just an incredible brew.
jonno (2444) - JAPAN - JAN 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big BA nose. Sweet vanilla, chocolate and berries with the bourbon coming in late and full. Quite taty and ashy. Low carbonation. Very rich and dirty. Top notch. Hides the ABV very well. Cheers Tim.
rxeight (2442) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Little 6oz bottle, stamped 222. Big thanks to Erik for the top 100 tick. Nose has some very dark European roast with a touch of booze. Taste is a lot if dark fruit, sweet cherries, some booze that to me comes off more fortified wine than bourbon. Palate was a bit thin and rather flat. Otherwise a very tasty little bottle.