kryon (2478) - 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
PotjeBier (2471) - 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.
dnstone (2457) - 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.
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!
jonno (2418) - 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.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured black with a red tint and some soapy bubbles for a head. Aroma was fudge, whiskey, and cherry. Flavor was whiskey and fudge. Body was slick and low carbonation.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from DeMolen. Black with a small, light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, boozy bourbon, oak and coffee. Flavor is lots of bourbon, oak, bitter chocolate and light caramel. Medium to full body with average carbonation. Very hot but balanced with the strong, rich flavors. Better carbonation than some of the other BA versions makes this one stand out to me.
Abijen (2379) - ’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.
rxeight (2349) - 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.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super dark brown pour, minimal head. Aroma holds big notes of hot alcohol, charred wood, dark fruit, vanilla and lactic sugars, and some sweet chocolate. Flavor is absolutely excellent-- massive alcohol, oak, dry heat almost like a sauna, cedar, and roasted malt. Palate is rich and boozy, but still drinks so smooth. Super impressive, and really glad I grabbed this at de Struise brewery.