ShivanDragon (1802) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
11% variant, zwart schuimig bruine kraag
aroma: vanille, bourbon, chocolade, koffie, moutig
smaken: redelijk zoet, licht bitter, sterk, matig moutig, fijne zachte bourbon, vanille, koffie, superzachte en fijn op elkaar afgestemde smaken.
volle body, glad/romig mondgevoel, laag co2.
zeer goed spul dit.
tomer (1798) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 2, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting, many thanks DSG, extremely dark brown to black colour, flavour of caramel, milk chocolate and dried fruits, fudgy flavour with dark fruits, toaste woodinessand some flavourfull roastiness in the back, quite treacly. Very good stout.
artmcd8 (1786) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to beerman6686. Aroma of bourbon and toffee. Pours black with no head. Oily texture. Some heat numbs the tongue. Light light carb.
PotjeBier (1771) - 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.
zathrus13 (1723) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle # 2336. Pours dark brown/black, with just a hint of a head. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, malt, wood, and dark fruit. Flavor is bourbon, chocolate, wood, vanilla, dark fruit, roasted malt, and some alcohol. Low carbonation, but there is some. Awesome stuff.
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - OCT 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose of roasted coffee, chocolate, late weak fridge, feel is quite mild, carb is low, taste is espresso, sweet hazel, some alcohol,
SlackerMads (1701) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, bottled in January 2013. Black with a medium sized creamy beige head. Sweet chocolate, vanilla and bourbon in the nose. Same things in the flavour with some light burnt/charcoal notes. Fat and creamy texture. Sweet with some light roasted bitterness, but overall sweet and sticky. Good stuff when in the mood for sweet and heavy.
worldbeertaste (1693) - 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.
dutchbeerpages (1660) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Woof, what a great smell. Slightly alcholic. Looks great, pitch black but with a nice red top. First sip was 15 minutes ago and the aftertaste is still lingering. Really drink this at 15 degrees. Dark/pure chocolate but the buttery kind. Ends with red fruit/forest fruit, cherry.
Abio (1628) - Waasland, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 628 of 2483 bottles (18cl). Pours out black, a very small head, just a lace stays. Very heavy roasted smell, some tobacco and lots of coffee. Also some wood. Pretty nice smell. Roasted coffee and chocolate taste, sweet-bitter. Nice cacao inside. something a little sweet comes up, pretty good taste, but so sad there is almost no carbonation. I don’t like flat beers, I need some bubbles inside. So that costs some points. Put some air inside, and you got yourself another top-beer!