rlgk (11937) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2011 Bottle nr 1312. Pitch black, small beige head. Oaky aroma, woody, chocolate, milk, tar and licorice, oily notes. Oily salty flavor, tar, quite bitter, smokt notes, licorice, milky and with dry notes. Quite long bitter salty tar finish. Wonderful beer with an incredible body and with alcohol well hidden.
argo0 (11823) - 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.
chrisv10 (11805) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with small light brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, bitter and liquorice.
bhensonb (11801) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Itty bittie bottle from Alvinne beershop. Bottle # 955. Pours very brown/black with a couple of tan bubbles. Aroma is to die for. Bourbon,oak and chocolate. Full bodied with miniscule carbonation. Flavor is burnt malt,bourbon, chocolate, and possibly coffee. Mild heat. Thick and syrupy, but the oakiness offsets that. Super!
gunnfryd (11586) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is oak, malt, alcohol, licorice, coffee. Flavour is oak, alcohol, licorice, malt, coffee. Full body. Very nice beer.
Christian (11391) - 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.
thewolf (11303) - 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.
HenrikSoegaard (11071) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Frothy lightbroen fair mostly demninishing head. Black colour. moderate malty and hoppy nice but not powerfull aroma. Moderate bitter nice flavor. Loads of vanilla. Long nice moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice but lacks power too be truly great.
Pinball (11000) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
25 cl bottle. pitch black, sall brown bubbly head. complex and heavy aroma. roasted malts, carchoal, chocolate, wood, wood bitterness, bourbon, bourbon, Even though it holds 12% the aroma never comes off as overly boozy. flavor is woody, roasted mals, bourbon, licorice, iodine, complex. aftertaste is woody, bitter, bourbon.. long lasting aftertaste.
bierkoning (10738) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2013 2013 bottle. Deep dark brown color. Malt, chocolate, caramel and bourbon in the aroma. Raisin. Malty sweet caramelly boozy flavor with bourbon, raisin, coffee and dark chocolate. Sweet, but complex and delicious dessert beer.
2010 nip bottle: mix of H&V barrel aged for almost a year on Wild Turkey, Austin Nichols and new charcoaled bourbon barrels, and then mixed, according to the label. Almost black and opague. Strong aroma of dark chocolate, dried fruit and bourbon. Roasted and charcoaled flavor with coffee, strong bourbon notes and dark chocolate. Malty sweet but very complex. Long earthy hopbitter finish with charcoal and bourbon. World class! (9 4 9 4 18 = 4.4)