Hermod (5153) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle. Bottled Jan30th 2013. Pitch black, brown head. Sweet bourbon aroma, vanilla, peat, licorice, all coming together nicely. Amazing aroma, I could sniff this all night. Flavor has vanilla, sweetness, licorice, and peaty notes. Peat quite strong towards finish. Incredibly smooth. Finish lasts forever with vanilla and roasted malty, coffee notes. Absolutely amazing.
caesar (6176) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, dated Jan 30th 2013, large sample. Dark color, short creamy brown head. Aroma of peat, chocolate, coffee, roast, leather, wood, hint of vanilla. Some sweetness in taste, quite bitter. Slight dry of the peat, but backed up with plenty of sweetness as well and some boozy alcohol. The bourbon itself is not that present (anymore), but it does balance out the loads of peat of the original beer. Decent balance, good beer.
Habanero (3569) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours black to deep brown colour with a medium, creamy, fair lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and smoked notes. sweet flavor that ends up with bitter notes and alcohol. Full bodied, creamy text. and soft carb. A great impy.
tricksta_p (2679) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 Pours a disturbing black with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, toffee, some coffee. Lots of roasted malts, vanilla and coffee in the aftertaste. A touch of smoked also to this wonderful brew.
DutchMark (310) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice one! I am not a big fan of srong smoked flavor. This one has the smokiness but it is a subtle presence. The bourbon is nice. Not too sweet and not too boozy. Overall a very well balanced stout.
rosenbergh (9510) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Bottled on Jan 30th 2013. Courtesy of olio.
Dark brown colour with a tiny frothy tan head.
Oat cookies, roasted malt and mild peat in the aroma.
Roasted malt, Bourbon, vanilla sweetness and some liquorice in the flavour.
Quite smooth and drinkable... after all it’s 11%. Nice Bourbon touch.
olio (8470) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours pitch black color with a minimal head. Aroma of oat, some biscuits, tar, some licorice and vanilla notes. Flavor is a bit salty, some caramel malts, roasted notes, chocolate, tar, licorice and bourbon notes. Smooth velvety palate, mild alcohol burn and chocolate on the finish.
lusikka (7624) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle, thanks olio. Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, cream, smooth bourbon and smoked meat. Rich flavour of roasted malts, vanilla, bourbon, subtle smokiness, grass and wood. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a roasty vanilla finish. A very subtle and smooth beer.
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ Tampella, bottled 30.01.2013
Aroma is rich and malty with oaty notes and some vanilla. Bourbon is not that clear. Flavour is stinging, sweet and leathery with vanilla notes, some salty licorice and bourbon. Nice; the bourbon is not that overwhelming here.
tiong (5608) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with a bubbly white head. Aroma of smooth roasted oat, hints of bourbon, wood, oak and vanilla. Taste is smooth, roasty and woody with notes of bourbon, oak, vanilla and dark chocolate. Finish is sweetish, roasty and oaky with notes of bourbon, vanilla and chocolate. Okay, slightly unbalanced bourbon aged IS.