gEUS (1583) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle at home - pours deep dark brown with only some foamy film over the beer. Low carbo overall. Rather bland bourbon aromas, a bit smoked, leather. vanilla and cacao. Veru smooth silk soft mouthfeel, just a hint of alcohol. Very balanced, nice roasty and malty aromas. Bitter finish, yet gentle. Tastes better than it smells, overall a decent beer.
RichTheVillan (5200) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark black pour with tan head, quite big bourbon aroma, very bourbon forward taste with some medicinal phenols, sweet roasted malts, bit to heavy on the bourbon for me.
jookos (3904) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2013 Bottle. Black with tan top. Oaky, vanilla, nose. Some chocolate, a bit of sweetness. Full bodiedd, sweetness with balanced bitters. Strong bourbony flavour, almost like strong porter with a shot mixed in. Gets to be a bit too much sweet boozy bourbon.
SuBarbare (4) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 24, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with Sir__V @ his Home.
Black opaque color. No carbonization, No foam.
The smell is first roasted, then the really nice barrel taste.
taste: first you taste alcohol, then the malt, sugar, round taste in mouth. I notice a real light bitterness at the end
palate: body is full, texture is fat, you feel it going everywhere. Nice sensation.
sir__v (1284) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 Color: dark black beer with no carbonation and no foam. Smell: high roasted malt nose with licorice and barrel and alcohol presence. Taste: high density on mouth with roasted malt and high sugar presence, also alcohol taste. Aftertaste: nice malt and sugar cane with barrel note. No alcohol aftertaste.
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, from the De Molen shop, 23/10/13.
Pours pitch black with a good sized tan head that slowly dissipates and remains as a covering.
Nose carries a bourbon waft, dark chocolate, dark malts, light boozey notes, dark fruits, toffee, light spice
Taste comprises, milk chocolate, mineral bite, good level of bourbon, light booze, treacle toffee/
Mouthfeel is spot on for style, full bodied, fine carbonation, smooth, light boozey heat at the drum roll - ba bam !
Top stuff - could have drank a bomber of this one - boxes ticked !
BRW (1670) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Biercab. Intense bourbon aroma, too much bourbon, with some roastiness. Bourbon, vanilla sweet taste, roastiness, some chocolate. Full body.
zedisdead (8) - - OCT 19, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very very dark brown, thick brown head that disapears slowly. Aroma of dark chocolate, mocha, roasted grain. Taste : dark chocolate, bourbon is subtle and brings some fruity and sugar notes, cofee bitterness. Palate : great silky, heavy bodied, very nice.
MarcoDL (3201) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black beer with a small head. Smells of bourbon and booze. Strong taste of roasted things and vanilla. Great.
jtclockwork (11793) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of chocolate brownie, bourbon, oak, vanilla, roast chocolate, peat, smoke and dark fruit. Medium body. Some alcohol in finish.