77ships (5564) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled draft @ BAF 2014. Thank you! Black, little mocha head. Very boozy thick bourbon nose, light varnish, wood. Taste is thick oily liquorish, mocha, bourbon, very warming, coffee, faint smoke. Thick, rich body. Good but not the best RIS that De Molen has done.
GothGargoyle (1705) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown/black with a good chocolate brown head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is smoke, leather, bourbon, wood, coffee, liquorice, dark fruit. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, bittersweet and lightly smoky on the palate, long rich umami finish. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, coffee, smoke, leather, wood, dates, raisins. Delicious.
Yorker (1684) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tiny bit of sediment and a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, liquorice, smoke, vanilla, chocolate, ash, and bourbon - with a dry finish.
martjoobolut (1712) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,33L bottle. Pours black with tan head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is peat, dark chocolate, bourbon, and alcohol. Flavor is bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, peat, and some fruity notes. Finish coffee and dark chocolate with alcohol and smoke. Overall: great brew.
suurjuust (1882) - ESTONIA - AUG 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shred by martjoobolut, thanks! Black beer, brown head. Nose is bourbon, peat, chocolate, roast, coffee, alcohol. Flavor is peat, caramel, dried fruit, ashy-smoky notes, chocolate, roast. Thick, oily plate, smooth and rich mouthfeel, lots of everything. Very nice.
Ibrew2or3 (7515) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The 33cl bottle, with 11% ABV + bottle on date of Jan. 30th 2013 listed on the label, pours with a nice dark body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma is full with dark roasted malts, burnt malts, some chocolate, some peat and then mild bourbon booze. The taste is similar with pleasing smoothness and richness with roasted malts, dark roasted malts, some burnt malts flowing into yummy chocolate and modest peaty notes. There’s a perfect amount of malt sweetness and smooth mild bourbon sweetness to tie this thing together. This just has the right amount of everything: chocolate, dark roasted malts, peat, sweetness and bourbon. Nice!
Meilby (9782) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, oak, vanilla, licorice, caramel and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, bourbon, chocolate and licorice finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (15569) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 33cl. A clear-looking next to black beer with a small, dark beige head. The aroma has roasted malt, some peat and licorice. Bourbon notes. Some dark chocolate and coffee. The flavor is roasted and peaty, with bourbon, coffee grit and some dark dried fruits. Quite boozy on the palate, warming and more or less full-bodied. Low carbonation level. Caramel, peaty, bourbon and roasted malts in the finish. Well, not superb in my book, but it’s drinkable. In small amounts. 140808
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tiny beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, some ash, caramel, alcohol, oak and grains. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, bourbon, oak ,brown sugar,vanilla and nuts. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.
bhensonb (12601) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Hair of the Dog in Portland. Pours very dark brown/black with no head. Aroma of very dark treact, hint of smoke, hint of vanilla. Full + bodied. Flavor is bourbon/treacle. Lots of sugar. Lots of bourbon. Lots of dark malt. Very, very strong flavors. Finishes amazingly!