Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma is lots of chocolate, alcoholic, bourbon, coffee and caramel. Taste is very chocolatey and bourbon. Moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied and thick sticky texture. Pretty good but not as good as the H&V series.
tommann (2601) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle at 10.8%. Pours pitch black with a large head. Aroma is sweet bourbon, tar and liquorice. Taste has sweet bourbon and tar. Roast finish with cola and liquorice. Oily mouthfeel. Touch of alcohol burn.
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Borefts Beer Festival 2013. Black with a small off-white head. Aroma of licorice and roasted malt, with bourbon and vanilla notes. Sweet, roasted flavour with a hint of smoke. Roasted bitterness and bourbon notes. Somewhat sharp flavour, perhaps a little young?
laiti (5429) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle (10.8%) @ wPBF’14. Bottled 17.09.2013, BBE 17.09.2023
Aroma is boozy with rubber notes, some salty licorice and some sweet fruitiness. Flavour is boozy with salty licorice, some bourbon tones and too well roasted malt with rubbery bitterness. Just too boozy and stinging.
olio (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ wPBF’14.
Pours jet black color with a minimal head. Aroma of salmiac, roasted malts, sweetish dark berries, some chocolate and tar. Flavor of tar, roasted malts, caramel, syrup, wood, vanilla and faint bourbon notes. Very thick oily palate, lingering caramelous sweet finish, a massive and complex slow sipper.
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml (WPBF)
Thanks bierkoning! Opaque black color, small steady beige head. Apple, bourbon alcohol in the nose. Full-bodied, sticky. Loads of bourbon, not much vanilla. Strong roast, sweetness. A bit messy but otherwise another good impy from Menno.
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours unclear somewhat thick dark coffee in color with a deep rich caramel pecan head. Aroma brings a fresh creamy vanilla like note. Flavor is big on creamy bourbon without any booze or heat. There is roasted malt and light brown sugar.
BenH (2146) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Roasty aroma, chocolate and licorice. Roasty taste some wood, chocolate. Full bodied, sweet and clean. Nice if slightly unspectacular.
vipinvelp (2048) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with small lacing dark brown lacing foam head. Aroma is dark bitter coffee, so also taste. Bitter coffee, some chocolade (dark of course). Short lasting aftertaste. (Velp 201312)
jbeatty (1013) - New York, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 11/23/2013. Pours thick dark brown, nearly black, dense mocha tan head fades to swirl on the surface, decent build-up of lacing. Aroma is chocolate brownie, sweet syrupy fruit, mild roast with gentle bourbon finish, understated. Taste is dark chocolate, rich berry, fruity character, with coffee, hoppy bitter undertones, touch of bourbon in the finish, a bit hot. Thick, creamy body, smooth. Well done.