kraddel (3132) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the de molen tasting
Pours dark brown
Almost no foam
Smell has bourbon , roasted malts
Taste is quite bitter , bourbon , roasted malts . Bitter-bourbon aftertaste . Nice
dEnk (3805) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ borefts. Aroma is deep roasty malt and liquorice, molasses and barrel. Flavour is deep bitter liquorice roast, peaty and iodine notes, some vanilla from the bourbon. Quite alcoholic. Let’s try the bottle in a couple of years.
Martinus (2818) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of soy sauce, barn, vegetables, yeast. Vanilla flavour, soy sauce, paprika, leather. Finish vegetables and light bourbon. Quite disappointing and seems not to be in line with the rest of the ratings here. Wondering what was wrong with my pour.
(from draught @ BBF V, Bodegraven)
sandervdbroek (19) - USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, no head. Aroma is roasted with bourbon. Tasty, but not extraordinary.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BoBoChamp (5452) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl, at 10.8%Vol, as Moord & Brand ’Bourbon Barrel Aged’, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2013, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex sweet Stout, roasted/sweet and slightly alcoholic/fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, top class!, yet expensive!
Inbreak (2131) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 27.09.2013, tap @ Borefts:
Completely flat. Aroma is slightly neutral, dark malts, alcohol, oak, licorice, grass, coffee, cough syrup. Taste is slightly dry sour-ish, dark malts, oak, licorice, peat, leather, cardboard, dark sugar, grass. Longlasting mild bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Fair enough, not the kind of bourbon touch I usually like.
caesar (5131) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, date sept 17 2013, large sample. Dark color, short brown lacing. Aroma of heavy roasted malts, chocolat, biscuit, vanilla, hint of tar and leather as well, some oak wood. Like a big bourbon impy should smell. Very creamy body. Quite some sweetness of vanilla, but also sweet chocolatey malts, fruity bitterness. Wonderful thick palate, a bit boozy perhaps. Seems to be much better from bottle than from tap actually, which was good but not as splendid as it is now. Superior stuff.
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Borefts BeerFest 2013. Black - offwhite head. Sweetness, burned malts, sweet malty body, vanilla, raisins, fruity, coconut, bournbon, rather alcoholic, light brown sugar.
richie747 (39) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bodegraven. Pours a small dark brown, oily, head that dissipates halfway. Minor carbonation, might improve with ageing.
Heavy alcohol and musky barrel aromas. Syrop or port style mouthfeel. Complex mix of dark choc, dark fruits, and a sweet caramel bourbon. Would age well, and score better in 5 years time.
gEUS (1057) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Draught at BBF13. Pours dark brown with a tiny soapy head. Aromas of dark forest fruits, vanilla, oak and slight typical bourbon. Medium body with slight carbonation, bourbon flavours simmering through. - upped with .3 after having tasted the bottled version. Despite the toal lack of carbonation, the bourbon (Wild Turkey?) notes are well in balance with the bae beer. The beer’s texture is quite nice as well.