ads135 (3071) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The bourbon, the smoke, the chocolate, all of it blends well in this dark beer. Hints of Worcestershire.
77ships (4215) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled draft @ Borefts 2013. Black with no head. Nose is huge sweet bourbon, vanilla, oak, hint soy sauce & roast. Taste is sweet bourbon, touch soy & berries, brown sugar, caramel, roasted malts, faint smoke & coffee. Creamy & flat. Nice but I liked the 2 other versions more.
Vaiz (3528) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at a camping in Hungary. Black pour, thick tan head. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, molasses, roasted malts, vanilla, leather and slightly spicy peppers. Flavor is thick syrupy bitter malts with a chocolate sweetness. Very nice balance, huge body and very smooth. Great brew.
MaartenRF10 (1613) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at BBF’13
Black, no head. Great Bourbon aroma! And taste! Full body, oily texture, good carbo. Top!
ShivanDragon (1778) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
zwart met nagenoeg geen kraag
aroma: bourbon, vanille, hout
smaken: bourbon, vanille, redelijk zoet, zachte olieachtige smaken
redelijke body, zacht, romig, zoet, goed bier
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(10.8% abv bottle). Black body, minimal light brown head, with some uniquely thick lacing. Strongly enticing aroma with chocolate, mocha, caramel, as well as wood, honey and whiskey, sour cherries and vanilla. Full, heavy palate with minimal carbonation. Exceptional bittersweet flavour with dark chocolate, some coffee and peat, vanilla and licorice, all perfectly balanced, with a quite dry finish. Amazing.
MrHangover (2661) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled @ Borefts 2014. Pours a pitch black beer with a creamy tanned head on top. Aroma has loads of bourbon, molasses, some oak. Flavor has some vineous characters, some Port, loads of caramel and vanilla in the back. Very dry mouthfeel, it’s almost like drinking a bourbon barrel aged wine. Very nice, strong and full bodied beer. Great stuff going on here! Great ender of another great year of Borefts!
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
33cl bottle at big ’De Molen’ Tasting at ’De Kelk’, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small stable beige head.
NOSE: coffee, alcohol, bourbon, chocolate.
TASTE: bourbon, coffee, bitter, chocolate, alcohol.
Very nice beer!
martjoobolut (876) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,33L bottled 20.05.2014, ABV 10,8%. Pours black with brown head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is intense bourbon, roast, dark chocolate, raisins, alcohol, hint of coffee and some sourness. Flavor is sour, bitter, and sweet, dark chocolate, roast, coffee, and licorice. Finish is intense and long coffee bitter with dark chocolate. Overall: great brew.
Bov (9701) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
draught@Au Trappiste - black beer with a little beige foam left; peated and roasted woody aroma of cherries and black chocolate; huge malt backbone, some sweetness, really tasty, quite dry and very bitter; long notes of chocolate, roasted and woody with an apparent alcohol