Holy (834) - GERMANY - OCT 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour at the Borefts Bier Fest 2011. Dark color, thick pour. Coffee, coco, whiskey.
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
An excellent barrel-aged IRS. The mouth feel is a bit oily for my taste, but the end result is excellent. The whiskey is apparent but not overwhelming and its 11% is disguised by its malty sweetness.
Borresteijn (4328) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at In de Wildeman. Black, thin beige head. Aroma of bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla. Flavour is sweet, bourbon, chocolate, hard roasted malts, some moccha, coffee bitter finish. Medium bodied. Too much barrel ageing imo, but still very tasty.
Martinus (2619) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, coffee colour head. Aroma sweet vanilla, slightly smoky, coffee, chocolate, wood, liquorice, bourbon, caramel. Dry and quite bitter taste, roasted malts. Vanilla, wood, slight whisky sweetness coming in towards the end. Quite warming alcohol tones. In the finish somewhat sweet whisky changes into a nice hoppy and burned malts bitterness.
(Bottle @ Borefts ’11)
Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ 3th Borefts 2011. A black colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of strong vanillawith chocolate. The taste is dry bitter, with notes of whisky, a little burny, wood notes and vanilla. The aftertaste is dry bitter with chcoclate and some sweet.
5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Pours black, thin frothy tannish head, fairly sticky lacing.   Strong roasted malt and chocolate aromas.   Also heavy graham cracker and slight alcohol.   Barrel aging seems minor, at least on the nose.   On the tongue its a different story, strong warming Bourbonesque flavors compliment the heavy chocolate graham cracker smores like flavor.   However, not as much Vanilla as I would have expected.   JD is subtle, complimenting the rich roastiness of this one.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Backside actually seems like a sweet hoppy light soy sauce, thankfully not too cloying.   Tasty brew, but seems young and also not as vibrant or flavorful as other BA beers.   Certainly enjoyable, and I’m thankful to have a bottle of the single case that came to Washington.
MiP (12989) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Borefts 2011. Mild vanilla aroma. Black colour. Good stable brown head. The flavour is sweetish with some barrel vanilla, rather alcoholic, but mellow. Good creamy mouthfeel.
Countbeer (3890) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small to medium brown head on top of a black beer.
Smell roasted malts, whiskey, liquorice.
Taste roasted malts, nice but soft touch of whiskey, liquorice, hint of coffee, good bitter and spices.
Good bitter coffee aftertaste.
Low carbo, soft silky mouthfeel, full body and a light sticky texture.
Vaiz (3108) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ BBF2011. Black pour, thick tan head. Aroma is complex roasted, some whiskey and dark fruits. Flavor is bitter roasted, with whiskey. Great balance. Perfect harmony between the bitter roasted original and the bourbon barrel. Much better than the Laphroaigh BA version in my opinion.
Benzai (6266) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Borefts Beer Festival @ De Molen, Bodegraven. Pitch black, opaque, brown head. Smell coffee, roasty, BA and wood. Taste whisky, wood, coffee and roastyness. Nice carbonation, medium body.