Vestergaard (1295) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Erik. Pours a pitch black with a nice, brown, lasting, frothy head. Aroma has sweet chocolate and bourbon up front, dry wooden ash/smoke, some licorice, slightly hoppy and fairly roasty malts and coffee. Taste has coffee, roasty, malty, coffee tobacco bitterness, bourbon sweetness and dry oaky notes. Overall not a very sweet beer despite the bourbon aging. Very nice, though itís not that flavorfull.
Klimaet (1110) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks Bursprak. Pours pitch black with a thin light brown head. Aromas of slight bourbon, chocolate, salmiak, slight ash, roasted bitter coffee. Taste is licorice up front, slight hops, bourbon, dark fruits, slight smoke, wood, roasted bitter coffee, dark chocolate.
k0mpsa (2106) - Tuusula, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from bierkoning, amsterdam. Black color, small brown head. Aroma is light roasty, woody and some coffee. Taste is wonderfully balanced, whiskey notes, roasty, coffee and hops at the end.
Huhzubendah (3237) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared byygtbsm94. Thanks Brad!
The beer is black with a thin beige cap. Aromas of oak, vanilla, whiskey, chocolate. Great flavor. Certainly a European style RIS. Rich and dark. Soft on the palate. Heavy but yet easy drinking. I really enjoyed this. I would happily have this again.
yngwie (16052) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, at Haand Festival -14. A really dark brown beer, topped by a small, beige head. Almost clear, and quite oily pour. The aroma has booze, chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Not so much aroma of the Wild Turkey, just the alcohol. That goes for the flavor too, itís roasted tending towards burnt, with chocolate and dark coffee. Full body, lightly warming and soft on the palate. Lasting finish with lots of dark malts and a solid dash of booze. Pretty lovely this one. 140523
rxeight (2166) - Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Erik! 12oz (or maybe 330 ml) bottle. Black as night pour with next to no head. Really dark roast. Like darkness but without the sweetness. Bourbon is very minimal, might not have even noticed it. Amazing stuff.
tom10101 (4528) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (330 ml). Pitch black with a medium creamy beige head and little lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, vanilla, huge fudge presence, light salty notes and caramel. Taste is moderately sweet (not cloying) with an important bourbon presence, fudge, vanilla, light liquorice, caramel and a moderate to heavy warming finish. Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Thick. Creamy mouthfeel. Good balance despite the huge bourbon and warming presence. Complex and really tasty. Super fudgy. Really good barrel-aged RIS.
Christian (12207) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Borefts Beer Festival 2013. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, charcoal and bourbon. Sweet and richj dark flavour of chocolate, licorice and toffee, with plenty of alcohol
Maarten1993 (693) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2014 Drank 8/5/2014. Nice beer. Awesome BA smell. Really loved the rich taste is well. Sweet, but not too. Alcohol, carbonation. Very complex.
tderoeck (7259) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
16/IV/14 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: III/2015 (2014-370)
Clear dark brown to black beer, big creamy beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots of caramel, some mocha, vanilla, alcohol, bit sugary, cocoa powder, dusty. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: lots and lots of vanilla, bit sweet, caramel, mocha, some chocolate, alcohol, cocoa powder. Aftertaste: lots of sweet caramel, lots of vanilla, bit sugary, mocha, dark chocolate, soft bitterness, holy cow this is good stuff!!!