GothGargoyle (606) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - OCT 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to Vaiz for the trade. Black with a small beige head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, raisins. Slick and creamy mouthfeel, rich, sweet and complex on the palate. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, liquorice, hint of bourbon, touch of oak. I think this beer is worthy of the hype.
Tinco (434) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small pour at Mikkeller bar. Thanks alot to the australian guy in the bar giving me this! Lovely beer. Smooth, vanilla bourbon, rich stout notes. Well done!(Short review due to the massive amounts of beer I drank during the CBC13.)
greenclansman (539) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - MAY 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
@ Zeebra Extreme beer festival
Pitch black color, no foam at all.
Aroma is full of vanilla...strong vanilla.
Some alcohol at the beginning but a very smooth vanilla aftertaste.
johndoughty (3293) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a small virtually non existent head. Vanilla dominates. This is a very powerful beer with a great presence. Drink and respect.
TEJA (1158) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ omhper, thanks.
A mighty sipping beer with everything. A fine vanilla - chocolate and a tuch of whiskey aroma that also exist in the taste. Full bodied and good bitterness.
Cbuk1013 (150) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer. Black pour with little head. Smells of chocolate, caramels, honey, vanilla bean, bourbon whiskey, malt. The vanilla smell was less than I expected, but it was there in the taste. Wow! Very alcohol heavy, in a good way. Creamy mouthfeel. A great experience!
DrSilverworm (2962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from a bottle at Camís BCBS tasting. Good, dark, nearly opaque black color. Some clear brown around the edges. Super good vanilla aroma. Marshmallow, brownies, all that good stuff. Decent bit of lace, even. Long, vanilla brownie-cocoa marshmallow aftertaste. Great medium bitter taste, light sweet. Light, nice warmth. Light alcohol burn - very light, not really minding it at all. Good big chewier body. Very light carbonation. Lighter viscosity in the finish, but also an alcoholic dryness too. Sweet, but I love the intense vanilla flavor. Itís intensely sweet in a vanilla way. Which makes for a decadent sipper.
joromiller (22) - Holt, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed this at a recent Beer Tasting in Feb.
Aroma: Vanilla (surprise!!)
Appearance: Dark, black pour with minimal lacing
Taste: Good Lord have mercy. It was one of the most fabulous experiences with beer Iíve ever had
Palate: Full bodied, creamy finish that leaves you wanting more
Overall: Itís at the top of my "wants" and Iíd easily trade many, if not most, beers in my cellar for another bottle
ICEatALAMO (587) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2013 Bottle...for my birthday! The pour is similar to that of regular bcbs, very dark. The aroma has nice bourbon nose full and the vanilla comes out as well. Seems like age as done this well. The taste is amazing. The bourbon is smooth with a nice vanilla hint to it, an excellent compliment. Not overpowering, just flat our smoothness. I am very impressed.
KingCecil (1814) - DENMARK - FEB 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 Bottle @ MikkellerBar ..vintage 2010. Damn damn damn damn den er lśkker ! ....
_angst_ (1796) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber courtesy of AndySnow. 2010 vintage. Such great generosity, have never met the man and yet he sends me a Christmas present containing a bottle of this beast. Pours blacker than black with a thin fizzy dark chocolate brown head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace worth mentioning. Smell is huge, sweet and malty with roasted malts, vanilla fudge, roasted coconut, bourbon, high quality dark chocolate, sweetened dark roast coffee, vanilla beans, toffee, alcohol and hints of peppery hops. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and malty with roasted malts, high quality dark chocolate, vanilla beans, creamy toffee, bourbon, coconut, vanilla fudge, minerals, wood, oily pine and sweet liquorice candy. Mouthfeel is soft, silky, creamy, boozy and full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla fudge, bourbon, toffee, alcohol and vanilla beans. A great smooth and creamy beer. Very happy to have tried this. Thank you Andy!