DuffMan (6077) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, - AUG 30, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2012 Summer Session. Marked directly on the bottle as #520/688. Black syrupy pour, so thick it truly does look like 50,000-mile motor oil! Aroma is intense and sets my mouth watering: fresh tiramisu, chocolate, bourbon. Sticky, thick, hearty palate that is densely flavoured to reflect the nose: fresh tiramisu, bourbon-toffee sauce, hot fudge, vanilla, woody and earthy undercurrents. Boozy and warming, but smooth as silk. I wondered whether this would be worthy of the hype or whether it is inflated by rarity. It is worthy of its accolades and deserving of its status. Just an exceptional treat.
RespertFTW (453) - Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. 2013. At tailgate. Aroma is heavy dried fruit and some bourbon vanilla and malt. Taste is vanilla, dried fruit, and again heavy plum. Silky smooth. Really great texture to this beer.
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Inbreak (1391) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
26.02.2014, 0,65l bottle (2013) sampled @ MAD Beer Brewing release @ Mielcke & Hurtigkarl:
No head, just some bubbles. Aroma is sweet, dark malts, sweet bourbon, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, dark sugar, grass, oak. Taste is slightly concentrated and sweet, dark malts, dark sugar, sweet bourbon, vanilla, grass, oak, caramel, chocolate. Medium bitterness, slightly dry boozy mouthfeel. Nice!
Clownoisseur (83) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 381/420. Pours jet black, minimal mocha colored head. Very little lacing. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and booze. Taste is a little more brash than I was expecting. Big notes of the coffee/chocolate upfront, as the nose would suggest. But, I get some of that soy sauce flavor over the middle here that I did not taste in the Vanilla Bean variant. A bit off-putting, but it’s appearance is short-lived. The dark fruits...raisin, plum...come through bringing some sweetness before the roasted nut/oak/bourbon dominate the finish. The syrup/molasses not only encompass some flavor here, but the mouthfeel as well. Very sticky. Pretty darn good beer.
Duntoyou (86) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet sweet bourbon. Noce, balanced. Chocolate. Nuts. Sweat motherfucker this is an ok beer
WanderinCelt87 (124) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a nice black with tan head. Smell is malty and sweet with hints of raisins. Taste is sweet and malty that I was expecting.
Dfonorow (1038) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 Vintage on tap at Dark Lord Day. Pour is black with no visible head, some slight lacing on the glass. Aroma is of caramel, bourbon, raisins, maple syrup, burnt chocolate, and licorice. Flavor is not nearly as cloying as the regular DL - vanilla, chocolate, licorice, brown sugar, molasses, and bourbon. Smooth for the ABV.
ChinoSkillzian (132) - The Hills, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Multiple "vintages" sampled at various tastings. Pours the expected opaque nearly black with small tan head. The nose is rich bourbon barrel, oak, vanilla, with some definite boozy notes as well. The palate is heavy weight but decently balanced, with flavors of medium roast, molasses/syrup, maple bourbon, and chocolate. Mildly complex, nice beer.
burg326 (3085) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark black color we from the bottle with aromas of roast, chocolate, earth, light vanilla, oak and bourbon. Flavors were the same almost like a fudge brownie dipped in bourbon. A little too much sweetness in the aftertaste for me but still a world class barrel aged stout.
hallinghansen (1720) - Odense S, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Cecil Late Fall Monster Tasting. Trade from Sean 9689, thanks bro! Black body with a medium light brown head. Chocolate, caramel , oak, bourbon, wood, vanilla, molasses, coffee, ripe fruit. Beer porn.
KingCecil (2029) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Cecil Late Fall Monster Tasting… . it pours pitch black with no head…. vanilla, bourbon, malts, caramel, dark fruits, choco milk, cacao…...