MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle purchased at Chucks in Chagrin Falls last year (I don’t know who traded with them to get this, but I scored 3 other HotD’s and an Abyss that day). 2009 vintage. Thick black yeast deposit left in the bottle, no head at all, deep brown-red hue making it seem black. All great signs. Aroma is almost perfect. Deep roasted malt, honey, chocolate, toasted oat, vanilla and notes of heaven all in the nose. I cannot imagine the flavor getting better with age, since it has the perfect complexity and flavor after a year and a half... but I do doubt it could get worse. Flavor is like a rich deep cherry and molasses flavor. Strong notes of vanilla and wood come through with a honey-like smoothness as well as the subdued malty sweetness. God this one is amazing.
fkoolen (986) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2016 Bottle at home, 2015 ed. Very dark red wine colour, no head. Amazingly complex cherry, red vinous, oaky vanilla, bourbon-y, lightly acidic nose. Taste has some additional roasted malty chocolate, coffee, butterscotch, nuts and dried fruits, warmingly boozy but high abv is well hidden. Brilliantly balanced. Red fruity, body lingering finish. Absent carbonation, big body, velvety (!) soft mouthfeel, oily texture.
Chudwick (2819) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle 2014 release thanks to Prufrockstar- nose is like regular version but a little cough syrup or brandy. Flat. A little nutty probably from the ageing. Earthy.
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
shut up yolanda! .. . closer of the evening .. deep brown .. lots of fruit, caramel, toffee, cherry juice, and fancy wood .. chewy level is at about an 8 .. long sticky finish .. a beautiful beer . .
To sum up, you’re all wrong and I hate your stupid faces.
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at home. Near black with a tiny off-white head. Strong, complex aroma, with cherries, roasted notes of chocolate and licorice, vanilla and caramel, and all held together by vineous alcohol character of bourbon and dessert wine. Sweet and complex flavour of dessert wine, cherry and aged barleyw wine. As good as any Adam from the wood. World class.
linusb (848) - SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Deep dark brown, no head N: Liqourice, bourbon, dark berries, hint of barnyard T: Toffee, sour cherries, bourbon, liqourice O: Very complex with many flavours! Sweet and tart niceness!
ciocanelu (1323) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky brown color with a reddish hue, no head. Aroma is really intense with dark fruits, caramel, brandy, toffee and fudge. Taste follows with cherries, plums, figs, toffee and oak. Heavy, flat body. Really complex overall, lots of dark fruits and toffee. A bit of carbonation would do wonders though.
Klimaet (1863) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares. Pours dark brown, no head. Aromas of nutty, chocolate, light tobacco, burned wood, sweet dark fruits, vanilla, syrup, not much cherry. Taste is tobacco, burned wood, fudge, sweet dark fruits, vanilla, light cherry syrup.
RasmusOtt (2311) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Dangerous bottleshares. Thanks to Bursprak. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of sweet bourbon, cherry, toffee, brown sugar and dark sweet fruits. The taste has some cherry, bourbon, chocolate, dark sweet fruits and an almost vinous touch. Very elegant beer!
bursprak (2500) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares x.x. Dirty bronze pour with no head, flat carbonation. ’14 vintage. Bourbon heavy, some light tartness, not very much cherry left, syrup, sweet and some light molasses.
Vestergaard (1696) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 2014. Pours a murky, dark, hazy, reddish brown with almost no head. Aroma has more bourbon than cherries. Gunpowder, molasses, brown sugar, slight sweet cherries, slight roast, caramel, milk chocolate. Taste is super sweet, lots of barrel notes - both dry, sweet and fruity. Light roasty finish. Low carbonation and an oily body.Tasty! Lots of cherry in the aftaste.