mcdav2154 (449) - - SEP 15, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012 Pours like motoroil. Thin tan head. Smell of raisins, blackberries, and vanilla extract. Thick mouthfeel. Tastes of dark chocolate, dark fruits, bitter coffee and a smokey aftertaste. Very complex. Great brew!!
neepsntatties (1291) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of "hannont". Colour...very dark brown with a thin tan head. Nose....dark Swiss chocolate, molasses, vanilla bean and cotton candy. Palate...lightly tangy, sweet, and bitter with bittersweet chocolate, cocoa powder, ganache and buttercream frosting. The sweetness lasts through the whole palate and the finish is long, nutty and sweet.
dlovell2 (1070) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Vintage 2012. Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle. When poured after maybe 2 seconds you can watch the carbonation release and form a beautiful velvet head. Pours black with a cappachino colored head. Aroma is roasted malt, unsweetened cocoa, bourbon, and vanilla. Amazing velvet smooth mouthfeel. Flavor starts unsweetened cocoa with some roasted malt . Some dried plum fruitiness, bourbon, vanilla, and a bitter chocolate finish. Every aspect of this brew is perfect. Truly a treat.
beermaris (17) - - APR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastes like Riga black balsam as of the herbal nuances in the taste. Taste stronger than aroma. Bitter.
Alusmamuts (758) - LATVIA - APR 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with small light head. Herbal aroma. Deep herbal bitterness with some fruity sweet and sour notes.
Cam_Dynamite (78) - AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thick tan head that quickly settles. Nose is loaded with bourbon, dark fruits and spice. Taste is a sticky bourbon, oak, chocolate, fruits. A really great beer, far exceeded expectations. Hope I get to try again.
cbfobes (2634) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 vintage, pours pitch black with a thick brown head with tons of lacing in the glass, aroma still had a good amount of bourbon and oak that comes through with vanilla as well, flavor has a hit front end with a good amount of roast and chocolate, bourbon shows as well, thick mouthfeel, worth the wait to get to try this.
psilosophy (542) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - APR 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur noire, mousse foncée de tenue moyenne. Des arômes chocolatés, de caramel; pruneaux, de la chicorée, alcool bien présent, on retrouve des notes de whisky. Un peu trop sucrée, carbonnation moyenne. Trouvée à Vanuxeem - Ploegstaert.
Hogfather (69) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - APR 17, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted at home and "The Hoppy Pub". What can I say about this beer! Full of chocolate, vanilla, wood and of course bourbon! Black colour with nice brown head. Excellent aftertaste of chocolate and coffee. Definitely one of my favourites!
Klimaet (481) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to rasmusott. Pours pitch black with a medium dark brown head. Aromas of licorice, coffee, vanilla, dark fruits, chocolate, caramel, malt. Taste is malty, sweet, licorice, roast, savory, subtle port wine.
Vestergaard (687) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to RasmusOtt. Many years ago i had this! Pours a nice, pitch black with a small, brown head. Aroma is nice and roasty, some yeasty vinous stuff, coffee, dark cocoa powder. Taste is very smooth. Pretty sweet up front. Gets more roasty bitter and with some licorice. Slight red vinous tartness, organic, malty sweetness. Full body, but well hidden alcohol, medium carbonation.