beernbourbon (1370) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2012
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Pour is outrageous. Incredibly thick and totally black with a deep red/ brown lasting head. Just beautiful. Aroma is surprisingly subdued with hints of dark roasted malt, dried fruit, faint tobacco, and some alcohol notes as it warms. Flavor is awesome. Rich, deep, roasted malt with hints of dark fruits and very very little alcohol. Finish is long with notes of toffee and rich sweet malt. Palate is so wonderfully soft and luscious. Sticky and huge but quite drinkable for 26%. This is one of the best beers I have ever had. The only thing I can even consider deducting for is the somewhat subdued aroma with a touch of alcohol. So good.
kbudd19 (843) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tiny little nip bottle sent to me by Simon, thanks man! Finally decided to crack this for my Bday, I think this is vintage 2010. Appearance, sweet jesus, this is thick chocolate tar with dense mocha head that dissipates pretty quickly. Aroma is big hits of booze, oak, vanilla, marshmallow, coffee, my nostrils are stinging. Taste is thick chocolate, followed by rich dense coffee, vanilla, oak, fudge, holy shit.. this is like drinking syrup, finishes with some heat, and a wallop of bitter coffee roast. I really had no idea what to expect from a 26% beer, but this is really something special, its like drinking a glass of bourbon coffee infused fudge. This is dangerous stuff as It tastes nothing like the abv suggests and although hot its fairly drinkable.. wow.
sir__v (944) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage bottle sample & tap sample at ’t Oude Schooltje , Oostvleteren - BE. Color: high viscosity deep black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt domination with caramel and barrel notes. Taste: amazing oily sensation on mouth really high viscosity and exposition of sweet and caramel with roasted malt. Bourbon and vanilla notes. Alcohol presence. Really amazing! Aftertaste: high sweet caramel and vanilla notes really. Workless ! Candy and alcohol notes. The vintage beer was more sweet and high higher viscosity, the tap beer was more malty and with high alcohol taste. AMAZING !
makromaniak (141) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
@schooltje from Urbain...heavy sweet malty, oily, choco, coffee, wood, wineous and vanilla...alcoholic but still very well hidden for its abv.
mutz (692) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ schooltje Oostvleteren. Zwarte kleur, mokkakleurige kraag. Geur en smaak is fruitig, koffie, mokka, peperig. Volle smaak, stroperige structuur. Alcohol in de nasmaak is aangenaam.
DesertDevil (625) - Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloyingly sweet nose of malt syrup, maple, caramelized sugar, a touch of blueberries, and very hot brandy. Pours muddy black with cola traces. Thick and smoky flavor, very syrupy with a heavy soy sauce note and a berry blend. Too thick and too hot.
Renobob (1129) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bue à la pression chez De Struise. Couleur noir profond avec une magnifique mousse marron foncé. Bière incroyable, superbement équilibrée malgré son taux d’alcool. Sublime !
freretoc (1070) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bue à la pression en 8cl à l’école à Oostvleteren, couleur noire, belle mousse brune et pas d’effervescence, une putain de claque, en bouche grosse attaque sur le café, puis une deuxième bouche sur l’alcool, continuité sur la liqueur de café et fin de bouche assez forte sur le sucre. Incroyable que l’alcool soit si bien équilibré !
KAWANO (28) - JAPAN - DEC 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer was able to drink in Tokyo. The was above all great It’s explosive power of scent. Strong aroma and sweet and taste that will not including the mouth felt until now comes surged at a stretch. Also impressive was easy to drink in spite of the frequency. Even it would be good to drink as dessert.
tectactoe (3075) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2015 Bottle: Thanks, Mike! Pours thick like oil. Sloshes in the glass. Small cherry-tan head grows slowly. Aroma of super sweet prunes, dates, licorice, brown sugar, syrup, chocolate, light roast, & a hint of boozy oxidation. It smells heavy & robust, but still not quite 26% ABV. Taste is very sweet but still not quite to cloying levels. Dense brown sugar, booze, dates, prunes, black licorice, roasted malts, burnt caramel, lots & lots of dense sugary tones mixing with a strong backlash of booze. Gets a little boozier with time, warms up the throat & chest quite a bit. Dense fudge finish, burnt sugar, faint oxidation. NIce.
mike_77 (3784) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with dark brown creamy head. Looks like a greek coffee. Theres an element of alcohol in the aroma which is perhaps inevitable. Flavour has a degree of roasted malt bitterness and some lighter coffee and sweet vanilla. Thick, rich and warming.