DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber shared with my brother and nephew. Inky black, motor oil pour with a substantial, rocky brown head and excellent sticky lace. The huge espresso and dark chocolate aromas of the regular Boris are there, with the addition of an unmistakable and bourbon and vanilla character, but not much "oakiness" to speak of. Thick, chewy, oily mouthfeel with very gentle carbonation and a pleasing warmth. Very little bitterness, just enough to balance all the malty goodness that lingers on the palate. I suppose itís all a matter of personal preference as to whether this is better than the standard Boris, but I sure liked it.
AsgerSigurd (15) - DENMARK - JUN 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, beige head, Smell association to honey, licorice, and port wine. Taste: medium bitterness, and medium sweetness. Awesome..
mnmike (700) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared this one four ways on my deck. Not a ton of whiskey flavor or aroma, which allows the oats to still have their place.
Aniela (1851) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer ith a small brown head. Malty, vanilla, caramell, figs, berries, licorice and chocolate aroma. Malty, chocolate, raisins, licorice, figs and caramell flavour.
Borup (3808) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at CBC 2013.
Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, spice, roasted malt and dark dried fruit.
Andy_ (103) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black really thick beer with very little head. Some roastiness, chocolaty sweetness, very soft and silky mouthfeel and nice bitter hops on the finish.
tdmuel (109) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Possibly a 2009 bottle found in a dark corner at work. Pour is pitch black with a quickly dissipating mocha head. Lots of bourbon and vanilla on the nose, thereís some oak and rich dark chocolate, toasty malt and caramel, and some faint dark fruit notes. Some velvety chocolate notes up front on the taste, lots of bourbon and vanilla, oak, coffee, toasted malt, and molasses. Awesomely balanced, great barrel characteristics that donít suffocate the rest of the beer.
RobertDale (2000) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle. Thanks Tim! Pours black with a smallish tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, whiskey, and vanilla. Taste is coffee, whiskey, dark chocolate, malt, caramel, wood, and vanilla. Complex for sure. Amazingly good!
Pyrmir (1453) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @CBC13. Midnight black with tiny tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses, syrup, wood notes and chocolate. Taste is like the aroma. Very, very sweet
BRW (214) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at CBC. Black colour with beige lacing. Wood aroma, slightly sweet and roasted. Roasted and sweet taste, acidic aftertaste.
kraddel (917) - deurne, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ZEBF13 ( no idea of the vintage, probably the last one ? )
pours black, no foam
smell is roasted malts..
very soft carbo, chocolate, sweet, very sweet ! rather thick. OK