tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2014 Pours jet black with a small super dark brown head. Lots of toasty malt and oak on the nose, dark bitter chocolate, roasty coffee, caramel and licorice, and a subtle hint of bourbon. Wow, this is a thick oily beer. The muscovado sugar i feel is more prevalent in this than the base beer, plus nice sweet dark cocoa, mocha, lots of oak, a slight spiciness, caramel and molasses, and just the teeniest amount of bourbon. Really really good beer, but maybe not enough barrel character for my liking.
Late edit: Let this warm up. It is sooo much better the closer to room temp it is.
rood (85) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Foam OK. Molasses, molasses, molasses, soya, alcohol warmth, alcohol warmth in aroma and in taste. It is tasty but not very special in aroma, taste of palate in my opinion. I prefer the regular one. Bottle 2 years old; signs of oxidation (madeira, nutty, ..) no barrel effect perceived.
kraddel (6386) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thnx for sharing to Rood ! Pours black, small white head. Smell is full, intense roastyness, bit of the barrels. Taste is heavy, thick, barrel, bourbon, Sharp, soy sauce. Dark sugar. Bit boozy. Bit to the sweet side. Not bad
kryon (2751) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with minimal brown oily head
Aromas of soy, bourbon, coffee, dried fruits,
Taste has creamy notes of coffee, bourbon, muscavado, alcohol, dried fruits
Ktwse (4104) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with low deep and dark tan head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, coffee. Taste is sweet, boozy, chocolate, alcohol warming... Incredibly complex and so fulfilling. Body is rich and creamy with a silky smooth, almost velvety carbonation.
ansalon (3055) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a low tan head. Aromas of chocolate, muscovado sugar, roasted malt, roasted nuts, caramel, oak character, slight tobacco. Taste is quite sweet with roasted notes and chocolate tones. Some boozy notes and oak character. Mouthfeel is full bodied with low carbonation and quite oily. Fantastic stuff!
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
It is a very long time since I have had this good a beer.....which wasent an Oude Geuze. The barrels are perfectly integrated in a deep deep nose, the oily slick texture, the long warm finish.....PERFECT!
msbernac (1984) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 31, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma-caramel, chocolate, alcohol, smoke,
Appearance-black, hazy, brown foam,
Taste-medium sweetness, medium sourness, lightly bitter,
Palate-full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish,
sokuzs1 (644) - - AUG 20, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, cherry, roasty, oak
Taste: medium sweet, light bitter, roasty, vanilla, cherry, chocolate, marshmallows
daje (4131) - NORWAY - JUL 29, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Himmeriget, may 12th 2016. Black body with no head. Roasty aroma with whisky, licorice, dark fruit, leather, choco. Taste is roasted bitter with a sweet vanilla presence, layers of coffee, whisky and cocoa playing, with a dark chocolate finish. An outstanding beer!
hackobock (3580) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
September 18, 2015. Bottle, received in a trade, thanks!
Black with a small brown head. Aroma is malty with subtle barrel notes, caramel, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, licorice, vanilla, hints of oak and bourbon. Taste is sweet, malty, roasted bitterness and very light boozy. Finish is bitter roasted malt with dark chocolate and coffee, sweet caramel, hints of prunes, vanilla and some sweet and slightly warming bourbon notes. Full bodied, soft carbonation, oily texture.