Ungstrup (32884) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. A black beer with a dark brown head. TBE aroma has notes of vanilla, roasted malt, alcohol, and prunes. The flavor is sweet with notes og roasted malt, prunes. Vanilla,bourbon, and alcohol leading to a dry finish
madmitch76 (20700) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16th January 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Big thanks to Bruce for securing another of these bad boys. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is soft and airy. Nice smooth dark malt with a little dry dark chocolate. Mild caramel. Dark malt cream. Fruity bourbon, mild spice. Light touch of dark fruits. Rich and tasty.
cgarvieuk (19720) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home ... dark black ... thin tan lacing ... soft chocolate ... big bourbon nose ... soft chocolate ... dark malts ... soft roast chocolate ... big coconut roast malts .. dark fruits ... long bourbon
Travlr (19477) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of iphonephan, thanks! Opaque black, small brown edge head. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla. Taste is boozy licorice, dark chocolate. Decent. Big.
Leighton (17195) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks Bruce for this gem. The nose has sharp chocolate, some cherries, burnt marshmallows. Medium to big sweet flavor with rich, creamy chocolate, chocolate cake, s’mores, vanilla. Full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Moderately warming to finish, lots of chocolate creme, decadent chocolate cake, soft vanilla. Wonderfully rich and complex while still exceptionally drinkable.
Theydon_Bois (15537) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s pad, big big thanks to our host with the most, 16/01/14.
Pitch black with a dirty tan head that thins then retains.
Nose is big old roasties, minerals, earthy, bitter chocolate, marsh mellow, lightly burnt toffee fudge.
Taste comprises decadent chocolate, light pepper, mellow chocolate fudgedom, gooey niceness, light bourbon trace.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate, spot on.
Well tempered sweetness and lightly warming in the closure, great balance and pitch.
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Black pour with a small tan head. Some graham cracker, fudge, and bourbon. Decent vanilla and lots of roasted malt...a bit of ash. Maybe some burnt sugar, decent coffee. Flavor has lots of sweet sugar, bourbon, and vanilla. Some graham cracker, dark chocolate, and fudge. Good roasted malt and coffee bitterness. Subtle oak/char. Not sure it’s an improvement on the original.
Theis (14937) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Himmeriget. Pitch black - brown head. Sweetness. Wooden. Vanilla. Isbåd. Chocolate. Light boozy. High malty. Cookies. Earthy notes. Nice.
bhensonb (13510) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber shared by Marcus. Pours very dark brown with a golden rim of bubbles. Aroma is huge. Aroma is huge. Mixed chocolate, bourbon, coffee, wood and ... Full bodied. Bourbon and booze come first, followed by all those things in the aroma. Amazing ale.
Tmoney99 (12987) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured black color with an average to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, dark malt, vanilla, dough and bourbon alcohol aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark roasted coffee sweet bourbon flavor with medium to heavy complex sweet finish of long duration. Better version of a standout complex beer.