TBone (12992) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 660ml @Beer Hunters.
Vintage 2012. White wax.
Opaque black, small off-white head. Roasted, dark fruits, bourbon. Medium-bodied. Toasted, warming alcohol, sweetish vanilla and toffee. More roast and alcohol in the aftertaste. Excellent.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small beige head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, nuts, raisins, bourbon, and chocolate. Flavor of caramel, roasted malt, brown sugar, bourbon, and chocolate.
Rasmus40 (11891) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ TFODRBSG, Ulfborg. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 180812
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at THE Eclipse Tasting, London. Bottle #1511, white wax. Many, many thanks to Bruce for providing this fella. Pours black-brown with a frothy, bubbly tan head. Boozy brownie nose with notes of molasses and brown sugar. Rich, sweet flavor with heavy dark chocolate, dirt, some alcohol, brown sugar, chocolate cake. Full bodied, lightly chewy, with fine carbonation. Moderately warming on the finish with more brownies, booze-soaked raisins, some baking cocoa, mellow roast, brown sugar and other dark fruits. Excellent. One of the best Eclipse beers on the evening.
brokensail (11550) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours viscous and black in color with a finger of tan head. Intense barrel and bourbon aromas, especially charred wood. There is a nice vanilla note to it and plenty of dark chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is also quite heavy on the barrel/char flavors as well as the vanilla. A nice bit of chocolate and roasted malt, minimal coffee notes. Light sweetness of molasses in the background. Medium bodied with smooth, low carbonation.
bhensonb (11510) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber shared by Marcus. Pours black with a transient beige head. Aroma is lots of bourbon and a little alcohol. Chocolate! Full bodied. Lots of chocolate and bourbon. Hints of brown sugar. Very mild oak astringency. And it’s very, very smooth and tasty.
rlgk (11460) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at GBBF 2013. Pitch black beer with a nice brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, whiskey, vanilla, hay, creamy, cocoa, prunes, raisins, mint notes, woody, licorice notes, some caramel. Roasted flavor, lots of vanilla, mint, licorice, prunes, dades, warming alcohol, milk chocolate, woody notes, bourbon, caramel, cream. Full bodied. Lovely vanilla finish with bourbon, caramel, licorice, milk chocolate and some prunes. Almost perfection!
chrisv10 (11373) - DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ FOneFan, Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2012. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel and liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, liquorice, hops, medium sweet, and medium bitter.
Lubiere (10452) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, pungent sweet fruity chocolate malt with coffee grind, musty character, grassy floral hops, licorice and molasses. In mouth, a nice sweet smooth chocolate malt with cherries, molasses, licorice, alcohol warmth, complex yet pleasing. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.
Ratman197 (10200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber 2011 vintage poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, dark fruit and brown sugar. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla and light caramel with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.