BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl, at 9.5%Vol, Vintage 2012 (with black wax), new exclusive American brew, with honey, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex Stout, roasted/sweet and slightly alcoholic/woody, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, very good Winter brew, yet very expensive!
mcclainc50 (204) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an inky black with an off white head leaving decent lacing. Aromas of coffee chocolate and a touch of whiskey. Tastes of deliciousness, notes of chocolate, coffee, and a hint of the whiskey. Absolutely fantastic beer worth seeking out!
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours deep ink black with mocha head. Aroma is big bourbon whiskey, vanilla, oak, roasted malts, milk chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and leather. Taste is bourbon, oak, chocolate and roasted coffee. Full bodied bold stout that is a little rough big a great enjoyable beer.
kaser (3124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just realized this was the one that slipped into the cart not knowing it was 30 bucks. Wish I would have this at a more sober time. Black and oil taste. Choclate and coffee taste. Good
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, thanks kmweaver. Black body topped by small tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some whiskey, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, whiskey, milk chocolate, light char. Sticky medium-full body, light alcohol burn.
MotherBrother (767) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is black, with a thin reddish/brownish hue, with virtually no head.
Aroma has plenty of coffee, some chocolate, dry wood, slight leather, roasted malts, perhaps some tart(?) - from the wood, and a whole lot of bourbon (nice).
The taste starts with a looong and lingering sweetness, with a nice bitter and roasted notes finish.
Medium/semi-full bodied, with the perfect amount of semi-flat carbonation, with a tickling sensation on the tongue.
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is chocolate with whiskey cherry and some booze. Appearance is thick black dirty motor oil with a nice caramel head that though weak is sticky. The taste is chocolate with woodash that finishes with caramelized sugar. Mouth feel is somewhat drying but sticky at the same time. Overall very good.
lusikka (6570) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle @ PBF2013.
Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a beigeish head. Aroma of honey, dark chocolate, wood and licorice. Flavour of roasted malts, honey, boozy "cheap" bourbon, grassy bitterness and mild spruce notes. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and a burning alcohol finish with strong bourbon sweetness. Barrel runs over the interesting and complex flavours here. Destroys the base beer in a way.
olio (6530) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ PBF 2013. 2012 vintage with black wax.
Pours very deep dark red, almost black color with a small beige head. Aroma of licorice, roasted malts, dark chocolate and hops. Flavor of licorice, roasted malts, syrup. some tar and honey. Feels a bit harsh and the balance is a bit off. Somewhat disappointing.
tiong (4018) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle @ PBF 2013 from a trade with Hugonaut13. Thanks!
Bottle BR/1 2012 -
Pours dark brown, almost black with a smooth light brown head. Aroma of strong bourbon notes, vanilla, wood, oak, roastiness, honey, hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is sweet, sticky, bourbony and wooden with notes of oak, honey and vanilla. Hints of dark chocolate and coffee as well. Sweet and sticky finish with some roastiness and loads of bourbon. A bit too sweet for my taste.