tastybeer (1313) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy GT, thanks! Pours ruby, tan head, little retention/some lace. Aroma is barrel, vanilla, chocolate, toffee, light roast. Taste is lightly bitter; sweet, barrel, vanilla, chocolate. Palate is soft, creamy, rich finish. Really nice.
RobertDale (1909) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Hopfest 2013. Pours dark brown with a small biege head. Aroma of malt, caramel, fruit, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and coffee. Very complex. Very good.
Pyrmir (1216) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @CBC13. Deep mahogany with tan head. Nose is rich and deep with toffee, molasses and chocolate. Taste is fruity and complex, roasted notes. Finish is very boozy
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, liquorish, dark fruit, oak and vanilla. Flavour is roasted malt, caramel, alcohol, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark fruit and coffee. Very complex.
thewolf (9887) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ CBC 2013.
Pours clear dark brown with a small, creamy, beige head. Aroma is sweet, plums, chocolate, caramel, toasted, port, oak, vinious. Low carbonation, lovely oily and quite dry mouthfeel. Flavour has luscious chocolate, nuts, port, caramel, vinious, plums, toffee. Very mellow and smooth.
_angst_ (1745) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours hazy deep reddish brown with a small creamy golden head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with toasted malts, dates, figs, bourbon, brandy, raisins, sweet dark bread, toffee, caramel, charred wood, vanilla fudge and hints of chocolate. Taste is sweet, tiny bitter and malty with toasted malts, sweet dark bread, caramel, toffee, bourbon, brandy, raisins, prunes, figs, dates, vanilla fudge, roasted nuts, alcohol and hints of chocolate. Mouthfeel is round, soft, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is Sweet, tiny fruity tart and malty with biscuits, caramel, toffee, dried dark fruits, bourbon, roasted nuts, charred wood, pine needles, brandy and chocolate.
thomat (1550) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample @ CBC 2013. Dark amber with a tiny tan head. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit, malt, mocha and hops. Full body with a long balanced finish.
DSG (3929) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5/4/13] Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Dark brown with a beige head. Alcoholic aroma with malt, vanilla, dark fruits and a bit of chocolate. Sweet and malty flavor with caramel, chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla, bourbon and an alcoholic finish. Full-bodied.
Lukaduke (1021) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep mahogany burnt umber color with a finger or two fo khaki foam. The nose is rich, deep toffee, molasses, corn pops,chocolate malt, bourbon pecan pie, woodsy booze... the palate follows with complexity. Damn this is a complex yet smooth round full bodied bomb of a palate pleaser, Double damn. Amazing drinkability considering the 13% abv... with perfect balance. Front to back a pure pleasure to drink !
Rasmus40 (7004) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC. Hazy dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish. 040513
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark, dark pour into tulip glass. Huge aroma! Booze, plums, roast malts, sweet sugars. Flavors of dark cherries, caramel, bitter chocolate, sweet alcohol. As it warmed, got more vanilla, tequila barrel, brown sugar. Could detect the alcohol, but very drinkable at the same time. A very, very complex beer! One of the best I’ve ever had, of any style, period.