Frank (3025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I bet I would have really liked this were it fresh (well, as fresh as pre-aged beer gets). I never did run into it then. It is deep black w/ a small head of mixed bubbles. It has a big barrel aged nose w/ lots of vanilla and a whallop of alcohholic heat. Thereís lots of coffee and chocolate and maybe a bit too far on the sweet side but the flavors work well together at least. It has low carbonation and is generally pretty heavy on the palate. Definitely a worthwhile beer to try even though itís a bit on the old side by this point.
jcnielsen (2261) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Grand Tasting during RBSG. Pours a black color with off white head. Roasty, maple, oak, sweet flavors.
Homer321 (2136) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared at RBSG 2014. Thanks Adam. Nose is like marshmallow and a touch of booze. Pour is pitch black. Taste is an amazing coffee and chocolate blend with a wonderful booziness. Phenomenal.
Enjoyit (3479) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, bitter, dry, coffee, burnt malt, weak hints of sweets, chocolate and vanilla. A flavor of coffee, dark chocolate, sweets, weak bitterness, oily texture, vanilla and spice.
devman171 (1048) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at capones, pours black with nice dark tan head. Aroma Is sweet bourbon, chocolate and coffee roast. Taste is thick oily roast and sweet maple and bourbon, slight oxidation but really nice still
beerbaaron (1343) - Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Shared by a good friend for farewell. Black. Fair light brown head which partly lasted. Still full of amazing coffee yet. Rich chocolate. Dark chocolate. Licorice. Phenomenal maple syrup bourbon barrel character! Like nothing else. No booze. So well integrated. Everything comes together perfectly. Complex and interesting. Never got to try it fresh, but a couple years old and I can say its phenomenal. Full, rich, lush, smooth, creamy, otherworldly.
DiarmaidBHK (3578) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sample from bottle from two really cool awesome guys at the Bridge. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Big maple and coffee notes on the nose. The nose is so exuberant I feel like a snake being charmed. Lots of maple and roasted chocolate and bourbon on the tongue but everything blends together so nicely. Hides itís alcohol well. As awesome as KBS is this about 18% better.
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with smallbeige head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, alcohol, congac, malt, alcohol,chocolate and licorice. Flavor is sweet and boozy with some caramel, alcohol, chocolate,brown sugar, bourbon and maple syrup. full body, average cabonarion.
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 750ml @ yngwie
Pours black with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, alcohol, coffee, oak and vanilla. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, coffee, wood, oak, vanilla, bourbon and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 75cl. Thanks Papsoe. A black one, topped by a finger-thick light tan head. The aroma is ridicoulusly wonderful, with brown sugar, a faint boozy hint and both coffee, chocolate and maple syrup. Hints of dried fruits, licorice, and with some vanilla. Perhaps a bit sweet on the palate, but damn itís lovely. Full-bodied, soft carbonation and with some warmth. Bourbon, dried fruits, vanilla hints, chocolate, coffee and quite a lot of dark sugars. Lasting finish. Wonderful, tasteful and dangerously easy drinkable. Some say itís too boozy and bourbon-ish. I normally donít care too much for bourbon in beer, but this is just wonderful. 140418