oh6gdx (19631) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@PBF VIII. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is strong coffee some mild liquorice, alcohol and some slight salted liquorice. Flavour is liquorice, some salted liquorice, alcohol and some ashtray as well.
tiong (2771) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
660ml bottle @ PBF 2013 from a trade with Hugonaut13. Thanks!
2012 vintage, bottled 11/12/12 0113 - Pours pitch black with a smooth light brown head. Aroma of sweet syrup, wood, oak, roastiness, loads of coffee, vanilla, bourbon and dark chocolate. Taste is smooth, roasty, vinous, complex and bourbony with loads of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, wood, oak and syrup. Finish has notes of coffee, bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, wood and oaky notes. Excellently balanced, complex and massively good beer. Awesome stuff.
One2remeber (125) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich coffee, fresh, not burnt nor roasted, smell of freshly brewed.
Warming alcohol, roasted malts linger, with a clean h2o and coffee feel throughout. Slight sugary overload on the tip of tongue before crashing into viscous bliss.
Johnsense (600) - - AUG 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 bottle. Black pour, small head, light carbonation. Bourbon and coffee fighting for attention in the aroma. Taste of fresh roasted coffee which is holding up surprisingly well., bourbon, Dark chocolate, toffee. Alcohol is there but barely noticable. Thick full body with lower carb. Glad i was able to get in on this one. Thanks Dany!
Christian (10355) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and cocoa powder. Sweet and full bodied BCS flavour with fresh ground coffee beans on top of that. Doesn’t have quite as inviting an aroma, but the flavour is out of this world
wheresyourball (369) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with friends, poured into a tulip. Thanks Steve. Pours black with a small beige head. Nose is ridiculous oak, vanilla, roast, very slight coffee. Flavor is vanilla, chocolate, wood, faint coffee. Great smooth full mouthfeel. Very nearly as good as Rare; compared back-to-back with 09 BA Speedway, and this one won.
Atom (1117) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle of 2011 Anjilanaka, pours a dark brown black with a small tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, light molasses, and mellow coffee Taste similar to aroma a nice sweetness with chocolate and coffee, coffee is still holding up really well super well balanced and drinkable. Glad I ran into this one.
DenverLogan (626) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
At a Goose Island special event in Denver where there was a tap takeover and the reps were pouring special bottles.
This was on tap and poured black with brown head and lace.
Aroma of coffee and dark malts.
Flavors of espresso, powder sugar, bourbon, dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Overall big, bold, strong with chocolate, coffee, and sweet malts.
beersearcher (2162) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a big boozy beer. Much more bourbon than coffee. The notes from the java are really buried underneath and it is more almost pre-roasted bean as opposed to brewed coffee notes. A load of caramel follows the bourbon.
toxichop (242) - South Gate, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, 2011 Vintage S: Oak and molasses the coffee was more present in the back. P: Blck of course, with a thin brown head. T: The coffee is more present, bourbon, some fudge with mollases and soy which was a major turn off. M: Creamy and full body. O: Wasnt a hugh fan, im gonna be iso a young bottle cause this seemed oxidized.