WeeObese (18) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours almost pitch black with a very small dark tan head that fades very quickly. Aroma of sweet cocoa powder, slight coffee, and bourbon. Flavors of dark chocolate, sweet maltiness balanced by a roasted grain. The bourbon then comes on very powerfully, but its not just bourbon flavored, which I like. Finishes with cocoa powder and vanilla and a strong alcohol burn. Perfectly carbonated, with a thick chewy body and a strong alcohol burn. very good beer and the 13% abv is hidden well. Perfect dessert dinner
baggio (326) - norrtšlje, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@home, 2007 vintage.
Apperance: Darkbrown, almost black. It has a creamy, beige, head that leaves no trace on the glass
Aroma: Big nose on this one consisting of vanilla, bourbon, coffee and chocolate.
Flavor: Intense flavor of Roasted malts, Vanilla, Chocolate, Ripe fruit with a hint of licorice, spices and alcohol.
Palate: Liquid is very thick and carbonation is low. Very filling and huge in all aspects. This is a sipper folks!
One of the best beers iíve ever tried. It has certain similarities to the beer Kaggen - Stormaktsporter by Nšrke Kulturbryggeri but itís not as balanced. You canít miss out on this one!
JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a thick, dep brown/black, with a nice mocha head. Roasty aroma heavy on mal with some potentially cloying qualities. Bitter chocolate shavings and roasted coffee. Flavor is rich and heavy, quite good. Smooth, creamy bitter chocolate and a bitter finish heavy on roasted coffee beans. Finish is hot with a touch of harsh bourbon, which is this beerís weakest trait. No my favorite style but a fine example. Thanks Malcolm!
rcasta (842) - EL SALVADOR - JAN 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
no entiendo como les dan este tipo de puntajes a estas birrias, definitivamente ratebeer no sabe que putas esta haciendo ni sus miembros
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
pitch black, little carbonation with mild head. thick mouthfeel. huge nose of bourbon sweetness. great complexity to the flavor with initial bourbon kick followed by very subtle chocolate notes falling into vanilla. tremendous beer
thewolf (11590) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Brought home from Systembolaget in MalmŲ. Thanks Peter. 2008 Vintage on 9. january 2009. Pours utterly black. A disappointing, fizzy, dark, coca-cola fizzy head. Disappears quickly. Extremely powerful aroma. Lots of bourbon (naturally), oak, chocolate, raisins, some slight coffee, good toffee and roasted malts. Quite vinious as well. Low carbonation, fat and oily, wonderful mouthfeel. Just a bit of a fizz at the end. Flavour is stunningly complex. Begins vinious, with hard roasted malts. Then turns nutty and sweet with almond notes. Then coffee and lots of bourbon take over with a woody edge. At the far end, there is a long, lingering, warming, vinious aftertaste with dried fruits, coffee, cocoa and raisins. Really quite wonderful because of its many layers. And impressive that it is only warming and not burning with 13 %.
RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 Bottle thanks to HogTownHarry. Pitch black pour with a small tan head. Tons of chocolate on the nose accompanied by coffee and a small amount of roast malt. Taste is very sweet: chocolate, blackstrap molasses, coffee and marzipan.
This was a bonus bottle that Harry was kind enough to present to me. Thanks for a wonderful beer! Absolutely beautiful.
Only thing is that you canít drink too much of it unless you have a big sweet tooth.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Extremely expensive 4 pack of bottles. Pours very black but with red highlights to it, smells strongly of bourbon and dark chocolate. The flavor has some very nice chocolate and coffee notes to it and the mouthfeel is pretty creamy, but honestly this beer is far too "hot" for me at this stage. I set the other three bottles to cellar and very much look forward to drinking and re-rating probably around christmas of 09.
sauceyhops (104) - carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. pours a viscous black with minimal head. Aroma is dominated by bourbon and chocolate. Insanely smooth mouth feel. Strong flavor of roasted chocolate, warm coffee, and sweet bourbon. This is one very full beer and a hell of a sipper. All around a killer BA stout.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty awesome. This must be the darkest beer Iíve ever poured. This beer takes extreme beers to a much higher level. An amazing strength of flavors. Considerable amount of alcohol warmth.