tilldeath (109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2009 Wow what a beer, heavy on the alochol but nicely hidden. Has a very up front nose and taste that assults the senses, but the mellows out a bit and give way to a pleasing vanilla woody finish. need a few years to age to fully appreciate it. Too strong fresh, a sipper for sure.
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black and looks like motor oil. Initially not all that intense but as you swallow the vanilla/ bourbon begins to hit. Very coffee and dark roasted notes as well.
screigh (594) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can’t say much more than anyone else. Pours black. No head. Strong aroma of coco, malt and bourbon. Flavor hits you intensely and then mellows. Starts sharp with bourbon and vanilla and then mellows into a dark roast. You can taste and even smell the alcohol. Not as oily as I would have liked. It doesn’t coat the glass like a Dark Lord. Nice!
nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
WOW 100! I was thinking about what I was gonna do for one hundred, I was in Oliver T’s and I saw this. I have been wanting to try it for a long while so perfect! Absolute tar like pour. Huge aroma of cherries, slight vanilla and bourbon. The flavor is amazing. its so thick on the tounge. Cherries and vanilla up front and then sweet coconut and awesome notes of the bourbon.The finish is where the malts and toffee rear their head and a touch of bitterness. Wonderfuly balanced. The alcohol is there especially witht the hint of bourbon to help it along. This is special and I am damn proud to have had it for my hundrenth. Cheers ratebeerians!
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 (332) - norrtälje, 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 i’ve ever tried. It has certain similarities to the beer Kaggen - Stormaktsporter by Närke Kulturbryggeri but it’s not as balanced. You can’t 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 beer’s weakest trait. No my favorite style but a fine example. Thanks Malcolm!
rcasta (846) - 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 (11827) - 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 Malmö. 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 %.