lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006. Bottled 7/3/06. Dark dark brown with a light tan carbonation but no lasting head. A bit thin, smoky aroma, some roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla. Taste is again thin bodied, charred oak, more choclate and vanilla, finish of lightly bitter roasted malt.
piscator34 (2364) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 1, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 2008 vintage via and shared with oakbluff. Black in colour with low carbonation. Aromas of bourbon, roasted malts, caramel, and chocolate. Loads of bourbon character upfront, with strong pale and roasted malt character lurking. An interesting finish with both vanilla caramel and drying wood notes competing for attention. Very heavy bodied. A bit too over the top for my taste... just too much bourbon!
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - JAN 31, 2009
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2010 2008 bottle. Pours a pitch black color, looks very oily; the head is small and it dies. Aroma is absolutely fantastic! I canít say Iíve smelled anything better lately, it has been a while since I had Nšrke Kaggen and Iím not really sure, but this could even be better than that one. Lots of roasted malts, dark chocolate, fudge, toffee, almonds, oak, vanilla, bourbon and even some light smokiness behind all this too. Flavour is powerful; very sweet, yet balanced, in my opinion. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, fudge, almonds, oak, vanilla and bourbon. Perfection. A slight warming note from the alcohol. Palate is extremely filling. A fullbodied beer, very creamy and thick, low carbonation. Long, pleasant finish. Overall this have to be the best beer Iíve had together with Kaggen! Maybe the absolute best one.
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black as night with a thick tan head. Strong almost overpowering aromas, you can pick out the bourbon and the oak. Booming flavors of oak, bourbon, coffee but somehow they manage to stay smooth. Thick body with a nice burp. The aftertaste is a very lovely dark chocolate.
DuffMan (9611) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 29, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thick oily black pour, low dark brown head. Very rich complex aroma and flavours of chocolate, beef broth, whiskey, charred wood, and vanilla. Thick chewy mouthfeel. Medium bitter finish. Alcohol is almost entirely hidden. Absolutely perfect marriage of the íliquor-and-beerí concept. Phenomenal. Wow do I ever want more of this!
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 Bottle - Pours a murky viscous black with a tiny tan head that lasts 5 seconds...aroma is intoxicating in itself, bourbon wood, vanilla, chocolate, char and booze...flavour is similar, with molassas and a bit of smoke...I like the nose a bit more than the taste, high booze, low bubbles...share this one or die...
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oily black, no head at all - murky and still like a glass of motor oil. BIG bourbon aroma, smoky and oaky with rich molasses and cocoa, rounded out by caramel. Bourbon and wood notes meld nicely with rich caramel malts, alcohol lightly nips at the back of your tongue but is not overbearing at all. The swallow - there is the alcohol, warming down to your belly. Another sniff - now picking up vanilla and a green-grape fruitiness. Next sip - more in the way of cocoa powder and smoke this time, carbonation level low, allowing flavors to melt onto your tongue. Rich, complex, and damn near perfect.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Pitch black beer with a minimal amount of head. Sweet aroma with hints of chocolate, vanilla and alcohol. This beer is a real sipping beer. The alcohol flavor somewhat overwhelms the malt flavors in this.
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drukket hjemme, delt med Theis. Kulsort med et moccafarvet lille skum. Skummet forsvinder hurtigt. Duft: Chokolademślk, mÝrke frugter, vanille, trś. krydret, kokos. Smag: Bitter chokolade, let alkoholisk, vanille,trś,mÝrke frugter, karamel. God og fyldig, rigtig dejlig mundfylde, skjuler alkoholen godt. Mums det er godt.
higgo68 (1) - Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2009 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This nearly black, syrupy, heavy hitter opens with an aroma that makes you want to taste it now...and the huge flavor doesnít disappoint from there. The bourbon shows through in the aroma and flavor instantly as does the vanilla and carmel. This is a unique stout that I enjoy year to year -- worth the wait.