MarcoDL (2186) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing beer. Combines the roastedness of the cacao and coffee with the smooth vanilla of the bourbon and fresh vanilla. Has some notes of cinnamon and sweet nuts. Simply brilliant.
Bosbouw (1252) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mooie zwarte kleur met een volle bruine kraag. Ruikt vanille, crème, zoetig. Smaakt vol, vanille, crème alcohol. Goede nasmaak.
Abijen (1480) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a pitch black beer with a good tan brown head. Smells bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. Tastes vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and silky. Low carbo, medium body and a oily texture.
solidfunk (4012) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good, vanilla balances out the bourbon again. A little better than teh coffee version and a little less good than the cherry, but all things are pretty good here. Vanilla only lightly evident. Bitter finish, some dark chocolate and coffee. Served in a custom-made plastic Goose Island shot glass. Full disclosure - I was bribed with t-shirts and free glassware last night though none of it affected my ratings...
gendv138 (1331) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rationed out from a bottle at ChurchKey. Jet black with tan head. Aromas of vanilla, bourbon, dark fruit, chocolate, roast. Tasting notes of vanilla, bourbon, dark fruit, a bit of dark chocolate. Full body with a dry finish. The vanilla has held up pretty well, would love to see them re-brew this sometime.
Homer321 (1888) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottleshare thanks to DexterCat. Nose is only slightly more vanilla than regular BCS. Taste is mostly chocolate with moderate vanilla. Seems a bit sweeter than regular BCS. alcohol is well hidden. Pretty good but I guess I just don’t understand the hype.
DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark thick black, minimal light brown head. Bourbony, oaky, a bit of vanilla but less than expected, malty caramel toffee like notes follow. Much more vanilla in the flavor, kind of like ice cream, big alcohol flavor, bourbony, chocolate, caramel, sweet. Not bad boost juice.
beechner224 (669) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share thanks to DexterCat. Pours black no head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, normal bourbon county. Taste is smooth, chocolate, maybe some vanilla? but its quite lite. Aftertaste is smooth, Very nice beer, a bit sweet.
Daniel719 (142) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to drewface. Pours a nice dark color. Minimal head. Not much vanilla. Could be because the bottle is old. Flavor is nice. I get a lot vanilla still. Still get the 13 alcohol. Pretty awesome overall. I like it as much as the rare.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
5/IV/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle from The Bottleshop (Canterburry, UK) @ home - BB: n/a, 2010 vintage (2014-340)
Dark brown black beer, huge aery beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of vanilla, caramel, alcohol, bit dusty, sugary, sweet, toasted coconut, burnt sugar. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: sweet start, burnt caramel, sugary, some banana, mocha, sweet chocolate, vanilla. Aftertaste: lots of vanilla, burnt caramel, sugar, bit sourish, chocolate, more vanilla, alcohol burn which is a bit of a shame and makes it a 4 instead of 5 for Palate.