Dedollewaitor (15230) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Ulfborg Weekend, Jan 2011. Pours black with a small beige layer on top. Nose is sweet. Roast, liquourice, oak and heavy dominant vanilla. A bit boozy aroma. Warm and heavy flavor. Alcohol, roast, oak and vanilla,
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Dedollewaitor. Pours a thick black with only the tiniest beige head. Lovely sweet Bourbon aroma - and sweet licorice allsorts. Solid body, low carbonation, sweet roast and lots of vanila with a ton of Bourbon notes. A little alcohol burn in the finish. Very sweet bordering cloying. 290111
drowland (7714) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2011
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rating 2600! 12/17/10. Solid black appearance with a small brown head that’s gone instantly. Huge boozey aroma with char, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and more. Amazing sweet chocolate and vanilla flavor with a tiny bit of roast. This reminds me of cream soda and coconut as well.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 bottle. Aroma has big notes of roasted malts, vanilla, bourbon, oak, molasses, chocolate, espresso, sweet dark dried fruits. Viscous black hue with a small fully disappearing brown head. No lace. Flavor is very sweet and medium/heavy bitterness. Palate is very full bodied and oily soft. Medium cloying finish and noticeable alcohol burn. Overall a very rich and intense beer. A little too sweet and cloying for me to really enjoy all those aromas but overall not bad.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour with a creamy tan head. Big roasty aroma with toffee, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is great, with all of the above and the vanilla really coming through. Creamy on the palate. Delicious!
Defreni (2919) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaske: Kulsort øl med et mokkabrunt lille skumhoved. Duften er ekstrem chokolade ifølge konen. Jeg har enorm bourbon med vanilie der minder om chokolade. Smagen er pungent af sødme og bourbon. Næsten for meget men alkoholen og en god humling bringer balance i øllen. Kunne godt bruge en tand mere lagring. Årgangen er 2010.
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown, thin tan wispy swirls. Bit of burnt nose, light vanilla and light wood, not the depth of Rare. flavor BIG step down, very sweet, no barrel flavors, bit of wood and coffee grinds through finish. No cake palate or clinging body, bit green in finish. Not like the Rare, more flavor heat in finish than Rare and less nuance given the over-sweetness.
JoeTheYounger (1179) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 25, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle compliments of fear025. Took to hophead22s big stout tasting did a vertical of all BCS brews including night stalker. Poured a dark black with off white thin head. Aroma was tons of bourbony alcohol and vanilla beans. Taste was boozy hot vanilla with chocolate goodness that burned slightly going down. Very nice.
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Brown black pour with tan head and lace. Bourbonbarrell, vanilla, and choclate nose. Vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, a very complex beer. Medium/full bodied beer. A real wow beer.
planky84 (2713) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle procured from the Microbar, Manchester. Black as a very dirty coal shed with a deep tan head, lasts ages. Big aromas of licorice, vanilla, dark fruits, coffee, sweet spices, star anise, soy sauce and caramel. Yum! Tasty flavours of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, licorice, dates, walnuts, burnt caramel and a little aniseed. Rich, sweet mouthfeel. Huge alcohol burn. Sweet, malty finish. Warming. Bloody excellent stuff!