kaser (4648) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet, coffee, and cream cocoa. Black and thick draft pour at Goose Clybourn. Crazy massive chocolate, marshmallow, and a little whiskey kick. Great beer
Christpuncher (2281) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
aroma of caramel. draft pour at goose island reddish with a thick brownish head. nutty and caramel flavors. no real taste of whiskey in this one. so smooth and just perfectly belnded.
Hoprider (236) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From tap @ Goose Island Clybourn
Pours: clearish black w dark beige foam at the edge of the glass.
Nose: one of the most awesome noses I’ve come across. Sweet coffe caramel, sweet bourbon, vanilla and pie crust. Coffee and the sweetest licorice toffee.
Taste: like BC barley wine but with more roasted malt. Damn! Like half proprietors / half BC Barleywine.. Imagine that.
Texture: light carb. Rich oily texture.
Finish: huge mouthcoating action. Vinous wood, coffee and bourbon. Endless aftertaste. This honours HP Lovecraft’s Call of Cthulhu beautifully
PartyFowle (734) - - MAY 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep black and chocolate milk-thick, with no head to speak of. Heavy alcohol aroma. Smoky chocolate, lots of toast. Bitter espresso. Maple. Smooth oak. The flavor’s more oaty up front. Smooth sweetness: almond, vanilla, touches of brown sugar and toasted coconut. Light butterscotch with an almond finish. Despite the lack of head, the carbonation is at least mild. Noticeable alcohol burn. Sugar-heavy, medium-full body. Incredibly smooth flavor -- smells boozier than it tastes. Great blend, very easy to drink.
Vestergaard (1147) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Derek and Mike!! Huge surprise! Pour is pitch black with a small, short lasting, brown head. Aroma has bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, booze, roasty malts, dark dried fruits. Sweet bourbon. Taste is very elegant sweet, balanced by booze and bourbon/oak, fruity and with a dry bourbon finish. Greasy body, low carb
bursprak (1582) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at pre-CBC tasting at Fermentoren. Pitch black pour with a mocha head. Lots of milk chocolate, vanilla fudge, caramel, bourbon, light roast with some savoury notes. Good stuff!
RasmusOtt (1763) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared @ fermentoren. Thanks Mike for bringing this thang! So stoked! Pours black with a brown laving. Aroma of vanilla, coconut, chocolate, smooth oatmeal, caramel, fudge and big bourbon barrel notes. Taste of vanilla, caramel, savory notes, oatmeal, smooth chocolate, dry wood and almost minty liquorice. Boss beer!
Klimaet (978) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Fermentoren thanks to Mike Arquines. Pours pitch black with a medium espresso head. Aromas of vanilla, fudge, caramel, dark chocolate, light toasted coconut, lots of dark fruits, smooth boozy bourbon. Taste has a lot of vanilla, fudge, cinnamon, spice, toasted coconut, sweet licorice, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, dark fruits, some heat, dry woody finish. Holy shit, this is smooth as fok.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours dark brown (nearly black) with no head. The aroma is of toasted coconut and spiced dark rum. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and delicate carbonation. Much like the aroma, the flavor offers an intermingling of vanilla, toasted coconut and bourbon booziness. Fairly hot, bourbon and dark chocolate finish. Another world class beer from the fine folks at Goose Island - shared by landhoney!
AdamChandler (3920) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black. 1 finger coffee color head. Nose is of very little sweetness and some licorice, mint leaves and dark cocoa bourbon is obviously present as well. Body is heavy but a bit oily. Vanilla and dark chocolate with oatmeal and more licorice. This is such a nice beer but the spiciness is the only turnoff.