puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Hannont. Hugely oaky aroma, surprisingly little bourbon, I guess that dies off with this much time spent in the barrel. Slight vanilla, sage. Nice, smooth body, easy drinking, slight metallic notes. A solid drink, not terribly complex.
ciocanelu (589) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - FEB 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown color with basically no head. Aroma is intense on dried fruits, mostly figs and plums, with a fortified wine character. Taste is also very fruit forward, sweet but not cloying, syrupy, sticky, woody, intense and complex. Body is heavy, almost flat, a bit boozy as well. Feels like a liquor. Complex taste and aroma but feels too boozy and flat to be up there with the best of the style.
Beaver (1546) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, 2014 version. Pours brown with no head or carbonation.
The aroma is baker’s chocolate, bourbon, black licorice, roast and some dark fruit with slightly harsh alcohol.
The flavor is sweet chocolate malts, dark fruit, roast and some strong bourbon alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with no carbonation.
Overall, very interesting with a ton going on. A little harsh on the alcohol for me. A nice decadent dessert beer,
angelkostvo (1031) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Number 1000 rating. Dark brown colour, no head. Aroma of whiskey, oak, vanilla, raisings, dry plum, fermented fruits and tobacco. Taste is light to medium sweet, slightly tart. Nutty flavour. Medium body, oily texture, flat carbonation.
markextrae (2743) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
small bottle at home, 2014 batch bottle. poured a cola brown colour as flat is it can get. not even a few bubbles. nose has a very strong bourbon barrel note upfront. followed by a ton of sweet caramel malts, sticky toffee, lots of tobacco, ash, dark red fruits, charred oak, and overripe sweet cherries. taste full of ash and tobacco, followed ba a strong bourbon barrel notes, even some earthy nutmeg, and cloves, very complex beer! amazing! however the lack of carbonation is a bit of a killer
dutchbeerpages (2011) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just beautiful. Absolutely no head at all but who cares. A taste that lingers for ages.
IndianaRed (3220) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by BuckeyeBoy Dark brown pour rich chocolatey tootsie roll aromas and flavors. Dark pitted fruit but clearly tatestes like it’s been sitting and mellowing for a long time very soft carbination
SpongeRuiner (1044) - Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark nutty brown color. Close to no head. Peanut aroma and heavy caramel. Alcohol feel in the end. A great sipper. From what I’ve had I’m a huge fan of this brewery.
mariuspoenari (406) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this after trying Cherry Adam From The Wood and Adam From The Wood - Rye Whiskey.
Dark brown pour, almost black, completely flat. Smells like apple brandy, cherries, plums, figs, cocoa, vanilla, bourbon and alcohol. The taste is very well balanced and quite complex, with notes of coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate up front, followed by cherries, raisins, plums, figs, vanilla, maple syrup, brandy/bourbon. After a while, I can identify some tobacco in there, as well. Very smooth and silky texture, especially due to the complete lack of carbonation. Sweet, bourbony, aftertaste. Definitely a world class beer.
Christian (12183) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Kochsgade Friday afternoon tasting in November. Black with a tiny off-white head. Intense and complex aroma with licorice, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, oak and plenty dessert wine. Sweet and extremely rich flavour with mild dark flavours, and perfectly balanced wood character
Dedollewaitor (15066) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Orla, Bickle and Dolle goes bananaz. Pours Black with bubbles on top. Wood, roast, lakridskonfekt, mild alcohol, Well rounded, soft, licorice. The perfect sipper. Impressed!