MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle purchased at Chucks in Chagrin Falls last year (I don’t know who traded with them to get this, but I scored 3 other HotD’s and an Abyss that day). 2009 vintage. Thick black yeast deposit left in the bottle, no head at all, deep brown-red hue making it seem black. All great signs. Aroma is almost perfect. Deep roasted malt, honey, chocolate, toasted oat, vanilla and notes of heaven all in the nose. I cannot imagine the flavor getting better with age, since it has the perfect complexity and flavor after a year and a half... but I do doubt it could get worse. Flavor is like a rich deep cherry and molasses flavor. Strong notes of vanilla and wood come through with a honey-like smoothness as well as the subdued malty sweetness. God this one is amazing.
linusb (639) - SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Deep dark brown, no head N: Liqourice, bourbon, dark berries, hint of barnyard T: Toffee, sour cherries, bourbon, liqourice O: Very complex with many flavours! Sweet and tart niceness!
ciocanelu (910) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky brown color with a reddish hue, no head. Aroma is really intense with dark fruits, caramel, brandy, toffee and fudge. Taste follows with cherries, plums, figs, toffee and oak. Heavy, flat body. Really complex overall, lots of dark fruits and toffee. A bit of carbonation would do wonders though.
Klimaet (1408) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares. Pours dark brown, no head. Aromas of nutty, chocolate, light tobacco, burned wood, sweet dark fruits, vanilla, syrup, not much cherry. Taste is tobacco, burned wood, fudge, sweet dark fruits, vanilla, light cherry syrup.
RasmusOtt (2082) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Dangerous bottleshares. Thanks to Bursprak. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of sweet bourbon, cherry, toffee, brown sugar and dark sweet fruits. The taste has some cherry, bourbon, chocolate, dark sweet fruits and an almost vinous touch. Very elegant beer!
bursprak (2149) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares x.x. Dirty bronze pour with no head, flat carbonation. ’14 vintage. Bourbon heavy, some light tartness, not very much cherry left, syrup, sweet and some light molasses.
Vestergaard (1434) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 2014. Pours a murky, dark, hazy, reddish brown with almost no head. Aroma has more bourbon than cherries. Gunpowder, molasses, brown sugar, slight sweet cherries, slight roast, caramel, milk chocolate. Taste is super sweet, lots of barrel notes - both dry, sweet and fruity. Light roasty finish. Low carbonation and an oily body.Tasty! Lots of cherry in the aftaste.
raphael (1122) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
And they srve it in this lovely thin stemmed glass. smells like cherry brandy and goes down like sherry, flavors of wood, cherry alcohol, toffee and prunes. surprisingly light on the pallet. alcohol breath finish.
GlasgowTAD (1212) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep burgundy with a slight brownish head which soon recedes. Aroma is bourbon. caramel and vanilla. Taste is mild cherry tart, sweet vanilla, sweet molasses, bourbon, chocolate, cocoa, slight milk chocolate. Low carbo but syrupy mouthfeel.
MelvinKalksma (694) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bourbon, vanilla, butterscotch and slight cherry.
Opaque dark brown beer with visible yeast and with no head at all.
Starts medium/heavy sweet with bourbon, vanilla, butterscotch and slight cherry; ends slightly acidic and dry.
MarcoDL (3696) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at tasting. Brown dark red pour. Delicious full aroma of cherry, boozy bourbon vanilla and cream. Full rich flavor of red fruit, vanilla, bourbon booze, creamy cherry and some smokey oak. Really long complex finish, thick sticky mouthfeel. Awesome.