presario (4643) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The emperor has no clothes. Bottle. Very dark brown. I thought it had a red/purple tinge while pouring. No head. Not a big aroma, hint of fruit and ash. Almost a liqueur. Dark alcohol fumes in the finish and aftertaste. Smoke and ash, possibly hte advertised apple, alcohol, chocolate and coffee.
madsberg (10241) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Burgundy coloured. Light brown head. Sweetness, berries, ripe fruits and alcohol in the nose. Flavour is roasted, swete, alcoholdense has loads of alcohol, notable chocolate and wood. Light spices as well. Nice and complex and actually quite balanced. Quite full bodied. Is sweetish and alcoholdense in the end. Has a somewhat grapish touch as well.
yespr (31235) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small redish glare and a minimal white head. Cherry fruity and roasted malt aroma. Sweet malty and light honey like flavoured. Smooth fruity and roasted malt flavoured. Lingering smooth finish with a nice malt, cherry and honey mix of flavours. Just my simple reference of flavours.
Ungstrup (29369) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A brown beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, malt, roasted malt, wood, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, chocolate, wood, and over ripe fruits, leading to an alcoholic finish.
JorisPPattyn (7940) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2009 No head, flat as a pancake; near-black beer with reddish shine. Superb, alcoholic/fruity nose, complex, cognac-like, vanilla from new oak. Alcoholic, fusels, vanilla & Bourbon casks; sweet-ish, bananaester, oranges. Aftertaste with raisins in cognac. Very viscous, alcohol thinning the body. The nose is something out of a wet beer dream. The rest isn’t exactly bad, neither.
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, amazing. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, dark rich malt, some apple towards the end. Flavor extremely similar but even more potent. Just a great beer.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, thanks to mj. To be perfectly honest, I did not get all that many complexities out of this beer, really just all the notes that are explicitly supposed to be there, bourbon, apple, chocolate, smoke, rich malt, and a distinct sweetness surely from the candy sugar. And to be further perfectly honest, it was awesome.
thewolf (11188) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. [thank you, after4ever]
... at present, this is my 32th beer from the Ratebeer top 50...
Pours deep dark, muddy brown with a thin, creamy, yellowish rim of film. Aroma has a hell of a lot of character. Green apples, rubber, dark chocolate, plums, raisins, light tobacco. Low carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is impressively complex. Rubber, dark chocolate, plums, raisins, oak, apples, roasted malts. A touch of smoke and thyme. Impressive viniousness. Long, lingering, warming aftertaste. Impressive.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
multiple bottles shared by rustychiles and sparky27... thanks guys. Aroma of leather and tobacco. Murky brown body with off white head. Good flavors in the mix thick caramel malt, molasas and tobacco. Another good HOTD brew thanks pals.
LilBeerDoctor (3497) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours brown with no head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, and rich malt. Flavor of sweet apple, bourbon, and roasted malt. I don’t get chocolate or smoke. Decent, but not great to me. Palate is a little light despite the bourbon.