MotherBrother (619) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is black, with a brown hue, and a thing ring of off-white head.
Aroma has plenty of chocolate, with plenty of bourbon notes. Slight coffee, caramel, bourbon-soaked dark fruits, vanilla, slight roasted notes, slight wood, licorice, slight (very slight) green hoppy notes. There really is a lot going on in this on, and everything is mellowed by the smoothing bourbon sensation.
The taste is quite sweet upfront, with bitter - and slight salty notes to it as well. I think this is quite well balanced and smooth, with a little heat to it.
Medium and oily bodied, with a very flat carbonation. (I read that Batch 2 was a "flat batch"?)
Thanks a lot to Ryan for giving me a shot at this.
bytemesis (2135) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - thanks Adam! Pours opaque black with a small dark brown creamy head that dissipates very slowly with great lacing. Flavor is bourbon, roasty coffee, anise, cocoa, very rich and thick. Medium sweet, medium bitter, just a touch of astringence. Full bodied and creamy.
Godofthecellar (482) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured pitch black with no head. Nose was boozy, bourbon, bakers chocolate.
Taste was very boozy, sweetness from bourbon, espresso on back end and more booz. Reminded me of deliverance by lost abby
Steve_0 (1912) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Arminís, courtesy of Armin. Thanks man!! Pour is deep viscous black with a very small brown head. Sweet malty, bourbon, coconut, raisins, figs, caramelly, brown sugar, and vanilla aroma. Taste is big chocolate, anise, coconut, light vanilla, oak, bourbon, leathery, and nutty with a touch of alcohol on the backend. Syrupy mouthfeel with very soft carbonation. Nice stuff.
arminjewell (5144) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, thanks Kerry! Dark black pour with a thin white head, aroma brought notes of nice vanilla, coffee, earth, nice bourbon, slight oak, finishing fairly dessert like. Taste is a mix of big coffee, vanilla, nice chocolate, dark cocoa, nice bourbon, finishing fairly sweet, but nice bourbon, bitter, oak. Nice, not bad actually even with a slightly low carb level.
deyholla (5374) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours black with a creamy dark brown head that dissipates to the edges quickly. Aroma has a good amount of musty coffee and musty dark grains with a bit of underlying bourbon. Flavor has sweet but musty dark grains with underlying bourbon and a decent amount of wet coffee backing. Mouth feel is a bit odd.
Roonai (245) - - JUL 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from deyholla, thanks! Pours ark mahogany... Pretty close to black. Nose is bourbon burn, rich malts and syrup molasses. Taste is pretty odd; very rich syrupy malts, bourbon and a good amount of coffee. Not bad but a bit cloying- no more than one snifferís worth please
cpetrone84 (1011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 2 (flat batch). pour us jet black with no head even with a vigorous pour. The nose is very nice, rich chocolate cake with a strong bourbon note and lightly scorched barrel. Taste has all the chocolate cake, dry chocolate through the finish, faint bourbon much less than the nose, virtually no carb with a burnt finish and a medium silky body.
Dedollewaitor (13010) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl Bottle. Trade with Sean9689. Thanks. Pours black with a creamy lasting brown head and lacings. Nose is bourbon, vanilla, wood, dark fruit, mild spice and chocolate. Very smooth and silky soft mouthfeel with coffee roast, chocolate, wood and a bit of charcoal. Intense and complex. Sweet. Every sip is incredible. Ohhh yes!
ICEatALAMO (780) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours very dark with nice lacing around the rim. The aroma os a light sweet bourbon. The taste is very nice and smooth, the heat hits you in the middle and warms you. Very nice.
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