lachrymalisis (429) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
no bullshit inane bloviation could add anything else to the discussion of descriptions of this beer.
Marheb (3291) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2015 D’une richesse biblique avec tous les attributs dont je souhaitais retrouver, cuir, tabac, charbon, fudge, cerises, caramel, vanille, coco dans une onctuosité qui me placarde le palais sans pitié. Meilleure que la version en fût dégusté au 2e anniversaire....à moins que ce soit les circonstances de la dernière dégustation qui prennent le dessus sur mon jugement?
Martinus (3892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts, soy sauce, wood, red fruits and marzipan. Quite sweet flavour, bourbon, vanilla, malts, caramel and soy sauce. Quite thick body. Finish caramel, bourbon, wood and cacao. Great beer.
(From 66cL bottle shared by joes @ his place. Thanks!!!)
Countbeer (5337) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Served in a taster:
Motoroil black pour.
Medium to smaller sized brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer with a dark red brown edge.
Aromas of bourbon, flowers, vanilla, wood, creamy liquorice, roast, marzepin, some malt roast, delicious aroma.
Flavours of roast, bitters, light spicy, wood, cream, vanilla, some liquorice, chocolate, light liquor, marzepin, some bourbon. Very nice.
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, roast, chocolate, some bourbon, cream,
Low carbo, silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy oily sticky texture.
Some alcohol/warmth bit balanced, smooth and delicious.
Benzai (10618) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Joes @ weekly tasting. Opaque pitch black color, small instantly disappearing light brown head. Aroma is wood, bourbon, some liquorice, malts and roasted malts. Taste malts, liquorice, wood, a hint of coffee-bitter, bourbon and bitter. Full body, medium carbonation. Nice long lingering finish. Nice!
DutchDrebus (4815) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ joes thx to joes. Pitch black colour with a small but lovely dark brown head. Smells bourbon, hazelnut, sweet, alcohol, cork, oak, whisky. Tastes sweet, oak, some bourbon, some whisky, chocolate, roasty, red wine. Quite nice, but slightly alcoholic. Full body, silky, soft carbo.
kermis (7201) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared thanks to another group at Local Option, Chicago. Pours near black with a small brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roast, bourbon, vanilla, coffee, molasses, toffee licorice and some dark overripe fruit. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Really good!
jmgreenuk (5845) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of some random fellow beer geeks in Local Option, Chicago. Thanks! Poured a deep mahogany with a rich oily consistency. The aroma is rich liqourice bitter with lots of roasted malt and alcohol. The flavour is strong bitter with a rich roasted malt liqourice alcohol raisin fruit palate. A real whale.
AirForceHops (4692) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with a date of 08-2013. Used motor oil color with little wisps of tan head. The brew actually looks like an oil spill in the snifter. Translucent sheen on the top of the stout. Aroma starts with bourbon, oak and vanilla, chocolate and rich deep roasted malts. Damn, the flavor is like drinking a chocolate cake soaked in smooth bourbon. Chocolate cake batter upfront, anise and light hints of coffee… all the while a nice smooth bourbon nuance in the finish. The texture is slick and oily which is consistent with the motor oil look in the glass. Leaves a slick, sticky feel on the tongue. Slight warming sensation after the sip, yet no intense burn, real mild. If Mr. Hill release this again next year, I sugeest you take a drive to HFS and stand in line for six hours to get this. Or don’t because that means I will get through the line faster. Awesome is an understatement.
deekyn (1371) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 A- pours an opaque deep cola brown with a thin head of medium tan head. Good lacing. S- strong bourbon nose coupled with vanilla, molasses, burnt sugar and marshmallows creme. Some graham crackers, roasted malts. Charcoal and earth. Hoppy in the back end. M- full oily palate with a medium smooth body. Good carbonation. T- starts with metallic vanilla and bitter dark chocolate. Roasted caramel and coconut, molasses, espresso, chocolate covered cherries in the middle. Dry earth and vegetal malts. Some hop notes follow, with grass and mild soap. Ending is alcohol and bitter chocolate that lasts. Solid.