Vells (440) - LATVIA - SEP 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome brew. Must repeat and repeat =] Aroma and flavor explosion. Roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, wood. Smooth, perfectly balanced.
jbruner (1726) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque black from the bottle with dissipating brown head that leaves brown viscous beer that slips down the glass. Aroma is heavy on the vanilla, chocolate, and oak from the barrel aging, some slight coffee. Taste is well balanced between bitter malt and the sweetness of the BA. Damn nice.
Yorker (851) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and a dark tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, liquorice, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, and coffee. Flavour is much like the aroma – with a slightly bitter finish.
stoutnick (290) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with cocoa head. Aroma is big bourbon and classically dull oatmeal smell. Taste is bourbon, roast with a nice balance between the two. Oily without being chewy (shame). Nice sweetness, booze. Overall, fantastic barrel aged stout.
tfredvik (802) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pitch black, very viscous-looking, oily body. The head is small, frothy, medium brown and reduces relatively quickly to a fully lasting and fully covering film. Some small patches of foam is left on the glass. The aroma is intense and close to perfect! It’s roasted with dark caramel, dark chocolate and coffee, with dark dried fruits in the back, together with well integrated notes of alcohol with a touch of whiskey. The taste is moderate sweet and heavy to moderate bitter, the finish is long-lasting. The flavours are strong and delicious and follow the aroma, with some additional notes of liquorice. The gentle whisky is masterly integrated and doesn’t interfere with the flavour profile, it just adds an additional level of complexity and tastiness. The beer is a bit boozy, but it’s not overdone, and it fits the massive aroma and flavours very well. It’s full-bodied and oily, with a soft carbonation. A masterpiece!
[22 fl.oz. bottle, golden cap bought in 2013, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
Hopped_Silly (349) - California, USA - SEP 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Thick, black pour, ultra thin tan head. Balanced aromas and flavors if dark dried fruit (raisins, prunes and figs) mocha, milk chocolate, cookie dough, vanilla and whiskey barrel. Super smooth, creamy, big, full mouthfeel!!! OMG! Mild sweetness. Freakin' delicious! Looooong, balanced finish of above mentioned flavors. Glad to have tried this... Um, more please.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
BierFiend (207) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours thick black with small dark tan head. Smells of dried fruit, whiskey, chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, smoke, and oak. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, and slight whiskey. Thick mouth feel with lasting coffee bitterness.
niday2288 (115) - - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Silver/white cap. Pour is thick oily black with dark tan head that was one finger thick and disappeared quickly. Nose is roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla and notes of bourbon. Taste is wow. Hop bitterness is present but malt sweetness overwhelms. Tastes are coffee, dark chocolate, some booziness and hints of bourbon. Mouthful is full bodied and oily. Overall very nice. I like DORIS better but this is no slouch.
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Jasond612 (171) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
8/31/13 bomber trade. Drank while watching We Are Marshall.
Holy F this is a great beer. Pours jet black like motor oil. Think as oil also.
choc, vanilla coffee and lots of burbon on both the nose and tongue.
Not on the same level of BCBS or parabola but close to it.
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IvoR (68) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours motor oil black with medium-sized tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma full of chocolate, roasted malt, whiskey. Flavor is very bold, yet surprisingly drinkable -- nice play of caramel, chocolate, and hops. I especially like that I can taste the whisky from the barrels. Top notch.