ekstedt (4540) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (bomber) from Systembolaget. Black with brownish beige head. A bit one-dimensional roasted aroma with liquorice notes dominating, quite weak barrel & whiskey notes (good). Full bodied, soft carbonation. Semi dry with medium bitterness.
RedCloud (121) - Rhode Island, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2013 Pours a motor-oil crimson, with barely a finger of cappuccino head, which leaves a light coating of polka-dot lacing. Smell is rich of rich brown sugar, teriyaki, milk chocolate, vanilla bean, and slight bourbon. Taste starts with vanilla, brown sugar, and rich caramel, then quickly blooms with roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, cream soda, and soy before finishing with oak and bittersweet toffee. Has a full body, with lingering, sappy mouthfeel.
gyllenbock (2962) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, vintage 2009.
Pours a black, thick head. A minimal tan head. The aroma and taste were very, very nice. Oak, coffee, chocolate, fruit, malt, some licorice and vanilla. Incredibly balanced and smooth, really a great one to sip. Long, nice aftertaste.
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 5: Rich whiskey and fudge nose, boozy. Coal black pour, thin brown head. Full bodied. Horehound, charred oak, and prune flavors in equal proportions. Alcohol not as pronounced as feared, but certainly noticeable. Just the subtle flavor of whiskey in the finish, without the heat. Pretty well made
Tinco (409) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black thick liquid with dark brown head. Aroma: roasted, barrel character (nose tired so could not pick out everything in aroma). Taste: pretty sweet with notes of soy, alot of roast, barrel character tih vanilla notes, dark fruits. Very nice but had higher expectations for this..
Jesterdeal (1042) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing sweet and roasty notes. Chocolate cookies, caramel, oak and dark coffee. Pours black and viscous with a healthy brown head. Taste is sweet and roasty with chocolte, dark coffee and toffee. Delicious!
cards04 (821) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. What a beer. Totally worth the hype. Pours black with dark dark head...fades into a beautiful whisps across the top of the beer. Aromas are big whiskey and oak, with a bit of cinnamon and vanilla. Sweet bourbon flavours, followed by hops and dark chocolate. Very well masked abv. Soft and rich on the palate, and I’m left with an oatmeal-ish flavour on the palate. I bought this on a beer run to Wisconsin, and I’m glad I saved the best for last.
Michbeerlover (100) - - MAR 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with little or no head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon and vanilla. Super smooth, medium to full body. Taste matches aroma. Reminds me of Bourbon County Stout, but toned down a bit. Very good......
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shhmoke (32) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black Cap, pours almost black with a thin tan head. It has a sweet and boozy smell to it. The taste is phenomenal with chocolate and that bourbon aftertaste. Great for a cold or rainy day, this beer is a must try!
gunnar (3584) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a tiny brown head. Strong roasted malt aroma,vanilla, chocolate and oak. Silky and smooth mouthfeel, good integrated warmth from the alcohol,tasty brew, weak sign of barrel, roasted malts dominates from start to finish.