gnoff (7942) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2012 First rating
Bomber size bottle at Haket, Göteborg. On October 10, 2009
Black color, dark brown head. Sweet, malty, vinous, oak, chocolate scent. Smooth, sweet, chocolate, raissin, bitter, hoppy, coffee taste. Long roasted and coffee aftertaste. Smooth full mouthfeel, medium balanced bitterness.BRV8/4/10/5/18=4.5
Bottled at Bishops Arms Järntorget, on Christmas Eve 2012.
Black color, dark brown head. Sweet, smooth, chocolate, raisin, wonderful scent. Chocolate, burnt, smooth, coffee, roasted, malty, sweet taste. Smooth of so smooth mouthfeel, medium low bitterenss. Love it!
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - OCT 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to FlssmrBrewAlum.. Pours Thick black with a mocha head.. Aroma was coconut, bourbon, and alcohol.. Flavor was coconuts, dark fruits, roasted malts and did I mention coconuts... Low carbonation and very thick... Tasty
JK (4527) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My thanks to Skyview for sharing this beer. Black, and thick. Low carbonation. Only a little whiskey in the aroma. Lots of heavily roasted malt in the flavor, but complex also with appropriate whiskey, including vanilla and oak. Surprisingly red wine and tannins. Ordinarily I wouldn’t be into a beer like this, but it is so well done that I really like it.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lot of bourbon on the nose. Lots of sweet vanilla, sweet chocolate, mocha, dark fruit. Just well done nose with lots of barrely sweetness. Black as fuck. No head, hella viscous, looking good. Chocolatey sweetness, dark fruit, barrel notes - vanilla, alcohol sugars - roasted notes are there in the finish. Lots of lingering sugars. Some dry woody notes. This is an awesome sit and sipper. Full bodied, lighter carbonation. Really good.
after4ever (6182) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22. thank you so much, suzy g! pours jet black with a scant but dense and creamy dark tan head. big sweet chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, and roast nose. thick creamy body, a little oily but not sticky. all the aromatics come back for the mid palate. wonderfully complex and drinkable. a little hot vodka twang or the numbers would climb even higher here.
joeneugs (3335) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a fast disappearing, dark brown head. Heavy aroma of dark fruit; fig, plum, alcohol, chocolate, hints of wood and roasted malt. The flavor is very thick and fruity up front with nice subtle notes of barrel, complemented by a dark, roasted quality. Smooth but very strong. A very well executed barrel aged beer.
Skinnyviking (7159) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Medium high creamy and long lasting brown head. Pitch black body. Surprisingly mild choccolate aroma with whiskey and alcohol. Flaver likewise choccolate whisky but the alcohol is very subdued and the mouthfeel is nice and creamy. Caramel and a fair amount of hops bitterness completes the taste. Low carbonation, long bittersweet aftertaste.
HonkeyBra (3443) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2009 Bottle shared with CaryTheDude. Black pout with tan head. Aroma of chocolate and soft bourbon, some roastiness and coffee, oak. Flavor is mostly oak and bourbon with a very great imp stout on top of it. Chocolate, oatmeal, coffee, etc. Mouthfeel is smooth. Loved it.
Christian (11219) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a lasting brown head. Aroma of oak, tannin and licorice. Sweet licorice flavour with tannins and oak notes. Felt a bit like the oak was getting in the way of the delicious boris flavour. I’d rather have the original.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Joey and Dr. Bill. Dark black with a thin, fine, creamy mocha-colored head. Aroma is full of roasted grain, dark chocolate, booze and wood. Flavor is mellower with all of the aroma elements present but more tightly integrated with the addition of a dry oatmeal edge. Body is very delicate for the size and intensity of the beer and very smooth on the palate.