Chuckaduck (645) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 Bottle. 2/9/2013. Excellent. Pours like motor oil; black with a thin, oily dark brown head. Aroma is cereal, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, earth, wood, molasses. Taste is phenomenal; chocolate, dark fruit, touch of soy, creamy, nutty, oats, coffee, brown sugar, with a bitter-sweet espresso finish. Low carbonation. Very little lacing. This smelled and tasted wonderful. Very drinkable but with so much character. This is a must have if you see it available.
Swaroga (1353) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Piwo jest świetne. nie chce mi się go opisywać bo nie ma co gadać : trzeba go spróbować. Super.
jackl (4647) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, received as an extra in a trade. Deep brown with a small khaki head. Aroma of rich fudge cake. Toffee and booze. Burnt brown sugar. Decadent chocolate dessert all over this. Flavor is marked by whiskey, wood. Boozy heat. Ashy roast malt. Fudge. Nice and supple. Viscous. Good stuff.
slowrunner77 (3635) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Barrel influence really nice in this one. Takes any rough edges of the regular Boris, already a great brew. Chocolate, vanilla, roast, dark fruit, raisins, bourbon. Balanced. Thick. Delicious."
aleksander9 (450) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2014 Black with creamy reddish head. Aroma is loads of whiskey, wood, vanilla and leather. Full and smooth palate with low carbonation. Aftertaste is whiskey, roasted, leather and some lingering chocolate notes. Overall: wow! What a beer! Silky smooth imperial stout wannabe.
FestDecBeet (156) - - AUG 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look: pours a dark black. Dark brown thick creamy head. Thick lacing on the edge of the glass.
Smell: chocolate. Cherries.oatmeal.
Taste: chocolate. Oatmeal. Heavy hot alcohol. Coffee on the back end.
Feel: very creamy mouth feel.
Overall: great beer to share. Hard to drink a whole 22 by yourself.
First drank: home 8/16/14
kappldav123 (5016) - GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Starts heavy malty, woody, spicy, notes of pepper. More and more earthy malty. Warming-malty finish. Nice!
dlbeer (794) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Smells of bourbon, chocolate, coffee and slight sweetness. Nice bitter finish lingers. Very good
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ericdevin (802) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hop City, Atlanta. Pours a dark brown/black. Nos roasty chocolate, oatmeal. Big and lovely. Body fluid, soy sauce bites hard booze, roasted to the max. Woof! I can dig it but this is intense.
JBPortland (810) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle pours dark rich black brown with thin tan head. Nose is big roasty dark fruity bourbon, raisin, peanut, bitter dark chocolate. Taste is super smooth creamy mouthfeel, nutty bitter chocolate, vanilla notes, peant butter chocolate, raisin, dark fruity balanced bourbon. Finish is bitter sticky semi sweet boozy spice chocolate nut bar and cocoa. Great stuff.
Douberd (2304) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small taster at Zeebra Festival.
Another totally black beer with a thin dark brown head, average retention, light lacing on the glass.
Aroma has lots of bourbon and wood, alcohol, light vanilla, a bit of oats.
Taste of dark roasted malts, bourbon, ash, wood, light vanilla, some chocolate.
Medium thick body with good carbonation, sticky but also very dry palate.
Overall a great beer, barrel aging it surely enhanced it.