_Philomath (16) - Canton, Yukon, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the brewpub, served in a snifter. The beer pours black with a medium thick brown head that diminishes to an outer ring eventually. Thick rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and bourbon. Rich body with flavors of chocolate, bourbon-soaked wood, dark fruit and a bit of coffee. The finish is roasty with a bittersweet chocolate and booze finish. Very enjoyable overall.
djd07 (4548) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Rainer. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, chocolate, wood, booze. Medium mouth, sweet roast, dark chocolate, really enjoyed this one.
48FanInCali (772) - California, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle - jet black thick pour with thin head that goes away quickly. Nose of roast and booze. Taste follows with a tad of vanilla and soy sauce. Thick and oily on the palate. Middle of the pack for the style at best.
Ktwse (2290) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with flat head. Aroma of bourbon, muscovado, chocolate, vanilla. Taste is sweet, muscovado and dried fruit, fiery alcohol, boozy sweet. Body is rich and smooth with soft carbonation.
Mittenator (1482) - Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep brown with a tan head. Dark malt and sugar aromas. Exceptionally smooth. Deep milk chocolate and dried fruits.
Nisse666 (4630) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle trade with _angst_, thx Man! Cons. 2014-12-20 Göteborg
AR: first something very odd - let us forget that, round bourbon vanilla aroma, black chocolate,
AP: dark brown oily fluid , fizzy stouthy dark brown deminishing head
F: bourbon vanilla, dark milk chocolate bar, warming feeling, full body, wee bubbly wee rough carbonation, wee grainy, coffey candy
Zakoon (111) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle @ home. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is is chocolate, brown sugar, bourbon, roasted malt, vanilla and wood. Flavour is light sweet and light bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry and boozy finish.
RobertDale (3854) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml. bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, bourbon, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and oak. Maybe a bit too much bourbon, otherwise an excellent sipper.
Bov (9964) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
courtesy of Toni; 11.5% - pretty opaque beer with no head retention; roasted chocolatey aroma, woody with notes of Bourbon, tar and black cherries; full-bodied, low carbonation, chewy, light sweetness overwhelmed by a huge bitterness; oily, long chocolatey roasted and woody Bourbon finish with warming alcohol notes
MrHangover (2950) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Another Tasting, courtesy of dEnk. Tasted side by side with the regular version. Pours a pitch black beer with a small ring of beige head on top. Aroma is massive vanilla, loads of chocolate and caramel. Flavor is very sweet with a big touch of vanilla and chocolate. The base beer is much more balanced and less sweet. Both beers are still very nice. Blended is the best!