yespr (35030) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From cask. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity, vanilla and wooden. Light caramelish. Bitter and roasted, dark malty, chocolate. Dark roasted and lingering dark malty finish.
anders37 (19331) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2014. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate and bourbon aroma. Roasted malty woody bourbon and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate and caramel finish.
madmitch76 (18127) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
19th September 2013
The Last Tasting at Bruce’s palatial pad. Thanks to Leighton for this one. Opaque dark brown beer with a tidy pale tan head. Palate starts smooth, turns slightly crisp. Fresh tasting mellow dark malts. Nice touch of mellow barrelling and light fruity bourbon. Whisper of dark chocolate. Light minerally finish. Super mellow and drinkable.
fiulijn (16426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting at Matt’s
Black color with large beige head. A good beer, but compared to the un-barreled version this one is less characteristic, it loses the bread character that makes the base beer great, it adds some vanilla and liquorice.
harrisoni (15043) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At GBBF 2014. Black beer no head. Bourbon. Lots of bourbon. Some chocolate. Bourbon. Fine. But too much bourbon for balance.
Leighton (13954) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bruce’s - London. Thanks to Laura for this one! Pours clear, deep brown with a slight, creamy tan head. Nose has some charred wood, subtle roast, cocoa. Medium sweet flavor, nice milk chocolate, sturdy roast, slight earthy bitterness, a bit of alcohol kick, mild dry wood, hints of vanilla. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with vinous, dry woodiness, dry cocoa, some barrel, dirt, hints of toffee, some burnt toast. Very nice beer.
rlgk (13365) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at GBBF 2014. Opaque black beer with a small brownish head. Vinous aroma, licorice, caramel, figs, raisins, chocolate, caramel, banana notes, plums, cocoa, vanilla, bourbon notes. Vanilla flavor, figs, raisins, dades, plums, licorice, chocolate, some cocoa and bourbon. Alcohol is incredibly well hidden. Full bodied and just amazing!!!
brokensail (13226) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is black in color with minimal head formation. Starts off with some bourbon notes (wood, vanilla, etc.), followed by lots of roasted malt and dark chocolate. A light fruitiness in the background. The palate also features the bourbon nicely along with some notes of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Fairly simple and straight forward, but really nice.
Theydon_Bois (12707) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, big thanks to Leighton for sourcing, 19/09/13.
Very dark mahogony brown with a thin off white head that dissipates edgeward.
Nose is chocolate, roast malt, toffee, bourbon is well evident.
Taste comprises sweet toffee, chocolate, brown sugars, subtle bourbon notes, light peppery spice.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate.
Great drop, the alcohol is well integrated making for an easy drinking affair.
Koelschtrinker (12645) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Runder malziger, angenehm holziger Antrunk. Die Alkoholigkeit ist leicht und noch angenehm. Wenig herb, leicht vanillig. Nett. 10/11/10/11/10/11