Zlotta (2199) - Hagen, GERMANY - APR 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle at Borresteijn’s place. Clear, very dark red to black with a light brown head. Sweetish, minimally roasty, slightly boozy aroma of vanilla, dark chocolate, some coffee and hints of licorice. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty taste of chocolate, some coffee, hazelnut, vanilla and some licorice, followed by a long, slightly bitter, moderately warming-alcoholic finish. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nice!
Borresteijn (6422) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
66cl Bottle. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, liquorice, light roast. Flavor is sweet, malty, roast, bourbon, liquorice, bittersweet finish. Medium bodied, smooth.
adamnowek (1831) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour with a beige head. Aroma is a really nice and smooth bourbon. Brown sugar sweetness that isn’t overpowering.
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one on tap at the brewery. Medium brown. Bourbony nose. Quite sweet. Chocolate, and vanilla. Soft body. Basically adds vanilla to the regular basic Hellfighter, without a whole lot of nuance.
tapthis (225) - Baytown, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark, almost black in color with a tan head. Tastes of cocoa and bourbon with a smooth bourban aftertaste.
jandd1983 (3832) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at gregwilsonstl’s tasting. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of coconut, licorice, cocoa, chocolate, vanilla and a touch of coffee. The taste was similar to the aroma with more dark chocolate, vanilla, dark sugars, caramel, nuts, hints of coffee and syrup. Very good stuff.
Andrew196 (1442) - Katy, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2016 Dark, dark mahogany in color, cappuccino head, thin and whispy. Aroma of roasted cherry, heavy woodiness, vanilla, chocolate. Flavor was big, sweet, roasty, a tad smokey. Rolled into a nice chocolate covered cherry finish with hints of alcohol. Some lacto and chocolate frango rolls in nicely as it warms.
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at gregwilsons tasting. Very dark brown. Just a little blotchy foam. This smells good. The whiskey is gentle in the aroma. I like that. Big malts. The flavor is the same. Good! Huge malts. Wood is not that big but adds some nice touches. A little vanilla. Delicious.
gregwilsonstl (2112) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown. Thin. Oily head. Loads of wood. Oak. Tasted at my variants themed tasting. Thx Tony B.
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - DEC 25, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 12/25/2015. Pours a black color, wispy light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, mild coffee, vanilla toffee, bourbon, dry roast malts. Taste is bourbon, a bit boozy, chocolate caramel, vanilla, bitter roast. Medium heavy body, creamy. Nice overall.