Marsiblursi (3052) - Göteborg, - FEB 5, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 (Bottle) Pours dark brown (almost black) with a creamy, nougat coloured head. The aroma holds wood/bourbon up front with notes of warming alcohol, toffee, vanilla, melted butter, some coconut and hints of dill. Deep malty undertones of roasted dark bread, cookies, caramel, soft cocoa and milk chocolate. Some brown sugar notes. Just a whisper of leafy hops and prune-ish dark fruits. Round, fancy and mega yummy nose. The flavour is medium sweet and near medium bitter with a touch of acidic notes from roast and hops. Balanced (but aggressive) oak, deep malt, balanced hops. Complex, yet dangerously easy to drink. The mouthfeel is round and velvety alongside a light stickiness. Soft carbonation. Malt and bourbon balance is perfect on the finish. Near full bodied.
BRW (1433) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Biercab. Dark brown colour with off white head. Bourbon, wood aroma. Sweet, bourbon, wood, vanilla, caramel and malt taste. Medium to full body.
Lukaduke (2661) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUL 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep mahogany umber color with some of that dull Ive been in a barrel chillin haze on the edges and a finger of khaki foam. The nose is complex with sweet undertones but so much nuanced complexity that I can just blurt out things like fonzies’ leather jacket, worn dusty parquet squares from the Boston Garden thats been aging in Johnny Most’s basement and were stained with Makers Mark bourbon that Tommy Heinsohn spilled during pregame commentary....but I digress. This beer is legit. On the sip Im taken to another level of beer that usually requires some gentle fondling and a trip to the confessional for going to devilish lengths in order to achieve beer geek status and sip, but really this bottle was just sitting on a shelf and Im gonna go back tomorrow and buy some more. Fucking liquid velvet, creamy, masculine, old man pipe smoke, grandmas butterscotch candies, serious brew.
IPAgutten79 (750) - Skui, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mørk, nesten svart. Null skum. Aromaen er vanilje, fiken(?), karamell/toffee og malt. Smaken er søt, med deilig vanilje, mørk tørket frukt, bourbon og toffee. Søt, med antydninger til surhet i ettersmaken. Tykk og klissete konsistens.
angelkostvo (877) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown colour, coffee colour head, aroma of dark fruits, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and coffee. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter, medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. A bit boozy.
wlajwl (4538) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is malts/burnt caramel and undercurrents of toffee and fruit. The flavor is caramel, toffee, fruit, slightly cloying and a sourish/alcoholic finish.
Theydon_Bois (12592) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the 4th Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Session I, 01/05/2015.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with decent tan spotting and edgework.
Nose is rich malt, dark fruit, spice, dates, dates, bourbon strains, fruit cake.
Taste comprises dark malt, light spice, wooded notes, prunes, dates.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, drying close with bourbon evident and lightly warming alcohol.
Decent barley wine, good balance, holds together well.
Linkiewitz (55) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
AROMAT: Słodki zapach whisky, wraz ze śliwkami, a po zamieszaniu ogromne ilości czekolady.
WYGLĄD: Klarowne, o czarnej barwie i braku piany.
SMAK: Mnogość owoców leśnych i delikatna, prawie nie wyczuwalna paloność. Dalej karmelowa słodycz, nadal owoce i posmak piwnego syropu. A wszystko w prawie samej słodowości ze wspaniale ukrytym alkoholem. Niezwykle deserowe na niezwykłe okazje.
MiP (14442) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at KØ15. Good vanilla aroma. Black colour. Hazy golden colour. Small light brown head. The flavour has a lot of vanilla. Quite alcoholic but good. Creamy with more vanilla.
nimbleprop (5797) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a murky, deep amber with zero head. Nose has quite a bit of booze, vanilla, caramel, nougat, a little tooth paste, some honey comb, candy. All sweet in the nose. Flavor has some oily wood notes, some astringent alcohol notes, lots of caramel though, vanilla, butterscotch, toffee, nougat, some honey, a little caramelized tropical fruit. Very full bodied, sticky finish. Smooth despite the alcohol. A bit heavy, but a treat none the less.
k0mpsa (1715) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at cbf15. Black color, minimal brown head. Fantastic deep aroma, wood, licorice, coffee, barrels. Full body, barrels, wood, licorice, coffee, raisins and plums. Alcohol is hidden but warms afterwards. Extremely good.