markextrae (1205) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared bottle with a friend. Poured a dark Brown to Black colour with a dark tanned head. A lot of Bourbon forward. A hint of red Sharp fruit, oak, vanilla, roasted malts,cred fruit, chocolate, caramel, port, molasses, very smooth and awesome Bourbon taste! Boy what an amazing sipper beer!! I loved this one so much!!
langeveld12 (249) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pitch black and almost no head. Not very much to look at, but then you start tasting and smelling. Whoa! It just keeps on going. Moderate malts with coffee, roasted malts, milk chocolate, nuts, cookie, light hops with citrus fruits and there's also some yeast, vanilla, a clear taste of oak, licorice, bourbon and brandy, caramel, brown sugar, grape, raisin and prune, a hint of smoke and peat, cola, spices, tawny port. The list seems endless. Flavor is complex and subtle and switches from light acodic to light acidic and light bitter, followed by light acidic, light bitter and sweet, then sweet and bitter and warming alcohol and only sweet and warming alcohol and finishing in bitter and alcohol.
Body is full with syrupy texture and quite low carbonation.
What a beer! Incredible. Together with Westvleteren my number one so far.
Dr_Fellini (494) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a pitch black color with a creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, vanilla, molasses. Flavor is strong roasted malts, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate. Lingering bourbon and vanilla with a creamy mouthfeel. Extremely tasty!
HopRedHead (391) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours black with an oily slick and no head. Big aroma of rum and raisins, molasses and dark fruits. Very sweet. Taste has lots of cherries, fig and bubblegum. Low carb makes this really syrupy. Bit too sweet for me but still enjoyable.
Vells (743) - Riga, LATVIA - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely huge brew, but kinda dint worked out for me.. Moderate roasted malts, licorice, dried fruits, bourbon, choco, wood, vanilla. Its quite complex, but in same time too monolith, even boring. Mostly sweet with moderate bitterness. Nice sipping beer, but I prefer each of two brews in this one separate.
kevinsenn (1125) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Jane’s Beer Store, Mountain View. Boozy marshmallow dark fruit aroma. Similar taste. Very nice.
tectactoe (2186) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin. Looks like Coca-Cola with no head. A couple small bubbles, maybe. Sticky toffee & caramel candy aroma with light fudge, molasses, raisins, figs, mild anise, & brown sugar in the aroma. Boozy, lots of brandy & alcohol that stings the nostrils. Very, very sweet, too. Taste is the same way. Boozy. Sweet. Huge amount of residual sugars. Dat brewing efficiency. Fusel heat, molasses, faint char & roast, cocoa dust black licorice, burnt caramel. Seems Serpent’s Stout is more relevant on the palate. A bit of raisin, brandy, brown sugar, toffee, anise, & char in the finish. Lingering heat from the booziness, leaves a sticky coating on your teeth. Not bad but really too boozy & sweet to enjoy in any decent quantity.
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is dark fruit, light smoke, toffee, vanilla, taste is sweet, chewy, toffee, bourbon, fruity.
BrewDad (5005) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Super American strong ale. Nice barrel aging qualities this was very tasty
BarrelAged1991 (3) - - SEP 4, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wine glas, bought a bottle at slijterij paauwenburg, Vlissingen, The Netherlands.
Great taste of strong coffee and sweet Caramel. Very complex with a nice hoppy flavour at the end!