DandyWolfFloyd (991) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma - carmalized sugars, roast, oak barrel, boozy bourbon, and some anise
Appearance - dark brown. No head to speak of.
Taste - is heavy sweet and astringent roast. Dark fruits, bourbon oakiness as well.
Palate - body is full, slick texture, soft carbonation, long boozy finish that holds astringent bitters.
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rouhlas (2237) - GREECE - NOV 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Dark brown almost black color with small light beige head that quickly disappears. Malty aroma, roasted, chocolate, caramel, licorice, dark dried fruits, vanilla, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full oily sticky body with flat carbonation.
larsniclas (6475) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled from Systembolaget. Bought a de years ago.
Almost black with no head.
Vinous aroma with salty liquorice, chocolate, cold coffee.
Slightly oily palate.
Salty liquorice and cold coffee in the flavour. Rather sweet.
JefVerstraete (2677) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Deconinck, Vichte. Dark brown colour, beige foam. Sweet nose of brandy, vanilla, caramel, dried fruit. Also roasty bitter and hoppy finish. Good brew but alcoholic.
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked 37.5 cl @ home. Pours black with no head. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruit, bourbon, and vanilla - with a roasted and slightly alcoholic finish.
Marduk (5380) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
375ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Murky very dark brown color. No head. Vineous, raisins, sweet, dark plums in aroma. Sweet, malty, alcohol, medicinal, licorice in taste. Sweet licorice in aftertaste. Not for my taste. Stale.
FatPhil (12761) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle (300e of overpriced beer tasting) (Alus Celle, Riga)
Super sweet malty bourbon aroma - hot! Looks good, nice and dark, brief tight head. Sticky sweet body. No beer here, only bourbon. Well, it is drinkable as a sipper, as if it was a spirit, I guess. A sweet boozy passable thing.
hohops (703) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance- pours very, very dark, just about pitch black. No head at all, apart from a tan bubbly rim. Aroma- wow. Quite boozy, treacle, chocolate fudge, molasses, brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla ice cream, golden syrup, melted dark chocolate, rum, leather, cherry skins, brandy, sultanas, booze-soaked prunes, Christmas pudding with brandy butter. Smells outrageous. Taste- dark chocolate, roasted malt, bitter coffee, bourbon, you can taste the apple brandy, a bit like slightly burnt fruitcake with apples in it. Smoky, leathery, burnt toast notes, syrup and treacle, chocolate fudge, sweet dark fruits. Roasty, bitter and lingering finish. Mouthfeel is syrupy and slick, but not quite as full as expected. The alcohol is very well-hidden. This is excellent, slightly let down by the lack of carbonation.
martjoobolut (2584) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma is sweet, vanilla, bourbon, brandy. Flavor is sweet, cocoa, bourbon, dark chocolate, malt, roast, alcohol. Finish is dark chocolate and alcohol. Overall: great brew.
mjs (6064) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle, 0.375 l, thanks FaPhil, 20150926) The beer poured black. Hardly any head was formed. Aroma had vineousness, booze and vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and dry with low carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, vanilla, burnt malts, wood and low bitterness. Aftertaste had excessive sweetness and low bitterness. A way too sweet and boozy brew.