vtafro (3563) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Backlog). Bottle. Dark pour with no head. Barrel, bourbon and brandy, some darker malt tone aromas. Flavors include the barrels, some dark malts and a good bit of alcohol.
Torrefacto (575) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Negro opaco con espuma beige escasa. aromas de maíz, bourbon, manzana dulce, licor, chocolate y tostados. Cuerpo denso con inicio dulce y licoroso con final de amargor moderado, seco de madera y duradero. Excelente.
charule (1156) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Binnys. Poured black and keeps a tan ring. Aroma of sweet vanilla charred wood smoke. Light carb med thick bod. Light soapy burnt taste with vanilla bourbon. Not getting any brandy.
rejtable (1377) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a huge beer. Pours very dark brown, opaque, with not head and minimal lacing. Nose is brown sugar, brandy and bourbon. Flavours of vanilla, espresso maybe some licorice, leather, bourbon and brandy. Taste is heavy/medium sweet, and medium/high bitterness. Fully sticky and oily body with an acidic bit to the finish that makes it feel quite dry.
Maltser85 (285) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown. Aroma of bourbon and brandy. Some vanilla, dark fruits. Taste is the same with some hints of coffee and some hop bitterness but not really. Medium full body. Delicious.
gvmdw7 (188) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured pitch black with no head or carbonation. Smells of coffee, vanilla, cinnamon and alcohol. Tasted the same, a bit of raisins, creamy but harsh finish.
zenkis (577) - Ogre, LATVIA - JUL 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2014 Pours opaque black with brown-yellowish small top, thick and intense although. Aroma starts pleasant, rich, complicated - wood, roasted malts, light chocolate, a bit sour berries, dark-roasted caramel, and too boozy as well, reminds a bit whiskey malt. Later aroma becomes too alcoholic and monolith dark caramel. Taste was sweet, light to average bitter, more from darker malts with bourbon flavor in aftertaste, not long finish, although some astringency in mouthfeel and warming is present. To me here is no beer, more strong alcohol flavors. Oily, slick texture. Weird. but compared even with "Harviestoun Ola Dubh" which was pure strong alcohol flavorfull but still beer, I expected more rich flavor from this brew (barrel aged) but there isn’t. So price/performance is "no more".
Priekš kokā izturēta alus, kas piedevām ir blends, šis šķiet muļķīgi vienkāršs un alkoholisks.
UDBeernut (1775) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from homeboy homer321. Pours deep plum, no head. Nose is full of vanilla, oak, bourbon. Taste has a strong base of brandy and bourbon, slight vanilla, leather. Major booze burn. Full body, little carbonation.
Embrouille (2829) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Blending the Angel’s share and Serpent’s Stout isn’t exactly a match made in heaven to my tastes, especially as I am not a fan of the latter.
beerbaaron (1278) - Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
2014 vintage. Pours black. A thin fizzy brown head rings the glass. Aroma beyond description. Complex is an understatement. Its a treat to just sit and smell it - the barrel character is intoxicating. Is rate the aroma 11. Full body. Chocolatey bourbon finish. Enough carbonation to keep it moving. Very pleasant alcohol warmth. The alcohol is the but it stays out of the way. The ’Art’ of brewing on display.