zenkis (572) - 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 isnít. So price/performance is "no more".
Priekö kokā izturēta alus, kas piedevām ir blends, öis öķiet muļķīgi vienkārös un alkoholisks.
UDBeernut (1731) - 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 (2827) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Blending the Angelís share and Serpentís Stout isnít exactly a match made in heaven to my tastes, especially as I am not a fan of the latter.
ROBC3366 (667) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color is dark, dark brown with no head. Aroma is bourbon and a little brandy. Taste is exactly the same with a little coffee and dark dried fruit and a tiny bit of hops bitterness. Fairly light bodied. This stuff is excellent.
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beerbaaron (1259) - 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 íArtí of brewing on display.
MarinEvelyn (554) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very sweet aroma-some bourbon, roasty, like a sweet chocolate fruit.
Taste is similar, a little alcohol ting, chocolate, sweet, roast
Tantore (15) - Alabama, USA - JUN 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am a wine guy. Had to switch from a Zalto Burgundy glass to a much more open Nachtmann Xxl because I disliked the nose so much. Best described as sweet yeast. Kind of a fructose nose. The palate on the other hand has perfect feel, velvety and mouth coating. The taste is reminiscent of a sweet malt beverage from Puerto Rico with some hints of brown spirits and lots of yeast which I like in the mouth as opposed to the nose. A delicious beer.
mkel07 (3446) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
355ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 130614. Beer does not get any better than this, surely.
indianabeerman (46) - Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a dark brown or black . minimal head. smells of dark fruits and bourbon. tastes much the same with the bourbon coming thru more as it warms. another great beer from the abbey
GenDV138 (1370) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12.7 oz bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Bottle year is faded away but I believe itís a 2014. Pours dark brownish black with a finger of tan head. Aromas of bourbon and brandy, booze, a bit of dark fruit. Tastes of bourbon, brandy, toffee, coconut, dark fruit, chocolate, booze. Medium-full body with a dry and semi-hot finish. Low carbonation, thick oily mouthfeel. Quite boozy.