Benzai (6228) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque black color, no head at all. Aroma is malts, slightly roasty, a huge amount of liquor: bourbon for sure and brandy I guess. Also a touch of red fruits. Taste malts, lots of bourbon and brandy again, lightly alcohol. Medium body, low carbonation. Would have loved it with some more carbonation, but certainly nice.
DutchDrebus (3336) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ benzai. Thx for sharing homie! Pitch black, completely dead with no head. Smells lots of bourbon, sweet, red fruits, roasty. Amazing. Tastes bourbon, nutty, almond, sweet, wood, hint of chocolate. This is sick. Full body, silky body, thick texture. Top notch stuff.
keepersj12 (2511) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with no head. The aroma has fruit, wine, bourbon and booze. The flavor is sweet with vanilla and more booze. Sticky and warming.
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kraddel (2320) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thnx to bobochamp
Pours almost black no head
Smells fruity and boozy
Sweet , fruity , bit carbo
htnicholas (49) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12.7oz bottling 2013 vintage. Pours almost jet black with a thin brown head that rapidly dissipates. Carbonation is light and mouthfeel is slick. Sweet and sumptuous aroma of figs, raisins, carmel, and chocolate. The taste starts with flavors of carmel and dark fruit and develops in complexity adding overtones of roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate with a pleasant not overpowering alcohol warmth. Seems less than the 12.5% ABV. Tons of complex flavors evolve through the finish with spicy notes of cinnamon and coriander emerging through the finish. Amazing, complex, and drinkable. Highly recommended!
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BoBoChamp (4986) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
38cl, Vintage 2013, new exclusive American blended brew, thx to kdb150!, complex brew, roasted/woody and slightly alcoholic/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good brew
trancecyclist (41) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Barren Hill Brewing. Really a special barrel-aged beer; more like a stout than a strong ale in flavor. Alcohol level, though very high, is not out of balance. Great combination of flavors from the bourbon and the brandy barrels.
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big alcohol aroma with chocolate, brandy, and tobacco notes. Big, chewy mouthfeel. Mouth-warming alcohol that warms on the way down. Extremely complex with flavors of brandy, chocolate, subtle vanilla, alcohol, and more. Opens up and gains depth as it warms.
Lukaduke (1652) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark umber color with a finger of eggshell foam. Lots of nice brown toasted malts provide a good backbone for some fig, date, coffee, bourbon, raisin and cocoa powder notes to harmonize in both nose and palate. Really great finesse... bit of char on the finish with a lingering boozy sweetness that makes your lips smack ! YUM .
haddon90 (1371) - Newport Beach, California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Hollingshead. Pours a dark black color with a thin tan head. Aroma is tart fruit with some bourboness in the background. Dark, strong taste. Figs and bourbon prunes (is that such a thing) in there. An amazing, dark beer. Good to have on a cold night.