_angst_ (4466) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle bought through Brill & Co. Pours pitch black with a small mocha head that quickly dissipates while leaving some lacing on the glass. Smell is rich, sweet and very tiny sour with roasted malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, bourbon, wood, alcohol, chocolate and hints of freshly cut grass. Taste is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, liquorice fudge, vanilla, wood, bourbon, chocolate, alcohol, dark honey, coffee and hints of orange zest and pine. Mouthfeel is intense, smooth, slightly boozy, velvety and full bodied. Finish is sweet with roasted malts, vanilla, coffee, wood and bourbon. Incredible beer!
sebletitje (9078) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle courtesy of and shared with _angst_
Brune/cuivrée, col léger moka, huileux sur le verre.
Arôme est divin, comment décrire tout cela, note de bourbon et brandy sont vraiment là où il faut. Reste poudreux, note de chocolat, caramel et vanille sur un puissant côté de barrique.
En bouche, bourbon et brandy sont une pure joie orgasmique pour le palais, le tout est réchauffant, soyeux et crémeux, avec des notes de café, caramel, chocolat, moka, vanille le tout formant un élixir divin. Difficile de déposer le verre, le tout se déguste pendant de longues heures. Vraiment un pur bonheur.
JorisPPattyn (9392) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught Shortlived, small head; intense red-brown, near black beer. Punch-in-the-face liqueurish spirit nose with Bourbon, whisky, brandy. Further raisins, raisins on alcohol and mandarines. Sweet, alcoholic, tad lactic like double cream, vanilla, maltbitter (chocolate). Fiery in the finish, thick and ultimately viscous. Hot alcoholthroatburn. This is... brutal. And totally good.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours black thin head. Smells tastes of bourbon wood caramel booze some soy sauce dark fruit. Not bad kind of hot. Pretty good
gnoff (9552) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7 fl oz bottle consumed on May 4, 2012. Thanks to _angst_!
Clear dark brown to black color, small brown head. Alcohol, wood, sweet, fruity, berry scent. Chocolate, alcohol, sweet taste. Chocolate aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. When warming up, loads of vanilla comes through.
OldGrowth (3209) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Carny77. Good aroma, sweet. Roasty, fruity.coffee, cherry, grape. Dark Orangy brown color. Ok head no lace. Sweet Flavor. Medium body. Oily creamy smooth mouthfeel. Dry sweet, tad hot finish. Pretty tasty, flavor best part. Very rich. Like flavor tad more than aroma, but not by much.
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty bourbon and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty bourbon vanilla flavor with hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty bourbon vanilla and chocolate finish.
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve had this beer a bunch of different times, on draft and out of the bottle. Figured I might as well finally review this while it’s current on-tap at my house. Poured from the kegerator into a Bruery tulip. 2010 vintage.
A - Pours black, mocha-colored head, thin film on top, spotty lace, thick collar.
S - Big chocolate, both milk and dark, booze, vanilla, brownies, and oak. Still pretty boozy, even after a year and and half worth of age, but it’s definitely smoothed out since it was fresh. Very sweet, reminds me of a rich dessert.
T - Chocolate syrup on top of chocolate brownies with a small side of bourbon. There’s a touch of oak and vanilla in there as well. The alcohol bite makes the finish bitter and boozy, yet still remaining somewhat sweet.
M - Full, rich and smooth, good carbonation, creamy finish. Even after almost two years, this one is still quite boozy. That said, it’s really smoothed out since I had it fresh, and it’s definitely more enjoyable now then ever. I think another year will do this some more good...might be perfect by then!
Strykzone (6640) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Very dark brown with a small tan head. The barrel brings so much aroma. Red wine and wood notes. Beginning is so smooth. Hot but somehow it is ok. This could sneak up on a guy. Flavor is more subtle than expected but is still really nice. A wow.
kayres (810) - , Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a medium tan head. Rich coco flavors. Sweet silky. Bit of bourbon and vanilla. Very very tasty
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