VictorStr (1480) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Väldigt kraftig och komplex arom. Mörk frukt, kanske lite russin. Väldigt fyllig kropp.
Salmoniform (1074) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Opaque hue with fizzy brown hue that held a ring. Aroma is coffee, cola, vanilla, toffee, plums, caramel, raisins, ethanol. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with a nice astringent bitterness in the following and an ethanol finish. Overall this is a really nice brew.
Vestergaard (477) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle vintage 2014. Pours almost pitch black with a reddish edge, and an oily, brownish head. Aroma has huge bourbon, gun powder, licorice, caramel, port wine, chocolate, syrup, dried fruits and much more. Taste is pretty boozy and bourbon up front. Nice roast, nice caramel, lots of dark, dried fruits. ends off with sweet licorice and rhum-like sweetness. Fat, full body, and a fairly low carbonation. This is a treat!
vtafro (3912) - 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 (698) - 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 (1331) - 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 (1456) - 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 (321) - 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 (614) - 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".
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