jesperhammer (3249) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
27-MAR-2014, bottle @Papsø clear all tasting, @Amager Bryghus with Ulkløbben.
Hazy dark Brown with a low tan head.
Chocolate, bread, Bourbon, Vanilla. All about the malts. Full body, average carbonation. This is fantastic. I really enjoyed this.
AirForceHops (3958) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle thanks to Adrien. Aroma is a healthy dose Belgian yeast with light chocolate, molasses and maybe even a light berry hint. Flavor shows a light oak upfront with milk chocolate hints in the center with the yeast showing up strong in the finish. Secondary notes of dark fruit and sugar.
The ABV is hidden really well but this bottle has sat for a good amount of time. The carbonation level is lower with a soft mouthfeel. This has a nice flavor but the bottle was extremely over priced at $9.00 for a 12 oz.
CraftBeerNick (1101) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, 7th February 15. Pours fairly clean and dark, slightly see through. Aroma, vanilla, bourbon, molasses. Taste is sweet, vanilla, oak barrel, bourbon, candy, molasses. Pretty tasty.
olsvammel (3803) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a friend. Strong and complex smell with caramel, bourbon, oak and dried fruit. Similar taste. Qutie sweet which balance out the booze from the barrel. The barrel gives it a very nice complex touch with lots of oak, vanilla and bourbon. Almost no carbonation but that is a plus in my book.
fombe89 (256) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 31/01/2015.
Color negro, Carbonatacion baja, Aromas a licor. cuerpo denso
artmcd8 (1999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to charule. Pours a murky maroon brown. No head. Aromas of vanilla, candies dark fruits, butterscotch. Taste is sweet with a nice bourbon alcohol heat. Medium body and light carbonation.
Stuu666 (5347) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is toffee, vanilla, caramel, sugary, light fruit, taste is rich caramel, dark fruit, sweet, toffee.
Douberd (2905) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(De Molen / Närke Goths & Vandals ) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 10.6%
Black coloured beer, small brown head with good retention, minimal lacing left behind.
Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, very appealling.
Taste of bourbon, alcohol, vanilla, light wood, dark fruits.
Medium thick body, soft carbonation.
Lowenbrau (2411) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle @Cimmeia, Oviedo. 17-12-2014.
BBD: need to check, but was in date for long.
In short: tasty barley wine?.
Pours very dark with little tan head. Short head retetnion, poor lacing. Malty, caramel, liquor, sweet honey aromas. MEdium body, flat carbonation, viscous texture. Taste is quite malty, sweet, plums, raisins, some roasty notes. Warming mouthfeel, liquor profiled. No hints of aging noticed, but still an impressive strong dark ale, verysmooth and enjoyable.
Gerardgathier (509) - - DEC 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black. Vanilla bourbon aroma. Taste is bourbon choco vanilla and some coffee. Full body. Lovely
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