DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Ian and others. Dark brown with a rather lively light brown head. Aroma features coffee and roast with slightly boozy bourbon notes and light spice. Hard roast backbone, with more bourbon than barrel traits, if that makes any sense. This oddly is less full bodied than the original (we drnk them side by side), and for a bourbon barrel impy comes up short in the integration of flavours. Still a pleasure, but I prefer the original BGB.
angelkostvo (505) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black colour, small mocha head. Aroma of coffee, bourbon, chocolate, wine, clove. Taste is medium bitter, a bit sweet, slightly sour. Medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Niiiice
RexTalionis (2083) - FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours black in color with a tan head. Fresh coffee beans, milk chocolate, burnt wood mixed with hard toffee and notes of vanilla in aroma. Nice. Roasted malts, coffee, some smoke and vanilla in taste. Very smooth as well. A great brew with lots of aromas and flavors. Very well balanced too. Slightly dry. Leaves one with a woody licorice coffee aftertaste.
thornecb (4107) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black into a tulip. Mocha head with medium retention recedes leaving scant trailing sheets. Chocolate and oak aromas. Dry with sweet chocolate and caramel upfront turning thin in the hot oak and bourbon burn finish.
mcberko (5224) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours jet black with a small tan head. Aroma is quite oxidized, with some tart vinous notes and some cocoa. Flavour is thankfully quite a bit better, with notes of cocoa, moderate bourbon notes, and a cold cup of black coffee. There’s almost a hint of chilli pepper in there too. Definitely on the down slope in terms of age - I wish I had drank this fresher. A big step down from the regular Beer Geek Breakfast - not as smooth, nor as full-bodied. Certainly tastes better than it smells, but it’s not the most elegant beer at this stage. Still, quite good.
Foffern (1041) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with (and great courtesy of) the Bergen tasting crew. Pours a black colour with a small light beige head. Powerful aroma of liqueur, bourbon, spices, coffee, oak, roasted malt and hint of white sage. Nice. The flavour has more roasted malt and bourbon and nice coffee touch. Has a rich and slick mouth feel, and a light to medium bitterness. A great and complex beer with a nice touch of bourbon.
Inbreak (1393) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 May 2011, 0,5l bottle (batch #463) sampled @ first ever BBGTC tasting:
Fyldig sødmerik lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, bourbon, vanilje, kaffi, mørk sjokolade, mørk frukt, litt soyasaus. Fyldig sødmerik litt syrlig smak med preg av mørk malt, humle, bourbon, vanilje, kaffi, sjokolade, mørk frukt, krydder. Middels bitterhet som set litt. Veldig god.
Pyrmir (2676) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Lots of bourbon in the nose, kind of acidic notes. Taste full: loads of bourbon, dark sugar, coffee, chocolate
Sammy (8026) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bourbon nose, but understated Bourbon in the taste. Roast, an interesting roast, chocolate, engine oil. Smooth, above average mouthfeel. Well integrated. Gelatin thickness.
rarbring (1026) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: The smell is fudge with nuts and vanilla, almond, but also some saw dust and alcohol.
Appearance: The beer is black, with a brown rather modest head, leaving little lacing. But good curtains.
Taste: The beer is sweet, dried fruits, figs and dates, some wood and bourbon character is noted, as well as a licorice nuance.
Palate: Medium carbonation, warm, oily and complex body.
Overall: A bit sweet, but a very lovely dessert beer (not really breakfast I dare say).
Note: Bottle - Tasted at a beer sampling at De Klomp, Linköping, Sweden. Reviewed 2010-09-04.