scottw86 (1126) - Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, no head. Lots of peat and whisky in the aroma. Alcohol in the aroma w coffee. Taste is very roasted with lots of coffee and chocolate. lots of wood. Some roasted burnt flavors in the finish with some nuts. Overall pretty dry. Very good but not as good as the original.
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share. So dark, cloudy brown/almost black. Aroma of espresso, warm chocolate cake, dark fruit, wood. Taste is sweet and bitter, both from chocolate and coffee. Sticky, dry finish.
GothGargoyle (1421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Browny black with a virtually no head. Aroma is coffee, wood, whiskey, chocolate, dark fruits. Full bodied, rich on the palate, lightly smoky finish. Taste is coffee, wood, whiskey, chocolate, dark fruits.
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[My bottle (500ml) shared with HogTownHarry, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o Glouglouburp. Batch No 412, 17.03.09] Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a small bubbly semi-lasting beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, oak, smoke and some sweetness -- barrel-aging is subtle which I appreciate. Flavour follows the aroma but is milder and slightly watery. Average bodied. Great aroma and really good flavour.
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014-10-09. Black body with a small tan head. 3+ Aroma is boozy with a good amount of smokey whiskey character over sweet dark malt. Flavour has sweet rich dark malt base, lightly tangy and mild smokey whiskey quality. Average bodied palate, soft to low carbonation. Pretty decent but not to my tastes. Bottle Batch 412 shared by Blankboy.
Countbeer (4747) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Thanks Papsø: Vintage 2009: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Black beer thin vanilla lacing.
Aroma has loads of wood, oak, then some serious vinous notes and a lot of fruit (think red and much darker) with a sweet tar edge. Special!
Flavours of tobacco, roast, oat, mocha... Berries... Liquorice...? Infected?
Aftertaste is thin and very quick disappearing: some roaat, berries, dryness, light light tart and coal.
Low carbo, watery mouthfeel, more than medium bodied and a dry texture.
Aroma is sublimely vinous and woody. Flavour is ok, the aftertaste is meh... It’s not that old is it...
HogTownHarry (6130) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 9, 2014 - shared by blankboy with me, jercraigs & mabel. 500ml bottle - batch #412. Somewhat thin-looking oily black pour, small bubbley beige/tan head. Smells .... wonderful. Nut oil dark roast, hint of coffee, and lovely, lovely somewhat smoky dry woody ’hiskey aroma - not a lot of wood, but definitely has some heat - daaaamn. Sadly, it’s light-bodied, slick, still, a little boozy and ... still liked it. LOVE that aroma.
llkc (492) - århus, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
duft: ristet malt. kakao. frisk. svag duft af eg.
smag: malt. kaffe. kakao. sød. eg. mørk malt. ikke så meget co2.
blød smag af whisky.
pushkinwow (2100) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle via the Mikkeller shop. Brown with no head. Light peat, semi-roasted malt, some cocoa and oak, dry and bitter, surprisingly thin compared to most of the other BG beers, somewhat chalky as well, yet still tasty.
suprchunk (2343) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colored pour. Tan head. Smoky aroma. Taste is sweet and smoky. Sweet finish. Not bad.
Yorker (1351) - Herning, DENMARK - APR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and pretty much no head. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and a little peat - with a slightly bitter finish.