slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Exactly what I was hoping it would be. BGBW is already one of the smoothest beers I’ve ever had. While this edition is 1.8% stronger, it loses none of the smoothness. Rich and full. perfect carbonation, no alcohol bite at 12%?!! 3 months in barrels was perfect. Coffee is still the main player and the bourbon adds to, instead of taking away from the base beer. Release this in the states already!!!"
GlasgowTAD (37) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - SEP 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell is of bourbon and sweetness (muscovado sugar). Fast dissipating eggshell head. Taste is sweet muscovado, bourbon, bitter cocoa. Thin body with no carbonation. A stout that is well complimented by the bourbon.
_angst_ (2799) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours black with a thin fizzy dark mocha head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, boozy, malty and tiny fruity with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, red berries, moist soil, charred wood, bitter chocolate, vanilla fudge, toffee, alcohol, hay and hints of kecap manis and chocolate chip cookies. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter, slightly salty and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, charred wood, coffee hard candy, heavily roasted coconut, walnuts, chocolate brownies, moist soil and alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft, velvety, creamy, tiny roasted astringent, boozy and near full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, bitter, tiny salty and malty with roasted malts, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, roasted coconut, bitter chocolate, moist soil, alcohol and hints of kecap manis. Slightly hot at the moment but with nice bourbon barrel characteristics and alcohol heat so it doesn’t bother me too much. The coffee is just starting to turn into that sour used coffee grounds smell in the nose. Just barely noticeable but it’s there. The coffee in the flavour is great however and well implemented with the malt base of the beer and the vanilla, coconut and bourbon flavour of the barrel. I’d drink this now if I were you and live through the slight heat. Save it for longer and the coffee will most likely turn quite vile… A treat really…
bytemesis (3228) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks to summer secret santa! Pours inky black, small dark brown head that dissipates slowly with decent lacing. Ultra rich coffee mocha roasty vanilla bourbon nose. Medium sweet and light plus bitter. Full and creamy mouthfeel. Tasty beverage.
ansalon (1430) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch böack with almost no head. Swirling it around leaves beautiful oily lacings. Aromas of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts, slight coffee, honey, muscovado sugar, leather, liqourice. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, honey, muscovado sugar, roasted malts. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with no carbonation. Aftertaste is bourbon and vanilla with chocolate and roasted notes. Lovely!
berntholer (939) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
beige head leaves some lacing. coffee coloured. aroma of vanilla, spices, coffee, boozy. taste like aroma, coco with a long bitter aftertaste of ashes, liquorice. quite complex. medium body and carbonation. bottle 33 cl / bbf may-2024
Ktwse (2014) - SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours oily black with minimal deep brown head. Aroma of figs, raisins, chocolate, muscovado and deep port and calvados barrels. It's immature bourbon, fresh barrels, very fiery. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, light coffee, almost like a booze infused brownie. Clear bourbon barrel notes. Body is thick, rich, creamy. I quite like this, even though some might argue the bourbon barrel influencw is almost overbearing.
haukur (1307) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 8, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 Lervig version yellow label. Pitch black, thick color, small head. Aroma is outstanding. Subtle bourbon, subtle vanilla, subtle oak, subtle burn, very delicate. Texture is thick, long complex finish. One of the better barrel aged imperial stouts out there
deanso (5370) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2014 50cl bottle shared with brewing buddies courtesy of a friend. Bottle a couple of years old.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Lovely bourbon notes. A great brew.
Simonsen (657) - NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske medbrakt av Carsten. Svart oljeaktig konsistens. Lite karbonert. Liten beige skumrand. Smaker bourbon og alkohol. Liten antydning til kaffe, lakris og eik. Overhodet ikke lik originalen. Bourbonsmaken har tatt helt overhånd. Hadde den hett mikkeller bourbon bonanza hadde den fått full score