Kingi (565) - - OCT 17, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is that weasel imp stout, but with a bit of bourbon notes. Black beer no head. Light sweetness, medium salty, licorice, light bitterness. Palate is full body, thick feel, long finish. Finish has bitterness, coffee, a bit of bourbon.
Tsekouratos (569) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - OCT 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml botte from BierKompass, before it closed. Pours a pitch black body with a thin brown head. Aromas of chocolate, bourbon, licorice, vanilla. Taste is sweet in the mouth with chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, caramel, finishing bitter with coffee and roasted notes. Full body with low carbonation.
Maakun (2341) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Sjogro. Black with small brown head. Lots of bourbon up front with vanilla, brown sugar and wood. Then the coffee kicks in with bitter espresso, medium string roast and a touch of spicy honey. Some molasses, dark chocolate, rum and fudge too. Quite sweet with soft roasted bitter notes and lasting bittersweet finish with slight alcohol. Full bodied with velvety feel and low carbo. Nice.
GenDV138 (4565) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle poured into a Bruery tulip. Black with no more than half a finger of tan head. 10.9% version with the orange Keith Shore label. Aromas of dark chocolate, fudge, strong roasted coffee, almost a little hot peppery note, slightly boozy bourbon. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, some bourbon and oak. Pretty good, better than some of their other barrel aged Beer Geek offerings but the barrel aging could still use a little work for more character.
ElManana (1380) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Longtime want. Bottle bought at Bierhalle Deconinck. So creamy, such a thick mouthfeel, coffee, roast, vanilla and bourbon. Almost the perfect beer for me. Light bitterness. Truly awesome.
RobertDale (4715) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml. bottle. Thanks Erik! Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, bourbon, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and dark fruit. Delicious.
Holmen1 (4120) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fra flaske på Mi2, Cardinal aug-15: nesten helt svart med brunt, kort skum. Vidunderlig drikke fra første til siste dråpe, og har den noe fruktigere aroma enn brandyversjonen som vi hadde for et øyeblikk siden? Vi nærmer oss nirvana, det blir ikke mye bedre enn dette på en mandag. Viskøs, tett og kompleks. Enda et bravo til Lervig!
Holmen2 (2462) - NORWAY - AUG 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 31.08.15. Black. Small and quickly diminishing brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, coffe ans some dark malt. Similar taste; witf some liquorice. Complex. And very good.
tandembrauer (886) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours black with small beige head. Aroma of Bourbon whisky, vanilla, coconut, milk coffee, dark dried fruits, roasted malt. Taste sweet, some roasted and fruity coffee bitterness. Silky mouth feel.
ponx (46) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh boy. What a loveley beer. So smooth and so creamy. Great on the nose with whiskey, chees, chocolate and coffee. It?s taste is so complex, so balanced. The flavours alternate beautifully in your mouth. From Whiskey, to Stout and so on. Mocca, iced coffee, chocolate icecream. Yes! Low carbonation, but great!