Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours solid black with a thick, foamy dark tan head. Aroma of bourbon, cayenne pepper, rich, roasted malts, butter and rich chocolate. Flavour the same plus wood, lots of peat and spices, booze. Knocks your socks off. Bourbon not prominent but detectable. Palate scorcher. Spicy, dry finish. Very rich and boozy. A slow sipper.
TBone (9997) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 500ml (Beer Hunters, batch #462, 191009/191014)
Dark pitch black coffee, steady creamy brown head. Coffee, toasted malts, vanilla in the nose. Full-bodied, smooth palate. Lots of bourbon, coffee and toasted maltyness. Of course vanilla too. Whiskey bomb like Breakfast version but more roasted, not so sweet.
maneliquor (1700) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours jet black with a thick, dark tan head. Nice lacing left behind. Nose is nowhere near the base beer. Very subdued coffee with salted dark chocolate and the same ’herbal’ bourbon tones I seem to get from a lot of Mikkeller’s bourbon barreled stuff. I don’t mind it either way. Taste is heavy on dark chocolate, a touch sweet. Reminds me a lot of Lindt Salted Dark Chocolate. Sweet vanilla through the middle of the palate with some tobacco and bourbon on the finish. Very full mouth feel which I enjoy a lot. Herbally grass tones also coming through as it warms. Very enjoyable beer
fletchfighters (837) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good BA variation. Bummer the base was Beer Geek Brunch. I liked the BA version but hides the base too well.
-Oak and bourbon. Get touches of oat, dark fruits and seaweed. Combines to make more of a sherry really. Interesting nose but far different from the base beer.
T-- Oak, spiced bourbon, vanilla, salted chocolate fudge, tobacco, and a touch of dark fruits. Alcohol really picks up with this opening up. Hops have dropped off totally though.
P-- Slick and oliy. Dry Oak spicy bourbon finish. Lot of tannins with this and really wine like except for the charred sweetness in the mid and back palate that smooths everything out before the finish. Alcohol is still very present for a 3 year old beer.
laiti (4016) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. Batch #462, brewed 19.10.2009, BBE 19.10.2014
Blind tasting @ lusikka
Aroma is sweetish and slightly sour with very well roasted malt. Also some cocoa and hints of ash. Sticky palate. Flavour has alcohol, coffee and some rubber. It seems that I am still not a big friend of whisky barrel beers. BGB is just so perfect beer that one should not spoil it in a barrel.
olio (4156) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ lusikkas’ blind tasting. Brewed on 19.10.2009. BBE 19.10.2014.
Pours pitch black color with small beige head. Aroma of ash, chocolate, dark roasted malts, tar, vanilla and some rubber tyre. Flavor of vanilla, ash dry chocolate, roasted malts and oak. Very complex and full-bodied. Very dry palate.
lusikka (4124) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Batch #462, brewed on 19.10.2009, BBE 19.10.2014.
Pours a black colour with a beigeish head. Aroma of aroma of strong roasted malts, ash, licorice, wood and dark chocolate. Flavour of strong roasted malts, licorice, smoke, bourbon and dark coffee. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and long, roasty, mouth-drying finish. Coffee dominates in the end. Not as good as the original, but still excellent.
PatBateman81 (178) - Caserta, ITALY - APR 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50 cl @ Karhisma Birroteca (Piedimonte Matese, Caserta - Italy). Bryg 19.10.09. Pour that one it’s a show, really: the beige/cappuccino foam made something like a fractal surrealist movie, it construct itself by layers and with a slow fading. Totally black turns grey, then brown, then beige. Amazing and long lasting, leaves even a thick blanket on the glass. Aroma is a mixture of eucalyptus, spearmint, vanilla, wood, coffee, sugar, oats. Compared to my Beer Geek Brunch Weasel normal version memories, coffee is totally gone at nose. Not at palate, anyway. A full bodied character with high bitterness, roasted notes, hops, cocoa, vanilla beans, bourbon, burned wood, coffee, and a boozy punch. Spearmint again. I could feel the malt decay, but it’s so pleasant at tongue at the same time. Finish is incredibly dry on tongue, some citrus too. Well, for me it’s a confirmation: aging a former aged beer isn’t the best in most cases. But a very good IRS anyway, since as base we are talking about the Beer Geek Brunch Weasel still.
GRM (2515) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown bottle, 500 ml, batch 452, bottled on 191009, best before 191014, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured April 6 2012; eye: black, opaque, nice dark brown head that disappears completely, no lacing; nose: woody, bourbon, roasted barley, burnt barley, soy sauce, dark chocolate, ink, anise, dark coffee; mouth: woody, bourbon, roasted barley, burnt barley, soy sauce, dark chocolate, ink alcohol, alcohol warmth, anise, dark coffee, resinous hops, finale in roasted barley with presence of alcohol warmth and ink, full body, not much carbonation, dense, lightly oily texture; overall: quite fine
Bouteille brune, 500 ml, lot 462, embouteillée le 191009, meilleure avant 191014,via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 6 avril 2012; œil : noire, opaque, belle mousse brun foncé qui disparaît complètement, pas de dentelle; nez : boisé, bourbon, orge torréfiée, orge brûlée, sauce soya, chocolat noir, encre, anis, café fort; bouche : boisé, bourbon, orge torréfiée, orge brûlée, sauce soya, chocolat noir, encre, alcool, chaleur d’alcool, anis, café fort, houblon résineux, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence de chaleur d’alcool et d’encre, corsée, peu carbonatée, dense, texture légèrement huileuse; en résumé : bien bon
dreadnord (1009) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick and viscous, black as night with a frothy chocolate colored head. Nose is soy sauce, smoke, licorice, chocolate, coffee and some minor vanilla and wood notes. Also has a bit of a metallic snap. Flavor is decandent. Big bitter with just a little sweetness. Finish is huge coffee bitterness. Mouthfeel is pure silk. Smooth and creamy, with a long drawn out aftertaste.