madmitch76 (12977) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4th March 2012
Opaque dark brown beer, good dark tan head. Smooth silky palate. Nice nose of espresso and coffee ice cream! Rich and smooth dark malt, rich coffee, vanilla and coffee ice cream. Well integrated spicy bourbon. A semi dry finish with mild bitterness and alcohol. Further ageing probably would not hurt but a rich coffee treat nontheless.
NBird (282) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It is dark chocolate black, looks viscous, little head. Smells of port, dark roasted fruit, chocolate, coffee and bourbon. Feels like a mouthful of desert. Tastes amazing, loads of chocolate, coffee and caramel, some cooked fruits and bourbon, finishing with a dark roasted coffee bean flavour. Beast.
kraddel (2320) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bollte purchased WAY to cheap @ hoppy loft ( prob by mistake they sold this as ’ beer geek breakfast’ :p )
50 cl , 2009 vintage
pours black, little brown foam.
smell is coffee ( in the good way) and bitterness.
taste is low carbo ( like that ! ) coffee, bitterness, choclat ( little amounts, get more concentrated towards aftertaste ). very thick.
but what is that .. clay-ish thing on the bottom of the bottle? melted lipstick ? dont pour out the last 0,5-1 cm guys, thats just descusting !
nimbleprop (4146) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle pours a slightly thick, opaque black with some thin, creamy, beige head. Nose is sweet, malty, vanilla, a little rubber, some smoke, caramel, cake icing. Flavor is sweet, smokey, caramel, a little bacon fat, a little cherry. Full bodied, slightly hot finish.
BMan1113VR (7769) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (batch 462 with a bb of 191014). Pours with a huge, deep brown iodine like head with a black body. Great retention. Aromas are of fudge, vinous, chocolate, ash, raisins, bourbon, vanilla, cotton candy, char, caramel, bready, currants. Flavors are of char and ash. Iodine, bitter, brown sugar, roasty, light barrel. Dry, molasses. Thick bodied, low carbonation, warming. Some coffee in the finish. Overall: oppressive. Over done roast character.
Martinus (2608) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black colour, tan head. Quite sweet aroma, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, coffee, molasses, roasted malts and bourbon. Bitter coffee flavour, quite sweet notes. Chocolate, light red berries and caramel. Bitter finish, coffee and chocolate.
(From 50cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Wilrijk. Courtesy of BelgBeerGeek. Thanks Vincent!)
77ships (3247) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 Thx. to Vincent // 50 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG 2012 // 2009 Vintage // White wax // sampled after Bourbon BA Breakfast // dark brown, blackish with a small mocha head // smells is sweet, molasses, brown sugar, sweet coffee, bourbon, touch roast // tastes of bitter mocha, caramel. chocolate, tad berries from the civet coffee but deff way less than original, reasonable amount of molasses, vanilla, tad wood, bourbon // good body // nice to try but original is preferable, you know cause of more of special coffee flavours /// Tried again this one thx. to Kraddel, way better than my hazy memory remembered it, sweet coffee & bourbon goodness, bit shame that the agar had cluttered together as it tends to with age & I almost swallowed a bit slimy chunk, turn-off //// increased score from 4.3 to 4.6
Benzai (6228) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at RBBSG. Very dark brown color, small beige to light brown head. Smell malts, roastyness, coffee, sweetness of liquarice wood. Taste roasted malts, some sugar, some alcohol, some coffee. Full body, full carbonation.
hallinghansen (1721) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home with home made brownie, mmh. Pours black with a medium light brown head. Aroma is espresso coffee, bourbon, oak, chocolate, roast, sweet caramel. Flavor is burned espresso, bourbon, booze, dark chocolate, roasted malt, light hops, bitter coffee, burned caramel. This is great.
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.