peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Silky black pour with a thin sheet of tan foam. Aroma is balanced sweet brandy and roast, coffee, chocolate qualities from the base beer. Taste is brandy up front followed by chocolate, oatmeal, coffee, roast, char, and some alcohol notes through the finish. Smooth, silky mouthfeel. I like this beer although I do not believe that either this or the other barrel aged variant I’ve tried are actually better than the original base beer.
sudomorph (600) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
8.5oz bottle at least a year old. Pours black with a ring of a tan head. Aroma is huge. Slightly tart notes of dark chocolate, coffee, barrel, and dark fruit. Awesome! Taste is a slight tart with dark chocolate, coffee, booze, barrel notes, and a warm, alcohol after feeling. Full body with a low-medium carbonation. Not as full of a mouth feel but very very smooth and silky. Overall awesome. Thinner mouth feel than the base but sliky smooth. Big barrel and booze notes. A touch tart.
markextrae (959) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
25cl bottle at home. poured a dark black colour with a small bubbling tanned head. dark chocolate, strong bitter coffee, espresso, fruity apples, ripe fruits, raisins, oak, some hint of smoke. very thick and full bodied mouthfeel. roast, hints of alcohol, calvados. wow big notice of the calvados barrel. for me the calvados aging on this one is way better as the george. outstanding beer! could sip this every evening
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very interesting little brew with a punch and tons of aged barrel flavour. The pour is a gloopy pure black with a thin tan head that subsides quickly. The nose has big, boisterous roasted characters including espresso and bitter chocolate. The barrel aging lends mild woody and earthen characters to the aroma as well as slightly sweet and fruity flavours in the middle. Extremely complex profile with earthy and sweet malts and fruits in good balance. The finish has some heat to it.
Gerbeer (1780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Small bottle. Pours black with full tan head. Aromas and flavors are just as excellent as the base brunch with a little more fruit but a tad more alcohol and drier finish. I need a cellar of this stuff.
Ktwse (1989) - SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with low deep tan head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, dried fruit, muscovado and some form of barrels (not necessarily calvados). Taste is amazing! Big, sweet, vanilla, milk chocolate and probably calvados or cognac barrel notes, followed by just the right amount of coffee bitter to balance out the finish. Body is rich and creamy with low carbonation. This is an amazing beer!
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Mikkeller Bar. Pours a this pitch black beer with a very small beige ring of head on top. Aroma is marvelous, loads of apple, booze, ripe pear, cinnamon, oak and raisins. Flavor is incredibly sweet, loads of alcohol, red fruits, molasses, licorice in the back. Amazing well balanced, smooth drinkable, yet intense. Amazing brew.
devman171 (965) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours black almost flat, aroma is big wood, alcohol, and warm dark fruits. Taste is intense coffee and roast up front that quickly moves to big booze and wood with a light alcohol finish. Not worth it for me
VsXsV (2271) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small tan head. Aroma of coffee, licorice, dried fruit, wood, tomato paste, vanilla, toffee and soy. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of licorice, toffee, raw sugar, wood, soy, vanilla and coffee. Full bodied with low carbonation. Great.
merc7186 (2090) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: Smokey, Boozy
Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Brown Head Ring, Minimal Lacing
Taste: Ashtray, Boozy
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Smokey
UDBeernut (1718) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer sucks. Total ashtray action. Medium body. Worse than BA old scaly wag you bunch of rascals.