deyholla (8568) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Jack, thanks! Pours black with a thin light brown head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma is full of sweet dark grains and strong vanilla with a bourbon note supporting. Flavor has a great combination of dark grains, sweet chocolate and vanilla with a hint of bourbon.
Clownoisseur (374) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black. Motor oil-esque. Small brown head quickly fades to a ring around the glass. Aromas are loaded with vanilla, coffee, more vanilla, bourbon, another dash of vanilla, caramel malts, light chocolate and yet more vanilla. Seriously, this beer just wreaks of vanilla! Taste is nicely balanced between the mega-sweetness of the vanilla and the heat of the bourbon. Some bitter coffee, dark chocolate notes, brown sugar and hints of char emerge and harmonize nicely. Big notes of oak and bourbon chase closely behind and lead into the finish. Vanilla lingers on the palate and provides a fairly sweet back-end to this one. A really tasty beer...although, a bit excessive with the vanilla.
jtclockwork (11246) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Thanks Jacob. Pours black no head. Nose/taste of vanilla, bourbon, baked brownie, brownie batter, chocolate cake, toasted marshmallow, coffee and oak - Full bodied.
vtafro (5087) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Brownie, chocolate, vanilla sweet aromas. Chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, sweet malts, full on chocolate brownie.
chrisv10 (13131) - DENMARK - AUG 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle with Wax, 13%. Black with no head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and bourbon. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark chocolate, thick, vanilla, bourbon, little dry, warming, hop, little liquorice and medium bitter.
Rasmus40 (14419) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Aalborg. Black without head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, heavy vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily, smooth and soft. Imperial stout, vanilla and bourbon: The perfect mix. 270715
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUL 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mikropolis, Copenhagen. Pours black, small brownish head. Vanilla, licorice, milk chocolate. Roasted malts, wood. Full bodied and complex. Vanilla gives it smooth and silky character.
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Stockholm. Black beer with an brownish head. Vanilla, licorice, figs, chocolate and caramel aroma. Bourbon, vanilla, caramell, Woody, dark fruits flavour. This is really a Lovely beer :-)
ABT_S54 (284) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
33cl bottle served in a snifter. Pitch black pour with a dark brown head which is there for the briefest moment. Aroma is massive vanilla and bourbon notes - nothing else gets a look in. I was a little concerned that the bourbon would impart an extra level of vanilla-ness on top of the already (almost) excessive vanilla shake. I needn’t have worried. The bourbon barrels seemed to have created a much more harmonious balance and the coffee and chocolate are allowed to shine through more as a result. In short better in every way than the standard vanilla shake but whether the difference is worth 3x the price is very much down to the individual. Personally I would rather have 3x vanilla shakes but if the occasion warrants it this is hard to beat.
hirigalzkar (2593) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Mikropolis. Obviously sweet, but in this version a bit too much for my liking. Notes of vanilla, coffee and milk chocolate.