Melker (253) - Göteborg, - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared a bottle yesterday with a friend. Black liquid with a very small brown head which disappeared in a few seconds. Lots of caramel in the aroma along with roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and alcohol. Very sweet taste of bourbon, caramel, chocolate. Light bitterness. Nice alcohol burn, it wasn’t as harsh as I thought it would be. Creamy and thick texture. soft carbonation. Not that complex at all, still a great beer and a bomb of flavours.
TheJvd (1206) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle at Camping Ratebeer ’15. Pours dark brown to black with a medium tan head. Aroma has dark chocolate, some roast, strong alcohol, bit of coffee. Taste has alcohol, licorice, dark chocolate, bourbon, lots of sweetness. Full body, soft carbo.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - pours dark brown - nose/taste of bourbon, oak, alcohol, smoke, charcoal chips, pinot noir, dates - full body. Little rubbing alcohol in nose.
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black pour. Booze, bourbon, oak, vanilla aromas. Is this straight bourbon? Chocolate, roasted, bourbon, oak, charred Flavors.
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2016
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Served in a taster:
Small creamy beige light brown head/lacing on top of a dark brown beer with a ruby shine coming through.
Aroma us awesome! A great marriage between bourbon, wood/oak, vanilla, caramel, roast, fudgy, some marzipan and chocolate/soy tints with an earthy sprinkle.
Flavour is unbalanced and of course alcohol burning... Liquorice, chocolate, cough syrup, whiskey tints, bitter warm crazyness, lots of strange herbal tints... Messy...
Aftertaste is herbal, spice/alcohol burn edgy, malts, light dry, not to good bitter... Overall very meh...
Low carbo, creamy oily and spicy/alcohol burn mouthfeel which dries up at the end, between medium and fuller bodied.
Aroma is sublime and the only good thing about this beer! The rest is meh at best!
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 12/27/2015. Pours black, minimal carbonation apparent. Aroma is sweet dark fruit, raspberry syrup, cocoa dust and brownie batter, very mild roast but rich vanilla and bourbon, booze not too apparent at all in the nose. Taste is sweet chocolate, some soy, intense roast and bitterness melding with boozy bourbon, lingering booze a bit much. Medium, viscous body. Smells wonderful but taste a bit too aggressive.
ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375cl bottle served in a snifter. Went through the recommended procedure of chilling, decanting and letting to breathe. Pours dark brown with some rogue bubbles taking a short lived trip around the rim. Aroma is powerful buttery vanilla and sweet overripe fruits with a huge alcohol presence. Taste is very strong with the Black being very secondary to the bourbon and a huge alcoholic kick - too much for a beer to be honest. Mouthfeel was too watery for a stout and particularly one this strong. A little one-dimensional and not the massive complex monster that Mikkeller themselves advertise. Had kept this a long time and waited for an occasion suitable to crack open a £30 bottle - even though I was pleased I opened it and have tried it is certainly not worth the money and doesn’t really come under my radar as being a beer. However, if you drink it as a spirit then it is an entirely different ballgame but there are much better beers and spirits at this price point. A nice experience - nothing more.
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37.5 cl bottle @ home shared with a few people. Pours black with a tiny tan head that leaves no lacing. Aroma and flavour are chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and dried fruit - with warming alcohol in the finish.
NBird (626) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Btl@ kulminator July 15
Looks.. Cola black, sml- no head
Smells ..heavy alcohol, bourbon obviously, upon a big sniff your eyes almost water,alcohol!
Tastes..hot, alcohol heat, my mouth is burning, the bourbonis ever present, there is no denying this is quality rocket fuel,raisins dried boozy fruits, excessively large roasted malts. This is a huge beer, the biggest beer I’ve ever consumed. Danger roger danger!
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @campingratebeer’15. Black color with a beige head. Smells alcohol, sweet, fruity, bourbon. Tastes alcohol, very sweet.
Benzai (14269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled @ Camping Ratebeers 2015. Dark brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma is mostly alcohol, slightly bourbon. Taste also is mostly alcohol, bourbon, burning alcohol. Too much for my liking.