NosirIwont (2320) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. 13.1%. Best before 18.03.14. Pours almost black with a small, quickly disappearing greyish-brown head. No lacing. Aroma is sweet, bordering molasses, with dark fruits, and is a bit oxidized. Remote sweet liquorice note in the background. Flavour is tart, with dark fruits, a bit oxidized, and has a cold coffee feel to it (without an actual coffee note). Somewhat wine-like. Tart, roasted, dark fruit finish with a cold coffee/tobacco note and an alcohol burn. Overall so-so. The aroma is rather good, but the flavour doesn’t really hold up; too tart/sour, and the cold coffee note feels misplaced. I wrote the same about the Red wine edition; this one is marginally better though. 04.01.14.
angelkostvo (1140) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour, no head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, coffee, earth, leather, tobacco, liquorice. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet a lot of coffee flavour, dry finish. Medium body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation. Interesting.
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with brown head. Roasted, chocolate, fresh hoppy aroma, some bourbon. Roasted, chocolate and sweet bourbon taste, some hoppiness and bitterness. Full body.
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bb. 09/05/15. Pours black with a partly lasting brown frothy head. Aroma is bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, wood, dark sugars, licorice and ash. Taste is heavy sweet, bitter and light+ acidic. Body is medium, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft+. Finishes dry and boozy with lingering bitter and astringent roasted notes.
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to mora2000...Pour is black with a thin white head...Nose is nice chocolate, bourbon,honey, sweetness, soft, vanilla...Taste is chocolate, spice, bourbon, vanilla, oak, sweetness, honey, dry..
markextrae (3701) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2014 bottle bought at de molen. poured pitch black with a small brown head. the smell reminds me a lot to the regular black version. chocolate, bourbon booze, barrel smell, vanilla, some tabacco, the abv is verry noticeable. all the flavours are perfect together. verry complex beer. would love to try the other versions.
pfriesen (113) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle with BB date of 18/03/14 Very low carbonation with no lacing. Winey-coffee flavour dominates with vanilla and bourbon coming along after. Kahlua like finish.
Theydon_Bois (16615) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, from De Molen shop, 02/11/13.
Pitch black with a good sized dirty tan covering that retains well.
Nose is roast malt, bitter dark chocolate, woody bourbon notes, earthy, light coffe waft.
Taste comprises dark chocolate, light spice, good bourbon hit, boozed soaked wood, sugars but not overly sweet for a 13%er.
Full bodied, soft carbonation, warming alcohol in the finale.
Solid BA impy, carries a good level of depth throughout and doesn’t get too hot or cloying.
Habanero (3946) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a large tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, wood, coffee notes and bourbon. Sweet flavor that ends up with some alcohol. medium to full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. An enjoyableimpy. indeed.
merc7186 (2900) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head, Minimal Lacing
S: Bourbon, Coffee, Honey
T: Coffee, Bourbon, Vanilla
M: Decent Carbonation, Full Bodied, Boozy
Overall, a decent barrel aged stout but the bourbon is very powerful and almost over powering as it gets warmer.