phaleslu (9019) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle purchased from The Wine and Cheese Place in 2010 or 2011. Opened blindly alongside all other variants. Pours a deep, nearly opaque dark brown with minimal tan head that settles into a ring. This one has notes of dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, honey, molasses - it’s very sweet compared to the others. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, smooth, coating mouthfeel. My guess was regular, given the lack of barrel character, but it was Tequila, which rocked everything I (and the others) were thinking for these.
Nickls (2316) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Less of a head, but still medium to dark tan in color on a opaque mahogany body. Sweeter agave notes; almost fruity; light chocolate and roasty aromas. Quite sweet in the flavor, dark fruits, prune, touch of vegetal agave, and the heat comes out a bit more in this version for me. Medium to thicker viscous body.
SlackerMads (2736) - DENMARK - MAR 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 2010 edition thanks to pentaz. Dark brown close to black, tiny light brown head. Strange. Spicy, sticky sweet, white chocolate, wood. More sweet than bitter. Alcohol. Ok.
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks to Madmitch76!
Ba Loads of chocolate chip cookies on aroma. Peated malt. Oak. Booze. Taste is blackcurrants. Tequila, leather, chocolate cookies, clove and a nice boozy finish. Well made!
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle from the Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York. Deep black in colour with a thin tan head, good lacing. The aroma is quite sweet upfront, oak, some alcohol, vanilla and chocolate. The flavour is very sweet, oaky and woody, light alcohol, lots of chocolate, quite sugary. Very sweet mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, sweet and warm. This is a huge difference then the Cognac version. Intense sweetness and lots of oak.
kevinator (1845) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This packed a punch. Strong aroma and flavor of roasted malt, molasses and tequila. Pitch black and viscous with a small head. Very smooth and thick with a heavy palate. Great but not an improvement on the original.
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bad bottle, still tasted sorta good, will not buy again, $17.99 for less than 13 oz? PASS
llkc (1370) - århus, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
duft: ristet brød.karamel kaffe ristet maltmeget fyldig duft. brun sukker.
smag:sød. frisk der efter karamel mørk sukker ristet malt honning sødme. frisk dog stadig med en Brandt smag af ristet brød. kaffe kakao.
slowrunner77 (9409) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"a strange beast. nose is nice, all the ingredients in black hole and an additional sweet twang to it. still smooth as ever. starts out ok, but gets a little harder to drink by the end. maybe just too much going on. not bad, though."
Beerhunter111 (15264) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fast schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, holzig, Kaffee, alkoholisch. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, holzig, leicht alkoholisch.