magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Mikkeller. Pours black with a brown head. Smells strong of bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, amazingness. Tastes of a strong sweetness, medium bitter. Full bodied, soft carbonation, syrupy texture. Sublime.
joeneugs (5355) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. It pours like thick black sludge with a small dark brown head. Seriously maybe the darkest head of foam I’ve ever seen. The aroma is very earthy with dark chocolate fudge and freshly turned soil. Some hot solvents reminiscent of a sharpie. Not strong, just some light hints. Not much bourbon here. The flavor is sweet up front with prunes, toast and chocolate. More hot alcohol comes through in the middle followed by a very dirty, ashy roasted finish. Super thick and way too sweet and alcoholic for my tastes.
RasmusOtt (2082) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2014 Oh yes! Pours pitch black with a picture perfect espresso brown head which last until the very end.. Aroma is just amazing and very complex. Espresso, weak coconut, earthy coffee, cocoa beans, light smokey, vanilla, dark dried fruits, sweet ripe cherries, fruity tobacco, weak leather, figs, liquorice, bourbon, dry wood, billard table and weak minerals. When this beer enter my mouth I get earthy coffee, espresso, vanilla, dry wood, dark dried fruits, saltyness, cocoa beans, strong english liquorice, billard table, tobacco and a pretty heavy bourbony alcohol touch but I do not think it is too much.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to last years secret santa. Pours thick black with a dark brown head that thinly laces the length of the glass. Aroma is heavy roast and dark berries, blueberry, cherries. Flavor is a mix of roast and dark fruit with waves of rich bourbon in the finish. Really enjoyable brew.
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(Bottle 22/04-2012) Medium brown head, pitch black color, coffee slightly bourbon aroma, very smooth taste, soft co2, fat body, roasted coffee taste with a hint of vanilla, long lasting aftertaste.
MeadMe (1591) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got this and the regular version in an intl trade. Pours nice and dark with small brown head. Aromas of roast and chocolate. Flavors of char, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and a touch of soy. Very nice barrel flavors here. Medium in body for the style. Good overall.
Toerstig (47) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On bottle. Pitch black with dark brown head which lingers. Fantastic sweet, licorice, coffee, vanilla aroma. Great bourbon feeling lot of sweet lightly roasted tastes. A great beer.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(25cl bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, exotic fruit, and mustiness. Flavor of roasted malt, light cocoa, coffee, some vanilla, and bourbon.
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wasn’t going to drink this for a while but the bottle fell out of the fridge and popped the top. Lost about an eighth of the bottle to the floor. No worries, the dogs drank that and loved it, they give it a 5 on all accounts. As for me, what was lef,t poured like hersheys chocolate syrup with the smallest, however thickest dirty and oily brown head I have ever seen. Nose is intense. Vanilla and some pine, leather and some dark fruits, chocolate and coffee. A little metallic sourness, but that goes away as it warms. Complex. Taste is mega sweet with a sour/bitter tinge midway through. Finish is all bitter. Mouthfeel is crisp on the front, turns smooth and silky but ends with a lively bitter long lasting finish.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with HUGE thanks to peteinSD! Thanks Peter! Aroma has notes of sweet molasses, licorice, bourbon, alcohol, wood, dark dried fruits, chocolate and coffee. Pitch black hue with a small dark brown head that mostly diminished and left little lace. Flavor is very very sweet and very bitter. Palate is extremely full bodied and oily soft. Overall a very sweet bourbon bomb. There is complexity there but the bourbon is a bit over powering. Crazy thick and rich.