KyotoLefty (5798) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nose of booze, wood, bourbon, soy, tangy fruit. Subtle wood influence. Very tangy flavor with lots of umami. Lots of berry to, black currant mostly. Chocolate. Great understated bourbon barrel, like I have only gotten from European stouts. We supposed this barrel had already been used for beer previously, because the huge vanilla and bourbon character isn’t there—which is better.
Inbreak (1394) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Old rating, 0,25l bottle @ home:
Fyldig sødmerik lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, bourbon, kaffi, mørk sjokolade, mørk frukt, mørkt sukker, karamell. Fyldig sødmerik smak med preg av mørk malt, humle, mørk sjokolade, vanilje, kaffi, bourbon, mørk frukt, mørkt sukker. God bitterhet som set litt. Veldig god.
Yorker (968) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
25 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a little sediment and a small dark tan head that leaves virtually no lacing. Aroma is roasted, almost burnt, malt, vanilla, oak, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, , and bourbon. Flavour is roasted, almost burnt malt, bitter chocolate, vanilla, liquorice, and some warming alcohol – with a bitter finish.
Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013 - Session 1. Pours deep, oily black with a thick, creamy beige head. A true beast of a beer. Loads of burnt wood action, charred sugars, raisins, bourbon, bitter baking cocoa. Full bodied with fine carbonation and chewy, oily texture. Warming finish with sticky sugars, burnt wood, cocoa, dark fruits, some earthy bitterness. It’s a ballsy beer to be sure but there is some good balance, too.
Pyrmir (2689) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @CBC13. Black with tiny tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, bourbon, wood and alcohol.. Taste is peaty and boozy loads of bourbon, wood and roasted malts. This should be great in a few years
jackl (3780) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ CBC 2013. The pour’s thick, oily black with absolutely no head. The aroma’s huge sweet bourbon. Plenty of brown sugar-coated wood. Vanilla. Toasted shredded coconut. Raisin cake. Chocolate syrup. THe taste is more of the same. Rocky road fudge. Bourbon sweet accents. More vanilla and coconut. Burnt brownies. Rich and inky body, thick. Loads of sugar. Overall, pretty decadent stuff.
BRW (580) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at CBC. Black colour with brown lacing. Vanilla, sweet aroma. Roasted and sweet taste.
saxo (13357) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, wood and hops. Wonderful.
kazin (169) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Roasted malts and some ash. Bourbon-flavor is very present and improves the overall flavor of the beer.
caesar (4623) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ CBC2013. Dark color, short head. Again the typical George aroma of ashes and roasted malts. But then with plain simple Four Roses Bourbon like aroma’s, so lot of cookie and biscuit and not as much vanilla as most bourbons have. It’s ok, but I prefer the ones with a bit mroe vanilla.