Geokkjer (7300) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt, spices, caramel, vanilla, alcohol and dried fruits. Flavor is sweet and warming with some wood, oak, vanilla, bourbon, alcohol, chocolate and caramel. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.
portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours murky cola color with a large frothy khaki beige head that slowly fades to a thin film. Aroma is sweet vanilla bourbon wood little peat and tannins. Taste is bitter bourbon some more wood dusty malt and yeast mild tart plum and the sweetness from the aroma is missing and a warming finish. Palate is medium fizzy and dry with a warming booze finish.
thewolf (12027) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Magasin, Cph. Pours almost completely black with a medium, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has oak, roasted malts, plums, light acetone, apples, vanilla. Fairly dusty. Medium carbonation, fine dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is fairly mild, dusty, vinious, plums, roasted malts, vanilla. Lingering vinioius and warming finish. Okay.
FatPhil (13653) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle (Viisi Pennia, Helsinki)
Slight wood-resin glue aroma, but pretty nice, a little thin, and slightly grapey too. Quite a light body, pleasant carbonation, no sign of 10%. Slight grapey fruitiness, a little butter, no big spikes, quite mellow. Very nice, very drinkable, fruit-juicy. Finish dry and woody, and with dry nut-paper old hops. Bourbon remains very much in the background here - to be honest, I’d have identified this as having been aged in marsala or white sherry sherry barrels rather than bourbon. (However, there have been a couple of Mikkellers where the barrels have tasted just plain wrong, I’m not 100% sure they label everything correctly.)
jackl (7016) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Bruce’s birthday tasting. This was a drunken impulse purchase. The pour’s deep brown with a small khaki head. The aroma’s rich bourbon, plenty of wood and vanilla, hints of raisin and caramel. Mild Christmas spices (ginger, nutmeg etc). The taste is more bourbon heavy dark fruits, chocolate cake. Rum raisin ice cream. Chocolate cookie. Rich, full body, a bit hot. Overall, a nice effort.
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a red-brown color with an off-white head. The aroma has a ton of bourbon in it as well as some roasted malt. The flavor is heavy on the whiskey with some chocolate and roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
blutt59 (6502) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled, thanks to mora2000, dark brown color with some whitish foam, aroma is chocolate, roast, caramel, bourbon, flavor of chocolate milk, soured bourbon mash, roast malt, corn nuts
bu11zeye (12712) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(375ml bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a cloudy brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, toffee, and coconut. Flavor of vanilla, caramel, toffee, roasted malt, and bourbon with a dry finish.
RichTheVillan (6539) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; brown pour with carbonated fizzy brown head, big bourbon tones in the aroma, like other BA bourbon beers this doesn’t do it for me maybe I just don’t like bourbon i’m going to avoid in future.
Scopey (12248) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bruce’s 30th birthday bash. It pours deep brown with a small light head. The nose is light roasted, caramel, dark fruit, berry, jam and toast. The taste is caramel, roasted malt, toast, spice, dark fruit, light tanginess, wood, bourbon, earth and toast with a dry, lightly warming finish. Medium-full body and average carbonation. Drinks at its abv for sure. Decent.