arminjewell (5995) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gusher out of the bottle is dark brownish almost black with nice creamy tan head and it goes away fairly fast, but fairly nice looking. Aroma has notes of whiskey, toffee, caramel, hints of slight chili and pepper notes, touch of baker’s chocolate and slight earthy notes, really nice smelling. Taste is a nice mix of dusty cocoa powder, hints of chipotle chili but goes away quickly into the slight peat and oaky whiskey, hints of coffee and roast, earth finishing fairly bitter.
GMCC2181 (1498) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via StateLine... The regular version of this was my favorite beer of 2010, so this led to high hopes for this beer. But.... when I opened it, it smelled like a homeless guy who drinks whisky all day.... Strait whiskey! Black in color, decent little head that faded quickly. Taste wise the whisky is not a prevalent as the nose... Nice tasty roasted malts, slight chocolate, but the peppers take a back seat to the whisky. The whisky adds a nice touch to it but I like the regular version better. Smooth creamy body which makes it very enjoyable to drink. Overall. Glad I got to try this beer, but I will stick to the non barrel-aged version. PS: I hope this is the right version.... my danish is a little on the weak side
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
24th September 2011
Borefts Beer Festival 3. Opaque black beer. Little bubbly brown head. Crispy palate. Dark malt - crisp and not bitter or roasty. A little emulsion paint from the barrel aging. Mild speyside comes through - quite well balanced. Mild chilli heat in the finish. Not fierce though. Ok.
beernbourbon (1284) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is pretty much black with a thin brown head. Aroma is fruity, coffee roasted malt, light vanilla, light smoke, and a touch of milk chocolate. Really nice aroma. Flavor is smooth chocolate malt, light fruitiness, faint coffee notes, and a long milk chocolate finish with a hint of smoke and a very light chili burn at the end. Awesome
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with a creamy light brown head. Scotch forward on the aroma with chocolate and pepper aroma. Tastes of chocolate scotch light pepper smokey peaty taste. Quite good.
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma has a good complexity with cocoa, raisins, figs, nice caramel fudgy thing gong with vanilla hints, chocolate and roast. Very nice aroma indeed. Taste is nice and roasted, caramel, chocolate and cocoa, hints of wood, more whisky impressions than the aroma with a smoky touch, also vanilla and dark fruits and the finish showcases a bit of the chili with a warming sensation on the tongue. Better than the bourbon version, but the brandy cocoa vanilla version still takes it all the way to the bank.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boreft Beer Festival 2011: Jet black with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice, spice and pepper. Sweetish licorice and chocolate flavour with pepper and a touch of whisky.
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Loved the unbarreled version... if anything this needs to go in bourbon or just plain oak barrels. The peat finish and the oxidation/soy character seem to be a bit at odds with the beauty of this beer with less age on it. Still love that Mikkel nailed the heat of the peppers, really magnificent but not my fav of the bunch.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to 17thfloor for sharing. Pours black with a small creamy mocha head. Aroma is rich sweet chocolate, some bitter cocoa and a little smokiness with the light chipotle and oaky wood notes. Flavor starts with a strong woody oak and earthy character, quickly picking up the roasty espresso, chocolate and ashy character, some of the chipotle comes out through the finish which retains the woody quality. Medium full body and a soft carbonation. Pretty tasty beer,
JorisPPattyn (7796) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours viscously to a jet-black beer with an ultra-dark beige head; oozing spirit and old barn aromas; antique dealers and maltwhisky-sipping customers. Rich... coffeebeans and black chocolate. Dry, very roasted and heating immediately up after swallowing. Vanilla, coffee and cacao, roasted and sweet (-alcoholic). Very onctuous, thick creamy and alcoholwarming. The hot feeling - immediately upon tasting - however, registers as chili only after a considerable time. Undeniably good, but I’m developping a déjà-goûté feeling. And with a Speyside, I’d somehow expected more fireworks.