fkoolen (328) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2014 37,5cl bottle at home. Pitch black colour, brown creamy head. Big bourbon, coffee and chocolate tones fill the nose directly after opening the bottle. Bourbon dominates the taste, (too) boozy, along with casky vanilla and nuts, roasted malt tones like dark chocolate, coffee. Dry, bourbon boozy aftertaste. Soft mouthfeel, medium carbonation, good body.
slowrunner77 (5944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Nicer barrel treatment than the rum Santas Little Helper. Strong bourbon, but not overbearing. Though it’s still sweet leaning, the roastiness in the original beer (a strong point) still shines through. About even with the base, depending on your mood, so really not going to be worth the extra coin again."
NikkTwist (1666) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2014 Finding this aged bottle in March 2014 at Eulogy. Opaque pour with an impressive khaki head. A tremendous full ashy stout that feels ridiculously smooth. Cigarette burnt leather jacket. Perfected espresso. Bourbon notes in the nose. Burnt vanilla toast. Plum pudding. Chocolate mousse. Truffles. Dark cinnamon. Charcoal grill. Highly carbonated fizzy body. Extraordinary. Great stuff!
Gorm (1272) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svart farve med miniml beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt, whiskey, kaffe, bek og sjokolade. Smak av røstet malt, whiskey, whiskey, kaffe, bek og sjokolade. Liker egentlig ikke whiskey men denne var god. Whiskey er egentlig bare øl som er destillert. Godt jobba! Import.
gunnar (5459) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours almost pitch black with a tiny tanned head. Aroma is strong bourbony infused malt. Taste is light sweet & roasted malts, overwhelming bourbon all the way.
abemorsten (2831) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle kindly shared by yngwie. Clear deep mahogany body with a white. Pungent roasted salty bourbon nose. Grows in the mouth. Burnt raisins, acidic and heavy carbonation. Full bodied.
nilsas (1497) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Duft av kaffe, bek og lakris. Sort farge. Lite skum, litt rundt kant. God sprudlende smak av kaffe og lakris.
pushkinwow (2033) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle opened by Matt. Ruby brown with a creamy brown head. Lots of bourbon with a nice holiday spice, vanilla, some oak, bit of yeast. Moderate body and carbonation, sweet, hint of tang, dry, buttery on finish with a musty malt ending.
jd543 (401) - SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a thin-medium milk chocolate head. Aroma is pretty alcoholic, bourbon, roast malt, chocolate, a little coffee. Taste is light sweet with a medium duration. Oily texture, smooth, with a little bourbon kick at the end. Nice.
mjs (4640) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Keg at OlutExpo 2013) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brow. Aroma had wood, vanilla and vineousness. Palate was dry and full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were vanilla, wood, roasted malts, vineousness and bitterness. Aftertaste had wood and vineousness. The beer had disappeared almost completely and the what was left was wood and burntness. Not good.