jgb9348 (5230) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thick deep rich brown head. Aroma of bourbon, light hops, vanilla, brown sugar and some deep roasted malt with coffee. Medium-bodied; Assertive roasty and nutty flavour with bourbon, oak and vanilla very strongly showing. Aftertaste shows a bit of spice, some nutmeg and a touch of vanilla with the roasted malt and alcohol strong. Overall, an okay beer - not great, and not worth it’s very high price...but decent to try. I sampled this 37,5 cL ’split’ bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 27-November-2011 for US$14.55 sampled at home in Manassas, Virginia on 24-December-2011 (Christmas Eve).
HenrikSoegaard (12044) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Alas bourbon very present. Heavy bitter flavor Strong coffee and bourbon notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Burnt notes. Creamy palate. Beer partly spoilt by the barrel.
Damico (3000) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On the 10th day of Christmas, Chalsk’s beer gods poured for me...pours dark chocolate thick with a caramel head that has a bright red cinnamon hue. Aroma of warm pleasant chocolate bourbon pretty smooth in the nos. The flavors of light roasted coffee and light spices and roasted malts. The body is lighter than expected, but good overall.
chrisv10 (13462) - DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, liquorice, vanilla, bourbon, hops and a little bitter.
Rasmus40 (14810) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, dried fruit and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. 221211
saxo (15393) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are bourbon, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, roast malt and hops. Nice and smooth finish.
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 375ml @ home
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, oak and bourbon. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long sweet, woddy, vanilla and roasty bitter finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, roasting, Bourbon, oak, dark ripe fruit, light chocolate, slight berries, light wood, and a hint of alcohol. Poured pitch black in color with a large, creamy, dense, brown head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, vanilla, oak, Bourbon, dark ripe fruit, slight berries, and a hint of alcohol. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Soft carbonation. Malt, roast, Bourbon, light dark ripe fruit, light oak finish is lightly dry. 8%ABV is noticeable throughout, but not hot.
Enjoyit (3669) - Vadum, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, spice, tobacco, weak earth and sweets. A flavour of liqurice, spice, dry, tobacco and bitter.
Christian (11981) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a lasting tan head. Strong, though nice, bourbon aroma along with licorice, ash and wood. Roasted flavour with licorice notes, bourbon and coconut, and a drying, roasted finish.