laiti (4791) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
37,5 bottle @ vPBF, BBE 18.08.2015
Aroma has vanilla, some bourbon and hints of woody notes. Flavour has some stinging bourbon, woody notes and salty licorice. A bit messy but decent anyway.
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle @ vPBF 2012.
Pours a pitch black colour with a creamy beige head. Aroma of strong dry wood, raisins and dark chocolate. Flavour of roasted malts, cream, citric tartness, dry wood, dark chocolate, cream and very smooth bourbon notes. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and a long, warming, bourbon finish. A bit too much on the tart side, so this isn’t at it’s best anymore.
brokensail (9828) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer is almost black in color with a khaki colored head. Nose starts off with dark/burnt sugar, roasted malt, and a bit of alcohol. Very little in the way of oak or bourbon. Maybe just a touch of vanilla. There is a little bit of dark chocolate, too. Sweet sugar, roasted malt, and dark chocolate make up the majority of the flavor profile. Like with the aroma, light bourbon, vanilla, and oak notes. Some hints of dark fruits and a nice sweetness.
KingCecil (2029) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home with Karin....It pours black with a medium tan head..... The aroma is chocolate, oak, bourbon and roasted malt.....The flavor is roasted malt, oak, bourbon liquor and chocolate .... with roasted malt/ coffee finish....nice mouthfeel....
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black color with a tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of char, roast, bourbon, vanilla, wood, smoke, and light alcohol. Taste of roast, smoke, dark fruits, vanilla, wood, and bourbony alcohol in the finish. Seemed to be from a barrel that held a wheated bourbon.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(375ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, and graham cracker. Flavor of bourbon, roasted malt, pine, dark fruit, vanilla, chocolate, and citrus.
doublebock (489) - California, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown with healthy tan head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, apple, and loads of vanilla. Very complex flavor. First,we’ve got a heavy bourbon infused smooth, malty porter followed by vanilla bean.Finishes with a layer of espresso and a subtle hopiness. So rich I need a glass of water halfway through. MIkkel is a genius.
wedgie9 (1737) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 12/26/11 from a bottle. Pours absolute black with a thick tan head that slowly recedes to average lacing. The nose is darkly roasted with dark chocolate, molasses, coffee, and underlying bourbon and vanilla notes. The flavor is very dry with all of the roasted dark notes from the nose and the vanilla, caramel, and whiskey notes more prevalent. The body is full with average carbonation and a long dark chocolate, coffee, and light bourbon finish.
Benzai (6238) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Dutchdrebus. Pitch black opaque color, small to medium sized light brown head that leaves a fine lacing. Strong aroma of bourbon barrel aging, very distict smell of bourbon and wood. Taste lightly malts, wood, bourbon, lightly sweet and a bit dry aftertaste. A bit thin texture, warming mouthfeel.
DutchDrebus (3344) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating 1500, bottle i took with me to Joes? house. Pitch black, opaqu colour with a big, creamy light brown head. Smells wood, bourbon, sweet, some alcohol. Tastes roasty, coffee, subtle bourbon notes, chocolate, sweet, round, porto. Slightly warming, medium to full body, low carbo, silky. Lovely. 1500!