maledictum (637) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - DEC 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, vanilla, gentle bourbon notes, coffee and liquorice. Taste has a bit more bourbon, alot of roastyness, coffee, liquorice, warming alcohol at the end and with a rather dry mouthfeel.
italianjohn (2370) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour tan head light lacing ... aroma of bourbon and oak with some dark overripe fruits and roasted and chocolatey malts ..... taste is oaky with bourbon, vanilla and a roasted chocolatey flavor after some spices come through, overripe dark fruits as well but the bourbon and oak are the dominant flavors here ... finish is dry and oaky with a bitter spice and hop .... abv is hidden well .... would be a nice one to age to see how the flavors turn out
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Voldby, DK.
Black with brown head. Aroma of malt, vanilla and wood. Flavor with roasted notes and a sour tone.
kallimalli (7) - NORWAY - DEC 27, 2011 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma had a roasty note that was matched well with the malt and chocolate and a hint of bourbon. Taste is chocolate and some licorice, this was a perfect beer for chistmas eve ;-)
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black beer with a tan head. Bourbon and chocolate aroma with malt. Bourbon and malt flavor with vanilla. Medium bodied. Bourbon and malt lingers with light spice and light caramel.
stouby (3818) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home.
Almost black with a very large brown head. Aroma heavy malty (roasted, dark fruits, licorice, chocolate, wood), medium hoppy (citrusy, spicy). Flavor moderate+ sweet, medium bitter, light spicy, some alcohol. Medium+ body. Last Christmas beer this season, and what an end!
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thick, black with reasonable light chocolate head. Immediate aroma of booze, bourbon, a hint of vanilla. Flavour is like very dark chocolate; dry, sour, finishing sweet with a slight alcohol burn and elements of bourbon. Finish is enduring, dry, slightly herbal, and chocolate. Mouthfeel is slightly oily, though the herbs and flavour leave the experience predominantly dry. Not what expected, but rather tasty.
jgb9348 (4842) - 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 (10771) - 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 (2680) - 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.