slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled. Pours a very dark brown w/ copper accents yet really looks stout-ish. Nose is weak but of sweet malt. First few sips are really complex but this soon breaks down to sweet malts w/ vanilla & alcohol profile. Almost has a milk stout quality, & very hard to believe this was barrel aged, but wow! Very smooth; plain & simple.
Theis (13777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ØLbaren. Brown (almost black) - white edges. licorice, burned, coffee, light rubber, light wood and oak, sweetness, dried berries, chokolate. Wierd finish. A bit simpel - but very nice.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 30, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I got some of this from dra19 and from acertain, so to whichever one of you whose bottle I opened tonight I thank you! The pour was super dark brown with lighter brown hightlights on the edges. A tan, one-finger tall head popped up and provided a bit of lacing. The aroma was vanilla, cinnamon and booze. A pleasant whiskey barrel booze mind you, but it’s right there, not hiding from anyone. The flavor is chocolate and smoke initially with the whiskey and vanilla coming in on the backside. A mild and easy drinking mouthfeel. A great winter warmer. This beer is missing just the tiniest bit of something that would make it a world-class brew. With a touch more piney/floral hops this would be...well...a big old IS I suppose.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with creamy head. So drinkable you can almost take out the strong part of an english strong ale. Medium malty body. Slightly sweet and a slight hop finish.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of boboski. Slightly hazy dark brown with a dense, creamy, beige and lacing head. Fat aroma of malt, fruit and dried fruits. Medium body with notes of dried fruit - raisins in particular. Lightly sweet yet with a somewhat dry and hoppy finish. Unusual. 201107
yespr (31793) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 pt 6 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown and with a reddish hue and a diminished light brown head. Mild/smooth chocolate to liqourice blended aroma and with a slight roasted note. Flavour holds a mild warming alcohol feel, a slight burning roasted malt note and a smooth chocolate note. Finish has the same in a continued fashion. Quite nice but not really great.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Hazy dark brown coloured. Buttery cocoa aroma with cheesy notes. Sweet buttery cocoa and chocolate flavour. Notes of bourbon. Rather unclean. Light to medium body.
ExSpectator (65) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz Bottle. Pours dark brown, much darker than expected. Aroma of vanilla and oak. Taste includes both of those, along with coffee and chocolate, and a noticeable but not overwhelming bourbon flavor. Excellent winter beer.
waolsen (1360) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. brown with thin soapy head. very sweet aroma of perfume hops, dark fruit, sugar and malts. coffee. chocolate. light malts but they are rich. funky. bourbon barrel.
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a fabulous winter beer. The vanilla and carmel flavors come through perfectly. I would like to have a lot more of this.