StevieT (920) - - NOV 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells great, pours thick, tastes amazing for such a strong beer. I’d make love to it if I could.
Lunkie (1539) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Herbal malt aroma. Murky brown colour. Great head and lacing. Rich malt spiritus flavour. Smooth lingering palate.
jinroh (652) - ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown, a bit yeasty and hazy because of that (I got the bottom of a bottle). Thin film forms on the beer after the pour. Aroma has some stingy alcohol, whisky barrel, some deep chocolate. Tobacco, strong alcohol. Burning. Nice and warm. Tobacco stays long, also there after initial kick. Body itself is lighter, maybe that explains that strong first sensation. Herbaliquor. Doesn’t carry itself as long as it could. Still good but hoped for a bit more.
shoulderbroken (2639) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks Jonno. Aroma is whisky barrel, roast, dark fruit. Taste is interesting, roast, booze, dark fruit. Don’t feel the booze, but doesn’t give so much.
TimE (3971) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown color, big huge whisky nose with some milk chocolate. Very thin body, slight sour with tons of whiskey, with molasses, but honestly not too much depth. Not bad.
fletchfighters (1217) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle
Dark brown color. Thin tan collar, touches of lacing. Big, slow ABV legs.
Nose is soft peat, whisky, and oak. Raisins, vanilla, and chocolate compliment it well. Barrel is not as forward as fresh versions and booze is more restrained. Quite a good nose though subtle.
Taste is whisky soaked raisins, peat, oak, vanilla pods, and toffee. Barrel very evident and still boozy. Good though.
Slow sipper. Medium feel, a tad thin but quite tasty. Developing very well.
ClubGonzo (4549) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 Bottle @ Apotekergaarden, Grimstad. Pours a deep mahogany brown body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is vanilla, brown sugar, caramel, booze, brown cheese, hints of grains and toffee. Taste is dark chocolate, caramel, booze, burnt sugar, hints of smoke and wood. Full body, medium to high carbonation. Not bad, but it seems a bit boozy and unbalanced in its sweetness/bitterness ratio compared to the Bridge Road version.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near clear deep reddish-brown body. A mid-sized tan lace, fading to a ring of bubbles. A refined malty sweetness with fruit tones to the nose, hint of oak and alcohol. Full body, chewy mouthfeel. Big malt base with a rounded sweetness. Alcohol is present, but never disturbing. Wood more noticable in the flavor, comes with a touch of tobacco. Fine tones of dried dark fruits. Balancing bittering hops is lurking under. Long warming, woody and malty-sweet ending. Very enjoyable.
daje (2633) - NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at cafe Sara, december 14th 2013. Dark brown body with a small tanned head. Massive vinous aroma with raisin, cocoa, mango, pastry and roast. Complex taste of chocolate, rum, mango, brown sugar with a noticable wood barrel presence. Long warm fruity aftertaste. Excellent.
PetesBeers (37) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jeez - chocolate, red wine, whisky... an array of flavours, especially on the way down. (Later in the glass) Ok, the law of diminishing returns kicks in. In the end, it’s a wonderful journey, but one is probably enough.
Gorm (1675) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nesten svart gave med lite beige skum. Lukt av mørk røstet malt, lakris, kaffe, bær. Smak av røstet malt, lakris, kaffe, bær, krydder og whiskey. Vinøs. Melkebaren.