MiP (12160) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Good vanilla aroma. Black colour. Small brown head. Good vanilla flavour. Distinct and good. Hoppy finish. A little lactose sweetness.
saxo (11254) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Mikkeller, Viktoriagade. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are vanilla, roast malt, chocolate, wood and hops. Full bodied.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - APR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown. The aroma is very chocolatey, malted milk. The body is slightly thinner than the Rarer DOS, but with nice chocolate notes. Lots of full malty character. Decent, balance but not as stylish or intense as the Rarer.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Name: Rare Dos, BA
Date: November 12, 2010
Appearance: opaque dark brown, frothy beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel and vanilla aroma, background roasted
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, plenty of Bourbon with the caramel and vanilla, light roasted
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: ***+ /4
madsberg (8819) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ mikeller & Friends. Pitch Black coloured. Dense Brown head. Aroma. Vanilla, cocoa, chocolate, coffee, roast, sweetness, Brown sugar, molasses. Smooth. Flavour. Roast, candy sugar, molasses, coffee, alcohol, liqourice, Light alcohol, herbs. Quite full bodied. Ends roasted bitter with lots of alcohol bite. Very good
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hopscotch (8217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handbottle… This beer rocks!…Pours dark brown with a very small, creamy, khaki head that is gone in a flash. The aroma provides dark chocolate, coconut, graham cracker and sourmash whiskey with a suggestion of blueberry. Very "tropical." It’s almost as if this was aged in a coconut shell. I can’t explain why. Full-bodied and velvety with modest carbonation. The flavor and finish are quite burnt, boozy and bitter with a kiss of coconut. Thanks to the always-generous Maltzilla for sharing this rare handbottle!
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of daknole, thank you sir! Aroma of beef jerky. Taste is boozy but decent. Interesting stuff.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
LCBS 2010, on draft!! Pours a black color with a nice brown head. Rich and sweet aroma. Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, light coffee. Flavor is sweet, rich in bourbon and chocolate, vanilla, coconut. Damn good. Reminds me a ton of this years Older Visc.
Ibrew2or3 (5777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Blazer06. Pours dark mahogany with thin tan head. The aroma is bold smooth sweet bourbon and vanilla along with some spicy oak, and booziness at the end of the draw. Nice rich sweet bourbony nose but not much beeriness offered up. The taste is smooth rich vanilla and bourbon. The booze grows brasher to midway where faint to modest notes of dark roasted malts, chocolate and sweet nuttiness are notice underneath the crushing bourbony sweet onslaught. Smooth tasty brew.
GT2 (5661) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Peg’s Cantina. Near ink pour with rich, reverse cascade mocha head. Not too much lace. Nose is tawny, black pepper, bourbon richness, melted fudge. Taste is quite rich and on style- buttery bourbon, melted dark chocolate fudge, vanilla. Spicy wood finish. A bit dry through the end. Still, quite delicious. Really like the palate on this one. Doesn’t really improve as it warms.