hackobock (3482) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
July 22, 2016. Bottle, bottled May 2014, received in a trade, thanks!
Black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted coffee, caramel, bourbon, hints of green pepper, vanilla, notes of oak and dried fruits. Taste is sweet, malty, roasted bitterness. Finish is sweet malty with toffee, some vanilla, dried fruits, bourbon, bitter dark chocolate with some creamy milk chocolate notes. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.
Very smooth, more balanced than the base beer.
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at TradeBookCon#4 160722. Opaque black beer with a nice lasting brownish head. Roasted chocolate and coffee flavor, woody, whisky, licorice, raisins, some figs. Roasted chocolate and coffee flavor, licorice, woody, vanilla, raisins, warming alcohol, fig notes, caramel, some milk chocolate. Wonderful complex beer!
linusb (848) - SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Pitch black with a thin brown lacing. N: Rye bread, soy sauce, bitter chocolate, green paprika T: Vanilla, coffee, bourbon, toffee, creme brulee, tiramisu O: WOW! Extremly nice balanced barrel aging on the taste! NICE!
beertholomeus (1703) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a tan head. Coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla and graham cracker aroma and flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Dark chocolate and roasted malt finish.
77ships (7830) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle sampled @ Yarric’s house warming. To quote JorisPPAttyn: “tasted in less than ideal circumstances” Thanks to M. vermeersch! Black with little mocha head. Nose is umami with underneath some good quality roasted coffee, herbal, thinned, low milk chocolate. Taste is thinned low herbal soy sauce upfront, messy herbal milk chocolate & quality roasted coffee in the back. Thinned out body. Not an ideal sample, I will reserve a definitive opinion & I will rate mildly. Hopefully I will come across a better sample in the future.
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample thanks to Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: black beer, no head.
NOSE: chocolate, mocha, alcohol, vanilla
TASTE: alcohol, mocha, molasses, vanilla
after4ever (7577) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750, capped. Thanks, S! Pours an opaque matte black with a dense and creamy dark tan head that sticks around for quite a while. Big heavy dark chocolate, coffee, and bourbon nose. Creamy thick heavy body with sluggish carb. Earthy, roasty mid palate, showing dark chocolate, coffee, and bourbon. Long earthy finish Wonderful impy.
gregwilsonstl (2107) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 vintage. Coffee gone. Oily head. Green pepper. Tasted at tims moby dicks share. Thx chris.
kbudd19 (984) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Keir, thanks man! Appearance is jet black with a thin layer of mocha head. Aroma is very rich, with vanilla, graham crackers, chocolate cake, and a hint of coffee. Taste is very sprit forward with lots of vanilla, oak, and chocolate. Full bodied, decent carb. This version really took on the characteristics of the barrel, so much so that the rich coffee character from the base beer is hard to pick up. Still very good, but I like the original a touch more.
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Black beer with a brown head. Chocolate and light bourbon aroma. Bourbon and chocolate flavor with light licorice. Medium-plus bodied. Bourbon and toffee lingers with light chocolate and light coffee.