TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 500ml vintage 2010 (Plevna)
Opaque black color, small brown foam. Oak, vanilla, bourbon, licorice and roasted malts in the nose. Also some leathery notes. Served a bit too cold. Full-bodied. Normal Siperia’s hoppyness is blended in this brew with mellow bourbon and oak. Licorice, rubber and burned malts. Pretty succesful barrel-ageing although a bit too burned for my liking. Could be slightly more mellow (like eg. Kaggen). Congrats to Hannu for 10k. These barrels continue their life now at Beer Hunters, where they are used for ageing single malt whisky!
Christian (11805) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a small and lasting tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dried fruit, bourbon, oak, vanilla and licorice. Sweet and intense flavour of licorice and bourbon with smoke and hoppy bitterness in the finish. A bit cloying sweetness, but an exciting beer
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris O’s "Has anyone seen my stool?" tasting.
Black as night with a thin but lasting tan head. Amazing oaky notes. Slight Jack Daniels. Big thick and roasty with plenty of coffee and dark dark chocolate. Good smoky notes in the finish. Very nice beer.
lusikka (7492) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle @ Plevna.
Pours a pitch black colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of bourbon, strong hops and roasted malts. Flavour of sweet bourbon, roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate. Full bodied with an oily/thin mouthfeel and low carbonation. Very good.
Dedollewaitor (14811) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Entered to celebrate my #5400th Rating. Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, 2010. Pours black with a creamy brown head and lacings. Roasted coffee and chocolate. A bit of bourbon, vanilla and coconut. Smooth and full bodied. Oily and slick. A bit of warmth. Very nice!
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ChrisO "I’m Trying to see the Stool" pre GBBF2010 tasting. Black, thin tan head. Hoppy, oak, bourbon aroma. Vanilla, liquorice. Very tasty. Lovely put together impy stout. Bit of mint herb.
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the Bottle at Chris O’s pre GBBF tasting, Kensal Rise 31/07/2010
Big hop fruit and roast aromas. Beige head. Black strong in alcohol smooth on the palate and fruity with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a coffee roast finish.
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
31st July 2010. ChrisOs Pre GBBF - ’Raise The Roof’ tasting. Opaque black beer with chocolate - tan coloured head. Lovely nose of dark malt, fruit and oak. Fresh fruit with chocolate and oak. Some spirity tones. Full flavoured but very drinkable.
Pinball (11542) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pitch dark, small smooth light brown head
licorice, caramel, roastes stuff in the aroma
flavor is roasted stuff, licorice, wood, whiskey, nicely balanced, wood does it good,
Plovmand (7056) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a small creamy tan head. The aroma is heavy roasted with notes of hops, liquorice and coffee. Light vanilla, light smoke, roasted malt, coffee and loads of hops in the flavour. Very nice!