Bierridder_S (416) - BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22/08/2015 – sample (bottle) @ Gents Bierfestival shared with JorisPPattyn, Sebletitje, 77ships & PriorL
Black colour, no head.Coffee, bourbon, vanilla, some caramel. Oily, smooth.
77ships (6195) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
(Thx! for sharing) Sampled 375 ml. bottle @ Gents Bierfestival 2015. Very dark brown with no head, doesn’t appear to be carbonated. Nose is oxidation with big boozy bourbon, thick sweet malt, barrel & oak is huge, vanilla & even more bourbon on top of bourbon with malts. Taste is oxidized bourbon syrup, warming, light leaves, huge oak, vanilla, sugar, caramel syrup, malts,… Flat. Might have been a touch better with a touch less oxidation & some carbonation but a great beer still if you love malts, barrel & a lot of bourbon in your beer.
ElManana (1307) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Gents Bierfestival. Very thick, oily, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, alcohol. Nice but a bit extreme.
IvoR (90) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a small tan head. Flavor is malty with a strong feel of bourbon. Not a very easy drink with its high alcohol content but very enjoyable nonetheless. Outstanding.
radagast83 (6119) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a near pitch black color with a very small head. Aroma was roasted malts, smooth bourbon notes, vanilla. Some coffee and chocolate hides in there. Alcohol is there. Oh it’s there.
Linnet (1391) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
vanilla, woody, chocolate, roasty, coffee, nuts, alcohol, licorice, soy sauce, raisin, rich and rewarding!
Black colour, medium Brown head, lacing.
Heavy, heavy sweetness, salty, acidic, medium bite, lots of lovely bourbon-notes, lots of chocolate and licorice, ABV evident, but not boozy.
Velvety Smooth, oily, fullbodied to say the least, soft carbonation, warming finish.
A tad too sweet, but a world class treat!
Zakoon (373) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma is prunes, leather, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, caramel, overripe fruits. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is bourbon (surprise), overipe fruits.
coachd (382) - Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was happy to get my hands on this. Not every day I get to rate a 100/100 beer. Expensive for sure ($15-16 for a 12.7 oz. bottle) so it better be worth it. Aroma is heavy oak barrel, prune and other dark fruit, leather and plenty of booze. Appearance is a 5 right out of the gate. Pitch black, thick and virtually free of any foam. The tiny amount of foam the beer does have is a light tan color. It really does look like old motor oil. Tastes almost sour, raisin like at first, but then oak, roast, milk chocolate and coffee flavors take over, leaving a warming finish. Let this beer warm up a bit as it brings out the oak flavors even more.
dfearnley (1419) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip
Chocolate, nutmeg, and booze. Dark brown with no head. Chocolate and bourbon,
Ferris (8965) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Lots of bourbon and barrel Woody notes. Jet brown with a nice brown head. Lots of sweet Woody barrel notes. Not as hot as expected but, but lots wood.