CH-303 (1295) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Cork-n-caged. Basically black, oily. Minimal head.
Aroma: Oak, whiskey, wood.
Taste: Lots of whiskey, wood, slightly roasted. Warming, some alcohol. Bourbon-barreling a bit overpowering. Overrated.
Info: 375ml bottle, 28/12-2013
boozedude (1582) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into glass . pitch black pout with hardely any brown head.. very strong chocolate vanilla aroma, and taste, would like more carbonation, pretty flat, but still amazing, especially for the ABV
eloid (9) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown almost black with a brownish head quickly fading. Intense aromas of blackstrap molasses, tar, soy sauce. Hint of a carbonation, almost full bodied, sweet, alcohol, burnt sugar palate. Finishes with a light astringency. Great sipper!
Imperial_Scout (354) - Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with minimal head from corked and caged bottle. Nose of sweet vanilla and malt. Taste is sweet bourbon and vanilla. Some alchy burn.
DutchDrebus (3336) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared a bottle with benzai @ benzai. Pitch black with no head at all. Smells sweet, wood, bourbon, nuts, roasty, chocolate, praline. Tastes sweet, roasty, almond, wood, bourbon, chocolate, praline.. Lovely beer. Full body, quite a lot of alcohol but not bothering, soft carbo. Amazing beer. Worth my 15 euro.
Inbreak (1374) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 22.12.2013, 0,375l bottle (2009 vintage) @ home:
No head, completely flat. Aroma is rich and sweet, mild bourbon, vanilla, dark sugar, dark malts, licorice, caramel, dark chocolate. Taste is slightly sweet, mild bourbon, licorice, dark sugar, dark malts, vanilla, oak, caramel, Medium bitterness "flat" mouthfeel. Very nice, even though the lack of carbonation, and therefore also a nice brown head, is kind of a turnoff compared to other similar beers.
harrymel (1433) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yet again, I’m allured to the potential of Tomme. Deep breath.
A: Pull the cage off the cork and give the cork a firm twist and tug, the bitch barely moves. Finally work it off to an underwhelming "oop" of cork expanding out the mouth of the bottle. Pours out a dark, dark maduro ale with a sheet of transient cocoa foam. The foam disappears in a few seconds to leave a rim of the same bordering a mirrored surface over this darky. No lace.
S: Oak, licorice, black cherry, molasses and dark malts. Some sweet bourbon notes. Kinda has a cake smell on it.
T: Hot as hell. The alcohol is the first thing I notice. Then toasted cocoa and coffee alongside some vanilla notes and just a whiff of coconut. Some nice bourbon tones. Really, really potent.
M: Thick and viscous (fancy that), carbonated (fancy that!!), an oddly sticky yet dry finish.
O: So here’s the thing, I can drink this, and would say it’s a decent beer. I would argue it is overpriced compared to similar beers. The barrels really come through stronger than I prefer, but they are exactly that - barrels previously having held alcohol. Would I drink again? Absolutely. Will I purchase another bottle? If I find one at the same price ($17/375ml) that is at least two years old then I will. Otherwise, this one can sit on the shelves.
Serving type: bottle
MadRobin (1589) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 5 oz. pour at the 2013 Strong Ale Festival at Pizza Port in Carlsbad (village), CA.
Opaque, near black with a thin tan head and good lacing.
Aroma of molasses, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee.
Taste of roasted malt and molasses.
Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation.
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kevinsenn (939) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Three Floyds. Black with a foamy brown head. Big bourbon and marshmallow aroma with booze. Taste is full of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, with a boozy finish. Delicious. Body is thick like a milkshake.
MHOSKINS (60) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Blurs the line between a Strong Ale and a Stout. Definite bourbon flavor from the aging. Yet smooth and balanced for 12%Abv. Not boozy at all. Just plan good. Sip and savor!! Expensive and worth it. Simply a great beer to experience and enjoy.
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