BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am glad I got to try this beer. Thanks Deniz. It pours very black and dark with a nice dark head on it. The smell/nose is roast, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit.
The mouthfeel is pretty bold. Medium almost heavy coating. This beer is damn good.
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 18, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample portion. A rare treat that did not disappoint. Pours dark brown, opaque, with a healthy brown head. Flavor is dark chocolate, molasses, coffee, maybe some bourbon essence. Palate is really interesting, evolving from soft and thinner than expected, to rolling soft carbonation, to a thicker, lingering finish. Flavor is a really nice cocoa powder vanilla blend initially, which rides a wave of carbonation towards complex roastiness, bittersweet chocolate and molasses. Finishes downright full of flavor, full of layered chocolate-mocha and roasts. Excellent, I hope to have a whole bottle to myself soon.
KimJohansen (10409) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a medium deep beige head. Sweet aroma with heavy roasted malty notes, ripe fruits and caramel notes. Flavour had wood, vanilla, bourbon heavy roasted malt and hints off coffee and chokolate .fantastic balance though very sweet.
Plovmand (7665) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pitch black body with a thick creamy brown head. A beauty! Aroma is very complex with notes of raisins, molasses, vanilla, oak, powder sugar and chocolate. Flavour is even more complex. Oak, chocolate, dark dried fruit, vanilla, sweet malt and some alcohol. Creamy body. Fantastic brew.
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of oak barrel, strong bourbon, dark fruit, and a hint of vanilla. Flavor of chocolate, bourbon, molasses, and oak.
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tough to say this has an appearance. Black paint? Have had 2 occasions and consistant notes. Thick and rich. So packed in there the oak, bourbon, stout and alc all get smashed together and become very compacted. I’d guess this would age for years and years. But could see all that thickness sticking together and making a blob. Stunning experience and one to share.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
08 Bottle. Poured a deep brown/black color with a 1/3 inch beige head that slowly receded to a thick layer and left some webby lacing. Aroma consists of vanilla, bourbon, oak, some chocolate, and a bit of alcohol. Sweet, smooth entry with some moderate chocolate and molasses leads into a strong bourbon booziness with some chalk, oak, and a bit of light, lingering roast on the finish. Low carbonation and decent mouthfeel. Overall, this was a solid beer, but it tends to be an example of barrel aging overshadowing the base beer, which I really like. I suppose I may try it again down the road, and I will see if my perception changes.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella. deep dark brown. Alco vanilla brown sugar and dark fruity aroma. Very pleasant mouthfeel. Flavour of dark fruits, wood, alcohol, vanilla, soft roasty malt and a very nice dark fruity bourbony finish. Perfectly balanced.
Skinnyviking (8555) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. High creamy brown head with long nice lacings. Mild sweet creamy coffee liquorice burbon wood aroma. Coffee liquorice wood flavor with low carbonation and a long aftertaste.
Defreni (2920) - Husum, DENMARK - APR 30, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaske: God duft af bourbon. Klassisk bourbon impy, men dog meget lettere i kroppen. For en gang skyld fungerer det. Viscosity er dog ikke dækkende da den ikke er synderlig tykflydende. Men dejlig dejlig øl.