toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Christmas in July. Pours a viscous black with NO bubble/carbonation and no head. Aroma of bourbon, roasted coffee, and malt. Flavors were much the same, bourbon, coffee, malt and some unfermented sugars that made it a bit sweet. Damn this wopuld have been outstanding with carbonation.
Cool_Bond (2122) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy smell of licorice, dark coffee, oak and dark chocolate. The taste is the same. Even the heavy. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Good beer that you can enjoy for hours. Maybe a little filling, too. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
yiannnos (1217) - , CYPRUS - FEB 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour. Chocolate Bourbon barrel aroma. Taste is sweet, bourbon, chocolate.
edwardbass (723) - Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bourbon is crazy in the aroma. The taste is more of the same, with coffee, dark chocolate, dark dried fruit and molasses. ABV is quite obvious and a bit much for me. A decent example of a bourbon barrel aged IS, but not the best I’ve had.
Nevalainen (393) - FINLAND - JAN 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The color is black. Aroma is vanilla, a little roasty. Taste is very sweet, though well balanced and enjoyable.
MiP (14656) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 12.0%. Distinct vanilla aroma, hint of coconut. Black colour. No head. The flavour is sweet with a good vanilla note. Also has a distinct alcohol note in the finish. Vinous vanilla. ’s all good.
martin00sr (1981) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, small tan head. Barrel and vanilla roma, light licorice. Thick, oily mouthfeel. Coconut, vanilla and chocolate flavour. Alcohlic and warming. Finish has long alcoholic burn. Solid yet quite drinkable.
Bamsen78 (4690) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy tan head. Clear aroma of roast and vanilla, with notes of barrel and malt and touches of yeast. Bitter, roasty flavour with notes of vanilla and barrel and touches of yeast and hops and coffee. Roasty and barrellike aftertaste. Good. Damn good, if boozy. Yeah.
wrlangin (67) - Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle from Blackwell's, bought online. Drank on Christmas Eve 2014 to get into the spirit! The underlying stout is robust and can stand alone, with flavors of roasted malt, molasses, and chocolate. However, the oak aging on this beer really compliments and accentuates the flavors.
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TET (2337) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pitch black, a head is small and brown. Aroma has salt liquirice, riped fruits and raisins, strong notes of bourbon that’s hiding the other nuancees. Taste has salt liquirice, bourbon, raisins and some chocolate. Smooth, almost full bodied, enjoyable. This bourbon barrel aged Santas Little Helper is not even close the marvellous basic version, even this is a good beer, the bourbon is just too dominating.
Strifeanddiscord (1) - - JAN 2, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Silne nuty zapachowe czekolady i wanilii, wyczuwany również bourbon, piana bardzo dobra, smak bardzo głęboki, mocno pobudza kubki smakowe, konsystencja oleju silnikowego. Fantastyczne piwo!