_angst_ (2084) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle my father got me from bierkoning in Amsterdam. Many thanks! Also my 2000th rating. I considered rating a Prairie saison or an All in brewing / Beerbliotek collaboration as my rating 2000 but a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout never goes wrong, no? pours reddish black dark wooden brown with a rather small dark reddish mocha head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is malty and boozy with roasted malts, vanilla fudge, bourbon, high quality dark chocolate, salty liquorice candy, alcohol, burnt cookies, caramel, charred wood, heavily roasted almost burnt nuts, liquorice fudge, moist soil, coffee grounds and hints of raisins and dates. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter, malty, boozy and tiny fruity with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, salty liquorice candy, vanilla fudge, burnt cookies, burnt caramel, bitter chocolate, charred wood, bourbon, moist soil, graham crackers, sweet liquorice candy and hints of smoke, burnt raisins, dates and alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft, round, boozy, tiny roasted astringent and near full bodied. Finish is bitter, tiny sour and malty with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, burnt cookies, charred wood, vanilla fudge, sweet liquorice candy, cocoa powder, bourbon, roasted nuts and moist soil. Very tasty but for some reason I had hoped for more. Still very tasty though, donít forget that.
So thatís 2000... Cheers! And thank you all whoíve helped me this far.
BRW (442) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap a t Borefts. Black colour with beige head. Bourbon, vanilla and roasted aroma. Bourbon, vanilla and sweet taste, some roastiness. Full body.
jbeatty (846) - New York, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from De Molen shop, 10/10/2013. Pours black, light tan head fades to smooth crema on the surface, thin sticky lacing left behind. Aroma is mild chocolate with roast notes, off-key soured caramel, vanilla and bourbon. Taste is roasted chocolate malts, dark fruits with bitter sour off-notes, coffee and whiskey in the finish. Thick, smooth body. Maybe an off-bottle showing initial signs of infection, not what I was expecting.
inbirraveritas (1145) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, 33 cl.
Black body with a small dark brown head, which laces minimally.
Nose and aroma ruled by the bourbon barrel escorted in the background by chocolate, caramel, dried fruits (cherries, raisins) and mild roasted malt.
Long and warming finish with dark chocolate and spicy hops.
Serious and delicious brew for special occasions.
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Borefts BeerFest 2013. Black - offwhite head. Licorice, fruity, light light vegetable notes, bourbon, high malty, bitterness, chocolate, ok cocoa, light herbal, roasted, nice burned malts.
madsberg (9310) - SÝborg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pitch black coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma. Vanilla, bourbon, roast, chocolate, oak, light smoke. flavour. Roast, vanilla, bourbon, chcoclate, cocoa, caramel, vague coffe, some oak and again light smoke. Medium to full bodied. Ends roasted bitter with a distinct bourbon sweetness and spicyness.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and caramelish. Liqourice and roasted malty. Smooth dark malty, bitter, herbal and dry roasted malty. Bitter, dry malty and liqourice finish.
Idiosynkrasie (2734) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pitch black colour with late awakening, average, creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Dark malty aroma is overlapped by the BA notes, leather, oak, a touch of peat. Taste is minimally sweet dark malty, hints of dark chocolate with a bitter touch, well matching, not predominating, integrated BA notes, vanilla, oak, leather; oily texture.
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a nice one !, mostly fresh ground strong coffee, little bourbon and vanilla, lots of chocolate and roasted malts, bittersweet flavour overall, a good one ;-)
Abio (1479) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black. Good head. Roasted coffee and malts, wood, nicely brewed together. For sure good.