jc1762 (553) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black, nice and thick. Small head develops but relatively calm.
The nose shows some smoke and hints of wood from the barrel.
The palate is lightly carbonated but mostly thick and extremely smooth. A lot of smoky flavor but also a great sweetness that appears very reminiscent of adzuki red beans. Reminds a lot less of its original breakfast stout identity unlike the Jim Beam Barrel aged Broken Dream. But stands on its own differing from the others.
hohops (703) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black and a fizzy beige head. Lots of whisky barrel in the aroma, vanilla, oakiness, roasty, dark chocolate. Taste is big whisky, rich, smooth, silky, quite full-bodied, boozy. Very nice.
Grumbo (1110) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Beer Emporium, Bristol. Pours very dark brown with a tan colour head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, and a hint of coffee. Slight bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth, soft carbonation. Good beer.
gegwilson (2791) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Rehillís of Jesmond. Pors black with a good tan head. Quite a sour aroma that suggests this isnít in the best condition despite being well within date. The taste has sour cherry, smoke, bourbon and some coffee and chocolate. A little thin. Iím pretty sure this didnít taste as intended, but was still not bad. Will have to try some of the other editions to check.
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very smokey tasting. Tastes like burnt barbecue. Fruity and smokey aroma. Extremely dark. Very drinkable. But quite potent!
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jaghana (5287) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with huge brown head. Nose is sour like with vinous notes, lactic. Aroma is slightly sour on cherries, sweet chocolate, light coffee, wet oak notes, tannins, well balanced but less complex than expected.
jmgreenuk (6957) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the "couldnít be arsed to do anything else on a Wednesday tasting @ ABC Beers" via Cotteridge Wines. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin round light tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, over-ripe red fruit, light molasses. The flavour is moderate bitter, light sweet with a moderate to light smooth, light alcohol, light molasses palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Lighter than I expected.
kermis (9562) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours near black with a ring tan head. Aroma is taken over by woody boozy barrel notes with vanilla, whiskey, floral aspects, chocolate, roast, caramel. Flavour is light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Pretty nice but really taken over by the barrel a little too much.
deanso (8074) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK
No head. Clear black pour. Nice bourbon taste and aroma. Very drinkable.
larsga (7102) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium darkish brown head. Opaque black body. Roasty grainy aroma
with chocolatey mealy notes. Dry roasty chocolatey earthy taste with
grainy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish earthy
roasty coffee aftertaste with grainy mealy notes. Mild, mellow, and
drinkable. Impressively harmonic and subdued. (0.33l bottle, from
Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)