lusikka (7624) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle as Fyodor’s Classic. 2014 vintage. Enjoyed at San Diego, CA. Pours a black colour with a minimal white head. Aroma of roasted malts, wooden tartness, vanilla and syrup. Flavour of strong roastiness, bourbon, vanilla, wooden tartness, syrup and dark chocolate. Full bodied. Long, warming, wooden finish. Really well balanced.
olio (8453) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
50 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego. 2015 series, batch #1.
Pours black color with a small beige head. Nice bourbon aroma, toasted malts, vanilla notes, some caramel malts and subtle licorice. Vanilla flavor, bourbon sweetness, caramel malts, chocolate, some ripe fruit sweetness too. Subtle alcohol burn at the end, some wooden tanginess. The sweetness complements the high alcohol content nicely. Quite pleasant and balanced bourbon IS.
tiong (5602) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Stone Tap Room, San Diego, CA
As Fyodor’s Classic, 2015 batch #1 - Pours pitch black with a smalle white head. Aroma of roasty malts, bourbon, wood, vanilla, toffee, oak, coffee, dark chocolate and cocoa. Taste is smooth, complex, sweetish and roasty with loads of bourbon, wood, oak, vanilla, toffee, coffee, cocoa and dark chocolate. Finish is smooth, heavy and complex with loads of vanilla, oak, wood, bourbon and toffee. Quite balanced and tasty bourbon IS.
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle vintage 2014, "2015 series batch 01" @ hotel room, San Diego. Aroma is sweet with bourbon and vanilla tones. Also some licorice. Flavour has wood, sweet bourbon tones, licorice and mild coffee tones. Also hints of ash. Very typical bourbon-IS; a clean and very drinkable though.
JHeath99 (1608) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. One of the best beers I’ve ever had. Pours an opaque black with tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, coffee, wood, and bourbon.
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black beer with a low tan head. Bourbon and chocolate aroma. Bourbon and chocolate flavor with vanilla. Medium bodied. Bourbon and chocolate linger with vanilla.
ctipping (697) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Deep black body. Nearly inky. Small khaki head. Thin collar and a few wisps. Dark chocolate. Fudgy. Bourbon is secondary, but quickly becomes dominant. Sharp oak. Lots of vanilla. Taste is bitter chocolate right up front. Oak amplifies it. Bourbon builds. Slight sweetness, but it’s overpowered by oak and bitter chocolate. Thick. Medium carbonation. A step above other Bourbon stouts. The quality of the base beer truly impresses.
Zakoon (415) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2015, 500ml bottle enjoyed @ my parents house. Pours very dark brown with a tiny and quick fading brown head. Aroma is bourbon, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, salty liquorice, wood, vanilla and dark fruits. Flavour is sweet and salty. Full bodied, thick texture, soft carbonation. Finish bourbon, wood and roasted malt.
BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of vanilla, coconut, roasty chocolate. Taste of vanilla, coconut, bourbon, chocolate, roasty. Decent body with a clean finish. Perfectly balanced.
rouhlas (1962) - GREECE - JUN 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle, from trade with RobertDale. Thank you Bob! I ’m celebrating my 35th birthday with this one. Black color with small beige brown head. Malty aroma, chocolate, dark dried fruits, plums, some butter, wood, vanilla, alcohol. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.