rcasta (832) - EL SALVADOR - JAN 10, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
gracias a haweber
fue la birria que salvo la noche porque nos habiamos tenido que tomar unas oscuras que estaban medio raras
omhper (19321) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, thanks Marsbiblursi! Very viscous dark black, no head. Rich aroma of vanilla and wood flakes. Sweet and thick, viscous and oily. Mildly warming with some licorice and coffee. While the bourbon in itslef is not very obvious I do get quite a lot of wood and vanilla. Alcohol warms in a really bitter finish. Intense, yet not aggressive - abit on the syrupy/oily side.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Handbottle] from tytoanderso. Pours deep block with a small tan head. Aroma is lots of bourbon, vanilla, oak, and alcohol. Flavor is very smooth with a medium mouthfeel, alcohol, bourbon, oak, rich dark chocolate, and cocoa.
Marsiblursi (3001) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle, thanks to wetherel) Pours dark brown to black with a brown head and an oily surface. The aroma is a fantastic mix of robust, dark caramel, buttery fudge and creamy chocolate-like malt alongside soft notes of fresh oak wood and vanilla. Undertones of dark fruits and dark berries such as raisins, prunes, ripe sweet cherries and chocolate dipped figs. A nice alcohol warmth is carrying everything in the nose beautiful. Just a whisper of molasses, soy and smoke. The flavour is perfect roasted with dark creamy chocolate and coffee. The finish is peppery from the alcohol and bourbon. Undertones of dark fruits, molasses, fresh wood, vanilla, caramel and touch of stone. The mouthfeel is velvety smooth and oily with a light tannin-like finish. Medium sweet and a bit bitter. Medium to full bodied.
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
To celebrate my rating number 11,300 I enter this much sought after top-50 beer. A pitch black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt and bourbon. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of bourbon as well as medium notes of wood, roasted malt, and alcohol, leading to a dry roasted finish. The alcohol burns in the top of the throat.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens on 08/03/2008 on day three of RBSG 2008. 2007 Vintage. Dark black body with a small brown head. Big bourbon aroma, with some roasted malt and caramel. Vanilla bourbon flavor with rich roasted malt and caramel. Full body with moderate carbonation.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2008
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2009 On tap at the bistro a little while back. Poured an obsidian black with a two finger brown head. Aroma of oak, bourbon, chocolate. Flavor had vanilla notes along with the aromas from above. Full bodied with soft carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Stone, RBSG. Stark black pour, light tan head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is surprisingly balanced between bourbon, oak, roast, and alcohol, none of them overpowering. The barrel is more apparent in the taste, but still allows the chocolate and roast, plus some vanilla, to come through. Creamy palate. Excellent.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - AUG 23, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft @ Stone bistro. Pours motor oil black with thick tan head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, and oak. Taste of bouron, chocolate, and vanilla. Nice thick, creamy mouthfeel. Was expecting a lot and it met my expectations.
cgort (56) - San Clemente, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
MAN! Talk about an awesome beer! I had this on tap from the world bistro. It was a 2003 bourbon. This beer was super complex with a definite wood flavor. Everyone who loves beer should try this one... maybe even wine drinkers! The palate was just right and was actually a bit lighter than I would have thought. This is a super black beer with a FANTASTIC overall impression.