Lukaduke (2153) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Damn! Pours a silky black color with two fingers of dark khaki foam. Big bourbon notes mingle with soft liquid chocolate, dark chocolate covered mounds bar with bourbon glaze in a glass! Beautiful integration of sweet chocolate and round bourbon complexity... This beer is delicious and words cannot due it justice. Soft silky. Damn!
JulienHuxley (3020) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at DTE tasting thanks to Chris. Opaque black pour with thin brown foam. Aroma of intense, sweet, vanilla bourbon, rich chocolate aromas, light anise, molasses. Taste is sweet, bourbony, lots of wood, vanilla, molasses, nice roasty finish, a bit sweet. Palate is med-full bodied, a bit light, med carbonation. Very nice imperial stout, a bit heavy on the bourbon.
dEnk (3791) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ tht Aroma is big vanilla, oak, chocolate, light roast and liquorice, molasses and more. Flavour is coffee infused with huge bourbon, not just vanilla, but actual bourbon, with some alcohol as well. Also chocolate, roast, liquorice and more. Awesome. Thanks Chris!
Benzai (8145) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ DTE tasting shared by kermis. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized brown head. Aroma is so so lovely: roasted malts, roast, lots of bourbon. Taste malts, roasted malts, loads of bourbon, alcohol, bitter, lightly vanilla, hint of toffee and molasses. Aroma is great, taste is good, texture is thinner than I had expected, but still a lovely beer.
kermis (4976) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the DTE tasting thanks to trade with Alen. Pours near black with a small brown head. Aroma of bourbon upfront, big vanilla, fudge, roast, milk chocolate, and coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Mouthfeel could be a little thicker which let’s it down slightly, but still excellent. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
sic1314 (3235) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At DYE tasting. Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of vanilla smoothness, roast malt, light smooth berries. Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma,lightly bitter.
jmgreenuk (4274) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the DTE tasting, Den Haag, courtesy of Kermis. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, boozy alcohol and molasses. The flavour is strong bitter with a strong rich creamy malt alcoholic bitter palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation and a rich oily mouthfeel. A superb beer that fully justifies it’s rating.
deanso (5201) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
50cl bottle shared @THT courtesy of Kermis, big thanks!
Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Bourbon notes. Very smooth. A lovely beer. Every sip was a delight. Awesome!
czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared by samg, thanks dude! pours very dark brown with a small and reviving dark crema, some lacing. burnt hazelnuts, nicely roasted malts, some charred malts too, well integrated bourbon - never overdone, sweet cacao nibs and tobacco leaves, molasses, resin, pepper, warming booze. low carbonation, medium to full body - oily and a bit sticky, bold bitter coffee-resinous finish. much enjoyed!
knickskicks (705) - - JUN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, tan head, high carb. Nose is initially of sewage, vegetal. Chocolate and bourbon barrel as it warms up. Taste is fudge sundae, bourbon, oak. Medium-full silky palate.