Belgo (154) - Køge, - FEB 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from a growler generously donated by Yespr - Thanks a lot! Pours pitch black with a small espresso coloured head that disappears quickly. The colours are extremely good looking and I’m sure the appearance would’ve gotten a perfect score from me, if the beer had been served directly from the tap. The aroma bursts with sweet french roast coffee and heavy bourbon notes. On the palate the beer is extremely creamy and soft with sweetness both from the residual sugars and the alcohol. Again the bourbon is very present - it seems that the bourbon cask hasn’t been emptied completely before the beer was put in. So this is a beer that is sure to divide people. For those who doesn’t like beers with noticeable alcohol and/or simply don’t like bourbon, this is probably the worst beer in the world. Fortunately I love bourbon :-)
hansvf (679) - - JUN 15, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Prachtig zwart. Heerlijke ba geur. Heerlijk! Vol, veel smaak, bourbon. Topper!
linusb (718) - SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Deep dark brown/black with a thin brown lacing. N: Vanilla, chocolate, coffee T: Vanilla, bourbon, coconut, chocolate O: Wow! Extremly well balanced BA!
beerplace (613) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2016 500ml bottle, Fyodor’s Classic at Jamey’s. Brewed June 2, 2014; aged 7 months in American Oak Kentucky Bourbon Barrels; Vintage 2015, batch #1; alc. 13%. Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Aroma is sweet, saddle, some vanilla and oak notes in the background. Taste is sweet, with vanilla, oak, leather, roasted malt notes. Candied plums and even some chewing gum notes. Very unusual aftertaste, but decent :-)
eiriko (7) - NORWAY - MAY 21, 2016 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma of chocolate, caramel and vanilla.
Flavor of bourbon, charred oak with some vanilla. Chocolate.
Mouthfeel is thick. No trace of alcohol. Goes down extremely well.
Bosbouw (2593) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, vol, vanille, crème. Mooie volle geur. Smaakt vol vanille, koffie, crème. Mooie volle afdronk.
Abijen (2458) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Zwart bier met een kleine bruine kraag. Ruikt bourbon, vanille, overrijp fruit. Smaakt vanille, overrijp fruit, bourbon, geroosterd, bitter.
gregwilsonstl (1948) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black. Thin head. Chocolate. Oily. Not sure why this is top 50. Oak. Very drinkable. Tasted at my Outdoor bottle share. Thx robertdale!
mariuspoenari (1333) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at a tasting. Pitch black pour, thin espresso head. Smells like bourbon, maple syrup, espresso, caramel and coconut. Tastes like bourbon, chocolate, cocoa, dark cherries, vanilla and coconut. Soft mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
ciocanelu (1078) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 23, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black color with brown head. Aroma has bourbon, fudge, chocolate, vanilla and toasted coconut, everything you would want from a bourbon barrel aged RIS. Taste starts slightly sweet with fudge and bourbon but the finish is dark, roasty and bitter. Medium-heavy body, smooth carbonation, a bit of alcohol warmth on the aftertaste. Really nice one, very well made, tasty and balanced.
JStax (4999) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by weihenweizen. Thanks! The beer pours a dense black with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has mostly bourbon, fudge, and hazelnuts. Big sweetness in the taste along with some boozy chocolate. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel. Lower carbonation.