Nadia_Vincent (11) - BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with large creamy head. Complex and delicate aromas of wood, coffee, chocolate, dried fruits, and a touch of alcohol. Well balanced.
Nisse666 (4488) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thx to ekstedt cons 2010-11-17 Göteborg
AP: pitch black high head dark beige in color
AR. fudgy, bitter chocolate, roasted coffey, a bit vionos fading
F: creamy chocolate (chocolate pudding), sprity, ok, popcorn
jonas (5774) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, vintage 2009. Black with dark brown stable foam. Coffee, vanilla, cigar aroma. Hard roasted espresso flavour, dry caramel, berries, dark chocolate. Very dry mouthfeel, a bit too much for my taste. Bourbon notes layered onto the rest retronasal. I enjoy that the barrel notes arent overdone here.
madsberg (10457) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, light coffee, molasses, roast and some herbs. Flavour of chocolate, loads of roast, brown sugar, cocoa, light coffee and then some. Medium to full bodied. Dry roasty sweet bitterness in the end.
jesperhammer (3049) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
19-NOV-2010, bottle @home, from "Ølbutikken".
Black! Black with a dark brown huge head.
Fantastic complex brew. Espresso, dark chocolate, burning hot bourbon.
Alcohol is noticeable but just fine.
I do prefer bourbon barrels to whiskey.
The smokey note is just right here and not overdone. This is mostly just a very complex very roasted brew. I drank this over a very long time enjoying every sip.
ekstedt (5626) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Etre Gourmet. Black with large creamy beige/brown head. Complex and delicate aromas of chocolate, wood, coffee, dried fruits, and a touch of alcohol. Full bodied with creamy mouthfeel. Well balanced.
gnoff (7975) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle thanks to ekstedt! On November 17, 2010
Pitch black color, lasting dark brown head. Fruity, roasted, malty, some smoke and also alochol scent. Salty, malty, grainy, dry, chocolate taste. Dry, wood, alcohol aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, medium dry bitterness.
Rather nice, but could be so much better with less alcohol so you could enjoy the beer without feeling this alcohol around every corner.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Inky black pour with a tall, loose, brown head. The aroma is deep dark espresso with a soft note of dark Belgian chocolate, dark fruit, lots of charred oak and a wonderful, rich, sweet, smoky bourbon overtone. The flavor has loads more mocha and espresso with a chalky, very dark chocolate body, lots of dark fruit, tobacco, and more of that sweet, smoky bourbon. I love how the 4 Roses barrels really stand out. It doesn’t taste like another barrel aged stout. The distinct character of the barrels that were used stands out. The body is creamy and full with a fair amount of carbonation.
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella. Pitch black colour, nice creamy fairly large light brown head. with a large light brown head. Aroma has lots of roasted malt, pretty sweet, with chocolate and alcohol. >Good filling mouthfeel indeed. Flavour has lots of sweet roasted malt with chocolate, alcohol, liqourice and some spice. Average bitterness. Long lasting roasty malty chocolate alco finish. Very tasty brew indeed!
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose of coffee, cane sugar, port and yeast, feel is wine-like and broad, carb is mediumweak, taste is alcohol, dry malts, some rotten fruit, late wood