rarbring (1015) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall: Excellent balanced
Note: On-tap at Linköping Beer Expo. Reviewed 2014-03-08.
yespr (29418) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dry and dark malty. Bitter, toasted malty and roasted. Liqourice and roasted. Dry and roasted malty finish.
Meilby (6228) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500ml @ fonefan
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, oak, alcohol and hint of sourness.Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, roasted and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (12520) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Looking lovely in the glass this one, more or black in the glass, topped by a dense, tan head of moderate size. The aroma is a tad weak I think, with a tad too much alcohol, but not at unpleasant levels. Roasted malts and chocolate, a faint dried fruit note too. There’s a bourbon hint in the flavor, with roasted malts and chocolate. Lasting finish with the alcohol too evident. Still, although it’s too boozy, it’s sure a nice one. 140228
saxo (13331) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel and hops.
jonno (2087) - JAPAN - FEB 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As with most BA beers this is a tad thin, but otherwise excellent bouron infused IRS. Vanilla, alcohol, chocolate, dark fruits with a warm finish. Boozy but not overtly so.
Torrefacto (326) - SPAIN - FEB 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color negro con reflejos caoba y espuma beige densa. Aromas de bourbon, uvas pasas, frutas confitadas y madera. En boca es muy densa con un inicio dulce que se mantiene durante toda el trago al tiempo que se añaden toques de frutas confitadas, bourbon, madera y licor. Muy rica.
allmyvinyl (1793) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Keg at Craft Beer Co, Islington. Pours black with no head. Flat. Aromas of oats and coffee. Sweet, sticky taste, some coffee bitterness. Could’ve done with a bit of pep.
jamesie1857 (1181) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Archer Road Beer Stop - Black opaque body with a medium tan head. The nose is sweet vanilla, roasted malt, toasted coconut and boozy chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, rich warmth alcohol, toast and grainy spirit style notes. Oily mouthfeel and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Warming finish, a bit dry too. Very good.
hohops (73) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance is jet black with a tiny head, not much lacing. Aroma is lots of bourbon and vanilla notes which dominate. Taste is bourbon more than anything else, oily texture and quite full-bodied. Took a while to finish this one! A very complex but rewarding brew.