hohops (357) - 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.
Beerheart65 (1023) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black with no Head. Aroma has raisins, dried dark fruits, bourbon.. quite lot of bourbon. Potent carbonation, roasted bitter, long bitter finish, oily feel, medium body. Nice bourbon aroma but bit too bitter roasted for my taste. Works fine but not great.
Staffan47 (880) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska på GH. Delar med Isabel. Stor kropp. Eftersmaken är lite askig och astringent, annars snudd på världsklass. Precis lagom bourbon. Rund och len. Möjligen lite väl spritig, speciellt ouppvärmd.
TBone (12992) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black color, small brownish head. Roasted, sweetish aroma. Full-bodied. Very roasted, a bit sticky, vanilla, bourbon flavors. Long whisky-roasted aftertaste. Nice, but perhaps too much bourbon.
zvsn (712) - ISRAEL - NOV 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, chocolate and licorice. Sweet with milk chocolate, dark fruits and alcoholic notes, well balanced flavors. Medium-full bodied, nice sipping. Good.
zvikar (3621) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Pours brown with a beige to brown head, aroma of nuts, brandy, cognac, port and wood, flavor of chocolate, bourbon, cognac, port, vanilla, fruits, bitter, medium to full bodied
DSG (6333) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Black with a light brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roastiness ,a bit of bourbon and alcohol. Rather sweet flavor with chocolate, vanilla, wood, bourbon, light yeasty notes and some dark fruits notes. Full-bodied. Very nice and pretty easy-drinking for 11%.
Pyrmir (3539) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle @sbwf13. Pitch black with big brown head. Aroma with lots of bourbon, vinous and wood. Taste has also massive bourbon, wine, alcohol, chocolate and faint coffee.
rlgk (11463) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at SBWF 2013. Pitch black beer with a nice beige head. Roasted malt aroma, licorice, vanilla, figs, raisins, whiskey notes, bourbon, some plums. Roasted chocolate flavor, caramel, licorice, raisins, vanilla, bourbon notes, peat, hay notes, creamy, some warming alcohol. Long bourbon and vanilla finish. Very good!
Garrold (1710) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Hallamshire House, Sheffield. Clear, deep chestnut brown with a cherry red tinge. Beige halo of a head. Aroma is an instant hit of bourbon. Lots of melted dark chocolate. Booze soaked vine fruits. A dark honey sweetness too. Taste has a bitter, dry roast coffee element. The boozy vine fruits make the finish dry and warming. Might have expected more oatmeal smoothness, but nevertheless this is the kind of beer you don’t want to end. Very nice.