oh6gdx (19677) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@vPBFII. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, some alcohol and mild salted liquorice as well. Flavour is liquorice, alcohol, raisins, some sweetness and mild chocolate.
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home... Deep black... Thin tan head... Soft sweet... Roast... Little honey... Dark malts... Huge berry roast... Meaty... Soft alcohol...
madmitch76 (12237) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
23rd February 2013
Opaque dark brown beer with a good size pale tan head. Palate is soft and airy, semi dry. Smooth and mild dark malts. Tangy mellow bourbon, semi sweet. Light vanilla and malt cream. Tangy dried fruits before the light and semi dry finish. Hides the abv very well. Light, creamy, tangy, sweet, great!
TBone (11359) - 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.
Rasmus40 (8919) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Schouskjelleren, Oslo. Black with a big and lasting dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 270713
Leighton (8749) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - huge thanks to Jack for this one. Pours black with a fairly thick, creamy tan head. Pretty standard dark malt nose, toast, faint cocoa. Medium sweet flavor, good alcohol, some bitter earth, baking cocoa, rich bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Oily chocolatey finish, lots of earthy bitterness, baking cocoa, earth. Good.
rlgk (8506) - Skövde, 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!
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to gethinbeer for sharing this treat. Nose is awesome - loads of sweet treacle, fruitcake, plum pudding and soft vanilla and oaky sweetness. Lots of milky chocolate and a bit of rich plummy hardcore as well. Herbal and woody bitterness but this is dominated by sweet mid-palate character. Warming brings up even more cocoa and a bit of vineous character. Slight sherryish finish with a touch of brown sugar leading into the intensely roasty finish. Really damn tasty.
KnutAlbert (5571) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Schouskjelleren.
Lovel aroma with oak and vanilla.
Bourbon and vanilla flavour with some raw alchol, giving an edge that is a fine contrast to a silky smooth base.
Theydon_Bois (5454) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home at the rear end of the memorial to Simon mass online tasting, sourced from Cotteridge Wines, 26/07/13.
Mid black with a big ole dirty tan head that dissipates after a few minutes leaving a thin covering. Good lacing ensues.
Nose carries a big roast malt blast, decadent cocoa beans, brown sugars, chocolate fudge brownies, chocolate butter melt, oaky bourbon, coconut shell.
Taste comprises roast malt, molasses, light booze, chocolate, subtle bourbon notes, moscavado sugars, dark caramel goo.
Full bodied, soft carbonation - smooth and massaging on the palate, lightly warming alcohol in the finish.
Top draw impy, alcohol well integrated, bourbon subtle - ticks every box for me and will purchase this again no qualms.