ChinoSkillzian (160) - The Hills, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Multiple "vintages" sampled at various tastings. Pours the expected opaque nearly black with small tan head. The nose is rich bourbon barrel, oak, vanilla, with some definite boozy notes as well. The palate is heavy weight but decently balanced, with flavors of medium roast, molasses/syrup, maple bourbon, and chocolate. Mildly complex, nice beer.
burg326 (3661) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark black color we from the bottle with aromas of roast, chocolate, earth, light vanilla, oak and bourbon. Flavors were the same almost like a fudge brownie dipped in bourbon. A little too much sweetness in the aftertaste for me but still a world class barrel aged stout.
hallinghansen (1934) - Odense S, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Cecil Late Fall Monster Tasting. Trade from Sean 9689, thanks bro! Black body with a medium light brown head. Chocolate, caramel , oak, bourbon, wood, vanilla, molasses, coffee, ripe fruit. Beer porn.
KingCecil (2043) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Cecil Late Fall Monster Tasting… . it pours pitch black with no head…. vanilla, bourbon, malts, caramel, dark fruits, choco milk, cacao…...
Plovmand (6349) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Cecil Late Fall Monster tasting. Bottle 678/688. My no. 6000 rating. Thx sean. Pours opaque black with a creamy brown head. The aroma is vanilla, roasted malt, sweet caramel, oak and chocolate. The flavor is heavy roasted with notes of sweet bourbon, oak, chocolate, light coffee and some ripe fruit.
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czar (4264) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours very dark brown, almost black with a small resilient beige head, some lacing. complex caramel and chocolate, burnt hazelnuts, raisins, refined maple, chalk, bourbon, booze. sweet but surprisingly not cloying. moderate carbonation - microbubbly, full body, warming and slightly bittering coffee finish. seriously thought that this would have been overdone, but it’s not. it ’s actually great..
Minderbinder (1740) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 22oz (2012).
Pours black with very low brown head. Aroma is of caramel, roasted malt, bourbon, alcohol. Taste is of caramel, dark fruits, alcohol, vanilla, sugar, bourbon, cherries. Palate: Full bodied. Highly sticky. More or less low on carb. Overall: Outstanding. Not cloying at all.
tom10101 (2700) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (22 oz). 2012 vintage. Thanks to ksodeman for this one! Pitch black with a small brown head and light lacing. Aroma is of burnt caramel, sweetness notes, vanilla, bourbon, milk chocolate and liquorice. Taste is really sweet, but not as cloying as expected (in fact, it’s not even cloying in small quantity). Burnt caramel, milk chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and liquorice. Full bodied. Medium carbonation. Thick and chewy. Very complex. Better than expected. The barrel treatment is well done. I preferred this one to the Bourbon Vanilla Dark Lord.
JulienHuxley (2990) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (2012). Black pour with thin brown head. Aroma of rich, aromatic milk chocolaste, licorice, bourbon, roasted grain. Taste is strong, very sweet with a long boozy finish, black cherry like fruitiness, brown sugar, molasses. Palate is filthy rich with low-medium carbonation, palate seems to be a strong point, almost port-like qualities, great sipper. Very good aged IS, a fine example of how decadent the style can be made to be. It has however been surpassed over the years.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with a bunch of folks. Tasted of bourbon and chocolate. A lot of SMG, but the ABV was hidden very well. Thanks for letting me be a part of tasting.