appgrad22 (27) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Imagine banana fosters with caramel and chocolate ice cream on top. Then you might come close to understanding what this beer is.
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mwbrady12 (398) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Prefect aroma and taste... Perfect!! Dark pour and warming mouthfeel. Unreal!!
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chrisv10 (7860) - DENMARK - MAR 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Mikkeller, Stefansgade. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, sweet, coffee and smooth.
DocJitsu (306) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with minimal head. Mind you, the beer was painstakingly poured, so no real head ever developed to be evaluated. Sorghum and chocolate dominate the aroma. Powerful chocolate and wood flavors nearly assaults the palate. The alcohol warmth and taste are undeniable. The mouthfeel is viscous, but becomes thin as the alcohol prevails.
pentaz (460) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught. Pours oily pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, delicious bourbon vanilla, rich dark chocolate, dark sugars, espresso, wood. Taste is near heavy sweet (no where near cloying) and bitter. Body is full, texture is creamy, thick oily and velvelty smooth, carbonation is soft. Finishes roasted sweet - It´s almost a dessert. Alcohol is well-hidden, but warms a bit in the finish, This works so well because the flavors are so well integrated.
Rasmus40 (7004) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Mikkeller, Stefansgade. Black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, heavy vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Very sweet finish with warming alcohol. Oily and smooth. 160313
brystmar (458) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2013 Opened a bottle of the 2013 this weekend (thanks Mac!) and updated a few things. Was fortunate enough to try the 2011 vintage on draft at Huna Day a few weeks back, and that drinks pretty similarly.
This black, molassesy, still stout sports zero head. Beautifully full bouquet of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel, black biscuits, and roasty malts. It’s one of those beers where one sip crushes everything else you once thought considered elite. Everything from the nose is here in force, with vanilla and chocolate shining the brightest. Bourbon up front, followed quickly by chocolate-covered marshmallows. Massively viscous body delivers all of these flavors to my palate with its sticky, stubborn body.
Shows a masterful level of refinement equaled by only a handful of other beers in existence -- some of which are other BA DL variants (namely Brandy Vanilla & Pappy). Say what you will about the base: the BA versions rank among the best stouts brewed anywhere. Period.
faroeviking (10300) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chopp. Pitch black colour, small brown head. Sweet and and very roasted maltiness with chocolate, vanilla, boubon and dark fruits. Intense! Thick mouthfeel, well filling indeed. Sweet roasted maltiness, vanilla, dark chocolate and dark fruits, bourbon flavour, so heavy and intense, so good, THE engine oil for beer drinkers.
alex4r (55) - - MAR 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this beast at Hunaphu day. Solid dark pour, not as dark as Zhukov or Hunaphu though. Light gets through this one. Damn fine barrel and vanilla aroma. No trace of booze at all. Slick mouthfeel. Tasted so good, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate! Glad I was able to try this bad mo’fo
Adenila (1543) - DENMARK - MAR 18, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tap at Mikkeller bar, opening Day. I am a sucker for vanilla, so been craving this for awhile. Dark blackish with a minimal Brown head. Overpowering dessert aroma, as expected, good so far. Vanilla, toffee, bourbon, cocoa,coco. Rich in all of it. Thick sweet flavor with all the moutharomas powering through and taking over the High abv. Great stuff