Theydon_Bois (11145) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, - JAN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s pad, big thanks to Josh, 16/01/14.
Mid black with a good sized dirty tan head that dissipates to the edge.
Nose is liqourice, booze, big roast coffee, light spice, dark toffee.
Taste comprises decadent chocolate notes, light roast, sweet tones, muscavado sugars, light coconut, earthy coffee, touch of boozedom.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, booze laced closure.
Nice impy with good, but not OTT, coffee leanings.
Dominik92 (37) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Aroma: chocolate, roasty, coffee, nuts, resin, leaves, leather, alcohol, raisin, vanilla, woody, smoke. Black color, hazy, minimal head, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter. full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long sweet chocolate finish. Good RIS, but for sure too sweet.
Kauge (536) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend 2015. Black. Head tan with great retention and some lace. On the nose it’s damn good, bourbon and woody notes, chocolate, lots of coffee and roasted malts, cocoa - it’s very sweet but also has a nice layer of herbalish hops. Tastes extremely sweet with an almost sharp booziness. Unexpectedly not a very full body. Flat carbonation and velvety mouthfeel. Overall... too boozy I think, and the bitter finish only accentuates that. Should try again.
Beerhunter111 (9300) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Das Bier im Glas ist fast schwarz und es hat eine geringe aber schöne bräunliche Schaumkrone. Geruch nach viel Kaffee, Vanille, Holzfass, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack süß röstmalzig, Vanille, viel Kaffee, Schokolade, leicht alkohlisch, sehr rund, vollmundig, lecker!
Bov (10089) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draught@Erzbierschof Krone - black beer with a long lasting dark beige foam; aroma of Bourbon, wood, ashes and roasted mocha; full-bodied; pretty sweet; quite thick and light oily; fairly bitter; residual sugars, coffee bones, licorice, chocolate and more Bourbon
c0fein (301) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend 2015
Chocolate, coffee, salty. Too cold stuff. Nice mouthfeel.
SimplySike (1035) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with tan head.
Aroma bourbon, vanilla, booze, alcohol, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, brown sugar, liquorice.
Taste vanilla chocolate sweets, roasted coffee bitters.
Mouthfeel thick, creamy, smooth.
xlts (61) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black, brown head. Aroma of dark malts, coffee, some floral notes. In taste its full-bodied, sweet, roasty. Slight hint of vanilla. Drinkable. Good
jookos (3080) - FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@tcbw15. Black. Roasty malty, molassey nose. Coffee, dark dry chocolate, sweetness. Med full bodied, oaky woody, some woody astringency/tannins in finish. Full flavoured, a bit more vinous, wood planky than the original. Quite good, but imho spoiled with the ba.
Hermod (3769) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@ TCBW2015. Black colored, espresso head. Sweet, oatmeal, coffee, salty aroma. Flavor has roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, salty notes. Drinkability is 10, comes close to the original.
tiong (4281) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ TCBW 2015
Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, licorice, bourbon, loads of coffee, dark chocolate and some berries. Taste is sweetish, salty and roasty with loads of licorice, coffee, some bourbon, vanilla, oak and toffee. Finish is sweet, sticky and syrupy with some oak, wood and roasty malts. A bit unbalanced.