olio (6494) - Tampere, - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle @ Timo A.
Pours pitch black color with a small, rapidly dissipating beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, mild red wine notes, roasted malts and dark chocolate. Flavor of dark berries, roasted malts, tar, honey, some dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and some soy. Some mildly disturbing tangy notes here, hoped for smoother experience. Quite complex and tasty but a bit off. Somewhat disappointing.
drsandman (392) - New York, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark deep brown/black, brown head with thin film. Aroma is roasted malt, sugar, bourbon, light honey, booze, silky milk chocolate. Flavor is sweet malt, boozy bourbon, caramel, coffee grounds, warm booze finish. Big and boozy beer, low carbonation, hot finish.... Not that smooth.
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle -
Big things come in small packages. The pour is pitch black, a rich mocha colored head rises up quickly and hangs around for a surprisingly long time. Aroma is chock-full of goodness. Bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar and scorched sugar. Hefty sweetness left behind on the palate supports the chocolate and bourbon in the beer, the vanilla and mocha flavors also are easily supported as well. Decadent.
motelpogo (6938) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at mikkeller and friends, august 2013. almost black with a thin but steady beige head; aroma of vanilla ice cream and coffee grounds; light touch of woody honey sweetness with some chocolate mudcake and some warming bourbon in the finish
Bobhund (423) - - OCT 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drucken på Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival. Helt ok, men inte så mycket mer.
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Errl (1723) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle..Pour is pitch black with a tan head..Nose is dry dark chocolate, oak, alcohol, yeast, bitter, roast..Taste is roast, peanut butter, dark chocolate, honey, Denmark impy stout taste.
BlackHaddock (4108) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle on 24th Aug 2014 at the Midlands Meet. What a lovely beer. Slight haze to the almost black pour, small tan head. The aroma was sweet malty and with more than a hint of honey. The taste was more on the chocolate side with dark fruits flavours from the roasted malts: traces of both the honey and woody bourbon barreling added an extra dimension to this very drinkable brew.
SarkyNorthener (2364) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@ midland tasting group. Black beer with small tan head. Aroma of toffee, roasted malts and a hint of honey. Taste is dark malts, treacle and bourbon. Oily palate. Good stuff.
minutemat (1876) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Midlands Bottle Share, at Richies Hop Palace. Thanks to Rich. Pours deep black with an aroma of dark fruits and dulled woody bourbon. Taste is intense with chocolate, heavy dark malts, earthy notes and a slick mouthfeel. Very nice.
Travlr (13162) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of alexsdad06, thank you sir! Completely black, massive thick brown head with good retention and a thick curtain of lacing. Aroma of licorice, birnt espresso, dark cocoa. Taste is booze, vanilla, chocolate, coffee. Thick and rich.
RichTheVillan (3439) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Midlands Tasting Group via Mikkeller on line shop; hazy almost black pour with a tiny tan head, aroma is very sweet with some hints of honey, taste is very bold, chocolate, roasted malts, honey, bourbon is there but not massively.