Geokkjer (6111) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, bourbon and oak. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, alcohol, brown sugar, chocolate, molasses, oak and vanilla.Medium to full body, average carbonation.Medium to full body, average carbonation.
Meilby (8407) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 500ml @ yngwie
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, oak, bourbon and coffee. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
sunevdj (3277) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copenhagen Beerfestival 2011. Pours black with a beige head and lacings. Quite sweet with some bitterness. Malty aromas of caramel and chocolate. Also aromas of bourbon and hints of cask wood and honey. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Long bourbony finish.
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. No idea where this came from anymore. Anyways, a black pour, zero highlights, and a finger of beige head. Boozy aroma with tons of dry yet sweet dark chocolate, some odd earthy notes I can’t pin down. A little vanilla, a little bit of dark fruits. Almost a little peppery. Very, very full flavoured, jesus this is a flavour bomb. Loads of chocolate, coffee, definitely a bit boozy, with a spiced, earthy tinge to it. Burnt malts, alcohol in the finish. Fairly well balanced, but perhaps a little bit on the sweet side. Full bodied, and quite generously carbonatied. This is a good one for sure, but it falls a little short of the big hitters in terms of complexity. It’s not exactly one dimensional, but it’s not one of those beers you can just smell for hours and still pick out new things in.
Sigmund (5342) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Bottle No. 49 out of 374 made. 10.4% ABV, 98 IBU. Pitch black colour, large to moderate tan head. Lovely aroma of bourbon cask, vanilla, coffee and chocolate. Excellent flavour, same elements as the aroma, but even more harmonious and well balanced.
MotherBrother (771) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour opaque pitch Black, with a solid half inch beige head.
Aroma has plenty of chocolate. Roasted malts, mocca, vanilla. Some wood and some burbon. Quite Nice.
Taste is quite sweet, but very balanced.
Medium full body, with low carb.
gunnar (5761) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to my beerpal Ivar. Pours black with a big frothy tanned head. Aroma of bourbon, wood and vanilla. Taste is smooth, strong burning and warming alcohol, a bit too much, even though good enough.
_angst_ (3150) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ Porterfestivalen in Gothenburg on November 19. Pours brownish black with a brown head. Smell is roasted malts, wood, vanilla and alcohol. Smell is slightly sweet, fullbodied and spicy with coffee, wood, resin, bourbon and some green chili.
daknole (9613) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another gem that someone opened at my birthday tasting in San Diego. Black pour, brown head. Loads of bourbon, vanill and chocolate in the nose. Great fudge, bourbon, vanilla and oka in the flavor...llight roasty finish. Nice!
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at SBWF. Stockholm, September 29th, 2011.
Raw bourbon notes in the aroma mixed with a wood character and vanilla notes. The chocolate is more present in the taste backed up with intense coffee and cacao flavours. Bourbon plays a big part and is nicely integrated in this hardcore stout.