markextrae (4410) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle at speedway tasting. Shared with 2 friends. Dark black pour with a small tanned head. Dark roasted coffee, sweet dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, deep dark fruits, red forest fruits, oak, vanilla, less roasted nuts compared to the ba Vietnamese. Less heat and spicy notes. Still Some alcohol burn. Hard to say wich one i like better. But i miss the roasted nuts in this one. But from the other Side i like this one better because there is less heat. Call it a draw stoutnick (842) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2015
Thanks _angst_ for the trade here! Black with nice big dark foam head. Aroma is very subtle to the point of void - touch of dark malt. Taste is similar to bourbon barrel aged speedway but more subtle - tannins, oak, dark malt, then marshmallow as it warms (nice toasty quality here). Far from thin on the palate but not as full as straight up speedway. Overall, very nice but not great. Glad to have tried it though. blomster (289) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle, thanks to Baggio. Bourbon, coffee aroma. Chocolate cake, coffee, bourbon, near full bodied. Rich with a long pleasant finish. Tasty brew. gnoff (10226) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
1 pt 9,4 fl oz bottle thanks to Dunbar72! Sampled on March 7, 2015.BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Very dark brown to black color, dark brown head. Sweet, alcohol, coffee, green bell peppers scent. Coffee, alcohol, spicy, fruity taste. Chocolate, coffee aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Dry finish.
Backlogged rating from RBSG 2014, many thanks to whom brought this, sorry I did not write it down: Anyway, deep near opaque hue with a short lasting head and minimal lace, nice oily tears. The coffee and bourbon work cohesively to bomb your face and palate. Vanilla, char, roast, bourbon and a hint of mocha to the rescue. The mouth feel is utterly smooth with just a bit of an ashy finish. Dangerously drinkable. This is SO MUCH BETTER than the non barreled Kopi Luwak version, no herbal or veggie notes here. This one is worthy of the hype!
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Coffee, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and oak. ekstedt (6708) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle, courtesy of _angst_. Black with beige head. Chocolate, coffee roasted malt aroma, slightly boozy. Very welll integrated bourbon and vanila notes Full bodied, low to medium carbonation. Dry with slightly salty bitterness, a tad wood astringent. _angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours black with a mocha head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, chocolate covered cherries, bourbon alcohol and soil. Taste is sweet, tiny bitter and malty with roasted malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, roasted coconut, moist soil, bourbon alcohol and hints of banana bread. Mouthfeel is soft, round, velvety, slightly boozy, tiny astringent and near full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, slightly bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, roasted coconut, dark chocolate, moist soil and hints of bourbon alcohol. Great balance between the barrel and base beer. Really damn tasty! Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
(Bottle) pours black with a brown head. The aroma holds bourbon up front with coffee and dark chocolate. Ones again, not that complex but perfect balance and the yummy factor is maximal. The flavour is near medium sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic. Bourbon, wood, vanilla, coconut, coffee, chocolate, fruits and balanced hops. The mouthfeel is soccer, valvety and smooth with a light carbonation. Complex, lingering finish. Near full bodied. barncatmatt (2285) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. big black beer. bourbon and coffee with the base beer just supporting. bordering on over the top but not quite there.