Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Pours an opaque black with a tall and dense light brown head that gets creamy and cappuchino-like when it slowly dissipates. Hard roasted malts in the nose but also salt, vanilla and wood. Quite full-bodied with lots of burned malt - a little raw and harsh perhaps. Very salty and minerally, cough syrup and soy. Burned malty bitter finish with the Bourbon notes being surprisingly subdued. 220609 bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2010 (A couple 500ml bottles) Pours an opaque dark brown (near black) body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, vinous, caramel, vanilla, and soy. Flavor of roasted malt, wood, chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Christian (13805) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2009 Black with a lasting brown head. Aroma is deeply black with licorice and dark chocolate dominating, and intense vanilla and bourbon American oak notes. Dry and roasted flavour with oak and bourbon. Warming alcohol. Clean and extraordinary intense flavour skortila (5970) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2009
Tap @ København Ølfestival 2009. The aroma has bourbon, chocolate, wood, rye, some fruits. Alcohol is noticeable in the aroma but not annoying. Black coloured with a lasting, beige head. The taste is sweet, some bitterness, has bourbon chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Dry bitter finish. Great! FrankJohansen (3622) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2009
Draught. Black colour with a huge light brown head. Roasted aroma and taste with notes fo chocolate, licorice and vanilla. Good beer.
MiP (15960) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2009
Draught at KØ09. Fruity aroma. Black colour. Small stable brown head. Good roasted flavour, hint of vanilla. Slightly rough barley bitterness. Good chewy mouthfeel. Quite well-balanced for the style. yespr (47102) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2009
CBF09. From tap. Dry and roasted malt, light wooden touch in the aroma. Roasted and dark chocolate malt flavoured. Nice acidity with a lasting roasted malt base. Bitter, yet smooth and roasted malt flavoured. Smooth chocolate and light vanilla to light wooden note. Dark chocolate as lasting impression with a light vanilla note. The bourbon barrel aging did change the base beer, I still find the original more complex - this becomes too vanilla wooden. Grovlam (4252) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2009
Draught. [Beer festival 2009] Large creamy beige head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Pitch black color. Quite the same characteristic as the Rug Porter but with the added notes from the Bourbon barrel. Aroma of vanilla, wood, Bourbon, roasted malt, liquorish, chocolate, mild coffee, dried fruity and light vinous notes as well. Over the palate came light notes of grape, pine and floral combined with some English liquorish like feel. Full bodied with an average carbonation and again creamy smooth and lovely texture. Moderated sweet and bitter that was just so well balanced. Lingering creamy roasted and English liquorish finish. Excellent! Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
Draught at Københavns Øldage 2009, Valby. Black - brown head. Bourbon, burned, rye, roasted, vanilla, wood, oak, light alcoholic, sharpness, syrup, sweetness, fruity. The plain one (Rugporter) is better. thewolf (12755) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
Tap @ Ølfestival, Valby, 2009.
Pours completely black with a small, creamy, yellowish head. Aroma has rye, roasted malts, dark chocolate, light vinoiusness, oak and vanilla. Low carbonation, good creaminess. Flavour has sweetness, oak, a tad too much alcohol (but it is far better hidden than in the Rugporter), light tartness and vanilla. Good, long, lingering bitterness in the finish.