rlgk (18837) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, from a trade with Heyta. Thanks alot! Pitch black beer with a nice rather lasting beige/brownish beer. Roasted malt and caramel aroma, vanilla, bourbon, woody notes, nutcreme, hazelnuts, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, tar and licorice notes, figs and raisins, some dades. Roasted licorice and vanilla flavor, lots of warming slcohol, nutcreme, figs, raisins, caramel, woody, bourbon, tar notes, chocolate, vinous, dades, cream notes, some sherry. Full bodied, with a long woody licorice finish, dades, raisins, caramel, chocolate and warming alcohol. Delicious!
Rasmus40 (18751) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Camons tasting, courtesy of adnielsen. Black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and very bitter. Sweet and very bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily and smooth. 120712
brokensail (16328) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a small tan head. Super bourbony aroma with some vanilla, oak, and dark chocolate. Very, very sweet with lots of brown sugar, molasses, and caramel. Tastes of chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, bourbon, and vanilla. The sweetness is very pronounced, and despite the alcohol content and barrel aging, not as boozy as I thought.
chrisv10 (16147) - DENMARK - JUL 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of adnielsen. Almost black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon and vanilla. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little liquorice, vanilla, bourbon with notes of alcohol.
mcberko (16012) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, sent from doobliebop (thanks a lot, Ryan!). Pours jet black with a small light brown head. Aroma is very rich, full of bourbon barrels and dark chocolate fudge upfront, some oatmeal and dark roasted malt. Flavour is extremely rich and quite sweet, of liqueur, dark chocolate fudge, soy sauce and lots of alcohol - not much bourbon flavours, the effect from the barrel aging is quite present in the booziness and light wood flavours. The sweetness doesnít cloy, but the alcohol burns quite a bit, though without detracting from drinkability (for a 17+% beer) or complexity. Very good, if a boozy bourbon bomb.
Dedollewaitor (15770) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Trade with Hallinghansen. Thanks. Pours black with a small creamy beige layer. Nose is soy, roast, alcohol and coffee. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, roast, coffee , molasses and mild soy. Smooth, slick and oily. Really tasty. Alcohol is extremely well hidden.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at PspsÝís - Thanks. Pitch black - nice brown head. High high malty, light wooden/bourbon notes, ok alcoholic to cut through the sweetness, rather high sweetness, cocoa, nice hoppy, fresh hoppy notes, dry malty notes, oiley texture, chocolate, warming finish. Nice.
Benzai (14784) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle [from Secret Santa 2014, thanks to beerandblues2] @ home. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized brown head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is malts, dark malts, lovely soft bourbon and some dark fruits. Taste is intense: moderate to heavy malty, huge bourbon, slightly vanilla, lightly alcohol, dark malts, initially slightly sweet, but a quite bitter finish. Medium to full body, oily texture, medium carbonation. Great beer!
bhensonb (14606) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Beverages 4 Less. Fredís the man! Pours very dark brown with a transient dark tan head. Aroma of bourbon/vanilla/oak with something unfamiliar. Full bodied +. Flavor is brown sugar, bourbon, oak and very smooth burnt malt. think chocolate also. Complex and tasty. Finishes on the sweet side, but itís very bourbon/chocolate. Very flavorful.
Ratman197 (14042) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small l;asting brown head. Aromas of bourbon, dark chocolate, alcohol, oak, roastiness, licorice and dark fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, licorice, dark fruit, light roastiness and light coffee with a smooth warming lingering dark chocolate finish.