77ships (9828) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2013
Courtesy of Sebletitje. Thx! 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG II. Pours a blackish, very dark brown, quickly gone beige head. Nose is sweet chocolate, raisins, chocolate cornflakes, coffee, cocoa, dark fruits,… Taste is sweet chocolate and coffee, chocolate pie & truffles, dark malts, slightly warming, light toast and dark sugar,… Touch grainy body but very full. I didn’t particularly care for the regular one but this one is truly wonderful. Comes to show if the need or the desire were to arise, the big boys can do incredible work. nazzty (1376) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2012
Very mild, despite the high alcohol strength. Fits equally well with beef as snacks or maybe just for yourself. sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2013
75cl via trade, Thanks to rlgk - Ronny. BB 16-08-2013.
Brune foncée, col crémeux blanc cassé, le tout laissant un léger filament doré sur le verre.
Arôme est malté, caramel avec un bouquet moka-chocolat somptueux le tout tirant sur un léger biscuité. Le tout garde un côté fruité en balance, ces derniers rappelant des fruits noirs. Le tout est relevé par une petite pointe de douceur - vanille.
Palais est assez doux avec un caramel prenant, malté chocolaté approchant du chocolat au lait et ce profil cara-pâle très européen. Le tout est relevé par un biscuité agréable et une douceur vanillé. Le profil du Bourbon est fort discret et pour moi quais absent.
Bière complexe qui sait conserver une approche traditionnelle tout en étant grandement bien ficelée. Vraiment superbe où chaque gorgée est un plaisir. gnoff (10410) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2014 First ratingFurseth (2161) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2011
Bottled at the Carlsberg stand at Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival 2011, sampled on September 29, 2011
Dark brown color, brown head. Sweet, chocolate, oak scent. Sweet and dry, alcohol, roasted taste. Dry mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Very nice!
Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg, during the Porter Week on October 16, 2011
Clear dark red to black color, tan ehad. Sweet, malty, alcohol scent. Sweet, cream, toffee, roasted taste. Sweet cream and roasted aftertaste. Medium smooth and a bit moussy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
75 cl bottle I’ve had in my fridge since it was released and I purchased it at Systembolaget a few years ago. BB 16.08.2013, sampled on Feb 22, 2014.
Clear dark brown color, fluffy lasting tan head. Sweet, vanilla, wood scent. Wood, sweet, vanilla, rich taste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Certainly not taking damage from being over its BB date, at least not for my personal taste.
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2011 0,7l Bottle: Deep(Dark)Red colour, with a nice creamy brown head. Aroma is dominated of Woody,vanilla, whisky,brown sugar,sirap,dark choclate and cellar and Iron, some alcy in the end. Flavor had a smouth creamy mouthfeeling of dark choclate, vanilla, viny, Iron,coffee. This is a beer that myabee is to Young to drink now, againg will do it better, I think. Big Body and a medium to long smouth vanilla/woody alcy finish. Well done, but to young now, the 2/11-2011.
humlelala (1375) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2012
(sampled at Papsø’s; courtesy of Joergen) Pours dark copper with lasting toffee head and lace. Aroma is coconut, sweet bourbon or rum and brown sugar. Creamy texture, full body, soft carbonation and a sweet, warming finish. Taste is sweet with notes of wood. Very filling, smooth and pleasant. mikeyo1 (829) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle @ home. Aged 4 years. Pours a dark brown liquid with a stable tan to beige head and thin lacing on the glass. Vinous dark fruit aroma with milk chocolate, vanilla, some oak and licorice, port vine, sweet toffee ,earth musky notes, integrated warming alcohols and background butterscotch . Medium to big body, smooth texture with medium carbonation. Taste of madeira, intense vanilla, oak, plums, raisins, licorice, toffee and some chocolate. Taste has medium length with lingering oak, coconut, red fruits, biscuits and some salt licorice. Has aged fantastically with the port wine character pairing perfectly with the other flavors. Gerbeer (3755) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 5, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with full creamy head. Aromas of dry dark fruit, dark sugar and roasted malts. Flavors of same with a bit of chocolate and nuts. Nice smith and mellow with still a little bit of sweetness. Excellent. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2011 Rerate 111016. Draught at BAJT, Göteborg, during Porterveckan. Flavors are quite simular, but this time its even smoother. Vanilla, licorice, smoked notes.
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2011. Black beer, beige head. Vanilla aroma, woody, toffee, figs and some raisins. Vanilla flavor, oak, tar notes, chocolate, vinous, some whisky, figs, some hops. Drinkable and rather smooth. rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle from gnoff. Black with light tan head. Wonderful rich aroma of raisins, bourbon, creme brulee/bread puddling. Taste of milky chocolate covered raisins, creamy coffee, toffee, vanilla. Sweety boozy finish. Fantastic.