dantheman278 (1365) - SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle at cgarvieuk’s Danish invasion. Side-by-side with the rum barrel version. Thick viscous black, surprisingly dark brown head. Amazing nose, molasses, super-sweet chocolate, some marzipan, big booze hit. Slightly sweet front, big roast malts, chili comes through pretty strong (but not harshly so), rum sweetness is surprisingly well-hidden. Some nicely subtle vanilla oak presence too and a lovely smooth, hot finish. Fantastic. BenH (3422) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle at craig’s. Pours thick and black with a dark brown head. Aroma is huge, big spiced chocolate cake up front, some molasses, licorice, touch of alcohol. Taste is like biting in to a boozy chocolate cake, light spices. Thick as they come, sticks to the glass, light alcohol and bitter finish. Delish cgarvieuk (26870) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
UPDATED: APR 24, 2012 bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting ...Deep big viscous black ... thin tan head ... soft toffee malt .... big soft rum ... rich roast ... maybe little too much rum in nose ... deep roast ... light spice ... rich sweet malts ... soft mellow rum ... light spicy burn on tounge ...
Oakes (19755) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2012
rest of bottle later ... dark viscous black ...no head ... soft sweet toffee roast ... big chocolate and soft rum ... definite spice if quite light ... soft alcohol ... juicy roast malts... nice ... the chilli shows a little more as you swril beer in your mouth ...stick at 4.2 ...
Super black. Extra dark head. Mega intense rich aroma: rum, chocolate and the usual Huny malts. Very rich and intense, stickier than sticky. The wood and alcohol are almost overmatched by the sugary decadence. MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2012
ink black, thin tan ring lasts. Lightly spicy rum leads nose cake and chocolate, bit of earth. Flavor subdued, more spirit, light heat and dense chocolate through finish, bit of cake in end. Nicely balanced and nuanced, though still a bit flat.
GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
750mL red wax. Pours ink with a thick, medium, creamy, dark tan head. No lace. Big green olive nose with mild detergent. Warms to salted caramel. Taste is salty, tangy, rich salted dark chocolate, mild spiciness. Very dry, bitter cocoa palate. Nice stuff. Wish the nose could stand up to the Whiskey BA version. Nice complexities in the taste. Good stuff. ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Very sweet and boozy with the usual Zhukov astringency. Lots of ashtray and dark chocolate. oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Thanks GT! Black pour with a thick rich brown head. Cocoa nib and boozy peppers with molasses and toffee give way to mocha and espresso. Huge thick rich palate with a velvety mouthful and supple carbonation. BeerandBlues2 (14531) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle shared by GT2. Pours opaque with a medium, fizzy brown head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is dark fruity esters, rum notes, oak, spicy alcohol and coffee, chocolate malt. Flavor is malt dominant, rum and oak, light oxidation, dark fruity esters and a sweet finish. Full body, high warmth and medium carbonation. sonnycheeba (6751) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours opaque black with thin, fizzy tan head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, rum, spice, dark chocolate, espresso, and faint dark fruit. Flavor is heavy malt with light supporting dark fruit esters; rum undertones throughout with a dry finish. Full body, medium carbonation, and low warmth.