sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2013
Poured deep brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of roast malt, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee. Full body, flavour of sweet caramel, roast malt. Might cellar a bottle and see how it develops after a couple of years. Cool_Bond (2676) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2013
Way too heavy taste and odor of alcohol. This beer is not drinkable. Unfortunately, that is. Heavy aftertaste too. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings. StoutHead (966) - DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
On tap. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste like aroma but adds vanilla, wood and booze. Sweet and pleasant with a little bit of bitterness in the finish. Full bodied. Overall very good - the barrel ageing is very balanced. Definitely one I'd drink again.
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33cl Bottle from De Molen Beershop. Black colour, light-brown head. Aroma of loads of booze in the beginning, bourbon, sweet soy sauce, hard roasted - ashy - malts, molasses, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is sweet, less boozy than expected apart from the slight burn in the finish, bourbon, oak, soy sauce, molasses, coffee, hard roasted malts, firm bitter roasted malts in the finish. Full-bodied. Good, just a touch from great. This one really needs to mellow out a bit more imho, although I usually like RIS’s fresh. KyotoLefty (10264) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2013
Tap at Friends. Old world nose, wood, citrus/lactic acid, light ,vanilla, yogurt, coffee, chocolate. Some berries too. Nice barrel or bretty edge. Flavor is chocolate, fruits, lactic yogurt and vanilla, peppery finish. Pretty great. Full, smooth, oily. Damn great. Lots of umami, meat, some soy.
berntholer (1617) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2013
beige head that disappears fast with lacing. coffee colour. aroma boozy, chocolate and vanilla. taste is chocolate, alcoholsweet, coffee aftertaste is boozy, vanilla, coffee/mocha, sweet liquorice. mouthfeel of alcoholwarmth. quite dense body, medium carbonation. bottle 33 cl / number of this beast 0308 jfb (6270) - GERMANY - AUG 24, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013 (bottle) pours black in colour with a creamy beige head. aroma of rotten peaches, rubber tires, caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, lavender, toasted malts and nettles. flavour is caramel, brown sugar and chocolate icing, slightly oxidised, with notes of vanilla, herbal hops and some robust notes of alcohol in the finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation. nowhere near as good as the original. zvikar (6172) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks DSG. Pours opaque black with a beige head, aroma of toffee, glue, red wine, wood, caramel, honey, vanilla, some coffee and wax, flavor is sweet with some wood, toffee, red wine, plum juice, full bodied, great one rood (92) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2013
If you want to smell & taste sugar alcohol, vanille, chocolate & coffee this is your beer. Boozy. Lost the battle against Emelisse’s RIS BA Wild Turkey. Price: €6,5 / quality ratio at par. jbeatty (1248) - New York, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle, thanks to Jeffo! 08/06/2013. Pours black, thin light tan head fades to hazy layer of foam on the surface, tight ring of lacing around the glass. Aroma begins with whiskey- vanilla, coconut and melted caramel- light toffee chocolate roast, fudge and booze-soaked raisin, light cherry. Taste is spicy caramel and whiskey, subtle vinous notes, cocoa dusting, darker bitter roast amid lighter fruit elements,vanilla hiding in the background. Thick body, definitely some heat but drinks well. Very cool, hope to have more soon.