Scopey (14730) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle #2218, bottled on 08/06/2010, thanks to Benzai. It pours very dark brown, with a bubbly tan head. The nose is vanilla. icing sugar, caramel, toffee, roasted malt, coffee, marzipan and ginger bread. The taste is vanilla, toffee, coconut, brown sugar, coffee liqueur, roasted malt, booze, bourbon, oak, ripe banana, hot cross buns, marzipan and charcoal, with a warming finish. Medium sweetness, full body and low carbonation. Complex, flavoursome and well balanced. HenrikSoegaard (14166) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle. Frothy lightbroen fair mostly demninishing head. Black colour. moderate malty and hoppy nice but not powerfull aroma. Moderate bitter nice flavor. Loads of vanilla. Long nice moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice but lacks power too be truly great. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2010
18cl bottle, thanks Travlr. Still, murky dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, whiskey, some dark chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, dark chocolate, some whiskey. Medium-full body, some stickiness. Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2010
Black with a big and lasting tan head. Roasted aroma with licorice, some fruit, oak and bourbon. Sweet licorice, fruit and roasted flavour with a somewhat dominating oak and bourbon. kermis (13433) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2011
18cl bottle at home. Pours black with small beige head that soon disappears. Rich aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and some caramel. Thick mouthfeel with flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla, coffee and chocolate. Slight alcohol burn after, but all round smooth and full bodied. Fantastic beer!
Stuu666 (13395) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is oaky, toffee, vanilla, chocolate, taste is rich chocolate, fruity, sweet, sticky toffee. bierkoning (13352) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2013 2013 bottle. Deep dark brown color. Malt, chocolate, caramel and bourbon in the aroma. Raisin. Malty sweet caramelly boozy flavor with bourbon, raisin, coffee and dark chocolate. Sweet, but complex and delicious dessert beer.
2010 nip bottle: mix of H&V barrel aged for almost a year on Wild Turkey, Austin Nichols and new charcoaled bourbon barrels, and then mixed, according to the label. Almost black and opague. Strong aroma of dark chocolate, dried fruit and bourbon. Roasted and charcoaled flavor with coffee, strong bourbon notes and dark chocolate. Malty sweet but very complex. Long earthy hopbitter finish with charcoal and bourbon. World class! (9 4 9 4 18 = 4.4) bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
(18cl, bottled 08 June 2010, 2150/2483) Pours an opaque black body with a spare tan head. Aroma of chocolate, fudge, vanilla, nuts, vinous, raisins, and bourbon. Flavor of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, and bourbon. Excellent! Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 13, 2010
from erzbierschof.ch - pitch black coloured with no foam left; roasted aroma of black chocolate, coffee and vanilla, whisky-like notes; full-bodied and with a gentle carbonation; thick and with a fair bitterness; long coffeish and chocolatey finish with notes of whisky and wood - wonderful! thewolf (12595) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2010
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours dark brown (perhaps the barrel has ’stolen’ some colour, as this is even lighter in colour than the regular). Small, creamy, beige film head. Exceptional aroma. So subtle yet so powerful. Whiskey, port, vanilla, oak, lots of coffee, dark toffee, light liqourice. Vinious and with good dark chocolate on top. Low carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is really nice. Lots of oak, vanilla, coffee, heavy liqourice, light couch-syrup, vinious. Long, lingering coffee and mild hoppy and vinious finish. Exceptional.