ineedbeer (2148) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013daje (4341) - NORWAY - MAY 2, 2017
On tap at Beer Revolution.
Aroma is a balanced blend of chocolate, roast and dark fruit with various chocolate notes being most prevalent. Milk chocolate and dark chocolate are present. Light roast character. Dark fruit notes are raisin and prune. No hop aroma.
Pours black with a light mocha head with really good retention that clings to the edges. No lacing and big legs.
Flavor is also dominated by rich chocolate notes. Sweet milk chocolate, some dark chocolate and light roast upfront. Mid palate you get some esters and some vanilla. Lots of complex barrel character to this one - hints of bourbon, the vanilla, some almond. Finish has a bit of alcohol heat and more bitter, dark chocolate.
Full bodied with medium carbonation. No astringency and moderate alcohol heat. A lot of silkiness to this one.
Overall this is a really enjoyable beer. Great chocolate and roast malt character with complex barrel notes. The alcohol is nicely balanced. I could drink a few of these.
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Bottle, september 17th 2016. Black body with a small tanned head. Aroma of coffee, bourbon, pretty strong alcohol notes. Taste of oak, leather, a bit astringency, making a harsh bitter finish. kevinator (2176) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Nice one. Roasty, toasty, malty but with a slight hop tinge. Bourbon and oak underline the flavor profile. Really good looking with deep darkness and full, weighty palate. jake65 (3626) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle, 2015 vintage cellared for about a year. Deep dark brown pour with a thin brown head. Aroma is rich with bourbon barrel notes, light roast, and some char. Swirling notes and layers of flavor... complex. Good woody bourbon barrel notes along with espresso and dark chocolate. Some vanilla too. Ends with a bit of char to compliment the sweet boozy barrel treatment. Palme (4780) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2017
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. This is a deep and dark brown looking one, only a small filmy but lacing beige head. I get a immediate wood-up thing blended with all the roastiness. Green strawberry sourness in a way? Strange but nice. Hints of vanilla also, and perhaps some dark wood in the back. Traces of cocoa and chocolate. Tastes quite nice. It has that slight wood acidity on the taste also, not to disturbing, but it is somewhat mouth drying and almost a bit astringent at the beginning. Lots of strong and powerful flavors. Sharp alcohol is present. As is dark bitter chocolate but it’s not heavy or to thick in the mouth. It’s undoubtedly a good one. 02.05.2014 vulcanmeister (269) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2017
From bottle pours a black body with a creamy tan head. So many elements in the aroma...chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, caramel, cherries, yeast, and of course bourbon. The flavor reinforced these elements along with burnt sugar, molasses, and some earthy notes. Very complex! Rich creamy smooth mouthfeel. The flavor just went on and on. I didn’t want it to stop. Most amazing stuff!
tderoeck (9480) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2016
18/XI/16 - 75cl bottle @ Seb’s Farewell Tasting (Eugene’s place) - BB: n/a (2016-1336) Thanks to Sebletitje (or was it Benzai?) for sharing the bottle!beerplace (1603) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2016
Funfact: this same beer was sampled at Seb’s previous farewell tasting, it seems. ;-)
Clear dark brown beer, small aery beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lactose, weird sugary stuff, toffee and fudge, some chocolate, grains, cocoa powder. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, malty, lots of dried fruits, caramel, pretty roasted. Aftertaste: roasted, caramel, alcohol, dried fruits.
A bottle on Black Christmas 2016 at 12 Kings. Vintage 2015. Pours a very dark brown with no head. Aroma is dark fruits, roasted malt, molasses. Taste is dry, pretty the same. 77ships (9650) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2016
Thank you Sebletitje. 750 ml. bottle sampled @ Sebletitje’s Farewell Tasting. Black, little tanned head. Nose is huge mocha, milk chocolate, very sweet, lactic sweet, mocha ice cream. Taste is mocha sugar, milk chocolate, chocolate syurp, lacto sweet, sugar mocha ice cream & vanilla, sweet milk chocolate part is wonderful, there is a low red grape, vaguely sour bit which takes it a bit down for me. Body is lactose, milk chocolate, sugar, mocha. Very lovely with a small minor point. Given the infection stories this might turn ugly with time. Benzai (15486) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle shared @ tasting. Dark brown to black color. Quite alcoholic aroma. Taste malts, dark malt and chocolate - ish everything. Wut? Heavy! weihenweizen (3751) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl brown 2015 bottle poured into a glass. Black with small beige head. Aroma is oak & bourbon, medium/thick body, medium/light carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is oak, bourbon, chocolate, and roasted malt. Lots of barrel.