ineedbeer (2230) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 9, 2017
Poured from a 22 oz bottle.
Aroma is malt forward with roast and chocolate. Moderately strong notes of dark fruit, sherry and honey. Some light tobacco and leather. Light bourbon and oak. Hints of alcohol.
Pours black with a medium small, thick, mocha color head that recedes quickly to the edges where it lingers for a bit. No lacing and medium sized legs.
Flavor is moderately sweet with moderate chocolate and light roast notes. Some light tobacco and leather. Medium dark fruit and sherry notes with lighter honey. Light bourbon and oak. Light alcohol spice. Medium bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium to medium low carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, an alright beer but the 2011 bottle was better. This has more oxidation notes showing in the form of dark fruit and sherry which also lessens the malt profile and bourbon notes. Definitely better than the JD bottle from a couple nights ago.
Klimaet (2958) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with a small brown head. Aromas of cocoa, dark fruits, bread, vanilla. Taste has vanilla, marshmallow, bready, chocolate, malt, light roast, licorice, tobacco. RasmusOtt (2841) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2015
Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, marshmallows, savory notes, wood, bourbon, dark fruits and honey. Taste is sweet and a bit hot with notes of honey, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, savory notes, and woody bourbon. Very good! Hoprider (726) - DENMARK - JUL 26, 2015
Pours clear brownish black with a small dense head. The nose is wonderfully ballanced with soft/light chocolate, hint of soft bourbon, a little licorice and soft dark fruits. Not the most powerfull nose but really pleassant. Taste: nice! Sweet up front with ballanced bourbony wood, a little chocolate cake batter, some coca cola and a weak hint of booze. Dark fruits and chocolate cake in the aftertaste.
Tak Morten & Svend phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle @ ØlKonsortiet summer shananigans. Nose is heavy on the bourbon, lots of toffey, tobacco leaves, vanilla, toasted oak, honey, dark fruits and a bit of candy-like notes as well. Booze to top it off. Lots of barrel presence in the taste, though not as boozy as the aroma suggests, and a good bit sweeter than the Brewmaster’s 2011. Notes of cocoa, nutella and toffey. Prefer the 2011 by a bit.
MOLA_DK (379) - DENMARK - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle share. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Very much dark fruit, slightly burnt, a lot of barrel caracter. Full body, much more rounded than ’11 vintage. Low bitterness, very nice. DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Aged bottle. Intense with tobacco, dark malt, fig/ raisin, licorice, cacao in the nose, very dense flavor, oak, bourbon, paired very well with an Opus X. Delicious. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2015
22oz waxed bottle. Thanks Vince. Poured a black color with a smaller sized head. Bourbon, wood, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, and roast. HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours the same as all the other fuckin’ ones. Big butterscotch in the aroma, plenty of chocolate, vanilla, coconut. Very buttery on the palate with a nice creamy coconut sweetness. Almost a resiny/apricot note in there too. Really cool beer! maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle at Mane Liquor Eclipse tasting. Pours dark brown with a sticky tan head. The mouth feel on this one is seriously good - like a big hug! Nose is big and oaky with plenty of vanilla, brandy-like sweetness and a kick of bourbon. Taste is thick treacle, honey, milk chocolate, vanilla and very oaky. Plenty of dark fruits and fudge in this one. Slightly warming booze which is pleasing. Complexity and I like it. Exceptional