KyotoLefty (10254) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 25, 2017 ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011, red waxed bottle, via trade. pours a deep, dark, chestnut brown (like a good winter ale should) with a creamy, light khaki head that has excellent retention. aroma is wonderful with big notes of candied nuts, pralines, coconut, and vanilla cake backed by subtle cocoa, toasted oak, bourbon, and dark fruits. flavor is delicious as well with smooth, rich bourbon, vanilla, oak, and dark malts up front backed by pralines, black cherries, walnuts, and earthy hops. palate is full bodied with smooth carbonation and a lingering, sweet, woody finish. overall, a great barrel aged winter ale.
2014 vintage. Big bourbon nose, vanilla, chocolate. Dry flavor of chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, not much sweetness left, very crisp, dry, lovely bourdon notes that mesh so well with the malt. Full on and great. trapped (3147) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle, 2015 edition. Pours opaque dark brown with small frothy beige head, wood-sweet bourbon aroma, medium carbonation, sweet roasted malt taste with strong bourbon and oak flavor, smooth body, long medium bitter woodsy taste. Very well rounded, smooth and tasty. Borresteijn (7047) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2017
66cl Bottle sample at Potjepalooza. 2012 Vintage. Black colour, beige-brown head. Aroma of roast, soft and sweet bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, some rye. Sounds simple but it smells great. Flavour is medium sweet, some alcohol, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, rye, roasted malts, all very smooth and slick. Medium to full bodied, soft mouthfeel. Great. caesar (7133) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2017
Bottle @ Potjepalooza, 10 cl sample. 2012 vintage. Slight hazy copper color, short frothy head. Aroma of lots of raisin, incredible booze and some toffee. Raisiny sweetness and big boozy alcohol. Unrefined. Not my style. ShivanDragon (4120) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2017
Bottle, shared @ Potjepalooza.2012 version, pours black with a beige head. aroma contains a lot of bourbon, alcoholic, chocolate, roasted and toasted malts, vanilla, sweet. Taste of vanilla, bourbon, lots of dark chocolate, thick, roasted and toasted malts, cacao, thick body, long slightly ’peated’ finish, very nice.
skortila (5852) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Bottled, 2012 version. 10cl sample @ Potjepalooza’s this-is-not-a-tickfest tickfest. The aroma has strong chocolate, vanilla, roast and booze. Black coloured beer with a thin beige head. The taste is light-moderate bitter and has vanilla sweetness, chocolate, booze. Medium-full bodied beer. Low-average carbonation. Nice. PotjeBier (3346) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle, shared @ Potjepalooza, from an IP trade with richiesd. Black color.. Beige head, short retention. Aroma’s: bourbon, sweet, vanilla, chocolate. Retronasal there’s bourbon, alcohol, sweetness, some chocolate, fruit. Flavor is rather sweet, bourbon, some berries. Alcoholfeel is quite (but not too) strong. Above medium bodied. Long finish, chocolate. Great stuff. sjogro (4135) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Shared from bottle at Potjepalooza. Black with light tan head. Sweet roasted dark malt, bourbon, vanilla, dark fudge, raisans, mocha. Big sweet and moderate bitter. Full body, very oily, low carbonation. Bit boozy but in a fitting way. MarcoDL (4920) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle. Black pour. Aroma of delicious bourbon vanilla, milk chocolate, malt, booze and coffee. Flavor of milk chocolate, vanilla bourbon booze, creamy caramelised malt and a burning finish. Delicious. Bule (2161) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2017
22oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Rich bourbon spice and malt all deliciously balanced.