RasmusOtt (2563) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by someone from the Mikkeller Aarhus crew - Thanks! Pours black with no head. Aroma of sweet bourbon, wood, toffee, dark thick malty notes, vanilla, chocolate and dark fruits. The taste has some roasted malts, chocolate, toffee, weak bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits leading to a slight savory and sweet end. Awesome stuff!
mambossa (319) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2016 edition, pour to oversized snifter on a blustery frosty eve. Pitch black with quickly fizzling toffee head that dissipates to nothing. Some sprightly bubbles sparkle to the surface long after the pour. Hefty nose of toffee, milk chocolate, burnt caramelized sugar, mocha, ash, oak, alcohol, and molasses. Creamy body of vanilla, date, milk, mocha, sweet chocolate, oaky and alcohol on the way down. Carbonation is a bit sprightly and takes away from the creamy, yet fairly medium body (for an RIS). All the flavors are there though. Sip slow, and cozy up.
anstei (1461) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A beer that takes and needs its time. Overwhelming salty cheese aromas at first, mostly coming from the decent barrel I think. Peat and caramel, too. Oily slick but smooth texture. Warms the body from within. Heavy, but not as full on the palate as I expected.
Pyrmir (5763) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at CBC15. Black with tan head. Aroma has dark malts, roasty notes, bourbon, vanilla, smoke and coffee. Taste is smooth and silky, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt, dark sugar, vanilla, wood, liqourice and coffee.
neongolden (1332) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(2015 375ml bottle from Mikkeller Webshop) Pours pitch black with the barest few tiny bubbles ringing the glass. Aroma has loads of dark chocolate bar, Caramilk candy, bourbon, vanilla bean, marzipan, oak, a tiny bit of a spiced/herbal cola note in the background. Bit of alcohol. Flavour has a sweet core of milk chocolate and brown sugar with lots of bourbon and vanilla immediately apparent. A little cola, with soft dried dark fruit and nut notes. Oak quite clear from the middle on. Some toast in the finish but not heavily roasted. Moderately high alcohol heat. A bit thin for style with very low carbonation. A nice bourbon BA imp stout, balanced but maybe lacking some weight and punch to take it into the top echelon, especially in the mouthfeel.
oh6gdx (25736) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(blue session). Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, toffee, some alcohol, wood and mild coffee to it. Flavour is alcohol, wood, some floral notes as well as liquorice, vanilla, some mild roasted malts as well as chocolate.
jesperhammer (4482) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
30-OCT-2015, bottle @Ulkløbben meeting, @Sonni.
Black with low lasting tan head. Bourbon aroma!
Taste is Bourbon too but also some coffee. Not burnt at all, a Little roasted, not hoppy. Sweet and big Bourbon niceness:-)
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A depth of flavors going on here - moleasses, chocolate, bourbon, oak, booze, coffee. So malty, so complex, so strong. Dig it.
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2012 bottle - infected. Sweet liquorice nose, dark forest fruits. Medium, oily body, sourness immediately noticeable, taste is pure varnish. Disappointment.
Jokestereo (337) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a very thin line of tanned head. Aroma; bourbon, vanilla, and a little smokey and coffee notes with a touch of persimon. Flavours; vanilla, well balamced bourbon flavour, some oak,, liqourice and coffee..