AdmiralVernon (1029) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pitch black with a small fast disappering head. N: Bourbon, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, toffee T: Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, hint of coffee, cinnamon(?) O: Low carbonated with a very smooth mouthfeel! The bourbon gets through with a lovely balance! Wow!
Borup (12931) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap at CBC 2015. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, alcohol, chocolate and oak.
furthur (1043) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - SEP 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, opaque, oily black beer, bubbly almond colored head dissapeared immediately. Aroma is molasses, bourbon, hugely vanilla, rootbeer, broiled dark fruit, sweet chocolate. Taste is vanilla, molasses, coffee, oak, figs, pecans, bourbon, toasted barley. This is so much better than I thought it would be. Not nearly as sweet, fairly roasty, and big flavors! Palate is rich and thick, carbonation subdued. It’s a little hot. Another year or two might really make this shine!
simont1 (602) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of cola, wood, bourbon, tosca, burned caramel, light brown sugar. Lots of flavors, and very different from other bourbon barrel aged stouts. Solid vanilla taste with a licorice backbone, a bit nutty with spicy bourbon carrying it through. A bit thin.
Nocturne (1917) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. Black colour. Manages a decent brown head for a few seconds. Lots bourbon and molasses in the aroma. The feel on the tongue is very good. Nice thick mouthfeel to it. Lots of chocolate and bourbon flavours. Spike of sweetness as it finishes. Solid imperial.
SHIG (4930) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown to black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet chocolate and bourbon. Taste was sweet sticky boozy with chocolate and vanilla.
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a snifter..Dark pour with a thin
light brown head..aroma of bourbon,brown sugar
,coffee,molasses..tastes of bourbon,brown sugar
,molasess,coffee..little too much brown sugar for
my taste but still good.
anders37 (24459) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ CBC 2015. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate coffee aroma. Roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate finish.
TBone (16444) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color, small brown head. Vanilla-bourbon in the nose. Medium-bodied. Alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, some roasted maltyness. Very very alcoholic brew.
TorbenJensen (1472) - Valby, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Weak and unsustainable foam on this stout, but since the alcohol exceeds 11% it can not be surprised. The aroma is dominated by peat smoke and oak. Taste wise it is full of dark chocolate, coffee and a little hazelnut. Palate is very complex and this stouts subtext is also inviting fruity flavor of plums, fresh grapes and then again a delicate flavor of chocolate cake (Brownie). It tastes not only of the good taste of dark chocolate, but rather a mixture of chocolate and bread, which my best flavor image must be Brownie. It is brewed with five varieties of malts and the barley malt must definitely be the malt type contributing to redolent of chocolate cake because it also has a lot of rye bread character. The finish offers delicate vanilla and sweet Bourbon Whiskey. It is a stout which absolutely should be enjoyed at room temperature, everything else would be a shame. It is a thick, oily and very delicious stout which should be enjoyed over a long time.