GIJOE (1256) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Pours nearly black with a thin beige head that dissipates quickly to a ring. Nose is bursting with roasted malt, chocolate cherry, umami, licorice, and hints of vanilla and smoke. Taste is on the bitter side, but the rich malts are ever present. Lively carbonation. A very well-balanced, luscious brew, full and creamy on the palate, with a long, boozy aftertaste. Excellent! RRistow12 (944) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with light tan head. Aroma is robust sweet bourbon, maple syrup, chocolate, caramel. Taste is quite complex. Moderate to heavily sweet with mild to moderate sweetness. Flavors of chocolate, maple syrup, toffee, caramel, vanilla and of course bourbon. Incredibly well done.
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Draft at pub. Very smooth especially for the 11.5% ABV. Malt forward with bourbon finish, nice change using a porter (ok, Imperial porter) instead of a stout. caesar (7281) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle thx to Benzai, 2012 edition, large sample. Slight hazy dark brown color, medium frothy head. Aroma of cookie, slight roast, bit vanilla, some booze, dark choc, biscuit. Cookie and vanilla sweetness together with roast and dark choc in taste. Very nice. Benzai (16682) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle shared with Caesar. Opaque black color, full sized beige to light brown head. Aroma is malts, bourbon, lightly booze. Taste malts, bourbon, moderately roasted malts, bitter, wood, a touch of liquorice, and a distant hint of chocolate. Medium body, suitable average carbonation.
markoijelena (3149) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - APR 26, 2016
Bottle 0.7l at Ratebeer tasting Borresteijn place Zaandam Netherlands.15.04.2016.Taste with Borresteijn, Zlotta, Potjebier, adamnowek, skortila, MarcoDL and Harmen. Thank you guys for sharing all great beers.Pour it dark color with medium white head.Aroma milk chocolate,some eggy note.Taste of sweet milky chocolate,some caramelish feel,finish with tart red fruits.After taste of vanilla,wooden barrel,bourbon. thomashall (999) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2016
Bottle in trade from Rightcross55, thanks Matt! Dark brown, almost black pour. Aroma is booze and vanilla. Taste pretty much follows, nice sweet booze. Pretty well done but it’s just missing something. BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2016
Bomber shared by Tom - thanks! Dark brown pour with a beige head. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon. Taste is vanilla, mild roast, sweet booze. Very good. PotjeBier (3734) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2016
From bottle at a tasting @ Bor’s, with Borresteijn, Zlotta, Markoijelena, Adamnowek, Skortila, MarcodL and Harmen. Bottled 12/15. Almost black color, but not quite opaque. Beige head. Aroma’s: from the glass not so much actually, light alcohol, weird. Retronasal it’s quite the opposite: sweet, alcohol, light bourbon, vanilla, oak. Flavor is moderate sweet, roasty, a bit alcohol. Medium bodied. Long finish, but no new flavors. Nice after all. skortila (5985) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2016
Bottle tasted @ Bor’s place. The aroma has light roast, light chocolate, bit bourbon. The aroma is quite weak unfortunately. Black coloured beer with a beige head. The taste has sweet chocolate, bit roast, bit coffee and bourbon. Taste is definately better/stronger than the aroma. Good overall.