SimonBlok (595) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2017
37.5cl bottle courtesy of Gyhallmanti. Appearance: dark brown with a tan rim of foam. Aroma: bourbon, raisins, coffee, caramel fudge, kahlua, vanilla and cocos. Taste: high sweetness and medium bitterness. Notes of coffee, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, wood, pistache and some dried fruits. Palate: full bodied, creamy to oily texture and soft carbonation. Very good and complex gyhallmanti (515) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2017
37.5 cl bottle split with SimonBlok. Pours a pitchblack colour with no head. Although a bit of foam creeps up against the glass. Aroma of dark malts, candy sugar, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, wood, alcohol, chocolate. Taste is fairly sweet, light bitter, slight sourness with a boozy and warming finish. Notes of liquorice, coffee, candy sugar, caramel, pistache/walnut, alcohol, wine acidity, dark malts, chocolate, umami. Texture is thick / creamy, full bodied with soft carbonation VamboladeTolly (1963) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark brown, almost no head. Aroma: chocolate, toffee, burnt caramel,butterscotch, bourbon, sweet dark berries. Taste is sweet, caramel, toffee,butterscotch, bourbon, milk chocolate melted in coffee, some spicyness, Full body. Sweet finish. Warming alcohol. Well balanced. Really nice. DroolYeast (1489) - Odder, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2017
Bottle @ basement beer bar Aalborg. Aroma of lots of bourbon, caramel, oak, vanilla, mild chocolate, light boozy. Very dark brown with tan head. Taste is moderate sweet, light+ boozy and more bourbon. Full body, sweet oily feel and very bourbon hell. msbernac (2617) - Krakow, POLAND - MAR 3, 2017
Aroma-dried fruits, prunes, vanilla, raisin,
Appearance-brown, cloudy, minimal head,
Taste-medium bitterness, medium sourness, light sweetness,
Palate-full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
Hopverdju (1266) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2017
Donker rood bruin bier met beige schuimkraag. Geur: karamel, vermolmd hout, noterig, vanille. Smaak: donker fruit, braambes, donkere chocolade van zo’n 60%, karamel, licht zoet, alcoholisch, vanille. Volmondig. Matige koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht zoet, alcoholisch, vanille. Martin__ (79) - POLAND - MAR 1, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2017 Bottle, 2016 batch. Poured into the Teku.
Aroma: noble alcohol note, vanilla, a hint of nuts, a lot of raisins with a caramel twist and some port wine notes as well.
Pours very hazy, dark brown, with minimal head reducing very quickly.
Medium to heavy sweetness, heavy bitterness (coming also from the alcohol), port wine (wow!) bourbon, caramel, figs, raisins. Very good. Delicious!
Full bodied, slick. Completely flat. Long aftertaste, mainly bourbon, vanilla, some prunes and raisins. Long oxidized alcohol (port wine).
This is an exquisite beverage but I guess it has to spend some more time in a bottle. For now - 9,2 out of 10. Very good, but not the best.
EDIT: found another 2016 version - it’s so perfect. An extra soy sauce in aroma. Might be the case of month it was aged. Wow.
Suggestion - it all depends on the particular barrel and the age it spent laying in the bottle IMO. sokuzs1 (1346) - POLAND - FEB 27, 2017
Aroma: vanilla, alcohol, caramel, oak, marshmallows, raisins, figs, toast
Taste: medium sweet, vanilla, alcohol, caramel, figs, marshmallows, oak thomashall (994) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle in trade from Joel, thanks! Dark pour. Huge bourbon aroma, some caramel. Taste follows, a little hot. Pretty good, under carbonated but still good. SG111 (1821) - New York, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Bottled. Pours dark fig color, off white head. Aroma is tons of fig, vanilla, toffee, maybe some honey, bourbon is light, some rum raisin, little bit of citrus or some bright notes. Flavor is bourbon, fig, vanilla, toffee, dark fruit, maybe plum, really good flavor, really prominent, not weak, or subdued. Really nice boozy burn in the back. Dang that bad boy is good. Maybe not as good as Goose island barleywine, but as far as barrel-aged barleywines go, well done.