northropfrye (3593) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
Thanks DuffMan for this one. Dark body, brown head, quite attractive. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, a touch of bourbon, not really boozy. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, malty sweetness, bourbon, roasted malts. Nice stout. Yorker (2006) - Herning, DENMARK - APR 1, 2014
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a lot of sediment and a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and bourbon - with a slightly bitter finish. DuffMan (10427) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle, shared with Ian and others. Dark brown with a rather lively light brown head. Aroma features coffee and roast with slightly boozy bourbon notes and light spice. Hard roast backbone, with more bourbon than barrel traits, if that makes any sense. This oddly is less full bodied than the original (we drnk them side by side), and for a bourbon barrel impy comes up short in the integration of flavours. Still a pleasure, but I prefer the original BGB. angelkostvo (1233) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 12, 2014
Black colour, small mocha head. Aroma of coffee, bourbon, chocolate, wine, clove. Taste is medium bitter, a bit sweet, slightly sour. Medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Niiiice RexTalionis (3750) - FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013
Bottled. Pours black in color with a tan head. Fresh coffee beans, milk chocolate, burnt wood mixed with hard toffee and notes of vanilla in aroma. Nice. Roasted malts, coffee, some smoke and vanilla in taste. Very smooth as well. A great brew with lots of aromas and flavors. Very well balanced too. Slightly dry. Leaves one with a woody licorice coffee aftertaste.
thornecb (5911) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Pours black into a tulip. Mocha head with medium retention recedes leaving scant trailing sheets. Chocolate and oak aromas. Dry with sweet chocolate and caramel upfront turning thin in the hot oak and bourbon burn finish. mcberko (17823) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
500mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours jet black with a small tan head. Aroma is quite oxidized, with some tart vinous notes and some cocoa. Flavour is thankfully quite a bit better, with notes of cocoa, moderate bourbon notes, and a cold cup of black coffee. There’s almost a hint of chilli pepper in there too. Definitely on the down slope in terms of age - I wish I had drank this fresher. A big step down from the regular Beer Geek Breakfast - not as smooth, nor as full-bodied. Certainly tastes better than it smells, but it’s not the most elegant beer at this stage. Still, quite good. Foffern (1879) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle shared with (and great courtesy of) the Bergen tasting crew. Pours a black colour with a small light beige head. Powerful aroma of liqueur, bourbon, spices, coffee, oak, roasted malt and hint of white sage. Nice. The flavour has more roasted malt and bourbon and nice coffee touch. Has a rich and slick mouth feel, and a light to medium bitterness. A great and complex beer with a nice touch of bourbon. Inbreak (5941) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 May 2011, 0,5l bottle (batch #463) sampled @ first ever BBGTC tasting:Pyrmir (6094) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2013
Fyldig sødmerik lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, bourbon, vanilje, kaffi, mørk sjokolade, mørk frukt, litt soyasaus. Fyldig sødmerik litt syrlig smak med preg av mørk malt, humle, bourbon, vanilje, kaffi, sjokolade, mørk frukt, krydder. Middels bitterhet som set litt. Veldig god.
Bottle. Lots of bourbon in the nose, kind of acidic notes. Taste full: loads of bourbon, dark sugar, coffee, chocolate