tmrmwel (2387) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2017
Inbreak (7153) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2017
Bottle, shared with BBGTC, six years after bottling.
Pours black, with a finger thick, rocky, mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts with bread, toffee and wood, as well as chocolate, licorice and sweet herbal notes. Creamy body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is roasted malts, with bread, chocolate and sweet licorice, as well as herbal notes with light agave and dark fruity notes.
11.12.2017, 0,375l bottle (bottled 09.05.2011) sampled @ BBGTC tasting:radagast83 (8896) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Nice light brown slightly bubbly-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is dry boozy, weeds, bark, booze, minerals, sour grass, ashes, dusty cellar, hay. Taste is slightly dry sour-ish boozy, weeds, oak, minerals, bark, sour grass, dark sugar, spices, sour fruits. Medium bitterness, slightly dry sour-ish mouthfeel. Fair enough.
Consumed for “Drink It Now” day, hosted by GenDV138. Poured a pretty black-brown color. Aroma was really bitter, burnt coffee. Lots of robust, bitter chocolate. There’s some tequila notes here, but it’s not crazy tequila notes. Woody notes come through, as does the alcohol. GenDV138 (8153) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2017
Bottle shared for Allagash’s Drink It Now Day. Black with light tan head. Aromas of roasty notes, pencil. Tastes of dark chocolate, smoke, roasty notes. Medium body with a dry finish. phaleslu (11178) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2016
375 ml bottle purchased from The Wine and Cheese Place in 2010 or 2011. Opened blindly alongside all other variants. Pours a deep, nearly opaque dark brown with minimal tan head that settles into a ring. This one has notes of dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, honey, molasses - it’s very sweet compared to the others. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, smooth, coating mouthfeel. My guess was regular, given the lack of barrel character, but it was Tequila, which rocked everything I (and the others) were thinking for these.
Nickls (2666) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Tap. Less of a head, but still medium to dark tan in color on a opaque mahogany body. Sweeter agave notes; almost fruity; light chocolate and roasty aromas. Quite sweet in the flavor, dark fruits, prune, touch of vegetal agave, and the heat comes out a bit more in this version for me. Medium to thicker viscous body. SlackerMads (3733) - DENMARK - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle 2010 edition thanks to pentaz. Dark brown close to black, tiny light brown head. Strange. Spicy, sticky sweet, white chocolate, wood. More sweet than bitter. Alcohol. Ok. tdtm82 (1702) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle, thanks to Madmitch76!
Ba Loads of chocolate chip cookies on aroma. Peated malt. Oak. Booze. Taste is blackcurrants. Tequila, leather, chocolate cookies, clove and a nice boozy finish. Well made! radiomgb (2687) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
375ml bottle from the Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York. Deep black in colour with a thin tan head, good lacing. The aroma is quite sweet upfront, oak, some alcohol, vanilla and chocolate. The flavour is very sweet, oaky and woody, light alcohol, lots of chocolate, quite sugary. Very sweet mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, sweet and warm. This is a huge difference then the Cognac version. Intense sweetness and lots of oak. kevinator (2947) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2015
This packed a punch. Strong aroma and flavor of roasted malt, molasses and tequila. Pitch black and viscous with a small head. Very smooth and thick with a heavy palate. Great but not an improvement on the original.