bb (9525) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Black beer with a tan head. Bourbon and chocolate aroma with malt. Bourbon and malt flavor with vanilla. Medium bodied. Bourbon and malt lingers with light spice and light caramel. stouby (4674) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle at home.
Almost black with a very large brown head. Aroma heavy malty (roasted, dark fruits, licorice, chocolate, wood), medium hoppy (citrusy, spicy). Flavor moderate+ sweet, medium bitter, light spicy, some alcohol. Medium+ body. Last Christmas beer this season, and what an end! omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2011
Pours thick, black with reasonable light chocolate head. Immediate aroma of booze, bourbon, a hint of vanilla. Flavour is like very dark chocolate; dry, sour, finishing sweet with a slight alcohol burn and elements of bourbon. Finish is enduring, dry, slightly herbal, and chocolate. Mouthfeel is slightly oily, though the herbs and flavour leave the experience predominantly dry. Not what expected, but rather tasty. jgb9348 (6328) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thick deep rich brown head. Aroma of bourbon, light hops, vanilla, brown sugar and some deep roasted malt with coffee. Medium-bodied; Assertive roasty and nutty flavour with bourbon, oak and vanilla very strongly showing. Aftertaste shows a bit of spice, some nutmeg and a touch of vanilla with the roasted malt and alcohol strong. Overall, an okay beer - not great, and not worth it’s very high price...but decent to try. I sampled this 37,5 cL ’split’ bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 27-November-2011 for US$14.55 sampled at home in Manassas, Virginia on 24-December-2011 (Christmas Eve). HenrikSoegaard (14237) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Alas bourbon very present. Heavy bitter flavor Strong coffee and bourbon notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Burnt notes. Creamy palate. Beer partly spoilt by the barrel.
Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
On the 10th day of Christmas, Chalsk’s beer gods poured for me...pours dark chocolate thick with a caramel head that has a bright red cinnamon hue. Aroma of warm pleasant chocolate bourbon pretty smooth in the nos. The flavors of light roasted coffee and light spices and roasted malts. The body is lighter than expected, but good overall. chrisv10 (17802) - DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle. Black with medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, liquorice, vanilla, bourbon, hops and a little bitter. Rasmus40 (21343) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, dried fruit and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. 221211 saxo (18945) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle. Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are bourbon, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, roast malt and hops. Nice and smooth finish. Meilby (11517) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle 375ml @ home
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, oak and bourbon. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long sweet, woddy, vanilla and roasty bitter finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.