Iznogud (4991) - CROATIA - JAN 22, 2018
Bottle, 250 ml, courtesy of Craig (thanks!). Shared with JFK10000 and Max. 2015. Dark brown with brownish head. Oily. Roasted malts, huge chocolate, cocoa, sweet, light sourish, grapes, dark fruit. Easy drinkable. Full bodied. Loved the chocolate and fruit combo and so drinkable. Fantastic. LazyPyro (1923) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2017
275ml bottle, 2015 vintage. Pours thick black with a small tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, chocolate, leather, roast malts, plum, liquorice. Taste is the same, sweet chocolatey, roast malts, dark fruits, plum, leather, liquorice, simply sublime, warming finish, doesn't seem like 11%. Full bodied, luxuriously smooth, probably the thickest beer I've ever had, fine carbonation. Wonderful. kryon (4015) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2017
Pours black with low brown head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, lactose, hazelnut, brown sugar, vanilla. Taste has notes of roasted malts, brown sugar, chocolate, vinous fruits ansalon (4303) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2017
Pours black with a low tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, roasted malt, oak. Taste is chocolatey and roasted with vanilla and caramel notes and barrel character. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. dzudohonor (362) - POLAND - NOV 22, 2017
no w końcu udało sie dorwać - dzięki Ben! Vintage 2012. W aromacie czuć, że będzie gęsto i konkretnie - spalone drewno z ogniska, lekki torf, lekka wanilia- no jest charakter whisky, do tego czekolada i trochę ciemnych owoców. Super aromat! Smak: wędzona śliwka to pierwsze co mnie uderzyło, wow bardzo przyjemne odczucie, słodka czekolada z ciemnymi owocami, lukrecja, kawa, dębina, wanilia, troszkę ziemiste, ciało średnie, w kierunku bardziej gęstego, fenomenalnie ukryty alkohol. Zdecydowanie GHKSR zasługuje na miejsce w Top50, jest to piwo nieprzeciętne, świetnie zbalansowane i oferuje masę doznań.
Ktwse (5818) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2017 Wow. The hype. When I first got in a position to realistically get this, it sold out in 2 minutes flat online, and I was left feeling empty. Said and done, rented a car, took the family on a road trip, and visited the brewery. So glad I did because Alan is an amazing guy. Super friendly, super kind and so relaxed. Now... the beer... well, it pours black with a low tan head. looks good enough, but not top marks. Aroma is a different story. chocolate, coffee, and more importantly, whisky notes. Vanilla, bourbon, Scottish whisky, dark dried berries... complex and brilliant. Taste is incredibly smooth and velvety, but also too rich in muscovado and dried fruit for top marks. Super sweet, super smooth, super rich...! Body is rich and creamy, velvety, smooth, with soft carbonation. SinH4 (6896) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2017
2014 bottle, many thanks to cgarvieuk for this one! Beautiful pitch black color with a large creamy beige head. Aroma is burnt wood, burnt sugar, vanilla, a touch ash, espresso, roasted, molasses, coconut, leathery, soy sauce, a bit of peat smoke even. Taste is sweet vanilla, soy sauce, meaty, berry jam, leathery, vanilla ice cream, chocolate, prunes, again a bit of peat smoke. Thick oily mouthfeel with low carbonation and a huge vanilla and burnt wood finish that is just a tiny bit too sweet for me, even considering the character of the beer. Much sweeter than the regular version, the oak character in this one is really unique, to the point that it almost gets confusing. Different than expected, but surely a fantastic beer. jredmond (8964) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2017
[2015 Backlog] Bottle shared by Leighton at the Half Marathon tasting. Pours a deep blackish brown body with khaki colored lacing. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of smoked wood, bitter chocolate, lots of earthy roast, tobacco and sweet cocoa. Beerhunter111 (23762) - Beerland, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2017
Bottle shared at Chris & Ruth´s House. 2009 Version. A black beer with a small most good lasting tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, vanilla, toffee, rich chocolate, coffee. Taste of dark roasted malt, toffee, vanilla, wood, some red fruits, coffee, delicious! weihenweizen (4304) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Refrigerated 275 ml brown bottle 2013 label poured into a glass. Black with small light brown head. Aroma is rich oak, thick body, medium/low carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is chocolate and oak.