shoulderbroken (4256) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 11, 2017
Thanks JC. 2012 version. Lovely aroma, bit meaty, bit of smoke, treacle. Great taste, rich, bit of caramel, some kind of marker pen, meaty too, shiitake? Very nice.
jc1762 (1609) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2017
2012 Bottle poured into a taster showing caramel foam lacing and thin translucent rims with a black center.
The nose shows a mix of soy sauce, roasted malts, smoky and a light vanilla background.
The palate is full bodied and moderately carbonated with a foamy mouthfeel and strong alcoholic spice. Flavors of dark roasted malts, light vanilla sweetness and a very light latte bitterness. Finish shows more vanilla and bourbon resurging on the finish. TimE (6130) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2017
Dark brown color. Massive bourbon, chocolate cake, molasses, dark fruit, stewed apples, raisins, fudge in the nose. Super deep and complex. Slightly sour, fudge, cherries, dark fruit and molasses in the mouth. So complex and rich. A pure sipper. jamestulloch (4327) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2017
Bottle (2014 vintage). Black body with a thin tan head that quickly fades. Faint lacing. Aroma of cocoa powder, brandy-soaked fruit, fudge, oak and treacle. Flavour of hazelnut, tar, prunes and sharp plum. The finish is peppery with a welcome boozy warmth. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Light fizz. A sumptuous treat. Davros IX (485) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2017
2011 vintage bottle on Christmas Day. This was like no beer I have drunk before. It looked beautiful and had a thick, oily, long lasting and pleasing mouth feel. The alcohol was forward, but in a good way. The flavours were malt, coffee, tar, chocolate, whiskey, port and brandy. Every sip was a different flavour, with a foundation of a velvet texture. A very long finish in my mouth. Yes, probably the best beer I have ever drunk in my life and it deserves that top score.
GRM (4175) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017
Brown bottle, 275 ml, brewed on 09.11.2011, best before 09.11.2021, trade with scopey (thank you!), savoured on June 23 2016; eye: black, opaque, ring of brown head, slight lacing; nose: mace, roasted barley, slight vanilla, slight woody, slight coffee; mouth: mace, roasted barley, slight vanilla, slight woody, slight coffee, slight sourish, finale in chocolate-coffee with slight presence of alcohol, medium body, below-average carbonation, lightly vinous texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 275 ml, brassée 09.11.2011, meilleure avant 09.11.2021, échange avec scopey (thank you!), savourée le 23 juin 2016; œil : noire, opaque, anneau de mousse brune, très légère dentelle; nez : macis, orge torréfiée, très léger vanille, très léger boisé, très léger café; bouche : macis, orge torréfiée, très léger vanille, très léger boisé, très léger café, très léger aigrelet, finale en chocolat-café avec très légère présence d’alcool, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, texture légèrement vineuse; en résumé : bien AshtonMcCobb (6898) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle thanks to allmvinyl. Finally, a chance to rate this historic beer.
Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head.
Nose - intense dark chocolate, nuts, some toffee or burnt sugar,
Taste - tonnes of dark chocolate, tangy toffee, some wood but well integrated.
Palate - rich and well rounded with a long delicate taper off in the finish.
Overall - lovely beer. Inbreak (6526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2017
08.01.2017, 0,275l bottle (2013 vintage) @ home, courtesy of berntholer:stevoj (5569) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Nice brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is rich and roasted, dark malts, whiskey, minerals, oak, leather, dark sugar, licorice, vanilla, grass, hay, dried dark fruits, seaweed, tar. Taste is rich and sour-ish roasted, dark malts, minerals, oak, whiskey, leather, paper, dark sugar, hay, licorice, sour dark fruits, grass, vanilla, tar, caramel, dried dark fruits, seaweed. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly concentrated, syrupy and dry mineraly mouthfeel. Very nice and lovely integrated mild whiskey touch. One the other hand, I’d love to have a bourbon edition of this beer...
Bottle from Colin. Absolutely superb! Sublime, mellow , catches up to you fast. Woody, sweet aroma. Taste is a melange is so many flavors, lovely textures, beautiful mouth feel. Heat creeps on you and slowly glows. Just perfect all around. BuckeyeBoy (8469) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2017
275ml bottle thanks to Steveoj. Pours out black topped with a small tan head. Nose is great brown sugar chocolate some ash molasses. Taste is more of the roast malts molasses chocolate ash and a nice end. Very nice.