DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - JUN 8, 2009
On tap @ Lost Abbey..Pours dark black with a brown head..Smell is bourbon vanilla and some booze.. Taste is dark malts, vanilla, dark chocolate bitterness and booze..Very tasty Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2009
Bottle at Nørrebro Bryghus.
Pouring pitch black with a dense creamy dark brown head.
Vinous aroma with notes of raisins, prunes, vanilla, malt and brown sugar.
It has a great complex flavour of prunes, plumes, wood, malt, vanilla and lots of bourbon. Lovely! Ungstrup (38853) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2009
Review entered to celebrate my 2100th US rating. Bottled at the brewery. A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet malty iwth notes of roasted malt, bourbon, and bread. The falvor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt, bourbon, and a bit of acicity from the wood, leading to a dry roasetd, bitter, and alcoholic finish. The alcohol tickles the tongue in the aftermath. BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2009
I am glad I got to try this beer. Thanks Deniz. It pours very black and dark with a nice dark head on it. The smell/nose is roast, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit.
The mouthfeel is pretty bold. Medium almost heavy coating. This beer is damn good.
elihapa (1554) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Sample portion. A rare treat that did not disappoint. Pours dark brown, opaque, with a healthy brown head. Flavor is dark chocolate, molasses, coffee, maybe some bourbon essence. Palate is really interesting, evolving from soft and thinner than expected, to rolling soft carbonation, to a thicker, lingering finish. Flavor is a really nice cocoa powder vanilla blend initially, which rides a wave of carbonation towards complex roastiness, bittersweet chocolate and molasses. Finishes downright full of flavor, full of layered chocolate-mocha and roasts. Excellent, I hope to have a whole bottle to myself soon.
KimJohansen (10498) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2009
Black with a medium deep beige head. Sweet aroma with heavy roasted malty notes, ripe fruits and caramel notes. Flavour had wood, vanilla, bourbon heavy roasted malt and hints off coffee and chokolate .fantastic balance though very sweet. Plovmand (8682) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle. Pitch black body with a thick creamy brown head. A beauty! Aroma is very complex with notes of raisins, molasses, vanilla, oak, powder sugar and chocolate. Flavour is even more complex. Oak, chocolate, dark dried fruit, vanilla, sweet malt and some alcohol. Creamy body. Fantastic brew. petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of oak barrel, strong bourbon, dark fruit, and a hint of vanilla. Flavor of chocolate, bourbon, molasses, and oak.
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Tough to say this has an appearance. Black paint? Have had 2 occasions and consistant notes. Thick and rich. So packed in there the oak, bourbon, stout and alc all get smashed together and become very compacted. I’d guess this would age for years and years. But could see all that thickness sticking together and making a blob. Stunning experience and one to share. BlackForestCO (1288) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2009
08 Bottle. Poured a deep brown/black color with a 1/3 inch beige head that slowly receded to a thick layer and left some webby lacing. Aroma consists of vanilla, bourbon, oak, some chocolate, and a bit of alcohol. Sweet, smooth entry with some moderate chocolate and molasses leads into a strong bourbon booziness with some chalk, oak, and a bit of light, lingering roast on the finish. Low carbonation and decent mouthfeel. Overall, this was a solid beer, but it tends to be an example of barrel aging overshadowing the base beer, which I really like. I suppose I may try it again down the road, and I will see if my perception changes.