Theydon_Bois (21480) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle split at Mother Kelly’s during RBESG ’14, from the Kernel Rot Box, 08/08/14.
Light black with a moderate tan swirl and edgeing.
Nose is light roast, faint must, cocoa, BA effect evident, dark toffee.
Taste comprises a mellow dark fruit rinse, light spice, cocoa rub, dark toffee fudge, bourbon notes, light woody tinge.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, smei drying close.
Ok BA schwarz - if such a thing really exists!! mcberko (19868) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012
12 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark, dark brown / amber with a small beige head. Aroma of light bourbon barrels, some slight red wine qualities and not much else surprisingly. Flavour certainly shows the bourbon barrels on top of toasted nuts and crusty bread, finishing quite burnt and crusty. Never had the regular, but this one seems quite barrel heavy, as well as burnt. Not refined at all and thus low drinkability. Not the best. saxo (19583) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are vanilla, roast malt, bourbon, fruits and hops. rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle at RBESG 2014. Dark almost black beer with a decent beige head. Woody vanilla aroma, caramel, cream, bourbon, biscuits, some licorice. Sweet malty licorice flavor, woody, bourbon, vanilla, raisins, figs, chocolate, some licorice. Maybe not a schwarzbier, but quite good. chrisv10 (18733) - DENMARK - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown with small brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, liquorice, vanilla, chocolate, sweet, bourbon, littler bitter.
jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle thanks to FlandersNed. Pours black. Light tan head. Nose/taste of milk chocolate, vanilla, bourbon barrel, cocoa, wood and black malt. Smooth creamy mouth feel. Well balanced. Body on the thin side. yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle. A clear, reddish dark brown with a small, dense, light beige head. Licorice, roasted malts and spicyness on the nose. Some coffee too. The flavor is roasted, spiced and peppery, with some licorice notes and a decent bitterness chiming in towards the end. Medium to full body, a bit sweetish. Lasting sweet, malty and roasted finish with some spicynes. A quite delicious beer. 110819 Benzai (16924) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle shared by Joes. Almost pitch black color with a slight deep dark red glare coming through. Small beige to slightly light brown head. Aroma has lots of bourbon, actually that’s all the aroma. Like it though. Taste malts, wood, a slight sour hint, bourbon off course. The aroma is superior to the flavor imo. I don’t like the sourness. Nice body for 6.5% ABV, medium carbonation. Dedollewaitor (16545) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. Pours black with a small creamy head and lacings. Sweet liquorice, toffee, vanilla and cookies. Smooth and sweet. Yet - very tasty. I like it. Scopey (16274) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle at CGarvie tasting. It pours dark brown with a small light tan head. The nose is bourbon, vanilla, oily, coconut and mellow roast. The taste is tangy dark fruit, berry, bourbon, wood, mellow roast, brown sugar, earth, cherryade and light alcohol with a dry finish. Medium+body and moderate carbonation. Smooth, well-balanced and pretty tasty.