Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2008
Bottle@LCRBM08. A very black colored beer, with a thick dark beige head. The aroma of dark malts, with dark cherries and chocolate. The taste of dark roasted malts, porto and oak, a little dry, fruits like prunes. The aftertaste of bitter chocolate stays long. A great beer. SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Bottle @ LCRBM 08: Poured a thick dark black with a light brown head. The aroma is coffee, roasted malt, and bourbon. Taste is strong roasted malt with that winey bourbon touch. The finish warms the body and makes me crave more. bierkoning (13689) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2010 LCRBM 2008. Malt, oak, chocolate and raisin in the aroma. Malty flavor with chocolate, licorice, ginger, oak and porto. Vinous notes. Ginger in the finish. Excellent, but I’ll have to get a bottle to savour this beer in a more relaxed setting.
Re-rate: bottle @ home. Almost black and opague. Oak and bourbon in the aroma. Dried fruit. Creamy, velvety mouthfeel. Warming alcohol, oak and bourbon in the creamy flavor. Dried red fruit, mango. This beer oozes quality. yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
LCRBM08, courtesy of Carlo and Urbain. Pours dark black/brown with a dense brown head. Aroma is smooth roasted malty and vanilla. Spiced and slight wineous. First flavour impressions are wineous and roasted malty. Smooth and mild chocolate malty over the tongue. Goes into a lovely fruity and slight warming and smooth finish. Perfectly balanced. JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2008
Small dark beige head over fully jet-black beer. Strong ethanol, as in whisky, or indeed, bourbon. Some coffee, cocoa powder. Very leafy flavour, horse chestnut husks impression. Very dry, nearly wry, and ending on old oak. Quite unlike any such beer I’ve tasted before. Thick as a cake, nearly solid. Alcoholwarming². Wow. If the godmother of this beer were as thick-skinned she’d never made the headlines. Something which holds a spoon upright. Great.