mkujon (106) - POLAND - JUL 26, 2017 thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super inky black color (as expected). Thick & with viscous lacing left around the glass. Thin layer of tan head.
Aroma is almost pure bourbon - it comes through so strongly that you really can’t pick up much of anything else (possibly some hints of vanilla).
Flavor is a bit better with the maltiness fighting its way through the bourbon a bit more than in the nose. The sweetness makes itself known as well. Not bad by any means - I just prefer a bit more complexity.
Mouthfeel is great - the thick feel of this one really works well for this beer.
The finish is (not surprisingly) very strong and boozy - can’t imagine I’d be able to put way too much of this stuff - its a big bold bourbon bomb of a beer so if you like that sort of thing you will LOVE this.
Recommended, but maybe a bit underwhelming - just not as complex as I’d hoped for - maybe with more time the bourbon would chill out a bit and mingle in with the other flavors but for me that overly bourbony aspect detracted from my overall enjoyment of the beer.
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2017 Piękny aromat likieru czekoladowego. W smaku podobnie, ale z nutami mlecznej czekolady oraz kawy. Alkohol lekko rozgrzewający. furthur (1201) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle dates 2013, finally getting to this. Black beer, slight gusher, head crashed. Aroma is toast, cookies, whiskey, molasses, shoyu, vanilla, dried cherries. Taste is chocolate, cookies, vanilla, bourbon, molasses, dried cherries. Palate is thick and chewy, carbonation subdued. The taste is just intense, a bit sweet, but wow! dambor (727) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2017
Pours balck. Aroma: barrel, vanilla, dark, fruit coffee. Taste: thick vanilla and coffee flavor. BlazerT (1139) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUN 21, 2017
Pitch black, sticky. Moderate oxidzied, caramel, burnt, dark chocolate and toffee notes. Some plums, vanilla, oaky character. Moderately boozy in taste and aroma. Too boozy, very sweet, but nice oxidized, organic and sugary character. heman (1035) - Tychy, POLAND - JUN 20, 2017
Aromat intensywny, melasa, czekolada, nuty porto w tle, a także wanilia. Alkohol bardzo wyraźny, kojarzący się wprost z wódką.
W smaku nie tak pełne jak się spodziewałem. Nuty palone, ciemny karmel, melasa, gorzka czekolada. Niuanse kokosa. Alkohol czysty i bardzo wyraźny. Całość trochę jak bogata nalewka czekoladowa.
gr_pa (722) - siemianowice, POLAND - JUN 18, 2017
Dark brown, low carbonation, low head. Aroma: oxidation, dates, toffee. Very sweet, full body, lots of alcohol. Very complex, but also lots of alcohol. Dry fruits, sweet malt and lots of alcohol. Borup (14699) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2017
A black beer with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, caramel, oak and vanilla. klm1 (1589) - Bled/SF, - JUN 13, 2017
Batch 2015 with 19.9% abv.@
Pours oily black opaque with dissipating brown creamy head. Aroma: huge
roasted grain, dark malts character, intense dark fruits esters, vanillin, oak, leather, bourbon.
Flavour follows aroma: roasted grain, dark malts with notes of tosted toffee, burnt caramel, coffee, cocoa dark & milk chocolate, supported with notes of esters, which takes on dark fruits, like prunes, plumes, vanillin, oak, leather and bourbon. Slightly tannic, astringent, dry finish. Full, thick body, smooth texture, moderatr carbonation. Fresh one would be hard drinkable. Dorkenstein (555) - - JUN 10, 2017
Aromas of bourbon and molasses, with dates and figs. Taste is leather, strong bourbon, molasses, dates, figs, and cherries. Strong leather and bourbon after taste and warming of the chest. KennethArd (579) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2017
Aroma of cocoa, dark chocolate, milk chocolate & some oaky burned notes. Unfortunately the alcohol is too much in focus. It’s black with no head. The taste is medium sweet with a dry finish & then again the alcohol is too much in focus. Medium body, oily texture & soft carbonation.