Damico (2807) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Memphis for the lost abbey event. Pours thick dark black midnight with a thicker but small burnt caramel colored head. Aroma brings amazing molten lava chocolate cake and fresh dough. Flavor brings sweet and thick chocolate liqueur and some brandy with the bourbon balancing well, a bit of spicy wood balancing out an awesome huge buddy.
devman171 (1197) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, black, solid coffee roast and chocolate, nice body and dry roasted finish.
gEUS (1395) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home. Pours deep dark brown with a thin quickly disappearing dark brown head. Aroma is dark roasted and chocolate malts, roasted coffee beans and a little fruity punch of fresh coffee beans, a tad of whisky-ish alcohol. Medium body, roast and sweet, high on the alcohol. Taste is dark chocolate and malts.
hopdog (9642) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a black color with a smaller sized off white head. Wood, bourbon, coffee, dark fruits, and chocolate.
Inbreak (2642) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.05.2015, 0,375l bottle @ home:
Nice brown slightly fizzy creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and dry, dark malts, mild bourbon, cocoa, coffee, dark sugar, licorice, caramel, grassy chillies, oak, dark chocolate. Taste is slightly dry and sour-ish roasted, dark malts, mild bourbon, coffee, mild grassy chillies, cocoa, vanilla, dark sugar, minerals, hay, dark chocolate. Medium bitterness, slightly dry roasted mouthfeel with a nice very mild warming alcohol and chili touch in the back. Very nice and well balanced.
Mep3222 (800) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice authentic bourbon aroma and nice cocoa roasted malt flavors. Taste is full Flavored bourbon coffee bourbon stout. Quite good. Smooth balanced and amazing.
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markextrae (1903) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle shared with a friend. bought at saveur biere. this came out of nowhere.. poured a pitch black colour with a small beige ring on top. nose of darkest roasted malt, milk chocolate, raisins, oak, vanilla, sweet bourbon, campfire. dark espresso beans. lots of fudge. cacao. spiced booze finish. full bodied beer.
Prufrockstar (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brouwers. Thick viscous black with a mountain of mocha head (though that may have been because I blew the keg). Chocolate espresso silky vanilla you know the barrel aged imperial stout drill. Smooth, tasty, good.
BOSSbrewer (2523) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at the source. Pours dark brown with minimal head. Aroma is dark fruits and chocolate. Flavor follows. Fairly sweet. Cherries and berries. And lots of chocolate. Super nice.
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lightbias (265) - USA - MAY 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve had this once before and Iím already aware of how much I like it. Now is my chance to describe the experience.
Pulling the cage and popping the cork is always a bit of fun, and this time was no different. A cat scatter-er every time. The aroma is roasted cocoa and dark, overripe, fleshy cherries heavily saturated in bourbon. The tang of coffee seems only an accent to the blended harmony peaking my curiosity, and the olfactory experience is already twice my memory of it. The pour is phenomenal; a rich, coffee hue with a dense milk chocolate foam ready to get the hell out of your way, but happy to reaffirm its depth with just a bit of a tease from the glass.
In tipping for my initial taste, the aroma has a presence of its own, and is heavy enough to fall out of the glass and across my cheeks, intensifying the nose; the brew, rich and creamy on my tongue. The sip is equivalent to the first sip of any really good spirit, sending a rush of goose bumps over the back of my neck, down my spine, and over my thighs. Holy cow, this is better with age. I know I donít remember this, because I would remember this.
The body is heavy, the taste sweet and hot, Iím finding the coffee now, especially as I breathe out, but deeper into the brew and at a higher temperature. Less enjoyable at 64 degrees, and my absolute favorite at 53, so I pull the remaining beer from the cooler to add to the warmer stuff in my glass. Damn fine beer, damn intense experience.