GothGargoyle (1201) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a light chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak, dark fruits, coconut, pecans. Full bodied, sweet and rich on the palate, smooth finish. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits, fudge.
Ferris (4165) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Boozy barrel, molasses and roast malts. Jet black with a thin brown head. Boozy bourbon notes, intense coffee and syrupy molasses. To overpowering and big, you lose any subtly or flavours that should be there. I prefer the original.
harrisoni (13711) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Craft clerkenwell RBESG14. Black beer lasting tan head. Vanilla chocolate sponge cake. Still a great base beer. Lovely chocolate not sure the barrel ageing helps. Vanilla. some heat om finish. Not as good as the original.
Errl (1595) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle...Pour is dark black with a fading white head..Nose is bourbon, chocolate, toast, vanilla, oak, spice..Taste is chocolate, spice, roast, creamy,
mnmike (1032) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Snagged a bottle of this from across the border in WI. Spendy! $42 damn! Awesome beer though, subtle on the booze and tastes like a less strong BCBS.
davey101 (692) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2013 vintage. 750 ml bottle into a snifter. Pours a pitch black with a finger of light mocha foam. Nose is dark chocolate, espresso, light licorice and tons of bourbon. Vanilla, oak, and sugary marshmallow. Smells hot. The taste is smooth chocolate leading into slightly faded but not stale coffee. Vanilla and oak linger in the background. Great balance of sweetness and roastiness. Incredibly creamy and smooth mouth feel. This is a top notch barrel aged stout, and probably just a notch below fresh BCBCS. Can’t imagine how good this must be fresh or any of the variants.
vtafro (3425) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks Phil. Black pour with tan head. Coffee, roasted bourbon and sweet tones. Coffee forward, roasted, bourbon and sweet tones.
illiniphil (130) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thick motor oil black with a nice dark tan head. Nose is vanilla, whiskey and oak. Smooth flavor with notes of vanilla and whiskey followed by a nice coffee aftertaste. Excellent RIS.
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rdixon77 (706) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing! Thanks to joedevivre for the share and 600th rating. Oily black pour. Nose dances with coffee, chocolate, oak, vanilla, caramel, leather. Taste is equally wonderful. Fair sweet but cut by the booze and little bit of bitterness. Heavy mouthfeel, but great for sipping.
Countbeer (4425) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle: Thanks GTH: Served in a Duvel glass:
Medium to smaller sized brown head on top of a black colored beer.
Aroma keeps playing with the nose: one time a lot of vanilla and some coffee, than there is loads of strawberry and some other red fruit, than it changes again and spreads some berries and finally there’s a good deep dark roast with dark chocate, whiskey and coffee.
Good aroma for sure!
Flavours of dark chocolate, spice, whiskey, marzipan, vanilla, wood roast, bitters, some mocha, cacoa, coffee, some espresso, malt roast, some coffee beans, cream and some oat.
Aftertaste is coffee, bitters, roast, mocha, some whiskey, some malt roast, light vanilla and some oat.
Low carbo, light creamy light oily mouthfeel, full bodied and light oily light sticky warm and spiced texture.
Awesome beer, balanced, deep, transforming and tasty!