jkwood04 (3408) - Connecticut, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle in a teku. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some oak and bourbon, light chocolate, dark fruits, light spices, and some dough. Flavor the same. Average to smooth texture. A solid beer, but it’d be better if it was all imperial stout instead of a Belgian dark ale.
EricTeusink (634) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
LSU Gameday Tasting. Scent is almost entirely bourbon. Pours black with tan head. Strong stout flavor mix. Bottle - Shared at Tasting
cpetrone84 (1201) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is extremely dark brown looking black in the glass with a tan head and large bubbles. The nose is nice, rich dark malts, light vanilla and a fair bit of milk chocolate. There are notes of wood and a faint touch of whiskey. Body is a bit thinner that I would have liked with a soft carbonation and creamy feel. The wood is stronger in the flavor, notes of vanilla thinning in the finish. Malt isn’t as rich as the nose with some chocolate and hint of roast.
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Neiman’s place. Thanks Neiman. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of vanilla, lots of coconut, chocolate and some fruitiness. Sweet flavor with chocolate, dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla, a bit of coconut and an alcoholic finish. Medium to full-bodied. Decent and interesting.
Bacterial (1202) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sent to me by brokensail - thanks Andrew!! I sent a box of beer to myself from a trip to SoCal and this was the one casualty. The nose gives me flashbacks to opening my box, but its good therapy. Thin dark brown pour with very little head. Really nice bourbon, malty and vanilla nose. Taste is a little less impressive than the nose with an odd astringency in the finish.
Marheb (1748) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Un nez vanillé teinté de lait de coco et de vapeur d’éthanol chaude, très réconfortant. Le corps est onctueux sans être riche, ça me fait penser à la peruvian night de central waters sur plusieurs points! Les tanins sont presque inexistants et les sucres robustes. Succulent dessert.
48FanInCali (663) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375 bottle. Thin dark pour with mocha head. Nose mostly of roast and some metallic notes. Taste is roasty. Almost porter like with the metallic notes. Some vanilla but some band aids as well. Meh.
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Theydon_Bois (6994) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Josh’s Farewell Tasting, thanks to Leighton, 20/02/14.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a moderate tan covering that gives way to spotting and edgework.
Nose is coconut shavings, woody twang, uncooked fruit cake mix, dark fruit, a little raw and harsh in places.
Taste comprises mellow dark fruits, cake mix, coconut, dark toffee fudge, light booze, much more refined than on the aroma.
Medium bodied +, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a little warming alcohol.
maneliquor (2785) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London for my farewell drinks. Thanks to Leighton for this ripper. Pours dark mahogany with a rich, creamy khaki head. Nose is loaded with vanilla bean and sweet white chocolate, has a nice addition of coconut and spice. Taste is dark fruits and huge vanilla bean. More white chocolate than milk chocolate with hints of banana, coconut feel, spice and a real oakiness to it. Full bodied and creamy stuff. Very nice
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big beer, really strong bourbon, rich. Dark bodied, above average mouthfeel. A sipper.