_angst_ (3546) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours oily pitch black with a small dark mocha head that slowly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet and malty with roasted malts, quality dark chocolate, dark bread, burnt caramel, charred wood, black pepper, bourbon, coconut, vanilla fudge, asphalt, toffee and hints of sweet liquorice. Taste is sweet and malty with roasted malts, roasted coconut, quality dark chocolate, sweetened dark roast coffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, lactose, bourbon, toffee, nutella and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft, creamy, smooth, balanced, silky and full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter with roasted malts, quality dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, vanilla fudge, roasted coconuts, charred wood and bourbon. Great balance and smooth silky mouthfeel adds up to a great experience.
rlgk (13385) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at USA comes to Skövde. Pitch black beer with a small brownish head. Malty milky aroma, caramel, chocolate, licorice, milky, cream, cocoa powder, peat notes, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, floral notes, oak, vanilla fudge, hay. Chocolate flavor, caramel, bourbon, oak, vanilla, fudge, hay, smoked notes, creamy, woody, hay, leather, raisins, figs, cocoa powder, licorice, spicy, smoked, hay, peat, dades, roasted, coffee notes, ash notes, hop notes, biscuits, peat notes, hay. Incredibly balanced, very drinkable and with flavors that never stops coming. Fantastic chocolate finish with cocoa powder, hay, licorice, milk and wood.
Dazz3 (1675) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled at UCTS testing. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells creamy vanilla and coffee. Tastes vanilla, abit herby creamy chocolate roasted malt, abit arrack. Very well balanced and incredible creamy.
tkrjukoff (4172) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle rlgk’s tasting. Pours pitch black with a small eim of tanned head. Aroma is sweet dark fruits vanilla bourbon dill roasted malts coconut slightly alcohol chocolate. Flavor is roasted malty vanilla a bit acidy bourbon astringent alcohol bitter coffee chocolate. Finishes sweet fruity bitter. Was expecting heavier body, suprisingly drinkable.
larsniclas (6128) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at USSkovde
Pitch black. No head.
sweet, vinous aroma with chocolate, coffee, salty tar.
Surprisingly light body.
Wooden, vinous notes. Milky chocolate.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at Proof. Opaque black pour with a small tan head. Aroma of deep fudge, vanilla, roasted malts, bourbon, oak and bitter chocolates. Lots of chewy Hersey’s kisses in the flavor along with vanilla, brûlée crust, oak, subtle bourbon. Vicious body with hardly noticeable alcohol and a slightly bitter finish. Fucking delicious beer and a real treat.
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has the nose of bourbon, vanilla, and touch of oak, alcohol comes through too. The heat isn’t too bad on the palate, it actually has a creamy texture from the double stout. It’s rich but really tasty. Don’t drink it on an empty stomach!
stevencon (510) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at proof. Excited. Black pour with khaki head that fades. Aromas of wood vanilla coconut and coffee. Really enjoy the fresh cut wood aroma. Tastes of wood pulp vanilla and roasted grains. Lots of tannins. Thinner body than expected and I like full body stouts. Absolute pleasure to try this beer. As it warms up doesn’t get any more flavor. Really good beer try it if you can but don’t give up the world to try it.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml C&C bottle served in a Deschutes tulip. Bottle # 272/1081. Huge thanks to Andrew (nasty31) for the share. This was the night cap to the pre-DLD tasting.
A: Pours a jet black with a light khaki head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thin collar that leaves some soapy looking lace across the glass.
S: Bourbon up front in the nose and slowly the dark fruits and pure chocolate start to emerge. As the glass warms the sweeter notes of caramel to show and the roasted malts also get amplified.
T: The dark fruits and the bourbon flavors are up front with smooth oak and a nice combination of dark chocolate and sweet milk chocolate. The finish is roasty with a nice addition of caramel and vanilla from the barrel.
M: Smooth and sweet with a low carbonation and chewier body. There is a mild warmth on the back end of each sip.
O: I really got the nice dark fruit and dark chocolate flavors from the Expedition Stout and the creamy malt and milk chocolate flavors from the Double Cream Stout. Overall, combined with the barrel aging this was a very nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-01-2012
Swans (128) - FRANCE - OCT 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Motor oil with a dark brown thin head. Smells like vanilla,coffe and dark caramel. The taste is pure mocha and sweet bourbon with roasted hints., Nice!