BigBeer45 (1308) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Champanes,
this stout had a black-brown pour and made a one finger tan colored head that receded to a cover that had some open areas and a thick ring, this beer was opaque and I could not see through but I saw a mound of bubbles on the top of the beer and some bubbles flowing up the sides of the glass, it left spots and fingers of lacing on the sides of the glass, I saw no sediment in the bottle,
this beer had aromas of bourbon, vanilla, bourbon liquor, roasted malt, caramel, some chocolate, malt and bourbon sweetness,
it had flavors of roasted malt, bourbon, molasses, bourbon liquor and malt sweetness, there was a little burnt roasted malt notes and there was a touch of coffee flavor in the background, the finish had roasted malt with molasses and a touch of bitterness,
the mouth feel was more than medium and had a little creaminess,
this beer had more sweetness on the nose than on the mouth, a nice bourbon barreled Imperial stout, not too much bourbon as I find in many Imperial stouts, and not a lot of sweetness like some BB Impys, this was a nice mix of Bourbon Barrel and Imperial Stout.
madelfonatree (49) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Look - Oily black. Thin light tan head. Lacing not so much.
Smell - Bourbon. Black licorice. Sweet. Chocolate.
Taste - Bourbon/alcohol taste is very subdued. Honey and fruit. Sweet chocolate finish.
Feel - Heavy. Really no carbonation to speak of. This is what I like in a stout.
Overall - I got it! I like it better than KBS. Too bad this isn’t as readily available.
Rasmus40 (12980) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
CBC. Black with a lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily and smooth. 010515
Mr_Abner (135) - Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (2014). Pours black with a scant beige head. Bourbon and rich chocolate dominate the aroma, Tastes of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak. Full bodied, thick, and creamy with less than average carbonation. Wonderful mouth feel. Extremely dry finish.
JefVerstraete (1974) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Vintage 2012. Oily black colour, deep brown foam. Soft carbonation. Fruity with hints of roasted malts. Sweet vanilla and bourbon character, but not too boozy. Notes of alcohol. Light bitterness. Very good stout.
VastActiv (3745) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBC 2015, Copenhagen. Originally rated 20150501. Colour is black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, dark chocolate, some coffee, wood, oak, vanilla and roasted malts.
oh6gdx (22105) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@CBC2015. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, alcohol, some mild wooden and mild chocolaty notes to it. Flavour is alcohol, liquorice, quite strong on the bitterness along with mild chocolate, coffee and ripe fruits. A bit too boozy flavour.
Desverger (3268) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@CBC2015, Yellow Session - black pour with brown head. Aroma and taste is roasted dark malty, with chocolate, caramel, some wooden bourbon enthused notes, some dried fruits, roasted finish. Lovely.
maxifunk777 (21) - California, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
TOTALLY did not live up to the hype. I was expecting a WOW beer instead it was ho-hum. I’ve had better stout I give it a high B low A it was smooth and even tasting but lacked a punch in the aroma and palate. I would drink it again but would not seek it out.
vjohans (381) - SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@green cbc 2015
wood, vanilla,coffee, full body, dry, overly sweet yet balanced.
baraciisch (2253) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown to black in color with thin tan bead... Aroma of light bourbon, oak dark chocolate, roasted malts... Light vanilla and bourbon, lots of ashy and oak notes on palate... Dark fruits, licorice notes.... Really nice
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