callmemickey (3469) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 10oz pour at city taphouse bell’s event
A: Deep brown/black body. One finger dark khaki head that held for some time after the pour. Spotty lacing.
S: Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, sweet cream, molasses, roasted malts and dark fruits. Complex and well layered. Nothing really overpowers the other elements.
T: Nice blend of boozy-goodness and sweet, dessert like malts. Warm bourbon is present from the first drop. Sweet milk chocolate, cream, molasses, caramel, a little roasted coffee, vanilla and some figs.
M: Thick, full bodied and viscous. Low carbonation, but appropriate. A bit boozy, but not overbearingly hot. Nice lingering sweetness.
O: At first it was fairly easy drinking considering the thickness, but the beer eventually slowed down for me. This was likely the result of the underlying sweetness. A very nice beer, that is a bit different than the other big stouts out there. Thanks to Bell’s and City Taphouse for the fun event.
Mr_Abner (127) - 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 (1957) - 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 (3717) - 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 (22068) - 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 (3176) - 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 (19) - 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 (368) - 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 (2238) - 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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Camons (7362) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ CBC 2015. Pours bblack with a brown head, lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, dark chocolate, drk fruits, wood, bourbon. Flavor is light sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruits, licorice, oak, vanilla, light bourbon notes, ark chocolate, light alcohol notes. Full body, oily mouthfeel, light warming alcohol. Smooth and very nicely balanced. 010515
Meilby (8917) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBC 2015, Yellow Session, København
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice, caramel and hint of vanilla. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate, coffee and licorice finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft