KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bollte. The pour was a thick deep dark black with an average sized (1-2 finger) medium cocoa brown rocky head that had awesome retention, reducing to a nice thick cap of foam and had really excellent sheets of lace.
The aroma was bold and robust of a roasted chocolate malt and a stringent leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, molasses, vanilla, licorice and a vivacious bourbon scent.
The taste was extremely malty and a tad sweet with hints of coffee and molasses at first and then became ever so lightly bitter with notes of chocolate, vanilla and a mild bourbon taste towards the end. The flavor lingered for a good long while allowing for the chocolate, coffee and vanilla taste to blend as the alcohol taste faded.
Mouthfeel was bold and full in body with an extremely creamy texture and a moderately strong carbonation.
Overall a fully robust Stout with a nice hint of vanilla to go along with everything else this brew had going for it...
eRock_2013 (264) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well I had to travel halfway around the world to find this rare brew, completely stumbling across a 2012 vintage bottle of this by chance in Madrid, Spain. Although of course, for the record, this beer does not really exist. But if it did, I would be thoroughly impressed by it's complex vanilla, chocolate, and oaky aroma as it pours into a wine glass. The pitch black color likewise would impress me, while the quick receding champagne-like spritzy head would strike me as lame, though the yeast free taste would be appreciated. The theoretically rich and sophisticated vanilla flavor matched with a flavorful sweet chocolate and coffee taste would be quite enjoyable. A slightly oaky bourbon chocolate whiskey finish would accordingly strike me as unique and remarkably tasty. The smooth palate would be surprisingly pleasant, despite the appearance of carbonation. A sharp alcoholic finish would manage to be appetizing. An excellent beer that would be unlike anything else. The vanilla accent alone would be something worth appreciating. A well done brew that would be unlike anything else.
AndySnow (3947) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Black colour with a brown head.
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, liquorice, vanilla, some alcohol.
Body: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, alcohol.
Xebbe (80) - - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Luktar gott. Mycket mörk choklad och kaffe. Men nått som är lite funky.
Smaken är bra men den är lite platt. Man känner bourbon fatet. För dyr dock.
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zacgillbanks (2463) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This jet-black coloured beer pours with a thin tan head. It has chocolate, liquorice and roasted flavours followed by a powerfully warming vanilla and oak finish which is creamy, smooth and very long-lasting. Too much alcohol and bourbon for me.
Desverger (2266) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@Taphouse, Copenhagen (during Garrett Oliver visit) - pours black with tan head. Roasted dark malty aroma and taste, chocolate, coffee, caramel, vanilla and wooden notes. Gorgeous.
jesperhammer (3033) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22-OCT-2014, bottle @Taphouse, Brooklyn Night.
Black with lasting, creamy Brown head.
Aroma is Bourbon. I mean there are som roasted stuff underneath but mostly Bourbon. Taste actually the same. That nice Vanilla Bourbon stuff:-)
Alcoholic and sweet. One big beer. Full body and soft carbonation. A bit simple but very delicious.
poech73 (208) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Habocok for IP trade. Anno 2013. Bière brune de type "Double Stout" d’un caractère spécial. Son nez est super artomatique, très parfumé que domine le bourbon accompagné de senteurs de café moka fraîchement moulu, du caco, un léger sirupeux, de la vanille, du boisé, un houblon suret. En bouche les arômes du nez tapissent les papilles avec un grand bonheur: je goûte un maltage moyennement dense, sans brûlé mais fort rôti assez soyeux, sans lourdeur mais avec un arrière goût liquoreux très complexe : du sucre d’orge mentholé, de la vanille, du bourbon sans compter que le boisé accompagné de cette levure spéciale apporte des arômes de maspain légèrement mycotiques. Dommage cette petite astringence asséchant la langue, sur la fin, qui donne à ce Stout un profil un peu suret. Plus proche d’un Double Porter: soyeux, doux et aqueux en bouche.
Christpuncher (1335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent barrel aged stout. Not too bourbon flavored and chocolately. Pours black in color with a tan head. Slight alcohol finish. Had at bottle and cans
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omhper (19805) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Very black, rich beige hrad. Bourbon and chocolate. Sweet with full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Chocolate and coffee, bourbon and white pepper. Warming bitterish finish.
elbernays (594) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml Bottle at home from mchughs. Pours deep black with off white lasting head. Rum, raisin, chocolate, vanilla coffee nose. Flavour is light, disappointingly light. Coffee chocolate. Needs a bigger body but still pretty decent.