Whatup14 (1269) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille 650ml, gracieuseté de Beervana lors du CanBIF Spring 2015, Thanks Cameron! Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka foncée fugace. Arôme de malt torréfié, cerise, Bourbon, anisé, café, cacao, cendré, mélasse. Goût de café, malt torréfié, légère acidité, chocolat, boisé. Carbonatation faible, corps moyen-dense.
DrunkSanta410 (770) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 Vintage. Dark, syrupy black pour with a nice brown head. Aroma is vanilla, licorice, cocoa, oak. Taste is dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, oak and whiskey. Complex. Full bodied, medium carb. Awesome.
rumproasts (4503) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Black with one finger head. First sip is a wtf moment, but in a good way. There is so much flavor complexity. Wood, dark fruit, berry, dark chocolate, light bourbon. Medium bitterness in the finish.
madelfonatree (303) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled 11/11/2014 and enjoyed 12/1/2015 in a MadTree tulip/snifter.
Look - Dark brown with a half finger of khaki head. It settled to a ring very quickly after slowly developing. Lacing is blotchy.
Smell - Chocolate. Tobacco. Bourbon. Vanilla. Licorice. Chocolate. Fruit.
Taste - Drink it cold and it tastes almost like a barely wine. Let it warm and it is apparent it is a stout. Follows the nose. This is so complex.
Feel - Finishes dry. No alcohol burn. Medium carbonation. Chewy feel.
Overall - There are good barley wines, good sweet stouts, and good dry stouts. This is all of those. It is complex and worth the wait. I hope I pick up a 2015 in late 2016 like I did the 2014.
BrewHaMeister (368) - - NOV 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Bytemesis, the 2012 Reserve bottle poured jet black with a thick tan head and nice lacing. Aromas of fresh coffee, chocolate, molasses, and a slight booze warmth. Flavor is mildly coffee bitter that lingers.
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A ton of wood flavor with some smoke. Some people will like this and some will not. I do like it but it's a bit in-your-face flavor.
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jsnicholas (456) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (22oz $21): (2014) Dark Dark brown with brown head. Aromas are light roastyness. Taste was of roasted malts, almost Smokey. Then some licorice, but not too sweet. Very nice if you can get it.
rouhlas (1967) - GREECE - NOV 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle (v2013) from trade with RobertDale. Thank you Bob!! Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, licorice, dark dried fruits, raisins, wood, smoked notes. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full silky oily to creamy body with soft carbonation.
fuzzcro (99) - Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oak barrel aging doesn’t fit my taste but the black strap molasses is front and center here...it tones down the oak flavor and creates a more agreeable flavor for me.
CaptainBoosh (46) - - NOV 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black from tap with cocoa brown head. Aroma dark chocolate, dark cherries. Taste is cocoa nibs, slight coffee, dark cherry, slightly roasted, slightly sweet. Nice mouthfeel. Very good beer.
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