milara (81) - Ste-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Version 2013 déguster en décembre 2014.) Bière élégante aux arômes de bourbon, de caramel, de chocolat et de café. Texture ronde mais ardente de fût de chêne et de torréfaction. Final longue digne d’un alcool fort et chaleureux. Bière de gangster, rare et apprécié.
bursprak (2101) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle split 4 ways Jet black pour with a fairly large tan head. Nose has loads of freshly ground coffee, licorice, tobacco and some dark chocolate. Taste follows the nose pretty much with the addition of some vanilla sweetness and light ash.
HippyHop (583) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2015 Good gravy this stuff is good. Pour is jet-black with a velvety brown head with solid retention and great lacing. This barrel-aged version doesn’t have as much coffee punch as the original, but there’s so much else going on. Chocolate and coffee, lots of boozy bourbon and wood, vanilla, dark fruit, molasses and caramel, roasted grain/burnt toast and a bit of smoke. Taste is more velvet: a smooth, creamy, sweet, heavy malt with a perfect amount of chocolate/coffee bitterness to hide the alcohol. This stuff is so well-balanced. Nothing overwhelms, notably the bourbon barrel, which is on full display without stealing the show. I wish I had a hundred more of these.
RasmusOtt (2074) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to bursprak! Pours black with a brown head - nice! Aroma is very coffee forward with lots of caramel, sweet tobacco, liquorice, vanilla, chocolate and some nice wooden bourbon notes. The taste on this one has notes of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, wood, roasted coffee, a bit of the sweet tobacco here as well, roasted malts and a savory end. A really nice barrel aged impy!
Klimaet (1395) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks bursprak! Pours pitch black with a medium brown head. Aromas of tobacco, smoke, fruity coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, slight vanilla. Taste is fruity coffee, dark bitter chocolate, some smoke, tobacco, vanilla, dark dried fruits, raisins, licorice.
Vestergaard (1425) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Erik! Pours a pitch black with a nice, mocha brown head. Aroma is pretty roasty with lots of fruity coffee, some oatmealish stuff, slight sweet bourbon and vanilla, tobacco, dark chocolate. Taste is very smooth with lots of coffee, dark chocolate, tobacco, roast, sweeter bourbon notes, but it’s still pretty subtle. The coffee is really dominant, but the beer is extremely well balanced anyways. Extremely smooth body and medium low carbonation. Really nice surprise!
andrew_drinks (234) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from BD Clapham Junction, poured into an ostentatious wine glass in the absence of any proper glassware. Deep dark chestnut brown pour, small cream head, touch of lacing. Aroma is top-tier - bourbon, vanilla, milk chocolate, fresh espresso, light roast - perfect. Medium carbonation, could stand to be thicker in the mouth. Flavour is creamy coffee, dark bitter chocolate, burnt toast, dulche de leche, espresso. Top flight coffee stout.
teorn88 (5728) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Backlog rating. Keg at BD Camden tap takeover. It pours a deep dark brown color with a medium mocha head. Aroma is bold and quite sweet with notes of coffee, vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate mousse, leather, booze. Taste is quite sweet and lightly roasty and bitter, with notes of grinded coffee beans, cocoa powder, chocolate milk, vanilla, sweet red beery marmalade. Bourbon presence is quite pronounced, and I love it. Finishes sweet velvety and warming. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, truly delicious
tiarasummer (11) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice creamy dark black with a thin lasting off beige head and great lace. Aroma is a nutty creamy smooth big espresso- earth, leather, and light but balanced bourbon- good vanilla mixing with the chocolate and roasted coffee. Smooth bourbon in the flavor- very subtle and acts to blend the beer together better- smooth yet intense coffee, vanilla, chocolate, toasty, nutty and some earth.
CapFlu (5066) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is what a barrel aged beer should taste like. Pours a beige mocha head atop an opaque body. Nose of bourbon and vanilla. Very alcohol of aroma yet nose absent of the familiar coffee base. Very smooth, velvety. I love this. Wonderful. Purchased at Metro Liquor for $4.55 per 355ml bottle. Thanks Drew!