ineedbeer (1698) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Beer Revolution.
Aroma is a balanced blend of chocolate, roast and dark fruit with various chocolate notes being most prevalent. Milk chocolate and dark chocolate are present. Light roast character. Dark fruit notes are raisin and prune. No hop aroma.
Pours black with a light mocha head with really good retention that clings to the edges. No lacing and big legs.
Flavor is also dominated by rich chocolate notes. Sweet milk chocolate, some dark chocolate and light roast upfront. Mid palate you get some esters and some vanilla. Lots of complex barrel character to this one - hints of bourbon, the vanilla, some almond. Finish has a bit of alcohol heat and more bitter, dark chocolate.
Full bodied with medium carbonation. No astringency and moderate alcohol heat. A lot of silkiness to this one.
Overall this is a really enjoyable beer. Great chocolate and roast malt character with complex barrel notes. The alcohol is nicely balanced. I could drink a few of these.
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VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewpub. A black ale with a resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, wood, caramel. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, wood, loads of vanilla, roasted hazelnut. Finish is wood, bourbon, liquor. Medium to full body, velvety and oily mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation. Little masterpiece of a beer, here.
Minderbinder (3231) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with medium beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of caramel, molasses, fruits. Taste is of coffee, roasted malt, caramel. Palate: Full bodied, soft carbonation. Overall: Nice stuff.
sjogro (2265) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle at THT May. Black with tan head. Roasted chocolate malts, oaky, big vanilla and bourbon. Medium sweet, light bitter. Medium body, quite dry, near flat.
kermis (9980) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at THT. Black with a medium beige head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, barrel, vanilla, chocolate, fudge and booze. Flavour is light heavy sweet. Light full bodied with soft carbonation.
Maakun (3389) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at THT. Black with light brown head. Massive wood, vanilla, quite some bourbon, coffee, fudge, dried red fruits, ash, lots of roasted notes. Medium sweet with roasted bitter finish. Over medium bodied with slight dry feel.
deanso (8424) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle shared at the May THT.
medium tan head. Clear black pour. Lovely barrel notes. Very good
mathieuc (3161) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark hrown with a brown rim on top that leaves some lacing. Nose is of chocolate, coconut, vanilla and soy sauce. Taste is also showing clear signs of age with a lot of roasted malt and more soy sauce. Medium-full body, medium carbonation and a pretty smooth mouthfeel. A bit hot. Good but slowly dieing.
Mesjasz (873) - Lodz, POLAND - MAY 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Butelka. Aromat mocno karmelowy, lekko mleczny, przypomina krówkę. Troche czekolady. Smak dosyć wytrawny, lekko słodki i gorzki. W smaku lekka paloność, czekolada, kakao.
czar (7460) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours unclear dark brown with a small dark beige cap, reviving and leaving some lacing. rich and dense chocolate - nuttiness; bourbon maple candies, dark morello cherries - prunus cerasus; raisins, good wood bourbon integration, spices - liquorice. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily; warming and bourbony-spicy finish. oldish. but very nice bourbon stout.
tom10101 (5040) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12 oz). Shared by czar, gracias! Black with a medium brown head, good retention, leaving good lacing. Aroma is soft with roasted malts, vanilla, liquorice, raisins, hints of bourbon and berries. Taste is moderately sweet with roasted malts, vanilla, liquorice, raisins, hints of acidity, mild oak spiciness and hints of alcohol. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Silky finish. Liquorice finish. Lack a bit of body. Too much liquorice for my liking but otherwise a well executed barrel-aged RIS where the barrel isn’t overwhelming.