HoppyAlesToYou (164) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Two or three years ago, when you could actually find this in four packs and bombers on the shelf at some stores, I was not yet at BBA anything in my beer geekery. Ah to be cracking one of those now, with a little age on it.... Instead, I’ve not been able to find any until the 2011 release. I had to put my nose to my snifter several times to confirm all of the aromas it is pulling. It found caramel, chocolate, chocolate, coffee, toast, resin, butterscotch, licorice, soy sauce, vanilla, and woody notes. The ale pours as deep as brown can be without actually being black, with a decent brown head that fades to a slight ring quickly. A sip reveals medium sweetness that turns into slight bitterness and lingering umami as it rolls across my tongue. Its body is full with a thick, creamy, and sticky texture. The carbonation is very soft, but serves this ale well by gently pushing over your tongue. One of the finest beers I have ever had.
Bosbouw (2120) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mooie bijna zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, vanille, alcohol, crème, koffie. Smaakt vol, crème, vanille, alcohol.
hansvf (402) - - OCT 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Zwart, maar geen schuim helaas. Ruikt heerlijk naar Bourbon. Smaakt ook super! Bourbon, zoetje, zwaar, vol. Toppertje
Abijen (2102) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Zwart met een kleine snel verdwijnende bruine kraag. Ruikt vanille, overrijp fruit, alcohol. Smaakt vanille, overrijp fruit, chocolade, zacht. Mag iets dikker. Voor de rest nice.
BarrelAged1991 (9) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Real great stout, very nice strong nose with lots of Barley, and a touche of coffee
rustbucket0873 (318) - Krikville, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Botrle 2009. Open sept 2015. Pours. Super black like molasses. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, molasses, vanilla, toffee. Smells amazing. The flavor is very sweet and complex. I get huge notes of coffee at the end. Toffee up front followed by molasses and after coffee chocolate and more molasses. This is exceptional. Would highly recommend and age.
fonini (33) - porto alegre, BRAZIL - AUG 31, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
perfeita.melhor cerveja que ja tomei. barril bem presente, otima.base stout.
altonbrownd (4351) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle in Amsterdam. Dark brown body with slight, tan head. Nose is chocolate, vanilla, alcy, coffee. Taste is whiskey, and bourbon and chocolate. Super nice. Bitter and delectable in the finish.
lillunken (61) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska från 2011 på Monks Café, Stockholm. Mycket god doft av bourbon, vanilj, choklad. Smak av detsamma med en värmande alkohol och sötma. Väldigt smakrik, runda, integrerade smaker. Mycket god!
markoijelena (1287) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 0.355l at The 8th Belgrade tasting Session Two at Alberto place in Pozarevac.18.07.2015.Thanks luttonm for this bottle.Hvala Matt for this 2014 bottle.Pour it really thick dark color with small head.Aroma bourbon and vanilla.Taste liquorice, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, wodden note, bourbon also present, Wau what a complete balanced beer.Really it’s amazing.I liked it so much.
TorbenJensen (1307) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
It is fruity as barley, smoked like a campfire, smells of wood. Coffee that is freshly milled and vinous warming alcohol with clear touch of American bourbon. It fills the mouth with a creamy and thick feeling to follow. Clear notes of smoke, strong vinous character with grapes and raisins, light delicate coffee notes as meet with dark bitter chocolate of the highest quality. It all seems almost too composed and well-founded, but in the aftertaste will find its ferocity in the form of untamed American bourbon that leaves alcohol warming effect down through the throat. The 13% alcohol is well hidden in the aforementioned tasting notes, and the overall impression is a soft, round, tasteful and warm stout as I can safely recommend to anyone. It tastes just too good.