djd07 (8778) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 1 bottle thanks to Russell. Pours black with small tan head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong chocolate, roast, bourbon, wood, vanilla. Thick body, chewy, strong vanilla, roast, milk chocolate, nice bourbon, really enjoyed this.
jtclockwork (13507) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Etched bottle- pours dark brown tan head- nose and taste of whiskey, oak, chocolate and nutty malt - medium body
dinkle50 (1278) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black pour with no head. Aroma is sweet with a hint of roast. Primary flavors are chocolate, vanilla, oak & a hint of bourbon. Medium bodied. A little roasted malt in the flavor as well. Alcohol burn. A little nutty.
dukeandduke (218) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
3/4/16 Chicago ($8 6 oz draft pour into snifter at Goose Island Brewpub Clybourn). 2013 - Black pour, tan lacing, no carbonation. Whiskey, oatmeal malt aroma. Whiskey prevalent aroma. Sweet tasting, perhaps a bit too sweet, whiskey, vanilla taste. Very smooth going down, very thin texture. Overall very good offering.
kaser (5313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet, coffee, and cream cocoa. Black and thick draft pour at Goose Clybourn. Crazy massive chocolate, marshmallow, and a little whiskey kick. Great beer
Christpuncher (2660) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
aroma of caramel. draft pour at goose island reddish with a thick brownish head. nutty and caramel flavors. no real taste of whiskey in this one. so smooth and just perfectly belnded.
Hoprider (364) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From tap @ Goose Island Clybourn
Pours: clearish black w dark beige foam at the edge of the glass.
Nose: one of the most awesome noses I’ve come across. Sweet coffe caramel, sweet bourbon, vanilla and pie crust. Coffee and the sweetest licorice toffee.
Taste: like BC barley wine but with more roasted malt. Damn! Like half proprietors / half BC Barleywine.. Imagine that.
Texture: light carb. Rich oily texture.
Finish: huge mouthcoating action. Vinous wood, coffee and bourbon. Endless aftertaste. This honours HP Lovecraft’s Call of Cthulhu beautifully
PartyFowle (952) - - MAY 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep black and chocolate milk-thick, with no head to speak of. Heavy alcohol aroma. Smoky chocolate, lots of toast. Bitter espresso. Maple. Smooth oak. The flavor’s more oaty up front. Smooth sweetness: almond, vanilla, touches of brown sugar and toasted coconut. Light butterscotch with an almond finish. Despite the lack of head, the carbonation is at least mild. Noticeable alcohol burn. Sugar-heavy, medium-full body. Incredibly smooth flavor -- smells boozier than it tastes. Great blend, very easy to drink.
Vestergaard (1543) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Derek and Mike!! Huge surprise! Pour is pitch black with a small, short lasting, brown head. Aroma has bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, booze, roasty malts, dark dried fruits. Sweet bourbon. Taste is very elegant sweet, balanced by booze and bourbon/oak, fruity and with a dry bourbon finish. Greasy body, low carb
bursprak (2257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at pre-CBC tasting at Fermentoren. Pitch black pour with a mocha head. Lots of milk chocolate, vanilla fudge, caramel, bourbon, light roast with some savoury notes. Good stuff!