BlackHaddock (6384) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle (9.6% ABV): shared with minutemat on 4th Aug 2016: cheers Mat (and duffman). What a cracking beer to finish the tasting session on: really enjoyed this smooth tasty brew. Solid tanned head on the dark brown body. Chocolate flavoured bourbon in both the nose and taste, vanilla and mild coffee notes in the flavour too. A delight to drink and savour. Alcohol just about noticeable in the aftertaste, otherwise hidden by the rich body depth.
minutemat (4438) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, shared with Blackhaddock in his man cave. Many thanks to Duffman for this. Pours dark brown with large frothy tan head. Aroma is prominent bourbon, vanilla, caramel, milk chocolate. Taste continues, with a sumptuously smooth chocolatey bourbon character. A great end to the evening.
drfabulous (6672) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle. Carbonation quickly fades. Boozy. Sticky. Some big barrel notes. Oil slick. Bit of burnt chocolate in the back. A sipper.
dchmela (3013) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Steve! Pours thick and black. Roasted barley, soy sauce and dark fruit, red wine notes in aroma. Thick chewy malt, roasted grain, oak barrel and light fruit notes in the taste. Has a dark toasty finish with soy notes. Very good.
fiulijn (19383) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting at Matt’s, 2-3 years old; 9.6% ABV
Black color, small head. Deep aroma, dark malts and chocolate; cookies, a bit of vanilla. Good strength, lean, not thick; rich dark chocolate flavor, chocolate cookies, vanilla (from the barrel), malt, a touch of coffee; comforting warming alcohol.
pushkinwow (2627) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle opened up at the Ottawa 2015 Holiday gathering via CANBIF, I think this year so fiery1 but have be wrong. Dark pour with a thin chocolate head covering. Lovely aroma of dark chocolate, lightly roasted malt, oak, vanilla, warming booze, molasses; low carbonation and full bodied, slightly sweet and a nice booziness, a bit of fruit on the finish, very good.
rejtable (2323) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark coffee limited head and no lacing. Flavours are bourbon, vanilla, plums, molasses. Taste big sweet and light bitter. Fully creamy body with lively carbonation. 2015 Xmas gathering.
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, beautiful sweet fruity chocolate malt with loads licorice, molasses, coffee grind, musty character, loads of alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate malt with coffee grind, musty character, light vanilla extract, molasses, alcohol warmth, very nice. On tap at Ottawa Xmas gathering 2015.
blackmetal (210) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really solid beer. Has wonderful chocolate/coffee taste with some fruit and whisky notes.
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark beer with a short foamy brown head. Nice warming nose of bourbon and dried fruit. This is a great example of using a barrel to enhance a beer. Buttery bourbon alcohol, rich vanilla, molasses sweetness and some dark toast. Very smooth and easy to drink.