kbudd19 (981) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black viscous our with dense mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, ash, vanilla, and oak. Taste is full on chocolate fudge, vanilla, oak, just a ton of barrel in this. Very rich, can’t really taste any of the regular beer in this but man, it’s very decadent.
MrHangover (3763) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by guests @ Brouwcafé de Molen. Pours a very dark brown, deep black beer with a small tanned head on top. Aroma has massive roasty bourbon woody notes, thick molasses, vanilla and caramel. Flavor is very sweet with loads of sugary notes, molasses and bourbon. Great oak aging going on here. Silky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Amazingly sweet and long balanced aftertaste. Awesome stuff!!
wedgie9 (2577) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled on 12/9/15
Tasted on 4/28/16 from a capped 500mL bottle, big thanks to Drews for sharing. Pours very dark brown with a thin brown head that doesn’t stay around for long. The nose is a very lightly nuanced caramel, vanilla, candied nuts, and light baking spices with all of the classic dark chocolate, coffee, and cocoa nibs from the base Everett. The flavor is, once again, very balanced, caramel, maple, candied nuts, some heat from the bourbon, with dark chocolate syrup and coffee, just the right amount of bitterness. The body is full and creamy with light carbonation and a long lightly bitter, caramel, maple, and toffee finish.
Steve_0 (3740) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pour is pitch black with a frothy tan head and sticky lacing. Big caramel, toffee, some tobacco, leather, cocoa nibs, coffee, slightly earthy, and licorice in the aroma. Taste is big tobacco, black licorice, some anise, cocoa nibs, lightly smoky, some toffee, bourbon, light oak, and raisins with a touch of heat on the backend. Thick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Creamy and full bodied, decent smoke notes and lots of leather. Tasty, but not better than the original.
douglas88 (8012) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle thanks to Chris. Pours a jet black color with a medium brown head. A big sweet boozy bourbon nose. A really sexy label. Big sweet vanilla and toffee bourbon, a really lovely creamy palate. Dark fruit, ash, caramel. Very smooth. Loads of dark fruit, ash, even a bit milky. Damn good. So well made.
bytemesis (6165) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, December 2015 release. Pours inky opaque black, small creamy brown head, good lacing. Aroma is cocoa, molasses, anise, bourbon, vanilla. Flavor is medium plus sweet, light plus bitter. Full body, creamy mouthfeel.
umich03jm (3299) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks Tim! Aroma is intense oaky bourbon with underlying chocolate and molasses. Tastes delicious. Oak, vanilla, chocolate syrup, coffee beans, light coconut and molasses. Insane mouthfeel. So silky smooth and slightly syrupy. Great beer.
rouhlas (2246) - GREECE - MAR 6, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
500 ml v2016 (3 weeks old) bottle shared with friends at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, from trade with Frank. Black color with brown head. Malty aroma, bourbon, coconut, vanilla, chocolate, fruity, wood. Sweet and light bitter taste, milk chocolate, brownie, fruity, coconut and vanilla, apple brandy?! Great!! Full silky creamy body with soft carbonation.
GlasgowTAD (1212) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black wit a large white head which soon recedes. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Taste is oak, vanilla, cocoa bitter, coffee bitter, caramel sweet, molasses. Full body.
Benzai (12353) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle @ "Het is allemaal de schuld van Koen" tasting. Opaque pitch black color, average sized brown head. Aroma is malts, bourbon, alcohol. Taste malts, bourbon, again quite heavy on the alcohol, quite boozy, roast, liquorice bitter, nice bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation. Nice, but a bit too boozy.