tectactoe (2337) - Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Thanks, Alex. Black body with a sliver of deep brown at the edges. A fuzzy tan foam forms on top, then quickly fades into a thin skin & collar. Aroma is loaded with fresh, sweet maple syrup, bourbon, charred wood, bittersweet chocolate, burnt brown sugar, a touch of vanilla, & light hints of molasses. Boozy, sweet, but great. Flavor is very rich. First sip is like reduced Hershey’s milk chocolate mixed with maple syrup, bourbon, molasses, & over-caramelized sugars. Wow. Nice undertones of toasted oak, roasted malt, bitter cocoa dust, & vanilla. Strong milk chocolate, maple, & bourbon finish. It’s boozy & sweet, but rather than combat each other, they balance so well. Solid creaminess to the body. Just a great stout all around. This competes with Bourbon Damon as my favorite HF stout. Bravo.
dresden (940) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick black stuff with a creamy tan head. Very sweet with a strong maple finish. Excellent stuff in small doses.
fletchfighters (1136) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ML bottle
Jet black pour, not much in the head department. Thick and syrupy looking in the glass
Nose is chocolate, vanilla, coconut, cake, icing, and maple syrup. Sweet nose but very well balanced.
Taste is sweet but it is quite fun. Vanilla icing, chocolate cake, bourbon, vanilla, toasted oak, fudge, caramel, and roast. Sweet and slick, well hidden ABV, until later. Complex and fun beer.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared by Jeff. Aroma is like a candy bar. Cookies, honey, maple, chocolate cake, caramel, and roast coffee. Pours black with a nice brown head and lingering film. Taste is like a glass of cocoa with notes of maple, coffee, dates, chocolate cake, vanilla, and bourbon. A little on the sweet side and it just works. These guys are amazing.
mcberko (7237) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375mL bottle, pours a thick jet black with a small brown head. Aroma is complex as hell, with toasted nuts, bourbon barrels, light vanilla, brown sugar and roast. Flavour is complex as hell, with bourbon, maple syrup, roasted malt and light wood. I usually don’t like maple syrup, but this is done perfectly. Complex, elegant and extremely well-balanced. Hill Farmstead nails it again.
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is on the level with bcs and Kbbs. Just better, tons of rich roasty chocolate bourbon brownie batter. Tons of sweet maple is actually balanced with roast and hops. Mindblowing.
Ferris (5004) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Big boozy, bourbon, coconut, chocolate and marsh mellow. Deep brown with a decent brown head. Bourbon, dark bittersweet chocolate, coconut and a nice sweetness. Very, very nice.
fiulijn (15331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Courtesy of Matt, corked bottle
Pitch black color, with sparse bubbles. Huge aroma; it perfectly marries leather, tobacco, roasted malts, spices and dark chocolate (9+). Sweet chocolate Jesus, with perfect veins of bourbon, spices, tobacco, vanilla; sweet with elegance; the absence of liquorice marks the greatness of this ambrosia.
Homer321 (2141) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to snifter. Aroma Isvery fruit, floral, some vanilla and wood. Taste has a hint of orange zest. Minimal coffe, lots of chocolate. Minimal alcohol noted. Pretty damn good.
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
38cl, no mention of ABV, new exclusive American brew Anno 2014, with maple syrup, thx alot to Koen for sharing!, very complex Stout, roasted/fruity/sweet and slightly alcoholic/woody, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew