tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Mark! Completely black oil, super thick looking with nearly no head, only a modest, thin, tan ring after an aggressive pour. Aroma is insane... Holy shit... Thick brown sugar, chocolate brownie batter topped with huge, sweet vanilla drizzle, notes of coffee cake, fudge-y morsels, burnt toffee, oatmeal cookies, maple syrup, & a super-smooth undercurrent of mild bourbon & wood. I could smell this for days. Taste is a total dessert beer... Vanilla frosted chocolate cake, more notes of oatmeal cookies with a dense, sweet coffee bean finish. Cocoa nibs, sticky maple, marshmallow fluff, extremely smooth/tame bourbon & light tannins, & just a kiss of dark fruit in the finish. Sticky mouth coating aftertaste, lingering notes of toffee, brown sugar, creamy coffee, vanilla... I could go on for days. Lovely mouth feel; oily, smooth, low carbonation, slightly sticky. This was one expensive bottle, but in my opinion, very worth it. Wonderfully complex, perfect sweetness without ever being cumbersome... Incredible beer.
tderoeck (7587) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
30/XII/15 - 33cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: n/a (was supposed to be on the cap, but cap was empty, under the wax) (2015-1830) Thanks to hackobock for the trade!
Clear dark brown to black beer, no head, high viscosity while pouring. Aroma: very sweet, caramel, lots of vanilla, mocha, crème brûlée, sugary, dark chocolate. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sourish, spicy, some cinnamon, dark chocolate, mocha, hoppy, lots and lots of vanilla, milk chocolate. Aftertaste: roasted, mocha, some coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla.
ElManana (1576) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at tderoeck's place, thanks for sharing! Vanilla, roast, chocolate, sweet but pleasantly so, nice brew!
Desverger (6636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap@Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen - black pour with tan head. Aroma and taste is sweet and roasted malty, caramel and milky chocolate, great vanilla notes, milky substantial mouthfeel, very nice.
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deyholla (9636) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Jack, thanks! Pours black with a thin light brown head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma is full of sweet dark grains and strong vanilla with a bourbon note supporting. Flavor has a great combination of dark grains, sweet chocolate and vanilla with a hint of bourbon.
Clownoisseur (405) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black. Motor oil-esque. Small brown head quickly fades to a ring around the glass. Aromas are loaded with vanilla, coffee, more vanilla, bourbon, another dash of vanilla, caramel malts, light chocolate and yet more vanilla. Seriously, this beer just wreaks of vanilla! Taste is nicely balanced between the mega-sweetness of the vanilla and the heat of the bourbon. Some bitter coffee, dark chocolate notes, brown sugar and hints of char emerge and harmonize nicely. Big notes of oak and bourbon chase closely behind and lead into the finish. Vanilla lingers on the palate and provides a fairly sweet back-end to this one. A really tasty beer...although, a bit excessive with the vanilla.
jtclockwork (12846) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Thanks Jacob. Pours black no head. Nose/taste of vanilla, bourbon, baked brownie, brownie batter, chocolate cake, toasted marshmallow, coffee and oak - Full bodied.
vtafro (5907) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Brownie, chocolate, vanilla sweet aromas. Chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, sweet malts, full on chocolate brownie.
chrisv10 (14131) - DENMARK - AUG 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle with Wax, 13%. Black with no head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and bourbon. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark chocolate, thick, vanilla, bourbon, little dry, warming, hop, little liquorice and medium bitter.
Rasmus40 (15772) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Aalborg. Black without head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, heavy vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily, smooth and soft. Imperial stout, vanilla and bourbon: The perfect mix. 270715
Iznogud (1926) - CROATIA - JUL 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mikropolis, Copenhagen. Pours black, small brownish head. Vanilla, licorice, milk chocolate. Roasted malts, wood. Full bodied and complex. Vanilla gives it smooth and silky character.