Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - JAN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s pad, big thanks to Kenneth, 16/01/14.
Light black with a good sized tan head.
Nose is coconut shavings a la dark chocolate Bounty Bar, dark toffee fudge, light booze.
Taste is mega bounty bar - red wrapper with black cardboard tray, dark chocolate, light spice, boozey leanings.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, sweet closure with light booze.
Best of the series for me, nice flavours, well tempered booze - easy drinker for the style.
markextrae (854) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
shared bottle. poured a hazy dark brown colour with a off head. dark chocolate, malts, toffee, dark fruits, chocolate, oak, caramel, some nuts aswell. good notice of the cognac. nice mouthfeel. well balanced beer! liked it!
Stuu666 (1371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at James’s. Pours brown, smoked toffee nose, sweet, chewy toffee, chocolate.
MrFecesious (903) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375mL bottle. Soon as this bitch cracked, my sinuses grew a boner. Giant tan cap on a dark brown body. Settles to a thick lace and easy 3/16" sustained base. Aroma of raisin, wood barrel, booze, vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate, plum, bready malt. Taste is sweet and not really bitter, but it is..? Palate is creamy and spice tangy. Great balanced finish.
Yves (2094) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared with Wim at my home. Dark brown colored beer with small brown head and no carbonation visible. Strong alcoholic fruited aroma with some wooden hints. Medium sparkling palate. Finish is wooden malty sweet with some roasty hints.
bhensonb (10690) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown with a transient beige head. Aroma is dark treacle, vinous and oaky. Full bodied or nearly. Flavor is very tasty chocolate. Very tasty. Like one of those little chocolate brandy filled candies. Nice.
marcus (6303) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours dark brown with a transient beige head and a treacle and alcohol aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses and chocolate flavor with a huge alcohol trail. Complex and tasty.
SlackerMads (1410) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark brown close to black with a medium sized creamy beige head. Good retention and lace. Sweet chocolate, lots of coconut, cocoa, light cognac notes, molasses, liquorice all sorts. Soft and smooth, really fucking pleasant and complex, looking forward to try the other BA versions. Medium/full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Can’t feel the abv. Great.
Wim (2667) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
with yves at his home dark brown black colored body with an off white head and a spicy hop fruity malt aroma a malt hop fruity sweet alcholic taste with a alcholic bitter finish
tom10101 (2612) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Les Fleurs du Malt (Lyon). Dark brown with a small ring of beige foam and no lacing. Aroma is boozy at first, but it then open up and there’s vanilla, coconut and caramel. Taste is also mostly of Cognac along a strong coconut presence, spices, vanilla, caramel and a warming alcohol finish. Gull bodied. Low carbonation. Hot finish. Some dryness too. Complex, but a tad too boozy for my liking. Decent sipper.
RichTheVillan (2415) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 12 at gad905 tasting night; dark brown with a tan head, chocolate aroma, taste has dark chocolate coconut, liquorice, subtle cognac.