Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared in Hoboken - sourced from Beeritz. Pours oily black with a creamy beige head. The nose has lots of vanilla, charred malts, brewed coffee, wood, earth. Medium to big sweet flavor with note of molasses, burnt wood, ash, bittersweet cocoa, coffee grounds. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with sticky dark sugars, more molasses, scorched earth, vanilla pods, rich chocolate. Great stuff.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Leighton. Aroma is very boozy, bourbon, vanilla, coconut. Crazy thick body, with big chocolate flavors, a touch of strawberry. Bourbon is more controlled in the flavor. Fairly nice, but the aroma puts me off.
MaxxDaddy (410) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Leighton. Thanks! Pours thick and super black. Aroma of deep coffee and a light touch of bourbon. Pretty good start here. Taste brings sweet coffee and chocolate with just a touch of bourbon. Holy shit, this is in the right spot for me right now. As it warms the bourbon becomes a bit more evident. A fair amount of alcohol burn here as well. Palate is fuller and slick. Finishes with coffee and bourbon; some bitterness in there as well. Not quite as sweet as BCS or Black Tuesday, which is a huge plus.
Countbeer (4726) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Thanks Leighton: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Pitch black, motoroil pour. Small to medium sized dark brown foamy head.
Aromas of bourbon, roast, vanilla, liquorice, some hints of earth, spices, mocha and soy.
Flavours of roast, bourbon, sweet coal, vanilla, earth, spice, wood, some liquorice, some chocolate, hint of peat, light lacto, cream and mocha with a dried leaf edge.
Aftertaste bourbon, wood, bitters, vanilla, roast and some liquorice.
Low carbo, close to silky mouthfeel, full bodied, thick and light sticky texture.
Very well balanced, thick and almost chewy, deliciously tasty!
GlasgowTAD (126) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a brown shade of black. No head. Aroma of Bourbon and coffee. Taste is dominated by liquorice then bourbon and coffee. There’s a lovely long sticky liquorice finish on this beer, which stick to your mouth. The warmth of this beer stayed with me for a few minutes.
McNeillR (1325) - SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tarry flat darkest brown with a sticky brown bath tub draining tannin. Nose is a burny, earthy and a spiciness driven by the barrel that is almost chilli-like. Syrupy thick yet peppered with the earnest coffee bitterness that breaks things up and keeps things nicely busy on the palate. Finish is cleanly boozy, the barrel maybe drying things out rather than overpowering it.
Bottle from the Garvie Cave, Beers Of My Youth Tasting
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle at home ... dark chocolate ... thin tan lacing ... massive chocolate chocolate coffee roast ... rich chocolate nose ... heavy rich roast ... massive roast ... heave malts .. heavy coffee ... massive soft roast ... small hints of bourbon ... mellow smooth and chocolate ... so soft and silky smooth its a cracker.. tiny licorice
BenH (2495) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with thin tan head. Strong coffee aroma, some licorice and ash, chocolate and vanilla. Taste of molasses, muscovado, coffee, vanilla. Thick and sweet, just like me.
Stuu666 (3544) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is bitter coffee, chocolate, vanilla, taste is rich chocolate, bitter coffee, sweet toffee, roasted.
allmyvinyl (4223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours jet black with a thin tan head. Big aromas of coffee, vanilla, liquorice, wood notes high alcohol notes. Taste is coffee and dark chocolate. Creamy texture, boozy finish. Nice.