Gurthnar (3158) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma lots of chocolate, dried fruits, alcohol, very inviting. Relatively watery texture surprisingly. Very dark, dark brown head. Very rich taste, lots and lots of chocolate, coconut, dried fruits. Classic, rich, exquisite.
Cuso (6091) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle kindly shared by MisoW, many thanks. Very dark chestnut brown color with medium beige head. Nice aroma of dark chocolate, peat, ash, coconut. Very sweet taste of chocolate, caramel, nuts, vanilla, coconuts, ash, peat, whiskey. Delicious.
MisoW (2316) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Wien tasting 02/2015. Beer from ineedbeer, my Secret winter Santa 2014, many thanks. Pours brown color, beige head. Aroma is sweet, lot of chocolate, coffee, roasted, cherries, caramel, warming alcohol, peated, coconut, vanilla. Taste is sweet, warming alcohol, chocolate, wood, vanilla, coffee, coconut, cherries. Really nice chocolate finish with warming alcohol.
Boutip (5195) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown/black color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention and some light lacing. Aroma of black chocolates with quite a bit of residual sugar notes. Taste is also dominated by black chocolate notes with loads of residual sugar and a spicy finish. Vanilla notes are more subtle but kind of help smooth some of the rough edges of this beer. Body is about average for style with medium carbonation and warming alcohol can be detected. Big beer or sure that need to be split up between a couple of people, but very enjoyable beer nonetheless.
ineedbeer (1252) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml 2014 vintage bottle.
Aroma is very sweet and chocolate forward with quite a but of bourbon. Hints of vanilla and marshmallow fluff. Some caramel, toffee and raisins. Light alcohol spice.
Pours a dark brown but not quite black with a small, moderately thick, light mocha head that recedes fairly quickly to the edges where it lingers for a bit. Light lacing and sheets of alcohol.
Flavor is very sweet with a lot of chocolate character and some light roast. Quite a bit of bourbon character as well that interacts to add faint coconut, vanilla and nuts. Some caramel and toffee with some lighter marshmallow fluff and raisins. Moderate alcohol heat with moderate bitterness.
Mouthfeel is full bodied with low carbonation. Low astringency and medium alcohol warmth.
Overall, an alright beer but it is very thick and syrupy. Lots of chocolate and bourbon character. This is the toughest of the big Bruery beers for me to get through.
dmac (4728) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle via trade. Poured a lousy looking mostly flat slick black body with hardly any head. Aroma is super sweet, homey sugsr and chocolate, vanilla extract, melted chocolate. Body is fuller, syrupy, super soft carbonation and soft carbonation. Flavor is good but SWEET, loads of chocolate, some vanilla extract, hint of smoke and loads of sugar. Meh, not worth the hype.
jbruner (2984) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep brownish black from the bottle with little to no lace or head. Aroma is big boozy chocolate and vanilla, a bit of burn on the nose. Taste is chocolate out of the gate, then vanilla, the bourbon almost, roast and alcohol. Sweet and boozy, thick mouth, ceeamy, pretty darn nice.
swoopjones (6966) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample at ABW Bottle Share, very enjoyable. big flavors, didnt seem any where close to 19%abv. smooth chocolate & vanila flavors. full creamy mouthfeel. retty complex. Very nice
rejtable (1787) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a huge beer! Pours cola with light head and no lacing. Nose is super sweet, like a jersey milk bar. Flavours of molasses, milk chocolate and booze. Tastes were big huge sweet and light bitterness. Mouth was quite creamy with low carbonation. Thanks Matt!
Ferris (7970) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2013 - Bittersweet boozy chocolate and candy sugars. Jet black/brown with a decent light brown head. Sweeeeeeeeet chocolate and some more boozy sweetness. Crazy.