VertBaconStrips (2186) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 verzhunn. This smells purple. Slightly burnt sugar, sweet grapes, raisins, sweet light roasted nuts, odd bitter, slinky, toffee choco. Slick feel, dig it.
dfearnley (1285) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip
Caramel, resin, booze, and rye. Dark amber with no head. Taste is caramel, vanilla and booze.
kbudd19 (899) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Appearance is black with no real head. Aroma is very sherry like with rasins and cherry, lots of booze in this, really huge beer. Taste is choloate, thick booze,and vanilla. Well it’s big, which is to be expected, works well as a desert beer but not something you want to have a lot of. Good though.
Ferris (8042) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Boozy, nutty and bitter chocolate syrup. Jet black with a small head. Sweet, syrupy, booze and a long finish. Sweet syrupy.
DuffMan (8041) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2015 by Kevin. Dark brown, short lived head. Sweet treacle, fusles. Hot alcoholic palate with nutty dark caramel, dark fruity undertones, warming/hot finish. Firm carbo for such a sticky high ABV brew.
Nocturne (1203) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 bottle. Black with a fleeting brown head, then nothing. There is a blast of hazelnut aroma upon opening. Lots of bourbon and chocolate fudge too. Taste is on the sweet and syrupy side, but manageable. Faint dark fruits beneath the dark chocolate malty onslaught. Taste only has a slight hazelnut note. Doesn’t feel as strong as 18%, but sneaks up on you. A bit too sweet and not enough hazelnut for me to really enjoy it.
ebone1988 (423) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20. 2013 vintage, 18.25% ABV. Aroma is dark fruit, roasted malt, hazelnut, vanilla, coffee, booze. Appearance is dark brown, not a great pour, light brown head. Taste is sweet malt, vanilla, hazelnut, chocolate, oh so sweet. Mouthfeel is a touch light, decent carbonation, oily but not as thick as it could be. Overall, it’s not as good as expected but still pretty good.
MarcoDL (2963) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Dark oily pour. Aroma of hazelnut, vanilla and mocha coffee. Taste is extremely diverse and rich, with smooth vanilla, hazelnut, chocolate, coffee and mocha. Some bitters in the finish. Top of the world.
Abio (1784) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Another one made from BT, and this can’t be bad if you like the main beer. Can’t say it’s better with the addition, but for sure it still is tasty as hell.
Barrelbelly (712) - BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Vanilla aroma and taste and aroma, caramel and chocolate and coffee. Roasted aftertaste.