Steve_0 (3268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home with my dad. Pour is deep brown with a small tan head and good lacing. Sweet nutty aroma - vanilla, light cocoa, bourbon coconut, some wood notes and a hint of spice. Taste is big coconut, sweet vanilla, some toffee, caramelized sugars, brown sugar, nutty, cocoa nibs and light soy with a hint of alcohol on the finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Sweet, yet decently balanced with booze. Still a little over the top for me.
XaenDovet (1202) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share. 09/24/13. Great legs on the glass. Aroma of liquid brown, maple, sweet coffee and slight amount of dark chocolate. So sweet, but so sweet. Crazy smooth, and surprisingly easy to drink. Liquid ice cream.
pushkinwow (2214) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle opened up at the 2014 Ottawa End of Year Gathering. Dark mahogany with no head. Woody, nutty (although not overwhelmingly hazelnut), booze, leather, oak, mild carbonation and full body with boozy and sweet finish. Not sure I’d want too much of this but was ok in small doses.
Best quote of the night goes to Karl - "I love nuts in my mouth".
theothermatt (275) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Big boozy nose of oak, vanilla, and hazelnuts. Rich and sweet body, booze, oak, and nutella. I’m not sure that the hazelnuts are truly the best way to show the underlying flavors of the beer, but they meld well into the profile.
Ernesto987 (4415) - Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2015
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasting at daks, no no no no, completely undrinkable, sugar and ash. Oh and tons of booze. Couldn’t even take a sip
Dr_Fellini (771) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown to black color with little to no tan head. Aroma is huge roasted malts, booze, hazelnuts. Flavor packs an even bigger roasted malts, hazelnuts, alcohol burn. Lingering sweet nutty character with a massive alcohol burn. Phenomenal! I wish it was just a bit more drinkable.
koleminer20 (933) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes. This was shared at a tasting put on by @mikem409 on November 7. The pour is an opaque light black with a small dark khaki ring of head and no lace. The aroma is big on booze immediately. Thee is a lot of chocolate, some great vanilla and barrel characters, coupled with a light nuttiness. I suppose I was expecting a little more on that. It’s almost a bit sweeter than I was expecting as well. The flavor has quite a bit more of a bourbon aspect to it, but is not too much. There is a good combination of dark fruits and adequate roastiness in the flavor that doesn’t take away from the beer, but I think might from the nuttiness. The mouth feel is excellent. There is a great thickness with a lighter carbonation. It just clings to the mouth and hangs around. There is a good booziness here as well. I was expecting a little more, but it’s really good.
Boutip (5065) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a deep brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of black chocolates and hazelnut are pretty interesting with light vanilla notes also noticeable. Taste is a very nice mix of chocolate and hazelnut notes with balanced residual sugar level which is usually not a strong point for the Bruery. Body is full enough with good carbonation and light warming alcohol. I really enjoyed this beer and I was surprised by the fact that it is quite drinkable considering the ABV and the base beer.
Dedollewaitor (14486) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Trade with AdamJackson. Pours black with bubbles on top. Massive bourbon, vanilla, coffee and chocolate. Smooth and full bodied. Sweet - but incredibly tasty! Alcohol vaguely warming! Bang!
ryanfolty (2018) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
December 31, 2014 - bottle from the source. Black pour with minimal bubbly head. Aroma was lots of hazelnut, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon; like a boozy nutella. Taste started sweet vanilla and chocolate, the hazelnut then came in and lasted throughout the finish, when the blast of bourbon kicked in. The bourbon heat lasted well into the aftertaste. Full bodied and minimal carbonation. Sipping on this bad boy watching Mr. Woldwide bring in 2015 with the wifey, hell yeah!!!!