Barrelbelly (730) - 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.
VsXsV (3645) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, raw sugar, sweet booze, licorice, bourbon, dried fruit and nuts. Taste is medium to high sweet and light bitter with notes of chocolate, vanilla, raw sugar and hot alcohol. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Really good but of course overly sweet. Not that much hazelnut flavour.
MrHangover (3671) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ THLBBT May, thnx to bytemesis for sending this my way. Pours a clear dark brown beer with a small, quickly disappearing beige head on top. Aroma of bourbon, hazelnuts, booze, roast, caramel, some molasses and woods. Very complex. The flavor has all the components needed for a powerful stout, sweet chocolate nutty influences, bourbon notes, a touch of vanilla and a nice, full bodied, strong aftertaste with a good alcohol burn in the back. Medium level of carbonation, greatly balanced and an incredible beer!
kermis (8490) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared thanks to Mrhangover. Pours very dark brown with a short lived beige head. Aroma of molasses, hazelnuts, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, alcohol soaked raisins and some light overripe dark fruit. Flavour is heavy sweet with a hugely warming alcohol palate and a moderately chewy mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
Bacterial (2551) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour wih just a tiny amount of head. Big boozy nose. Bourbon. Massively sweet, huge booze. A bit of nutty goodness in the finish. Hot.
GRM (3501) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample, brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, from Chad Francis (thank you!), at Stephen Morris’, savoured on December 12 2014; eye: dark brown, opaque, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: chocolate, bourbon, woody, roasted barley, chocolate, alcohol, Amaretto; mouth: chocolate, bourbon, woody, roasted barley, chocolate, alcohol, Amaretto, light pepper, finale in alcohol with presence of pepper, full body, below-average carbonation, quite sweet, alcoholic texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, de Chad Francis (thank you!), chez Stephen Morris, savourée le 12 décembre 2014; œil : brun foncé, opaque, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : chocolat, bourbon, boisé, orge torréfiée, chocolat, alcool, Amaretto; bouche : chocolat, bourbon, boisé, orge torréfiée, chocolat, alcool, Amaretto, léger poivre, finale en alcool avec présence de poivre, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, pas mal sucrée, texture alcoolique; en résumé : bien
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 750ml bottle pours a dark brown with a thin khaki head. no alcohol taste what so ever for such a strong beer, big bourbon vanilla and oak taste.
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Easily the weakest of the BT variants. Try as I may, I cannot find any significant evidence of hazelnuts beyond the smell of the wax on the top. The beer is sweeter and less complex that regular BT. Not really for me.
nihtila (2288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7.11.2014. Intense aroma, bourbon, vanilla, oak, nuts. Taste is sweet, nutty.
CanIHave4Beers (3790) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared by a kind soul, in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours a very dark brown... I guess it’s pretty much black... & it’s got no head, it almost looks flat.
The aroma is intensely sweet, it’s got loads of chocolate and nuttiness. It’s got vanilla and bourbon and hazelnut coffee. Behind all of this the roasty sort of stout-i-ness is lingering.
The beer is nutty & a little boozy (but gracious not 19% boozy) It’s got a good dosing of chocolate, toffee, bourbon and vanilla. The roastiness is again subdued to all the sweet flavors.
I’m not above giving a dessert beer a little love, and this is a very nice dessert beer. And I might add, one that hides her strength gracefully.