GRM (3581) - 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 (2542) - 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 (3873) - 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.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Glugs out the bottle a viscous dark brown with mahogany edging. Near glass top. Smells decadent with fudge, bourbon, hazelnuts, caramel, booze. Flavor follows along with the story: hot fudge, marshmallow, booze, oak, bourbon, deez nuts, some leather. Full, tacky body with low carb and a cloying finish. As usual, nice beer.
Gurthnar (4451) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 5, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle by MisoW. Thanks! And thanks again! Aroma incredibly rich chocolatey, roasted aromas, essence of what is good. Clear very dark colour. Rich dark flavours, chocolate, toffee, roasted. Really special.
MisoW (2914) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 5, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at home from my Santa, ineedbeer, many many MANY THANKS for this one. Pours dark brown/black color, small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, nuts, vanilla, plums. Taste is just wow, great, coffee, chocolate, nuts, vanilla, plums, warming alcohol, nicely sweet, bourbon. This is the best beer I ever had until today. This is just great. Many thanks Adam, many thanks.
Cuso (7191) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 5, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle kindly shared by MisoW, huge thank you. ABV 18.5%. Almost black color with small beige head. Very nice aroma of roasted malt, hazelnuts, chocolate, bourbon, wood. Extremely nice taste of dark chocolate, whiskey, coffee, vanilla, caramel, hazelnuts. Extremely tasty.
sonnycheeba (4773) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle. Pours dark cola brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is extremely rich cookie malts, booze, oak, vanilla, nuttiness, and dark fruit notes. Flavor is extremely rich and malty with heavy booze and barrel character, and tons of caramel sweetness. Full body and soft carbonation.