appgrad22 (29) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had a side by side on Black Tuesday, chocolate rain, and grey Monday. This is by far the best of the three. Still sweet, but not to bad. Very delicious.
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ebone1988 (340) - Wyoming, 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 (2826) - 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 (1770) - 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 (702) - 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 (2777) - 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 (3139) - 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 (6844) - 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 (2164) - 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 (3275) - 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 (1286) - 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.