HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Map Room 20th Anniversary Party. Served very cold in a mini nonic water glass. Appears to be an 8 ounce pour. Very still in the glass, no head. Dark chocolate brown color. Aroma is molasses, brown sugar, and faint bourbon. Taste is sweet up front thin brown sugar in the middle and then boozy and coffee-like on the finish. Very smooth and not nearly as hot and chewey as I had expected bits blended together very well. The vanilla bean is fagrant and shows up at end, too. As anticipated, the flavors are becoming more prominent as the glass warms. So well blended, this is tasty.
callmemickey (3498) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown-black body, thin tan lacing, traces of lacing. Rich brownie, fudge, caramel, vanilla, light boozy bourbon, cream, and light earth. Full bodied with silky carbonation, a ton of residual sweetness, and a lingering finish.
PhillyCraft (3790) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2015 Bottle shared by Mike, pours sticky brown black color with small head. Notes of caramel, vanilla, chocolate, syrup, and molasses. Pretty sticky and sweet. Aroma is awesome but maybe a touch too rich with Bourbon. Residual sugars left behind in mouth.
jredmond (6071) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at bills courtesy of Mike. Pours a deep brown body with bright tan lacing. Mouthfeel is aggressive and sweet with notes of melted fudge brownie, tons of sugar and marshmallow. Vanilla syrup and candy. Not a ton of bourbon actually. Too sweet, but still a delightful punch to the face.
Meilby (8971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ CBC 2015, Green Session, København
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, vanilla, coffee, cocoa and oak. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, roasted, oak, vanilla, chocolate and cocoa finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.
bursprak (1179) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ CBC 2015, green session. Black with a light tan head. Nose has vanilla, soy sauce and some caramel. Taste is sweet, vanilla fudge, caramel ice cream, dark dried fruits, molasses and some cinnamon.
VastActiv (3742) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at CBC 2015, Copenhagen. Originally rated 20150502. Colour is black with slightly brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Vanilla, coffee, some sweetness, chocolate and roasted malts. Very soft and drinkable.
vjohans (379) - SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@green cbc 2015
alcohol, coffee, chocolate, ridiculous sweet, unbalanced. intense. highly overrtated
brnandersen (2417) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught sample at CBC 2015. Pitch black with a thin, tanned head. Roasted aroma with dark malts, vanilla, chocolate, coffee and bourbon barrel. Taste is sweet and roasted. Full body with an oily texture, Finishes lasting bitter-roasted with dark malts, fruits, vanilla and bourbon barrel. Some alcohol dense notes. Excellent, rich Stout.
martin00sr (1471) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @CBC15. Valiantly foraged by MrOrla. Oily black, small light tan head. Thick cocoa and vanilla aroma. Sweetish cocoa and vanilla flavor, piercing coffee like bitterness. Lovely boozy. Long, sticky sweet finish. Good stuff.
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAY 4, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow this was great. Still a nice sweetness. Lots of vanilla and oak. What an easy drinking beer.
First drank: DLD 2014
Second drink: DLD 2015