dfinney23 (1418) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee and chocolate, honey sweetness, vanilla and oak bourbon barrel, dark fruit, somehow all balanced in deep, dark deliciousness. Yummy.
mar (4653) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a khaki head. Nose is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, sweet, alcohol and vanilla. Chewy palate, molasses, honey, coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.
Jow (1862) - New York, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Spuyten as part of The Big Woody. Pours jet black with no head and some brown lacing. Nose if chocolate, and some honey sweetness. Tastes much of the same chocolate, some espresso, honey, light oak, and some bourbon notes more on finish as well. Alcohol is well hidden but these big beers catch up with me later in the day.
jhamp9 (944) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near black pour with a creamy khaki head and nice lacing. Nose is sweet figs, raisin, chocolate, vanilla, and wood. Bourbon is evident in the taste along with chocolate, wood, and dark fruits. Lasting roasty aftertaste. Palate is dry and a little chalky. Bit of alcohol warmth. Good beer.
vtafro (2450) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Black pour with tan. Honey, bourbon and sweet aromas. Very sweet honey flavor, almost Belgian sweetness, barreling is almost not apparent.
markextrae (680) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared bottle. poured a black colour with a nice mocha head. chocolate, vanilla, coffee, sweet sugar (could be the honey), dark fruits, plums, even some peppers?, mouthfeel is a bit to sweet for it’s style (for me). could have had some more age on the barrels if you ask me. the bourbon is a bit to hidden.
TizzleJizzle (527) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured an opaque jet black with a thin khaki top, minimal lacing. Sweet taste, slight vanilla, subtle boozy flavor, with a dark roast finish. Low-medium carb, medium body. Alcohol is hidden very well. Quite buzzed after one
Hansen (6196) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
well, its great, but I have had too many of these black stouts, barrel aged, honey added and so on. But its still good. Dark brown, almost black. Has a light brown head, mostly l asting. Aroma has lots of dark notes, sweet roasted barley, faint vanilla, whisky, soy-sauce and perhaps coffee and chocolate.
Zita (4275) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light burnt butter and wood,black, brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,
kristerbladh (8) - - FEB 8, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from bottle in tulip, slightly less than room temperature. Brown head, lots of chocolate on the nose. Winous taste, feeling the barrel. Bitterness comes in afterwards.