jsquire (5573) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2020 Out of a waxed can. Black color with a short lived beige head that shrank to nothing. Great bourbon barrel nose with lots of alcohol and ripe fruit. So rich. So much chocolate, vanilla, molasses, cherries, toffee, bourbon and oak. Lots of alcohol. Great finish. So good. PhillyCraft (11269) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2020 Missed check-in from back in the day. batch 1 bottle at Eric's during the Don Q share. Pours a dark cola color with a smaller beige head. Notes are rich cognac barrel, fig, prunes, plum, vanilla, toffee, and sticky raisins. Rich and warming in the chest with a boozy finish. Klimaet (3652) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2020 Bottle, batch 2. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head. Notes of vanilla, booze, caramel, lightly bitter, bready. Super awesome. piwnanuta (1051) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 21, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2019 pite jakiś czas temu. uzupełnienie profilu. Ocena przepisana z utpd. Miłego dnia. neongolden (3142) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2019
UPDATED: APR 30, 2019 (375ml 2017 bottle shared @ Nische's tasting, thanks Otso!) Pours clear deep mahogany with a tiny tan head. Rich notes of dark rye bread, toffee, molasses, deep wood and heavy grape and cognac accents, dates, touch oxidized but I think it’s the barrel. Quite sweet up front, very high flavour concentration but not cloyingly sugary either. Massive into the finish, with a long cognac aftertaste, some toasty nutty roast and spent coffee in there but still above lightly sweet. Full viscous body with very soft carbonation and no real alcohol. Big indulgent beer, the barrel is very sympathetic to the base here and integrates well; only after having variants does one fully appreciate how much it's doing. Super sipper.
Werckmeister (5789) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 13, 2019
UPDATED: APR 13, 2019 0,375l bottle at Nisches tasting, thanks for sharing. almost black color, very small tan head. smells of marzipan, cognac, oxidized, light soy, dried fruits, very nice smell. full body, no carbonation, oily mouthfeel. tastes of marzipan, nutty, wood, molasses, cognac, light oxidized, honey. finishes light to medium sweet with notes of wood, molasses and some marzipan notes. very nice one, gets quite heavy once it warms up.
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fiulijn (25635) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2018
Bottle at Black Christmas 2018; according to Sergiy it's batch #2, vintage 2014, 4 years oldbeerplace (5048) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2018
Hazy amber colour. Incredibly rich malt and toffee flavour, sweet, thick and oily. Nutty finish, macadamia nuts.
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2018 During Black Christmas 2018. Batch #2, 2014. Hazy copper. Caramel, barrel, quite sweet aroma. Good one. Gerbeer (5482) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2018 750 ml bottle. Pours mahogany with moderate head. Aromas of toffee, sweet orange and caramel malts. Sweet sticky rich flavors of same. Wunderbar. MrOrla (4898) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2018
Bottle. Pours deep brown/black with a small tan head. Aroma is heavy cognac, loads wood, caramel - toasted toffee, vinous, slight licorice notes, ryebread. Taste is super creamy, loads of deep toffee and deep barrel - Ryebred and wood, maby a hint of dark fruits. Good stuff.