ciocanelu (2539) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 10, 2017
Black color with dark brown head. Aroma has slightly acidic coffee, even a bit green with some bourbon in the background. Taste is sweet at first, fudgy, continues with sweetened coffee and bourbon, a hint of green coffee bitterness on the finish. Full bodied, medium carbonation. Really nice variation of the base beer, adds a nice flavor complexity. mariuspoenari (2692) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2017
UPDATED: APR 20, 2017 Bottle shared at a tasting. Very dark brown pour with a tan head. Easily identifiable as a speedway stout, with notes of brewed coffee, molasses, light licorice, chocolate, toffee and a ton of bourbon notes and vanilla on top of a light cherry bitterness. Well balanced flavours, a bit too boozy, though. Andrew196 (1903) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Tap from the source (cask) - Aroma was nice, raisin heavy, rye, wood, bourbon, tobacco chaw. Pours black with a rich, deep tan head. Somewhat flat, too mellow on the tongue. Creamy as all get out but too soft. Cherry, chocolate, fudge and bourbon.....just came across as imbalanced and disconnected to me. Maybe this isn’t as good on cask...not sure, but I was not impressed. d_julien (11) - Laval, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2017
Acheté au Vermont, partagé avec mon grand ami Simon. Bière bien balancé, rend honneur à son niveau d’alcool. Réputation légèrement surfaite à mon avis ... Oktobrfestgirl (17) - GERMANY - FEB 9, 2017
Really great mild bourbon flavor. Does exactly what it should do- excellent execution. The bottle is from 2012, tried it in February 2017. Really nice. Really drinkable. Solid!
Ritzn (1412) - GERMANY - FEB 9, 2017
Black with little brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, slight candle wax, phenols, rum like aromas, slight smoke. Taste is sweet dark chocolate with little smokey touch and bitter finish. Only a very very little spicy in the finish. It is so incredibly smooth and drinkable, like hot chocolate or something with a little carbonation. This is it! New top 1 for me! Beerhunter111 (20490) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2017
75cl bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of strong dark malt, alcohol, red fruits, wood, some vanilla. Taste of strong sweet dark malt, chocolate, vanilla, wood, bourbon, really nice, enjoy it! fiery_1 (1180) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2017
750ml bottle @ Alex’s. Pours an opaque black with a thin brown head. Nose is sweet bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Flavour is vanilla, some licorice, chocolate and bourbon. Overall this is very smooth and tasty.
beerplace (1702) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2017
750ml bottle (thx, Jonatahan G.!) at Alex’s. Vintage 2015. Pours a dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma is sweet with bourbon, coffee and leather notes. Taste is the same, still boozy. Very good. fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2017
Sergey’s hunt; winter 2015
Black color. Loads of phenol in the aroma, then roasted malts, burning alcohol. Medium body strength; nice chocolate flavor, hints of liquorice and coffee, tobacco and bourbon, but also very burning alcohol. The roasted liquorice in the final doesn’t really fit for me.