Iznogud (4676) - CROATIA - JAN 9, 2018
On tap at Bar Great Harry, Brooklyn. 2015. Pours black with small tan head. Nice, bourbon, some chocolate, dried fruit, some vanilla, dark fruit in finish. Smooth. Fine carbonation. Full bodied. JPDIPSO (6296) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 7, 2018
Bottled 12/7/16. Dark brown color with a fairly stable tight bubbled, somewhat wispy looking head that eventually settles to a half inch lid of creamy, tight, dense, light tan bubbles. Fairly light aromas, with some dark malts, ash and dark caramels. Some bourbon, oak and mocha also show up a bit later. Strong flavors from the start. Quite boozy with sherry and whisky notes. Sweet layers of malt, caramel and dark chocolate. Light oily feel and fairly smooth. A little more alcohol in the flavors than what I would like to detect, but very little burn. While quite good now, A year or two more might actually mellow this one out a bitter more and make it really good. rosskyle (796) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2017
750ml bottle. Dark black color with a tan head. Chocolate plum aroma. Chocolate oak vanilla flavor. Heavy body. Smooth stout with the oak barrel coming through. Simple flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone The_Osprey (9641) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2017
November 2017 - Tasting at CBC Islington. Cork and cage bottle shared with big thanks to Leighton. As 'Allagash St. Klippenstein', 11.0%. Opaque black, foamy brown head leaves dotted lacing. Aroma is earthy, chocolate, filter coffee, spent coffee grounds. Body is light and frothy with tingly carbonation. Taste is very earthy, boozy and spicy, touch oxidised maybe, molasses, finishes with an almost 'cold' alcohol presence. Good overall. (7-4-8-3-15=3.7) Theydon_Bois (21410) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2017
Bottle split at CBC Islington, thanks to LKS, 29/11/17.
Black pour with a decent tan head.
Nose is rich malts, chocolate, dried fruits, light barrel, dates, stewed fruits.
Taste comprises rich roast, malts, spice, cocoa powder, oak, light bourbon, fruit loaf.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a moderate boost.
Ok impy presuming this has aged a bit.
dinkle50 (1583) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2017
Jet black pour with a single finger espresso head. Aroma is full of chocolate, wood and vanilla. Full bodied. Fairly dry finish, lots of dark black malts and dark chocolate. Lots of wood and barrel character. Mouth is silky smooth. Very flavorful. Tons of lace present. Scopey (16223) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2017
Bottle from LKS, shared at CBC Islington. It pours jet black with a medium tan head. The aroma is soft, sweet, earthy roast, toasty, roasted malt, coffee grounds, treacle, vanilla, rocky road and some booze. The taste is quite soft upfront, bitter - sweet, chewy malt, coffee grounds, charred wood, roasted malt, peppery spice, leather, dark chocolate, tar and a touch of acidity with a toasted spice finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Solid stuff. Cavie (4874) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2017 Bottle. Dark brown pour. Low brown bubbles on the carb. Chocolate and sour cherries on the nose. Roasty. Flavor is sweet and chocolate. Roasty notes. Nice. mR_fr0g (13977) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2017
Bottle shared at Craft Beer Co Islington 29/11/2017. Many thnaks to LKS. A dark black brown coloured pour with a halo of tan head. Aroam is semi sweet, nutty malts, light funk, booze, grape. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, marshammalow, soft roast, treacle, vanilla. Palate is semi sweet, soft, velvety, frothy. Light grainy, grape fruit, medium sweet, raisin. madmitch76 (26366) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2017
29th November 2017
Craft Islington Bottleshare, thanks to Leighton. Almost clear deep brown beer, good bubbly tan head. Palate is smooth and slightly viscous. Soft rich dark malts, mild dark chocolate and mild vanilla. Soft dark fruits underneath. Airy finish. Nice dark chocolate and vanilla.