Franckg (1981) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2018 Bouteille datée du 31/12/2015, bue après 26 mois. Robe brune très foncée et opaque en verre et surmontée d'un petit col de mousse beige et dense. Arômes de bourbon bien vanillé, malt torréfié et caramélisé, pruneau, chocolat au lait, bois avec son écorce, confit de mûres. En bouche, malt torréfié et bourbon doux et boisé, vanille, chocolat au lait, petits fruits confits, traces d'anis et pruneau et une bonne amertume de bois de chêne. Beau mélange des saveurs, le haut taux d'alcool est pratiquement imperceptible. Texture velouté et corps moyen à rond. Bacchus66 (1162) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2018
Tap, Hive. Lots going on here... dark brown, nearly black with a creamy beige head and excellent lacing. Sweet malt, caramel, bourbon, cocoa, yeasty, oak. Full bodied with low carbonation. Good balance n the finish of hops, dark malt and bourbon flavors. What's not to like about this, it has everything - delicious. SHIG (5321) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 19, 2018
Bottle thanks to duchammer: Poured a reddish brown with tan head. Aroma is sweet malty and alcohol. Taste is sweet malts light coffee. Tmoney99 (15312) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2018
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Pours clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that was lasting with good lacing. Medium to heavy toasted dark chocolate, yeast, coconut and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid porter. stevoj (6015) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2018
Small pour at Beercraft. Dark and inviting, sweet, yeasty and boozy. Dark brown, small ring of beige head. Aroma starts out yeasty, booze comes in from the barrels. Taste follows the Belgian pattern, and the barrels add some nice accents all the way around. Nothing amiss here. Damn near perfect.
alexsdad06 (11556) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2018
750 ml bottle shared with Tmoney99 and the Nine Giant crew. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have mild plus roasted malts, powdery Belgian chocolate, some fruity esters from the Trappist yeast, no sign of the abv, good but a bit soft for the 11%. Iznogud (5056) - 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 (6317) - 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 (830) - 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 (9999) - 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)