Muggus69 (2723) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2017 Travlr (26091) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2010 750 ml bottle labeled as The Oak Podge at Churchkey in DC. ABV listed as 9%, which makes me think this is a separate beer from the Bourgogne Barrel, but I haven’t tried that one, so can’t say for sure. Poured (by Greg the beer manager) with a massive tan colored head that settled quickly and left nice lacing. Aroma had notes of licorice and caramel candied apples. Taste had emphasis on the malts with a subtle background of wood, dark cherries and figs. Long lasting finish was both dry and mildly bitter. Best beer of the night.
500mL bottle from Bucket Boys. BB NOV 2020
Pours an opaque deepest of brown bodies, holding a thin rim off espresso cream.
Vinous from the get go - sort of Oud Bruin/Flemish red feel to it with notes of balsamic, browned toast, plummy fruits, dark berries, old wood, slight funky horsey notes.
Full body, low carbonation, quite well attenuated & dry yet smooth textured, sort of tannin, mildly acidic on the finish.
There's plenty going on here - sort of starts off with a nutty malt character but then it's a free for all - charred oak, blackberry & black cherry, plum pit, earthy mulchy Pinot Noir character, Bretty woody phenolics, strong black coffee, cacao powder, lingering horse blanket on the finish with a lingering drying tannin.
Yep, more like a supercharged Oud Bruin - the beer equivalent to a funky old Burgundy - dig it but probably not everyones cup of tea...especially if they're looking for a traditional Imperial Stout. Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2017
A deep brown stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet ground cherry with light corky notes, light Brett, light lactic notes, nice and woody. In mouth, a nice caramel malt with light Brett, light lactic notes, light licorice and molasses, alcohol warmth, very nice and complex. Bottle from Bièropholie. OttBottShare March 2017. bergstaden (3180) - Røros, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2017
Olmost black with a dark off white head - Wood with some fruity aromas along with the dark malt - Dark malt body with some fruity tones with wood and berry flavour - The flavours goes into the finish - This was good Cuso (8935) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2016
Tap at Damian bottle shop. Dark brown color with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, Brett, fruit, red wine. Tast, chocolate, coffee, red vine, wood, vanilla. Tasty. Gurthnar (6199) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 19, 2016
Tap at Damian. Very intense and rich whirlwind of flavours. Lots of coffee, roast, sourness, dark fruits, prune. Also winey tartness and general woodiness. Lightly lactic. Sipper. Great beer but demanding.
Karol (952) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 17, 2016
Tapped at Damian bottleshop. Pitch black color. Thick soapy beige head. Aroma of wild cherries, alcohol, chocolate, but somehow weak. Taste is sour, fruity, chocolate. A delicacy. Excellent! HerrBierkoenig (1628) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 15, 2016
From tap at Damian Bottle Shop, Pours nice opaque dark brown liquid, medium creamy tan head, Aroma: milk chocolate, coffee liquor, sour wild notes, sour cherries, wooden notes, slightly barnyard, Taste: medium sweet, light bitter, medium sour, chocolate, coffee liquor, sour cherry, barnyard, Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, creamz mouthfee, long sour bitter aftertaste, Overall: very good, well hidden alcohol, like a mix of imperial stout and kriek, could be more complexe. SVD (2086) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2016
Bottle at home 2009 edition. Thnx Countbeer for giving me this way back... now had the time. Dark red brown beer small head. Aroma sour malt. Taste is sour malt wine chocolate, choco bitter hint. Very nice. Aged quite well. nilsas (4548) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2016mithe (1876) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 24, 2016
(tap 0,3l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma: Wineous, sourish.
Appearance: Black color. Medium, light brown head.
Taste: Medium sweet, wine, light sourish, malty.
Palate: Full body. Sticky texture. Warm, dry finish.
Overall: Interesting. Too much wine-, little stout-character.