nimbleprop (8476) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2012
375ml bottle pours an oily, opaque black with some creamy, beige head. Nose is big, smokey, light rubber, malt, cherry, a little celery. Flavor is sweet, caramel, chocolate, coffee, burnt malt, toast, light cherry, strong red grapes, rum, a little mushroom. Full bodied but smooth finish. Travlr (25277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle courtesy of nimbleprop, thank you sir! Brown color, beige large bubble head. Aroma of red wine tannins and ruby port. Taste is dry and tannic with bitter cocoa, subtle vanilla. Delicious. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
375mL thanks to nimbleprop. Muddy deep sepia pour. Weaker tan foam. Nose is very intense umami, savory, salty, soy, powerful red wine barrel perhaps. Taste is where it shines : bitter rather than sweet, coconut, toasted walnut, lemon acid, acid dark chocolate, pistachio. Palate thinner, acidic, easy to drink. Liked this a lot. Thanks Mac! Grovlam (4252) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2012
37.5cl bottle. Batch 100. Small light bubbly beige head that mostly dimished. Spare display of lacework. Pitch black color. Aroma of wood, liquorish, roasted malt, dried fruit, coffee. Very smooth malty over the palate. Extremely nice. Full bodied with a soft carbonation. Heavy sweet with some counter bitterness. Lingering wood and liquorish coffee finish. gunnfryd (14985) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is oak, citrus, vanilla, lime, bourbon, alcohol, hop. Flavour is oak, citrus, vanilla, lime, bourbon, alcohol, hop. Full body. Very nice beer.
madmitch76 (25009) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2012
12th November 2010Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2011
Very dark brown beer, tiny tan head. Dry palate, airy. Tangy sourish wood. Sweet emulsion paint. A little coca cola and lactose sweetness. Finishes semi dry and airy. Unusual. Nice.
Bottle: Batch 100:
Thank you kindly sir Lassem!
A good and pretty vast medium brown head, changes slow into a good brown lacing, on top of a black beer.
Smell roasted coffee, lots of coffee, roasted (almost burned) malts, soft smooth liquorice, roasted wood, some toffee and alcohol all blended in a good mix. After a while the smell gets even better: even some dark fruits, dark sweet, flowers and peat that comes free.
Taste coffee, roasted wood, good bitter, liquorice wood, roasted coffee, roasted/buned oak, earth, light vanilla, peat, something light light whiskey-a-like and spices (guess it’s the alcohol).
The alcohol is present but in a good way, it spices up the beer and the sweetness seems to blend/vanish perfectly into a more spiced coffee bitter imperial stout.
Good bitter coffee light whiskey ish aftertaste.
Low carbo, soft light dry mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.
A damn good, spicy and smooth imperial stout. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2011
37.5 cl bottle. Dark brown with tan froth. Nose is tar, licorice, chocolate mint and smoke. Medium to full body, oily with a buzz and a tang. Taste is green plum, chocolate, cognac, espresso and lime. Almost vinous. A potent brew that walks the line between burnt and sweet reminding me more of a Foreign Stout. BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2011
[375ml bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk] Pours very black with a cream-coloured fluffy head. Quite an odd bourbon nose with some coffee, tobacco and dark malts. Oaky on the palate, some general woodiness to match the bourbon, and some sourness as well. Hefty alcohol finish. I’m not a fan of bourbon aged beers, I found this one pretty strange even considering – although with only 120 bottles made, certainly lucky to try some  Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2011
bottle at cgarvieuk - 12 Mar 2011
dark brown/black w/ thick tan head
can’t understand the label but this definitely smells like a bourbon barrel beer. some rich chocolate and sweet alcohol/bourbon
med/thin body and mildly fizzy
wow, i wasn’t ready for the oaky taste in this beer. i’ve never had a beer w/ this much and this distinct oak. i don’t really find the bourbon in the flavour. there is some kind of woody taste that i love, that i recognize, but that i can’t place.
of course, once i realized this was a bourbon STOUT that changes things. i certainly thin bourbon goes better with a barley wine but i like the aroma of bourbon on this and the stouty woody taste