anders37 (26699) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2016
Bottle @ Rare Beer Breakfast 2016. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel woody bourbon aroma. Roasted malty chocolate woody vanilla flavor with hints of chili. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate bourbon vanilla finish. Travlr (25250) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2016 Bottle at Churchkey. Black color, beige head. Aroma of spiced cocoa. Taste has chocolate, peppers, black pepper. Tasty. madmitch76 (25004) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
16th August 2016Leighton (21489) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Level 42 Bottleshare. Thanks to Leighton. Almost clear brown beer, thin pale tan head. Soft smooth palate. Soft dark malts, dry. Spice. Fruity bourbon and vanilla. Modest dark chocolate. Mild coffee. Spicy boozy finish. Rich and well integrated but not outstanding.
Bottle shared in London - bought in the US. Pours rich, clear black-brown with a creamy, tan head. Big burnt wood, baking cocoa, some dried fruits, vanilla, scorched earth. Medium to big sweet flavour with oily, gooey chocolate, raisins, some burnt wood, earth, alcohol. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Warming finish with further chocolate notes, alcohol, roast, dried berries, mild chili burn. Punchy stuff. Nice depth. Theydon_Bois (19729) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle split at Level 42, thanks to LKS, 16/08/16.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent beige head.
Nose is coffee grinds, spice, light charr, tofeee, cocoa powder, fruit esters.
Taste comprises coffee, toffee, caramel, sweet stewed fruits, charr, roast.
Full body, fine carbonation, light peppery spice and a rising boost in the close.
Decent enough impy but not top draw.
jtclockwork (16690) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2016 Bottle - pours black tan head - nose/taste of cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate, chilli peppers, bourbon and oak - medium body brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 6, 2017
On tap @ Strong Ale Fest 2016. Extremely dark brown beer with a thin khaki head. Not the greatest...kind of the typical Avery high boost mess. Has some nice qualities from the adjuncts, particularly the vanilla and cacao. Get sort of a dusty cinnamon thing going on. Decent amount of oak, lots of bourbon, and strong vanilla. Big time sweetness and certainly on the boozy side. bhensonb (15342) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle from Bine &n Vine. Pours dark brown with a transient, fizzy tan head. Aroma is cinnamon over dark treacle with a hint of chili. Near full bodied. Flavor is dark treacle, chocolate, bourbon, cinnamon and warming chili. The alcohol is well hidden. It is very warming - both alcohol and chili I suspect. Strong flavors, not dry, but pretty interesting with a good flavor profile. Scopey (14990) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle care of Leighton. It pours darkest brown with a small tan head. The aroma is rich, bitter - sweet, big vanilla, toasted coconut, bourbon, cocoa, bounty bar and dried fruits. The taste is smooth, rich roasted malt, chilli spice, vanilla, bourbon, toasted coconut, dried fruit, unctuous, toffee, icing sugar with a rich, sweet, warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth - feel. A bit full - on and sweet, but overall decent. Ratman197 (14964) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, vanilla, bourbon, fruitiness and chilies. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, light bourbon and light chilies with a smooth lingering fruity chocolate finish.