anders37 (26878) - 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 (25752) - 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 (25321) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
16th August 2016Leighton (22027) - 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. fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2017
Mooch tasting at Matt's
Theydon_Bois (20450) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Dark brown color. Some aroma of alcohol, chocolate, cinnamon, allspice. Moderately sweet, strong alcohol punch, chocolate, some cinnamon.
Quite good, necessarily unbalanced.
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.
mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2017
12 oz. bottle, sent from wchesser (thanks a lot, Will!), pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is very complex, with bourbon barrels, chilis, cinnamon and a little vanilla. Flavour is rather smoky, with bourbon barrels, chilis, and cinnamon. Lots of heat, but pleasantly so. Finishes lightly smoky and bourbony. Excellent. Oakes (18517) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2017
Dark brown. The aroma is alcoholic, with a little bit of chocolate. Sweet, chocolate, with a light chile. Fairly rich, with sweet chocolate, and a little bit of spicy, chile burn in the finish. jtclockwork (17070) - , 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 (16633) - 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.