WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2011
Bottle someone shared at clusterfork#3. Pours black with a tan ring. Nose is eh. Taste is full of cherries, pretty rich. Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2011
12oz bottle thanks to Thirdeye11.
Black pour with a small amount of tan head. Inviting aromas of bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate. Tastes like liquid cherry cobler; rich and creamy. This is awesome! BeerandBlues2 (13594) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours opaque with a small/medium frothy brown head, medium retention with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (roast, nutty, chocolate, dark fruit), medium hops (floral), and dark fruity esters with notes of fig, prune, heavy kettle caramelization, oak, tar, and lightly tart dark fruit. Flavor is heavy malt (roast, nutty, chocolate, dark fruit), medium hops (floral), and dark fruity esters with notes of fig, prune, heavy kettle caramelization, oak, tar, and lightly tart dark fruit. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation and a dry finish. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
(12oz, bottled Jan 8 2011, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of bourbon, roasted malt, cherries, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavor of cherry, chocolate, bourbon, roasted malt, raisins, and oak. noturdadsbeer (25) - centennial, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Opened at Euclid Hall, from bottle, into a Snifter for maximum breathability.
A: Pours black into the snifter with a chocolate brown head that quickly falls. Lacing is low and fades fast, just like the head.
S: Cherries! The beer smells like a blast of carmalized malts and twizzlers. Amazing how much the cherries from the aging comes off. The malts are sweet and carmalized from the sugar added and its a very inviting beer. The aroma is heavy and lasting and man is it a great nose.
T: Its quite a rich stout with cherry sweetness and carmal up front on the palate. The finish is very long and doesn’t fall flacid. Deep coffee tons lightened by the cherries makes this a pleasure to drink. Its not nearly as large as Mephistopheles with roasted/burnt malt but its still present.
M: Has low carbination and isn’t very heavy. I like this. Its a very rich and powerful stout but you don’t feel the weight of the malts which is pleasent. The alcohol is very well masked and doesn’t come across boozy. Its very balanced yet still way powerful. Can’t wait to see how this thing ages.
D: I wish they brewed this beer yearly. It’s outstanding. I think should be aged for a least a year but probably 3 to 4 before being cracked again. Its a beer for a cold night or celebration. I wish they sold more than 6 bottles per person because I would have got 5 cases.
Camons (12671) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle @ private beer tasting, Denver. Thanks to Adnielsen. Pours black with a shortlasting tan head wich setles into a ring along the glass sides. Aroma of oak, coffee, chocolate, smoke, toffee, cherries. Taste is roasted malty, tart cherries, coffee, oak, vanilla, coconut, soy, bourbon, just layers upon layers of taste. Medium body, low carbonation, alchohol very well hidden. Very delightfull beer, just wich i could get some more. 090311 dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Huge thanks to daknole! Bottle pours deep brown/black with hints of red all underneath a beige head. Aroma shows notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon and sour cherries. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of brown sugar, cinnamon, smoke, more bourbon, salted caramel, and oak. Overall body is full, viscous and delicious. deyholla (11718) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle thanks to DDDDDoodler! Surprised to see this listed as an IS. Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma has a roasted malt, coffee and dark grain note with some sour cherries that meld surprisingly well with the roasted malts. Flavor is full of roasted malts and dark grains but has a growing sour cherry note that is quite nice. Surprisingly drinkable. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Dark brown pour with reddish edges and a tan head. Peaty molasses, bourbon, oak,salted caramel, butter cookies, fucking crazy aroma. And the flavor! WOW! Flavor is tart, sweet, toffee, saltwater taffy, espresso, heath bar, fruitcake. Holy shit this beer is simply insane. brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
A: This beer pours a very dark brown, nearing black, with an off-white head.
S: Wood is front and center right from the beginning. Sweet cherries follow and there’s tons of vanilla and bourbon notes to go with it. A really smooth and luxurious aroma to this beer that is just great.
T: An awesome bourbon and barrel aroma. Plenty of oak and vanilla, caramel, molasses, and maple syrup all come to mind. The beer itself provides just a touch of roast and chocolate. The cherries are great and just have a subtle tartness to them.
M: The body is medium to full with a smooth, low carbonation.
D: I’d say only Sui Generis is better of the barrel series from Avery. This was just fantastic.