Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC - Clerkenwell, London. Many thanks to Seth for sharing! Pours oily black with a creamy, tan head. Aroma holds alcohol, dark malts, roasted malts, burnt toast, rich chocolate. Big sweet flavor with robust bittersweet chocolate, moderate roast, a bit of alcohol punch, brown bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation and a chewy mouthfeel. Warm finish with oily chocolate, dirt, brownies, raisins, decent roast, rich chocolate cake. Awesome. Great depth. A hell of a beer. Rasmus40 (21989) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle @ Camons tasting, courtesy of adnielsen. Black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and very bitter. Sweet and very bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily and smooth. 120712 mcberko (18967) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
12 oz. bottle, sent from doobliebop (thanks a lot, Ryan!). Pours jet black with a small light brown head. Aroma is very rich, full of bourbon barrels and dark chocolate fudge upfront, some oatmeal and dark roasted malt. Flavour is extremely rich and quite sweet, of liqueur, dark chocolate fudge, soy sauce and lots of alcohol - not much bourbon flavours, the effect from the barrel aging is quite present in the booziness and light wood flavours. The sweetness doesn’t cloy, but the alcohol burns quite a bit, though without detracting from drinkability (for a 17+% beer) or complexity. Very good, if a boozy bourbon bomb. rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle, from a trade with Heyta. Thanks alot! Pitch black beer with a nice rather lasting beige/brownish beer. Roasted malt and caramel aroma, vanilla, bourbon, woody notes, nutcreme, hazelnuts, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, tar and licorice notes, figs and raisins, some dades. Roasted licorice and vanilla flavor, lots of warming slcohol, nutcreme, figs, raisins, caramel, woody, bourbon, tar notes, chocolate, vinous, dades, cream notes, some sherry. Full bodied, with a long woody licorice finish, dades, raisins, caramel, chocolate and warming alcohol. Delicious! chrisv10 (18498) - DENMARK - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle courtesy of adnielsen. Almost black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon and vanilla. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little liquorice, vanilla, bourbon with notes of alcohol.
Benzai (16685) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle [from Secret Santa 2014, thanks to beerandblues2] @ home. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized brown head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is malts, dark malts, lovely soft bourbon and some dark fruits. Taste is intense: moderate to heavy malty, huge bourbon, slightly vanilla, lightly alcohol, dark malts, initially slightly sweet, but a quite bitter finish. Medium to full body, oily texture, medium carbonation. Great beer! brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a small tan head. Super bourbony aroma with some vanilla, oak, and dark chocolate. Very, very sweet with lots of brown sugar, molasses, and caramel. Tastes of chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, bourbon, and vanilla. The sweetness is very pronounced, and despite the alcohol content and barrel aging, not as boozy as I thought. Ferris (16508) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle - Chocolate cookies, bourbon, vanilla, caramel and a bit of alcohol. Jet black with a rich brown head. Licorice , dark roasted coffee, dark malts and bourbon alcohol. This beer smells divine, looks divine, but has an edge to it that I think needs a bit of mellowing. Still a great, beer, can’t wait to try it with a bit of age. Dedollewaitor (16387) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle. Trade with Hallinghansen. Thanks. Pours black with a small creamy beige layer. Nose is soy, roast, alcohol and coffee. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, roast, coffee , molasses and mild soy. Smooth, slick and oily. Really tasty. Alcohol is extremely well hidden. bhensonb (15757) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle from Beverages 4 Less. Fred’s the man! Pours very dark brown with a transient dark tan head. Aroma of bourbon/vanilla/oak with something unfamiliar. Full bodied +. Flavor is brown sugar, bourbon, oak and very smooth burnt malt. think chocolate also. Complex and tasty. Finishes on the sweet side, but it’s very bourbon/chocolate. Very flavorful.