Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle at Pspsø’s - Thanks. Pitch black - nice brown head. High high malty, light wooden/bourbon notes, ok alcoholic to cut through the sweetness, rather high sweetness, cocoa, nice hoppy, fresh hoppy notes, dry malty notes, oiley texture, chocolate, warming finish. Nice. Ratman197 (15100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2012
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small l;asting brown head. Aromas of bourbon, dark chocolate, alcohol, oak, roastiness, licorice and dark fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, licorice, dark fruit, light roastiness and light coffee with a smooth warming lingering dark chocolate finish. DSG (15035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. 2014 bottle, 14.83%. Black with a nice brown head. Lovely aroma of bourbon, wood, lots of dark chocolate, cocoa, roast and some vanilla. Sweet flavor with chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, wood, a fruity note and a slightly boozy finish. Great full thick mouthfeel. Tmoney99 (14752) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with a moderate to large frothy brown head that lasted and produced sticky layers excellent lacing. Heavy roasted malt, licorice, dark fruit and woody bourbon aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy complex dark sweet stout flavor with a heavy smooth dark fruit bourbon woody finish. Very well balanced complex barrel stout. This is a standout beer.
kermis (14180) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle shared at Freshcraft Denver with iphonephan and jmgreenuk. Pours near black with a brown ring head. Aroma is super sweet and boozy before even lifting the glass from the table. Closer up there’s bourbon/vanilla along with rich chocolate, soft roast, molasses, toffee and fudge. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Thick syrupy and sticky mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Nice brew!
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Draft, SNallygaster. Minimal brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some milk chocolate, light roast. Taste is sweet, caramel, Bourbon, some milk chocolate. Sticky mfull body, low carbonation. Stuu666 (14100) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, coffee, toffee, taste is sweet, chocolate, rich, fruity. BeerandBlues2 (13642) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours opaque with a large, creamy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is oak, dark chocolate, roast and coffee malt, bourbon, dates, figs, prunes, and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with sweet oak, bourbon, vanilla, velvety chocolate, dark fruits and a sweet finish palate that finishes dry and spicy. Full body, high warmth and medium carbonation. crossovert (13413) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
For such a big beer this one is remarkably drinkable. Boozy but not over the top. Smooth and drinkable. Awesome. Dogbrick (13389) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Sample at the Central OH BA Tasting at From The Vine on 06/02/2012: Pours an inky black color with a medium thin tan head that recedes steadily to a dense film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of charred malt, dark chocolate and bourbon. Rich and smooth body with a nicely balanced bourbon character with notes of dark malt, chocolate, vanilla and hops. The finish is somewhat boozy with a lingering oaky aftertaste. Good beer all around.