Turtles (2645) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2016
355ml bottle from Systembolaget, bought in August 2015. Deep black with a creamy beige head, rich lacing. Creamy, intense aroma, vanilla, roasted malt, caramel, oak barrels. Thick, full-bodied, chewy, mid-sweet mouthfeel. Strong and deep taste, full throttle from the first sip. Sweet chocolate, butterscotch, vanilla, bourbon, oak barrels and coffee. Really creamy and smooth warming finish. Hides the great abv of nearly 17% very well! drpimento (3628) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Don’t pick up much of the bourbon in the aroma, but it really comes through in a balanced aesthetic way in the flavor. Everything works here. Not just a strong stout, but an imperial, and you know it. Yet, it’s sooo smooth and almost easy drinking. Hope I can find more locally. Thechasm442 (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Bottled February 24 2017. Let black with an average tan head. Aroma is huge chocolate and vanilla. Cocoa, oak, and a little bourbon barrel. Really nice. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, and bourbon. Cocoa, dark roasted malts, oak barrel, and mild coffee are there too. It finishes with brown sugar like sweetness that blends with the cocoa and vanilla perfectly. Thick overall and only slightly hot, but alcohol well hidden. Finishes slightly sticky. Turkjerkey (3) - - JUN 27, 2017 does not count
S: bourbon, smoke, molasses
A: jet black, reddish brown head
P: silky, boozy,
T: smoke chocolate bourbon
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Pours dark brown/black with a short and tight tan/light brown head. Smells of vanilla, oak, chocolate, caramel, rum, and even a hint of green (green apple, fennel, sage). Tastes initially of deep, dark chocolate and roasted malt, which makes its way to a finish of vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, espresso, rum, and oak.
soyorganic (307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2012
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, toffee and hops. But lets get to the taste: vinous thickness with a lovely prune-bourbon taste with a complement of hop bitterness. Alcohol is not as noticeable as expected, however it seems to be making my tongue sort of numb. This beer is divine, a sweet yet hoppy stout aged in bourbon barrels. The aftertaste is so complex. YES! toxichop (597) - South Gate, California, USA - MAY 5, 2012
P: Jet black with a bit of a brown head, some lacing sticks around. A: Vanilla, bourbon, oak, cinammon. T: Sweet vanilla, brown sugar, mollasses, bourbon, and a hint of cherry. The sweetness and the bourbon seems to play well together here. M: Full bodied, low carbonation, goes down warm. O: This is crazy fucking good, I love that neither the sweetness or the bourbon slap you. 17.42 ABV? Really? I dont get it here. onceblind (9627) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Inky black pour from the bottle; no light coming through the liquid at all..rocky dark beige head. Smell is sublime, with notes of bakers chocolate, espresso grounds, caramel, raisin, sweet dark licorice, brown sugar, vanilla-tinged-oak, and a bourbony boozy tone. Flavor is huge, as expected. A little too warm, but the fact that it’s chuck full of flavor helps it ease down the throat...its not boozy for the sake of boozy. Rich sweet dark chocolate tones on the palate first, some fig/raisin dark fruitiness, with a little tone of roasted coffee, some brown sugar, earthy licorice, caramel, a little bit of boozy vanilla, a twang of oak, and a mellow but warming bourbon ending. Rich and satisfying, however, a little too much on the body and booze after a while. Had trouble finishing the last 5oz of a 12oz bottle. Maybe just too sweet? I dunno. It’s a lot to finish. Share with a friend! aleph (231) - - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle @ Hamilton’s. Oily black pour, coffee tan head, viscous. Molasses hit strong, bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate, oak, hints of dark fruit. Alcohol well hidden aside from a burn, body is thick. Top of its class. Tmoney99 (14455) - 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.