kraddel (7839) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2015
B2, thnx to dennis. Pours black, good , bit dark head. Smell is intense,coffee ,roast, chocolate,bitter, bit boozy.
Taste is rich,dark malts , chocolate , bit booze , some oak. Very graibt. Lovely ! Good mouthfeel oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2015
[email protected]ineedbeer (2148) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Lambic, Brussels. Black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is liquorice, some fruits, mild chocolate, alcohol and some slight wooden notes as well. Flavour is very similar, with the liquorice, alcohol and sweetish wooden notes making a good and tasty base for it.
2014 vintage courtesy of Snuffy.
Aroma is really barrel forward and somewhat boozy. Quite a bit of cognac with light oak. Moderate chocolate notes with some light roast.
Pours black with a fairly thick, somewhat small, dark mocha head that recedes to a thin film in the middle and along the edges. No lacing and moderate legs.
Flavor is somewhat roasty with some light caramel notes. Moderate dark chocolate. Light oak with moderate alcohol notes. Some moderately strong, but nice cognac character. A bit boozy. Some medium bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium low carbonation. Medium low astringency and medium alcohol warmth.
Overall, a big, boozy stout with a lot of cognac character. Decent malt notes, but the barrel character overwhelms. knickskicks (1162) - - JUL 11, 2015
Black pour, dark brown head. Nose is chocolate brownie, cognac, vanilla, very light ash. Taste is chocolate, cognac, peat, ash, smokey, umami on the finish. Creamy mouthfeel. fiulijn (20411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2015
Tasting at Matt’s, bottle 0432/2100, vintage 2014
crazy_cat_lady (542) - - JUL 4, 2015
Black color with small head. Smells like a primitive imperial stout, roasted malts and a lot of phenol, but wait till the taste to feel the huge phenol wave; there are hints of chocolate and tobacco, and the boozy barrel aging. Burning final.
Very messy and clumsy.
Reserve bottle at the brewpub. Aromas of oak, dark chocolate and cherries, very rich aroma. Very dark with big bubbled head. Roasty coffee with woody undertones, hints if dark chocolate and cherries. Wow I had forgotten how great this beer is. mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
500mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours black with a small beige head. Aroma brings out loads of cognac upfront, perfumey notes and booze. Flavour is really big and decadent, with loads of cognac upfront, some booze, and an oily slick palate. For a BA impie, it’s all cognac with nothing else. Not overly complex. Finishes with a big alcohol, liqueur burn. Good stuff for what it is, but it’s not elegant in any way. 77ships (9638) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2015
250 ml. draft @ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Black, very dark brown, quickly fading to a small layer, very deep mocha coffee head. Nose is huge on big roasted malts, big umami & very big spirit quality, lots of boozy, spirit, cognac I suppose and oak. Taste is very bitter, big roasted malts, soy sauce that almost carries a brine quality, giving it an almost fish sauce note, heavy spirit / cognac / booze layered on top, after a while some bitter mocha ice cream qualities become apparent, bitter mocha, very big on the roast, bitter spirit, oak barrel, huge on the alcohol & spirit, intense lingering roast, aftertaste, lingers on & on, very much a sipper,… There are RIS that taste like candy for adults & there is the ones that taste heavy of umami / roast / spirits etc. I prefer the first kind & this one is of the second kin, as it warms up you do get some mocha ice cream sweetness but the bitter roast still heavily dominates your pallet. Very intense & a very slow sipper but not necessarily in the way that I prefer it but enjoyable & respectable all the same. kbudd19 (1009) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
2014 Bottle from Pat, thanks my friend! Appearance is oily black with a nice layer of mocha head. Aroma is chalk full of cognac barrel, with hints of vanilla, marshmellows, and ash, fantastic smelling stuff. Taste is ash, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, and marshmellow. Really great stuff, I was surprised that the taste didn’t have as much barrel treatment as the aroma suggested, that being said I really like the balance here, lots of charcoal roast mixed in with subtle hints of oak and vanilla, really smooth finish, wow, well done Bellwoods. TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
500 mL bottle. Best IS in Ontario. Powerful with lots of subtleties. If only it were easier to get . . .