kermis (13478) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2016 wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - JUN 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was really expecting to not like this beer since it was described as a ’Belgian’ style stout, but it really is good. It pours a very solid black body with minimal dark brown head. The aroma is really out there, tons of scents and smells from across the board that somehow work; buttery popcorn, fresh and dried figs raisins prunes black cherries etc, undiluted molasses, meaty carbon, tons more; sweet and dense, slightly smiley salty and burnt, can’t say enough about it. The flavor is to match, just so much going on its hard to find where to start. The Belgian yeast is there, but subtle, spicy, earthy, very full. The mouth feel is right on, velvety, full, complex amd lasting. The yeast gives just the perfect amount of livelyness on the palate to balance the thick oily body. This is a damn nice beer, one of block 15’s best for sure. Very unique, interesting and most of all delicious!!!
Bottle shared. Black with a ring tan head. Aroma of bourbon, big oak barrel, vanilla, chocolate, malt, molasses and toffee. Flavour is light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Svartvit (574) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle shared. Pours black with a small beige head. Full on barrel, oaky, vanilla, bourbon, spice. Over medium sweet, light bitter. Full body, medium carbonation. sjogro (4146) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2016
Shared bottle at kermis’. Black with thin tan head. Big deep roasted chocolate malts. Deep roast, nutty and coffee. Vanilla, bourbon, roasted marshmallows. Big sweet, moderate bitter. Full body, soft carbonation. Big soft carbonation, slick oily feel, big sugary as well, some spiciness. Benzai (15608) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle [from trade with Ardyexfor] @ home. Opaque pitch black color with a full sized very dark brown head that lasts for a short while. Aroma is malts, lots of chocolate, mocha, firm bourbon and some alcohol. The flavor has it too: malts, dark malts with soft roast, firm to heavy bourbon, chocolate, mocha, some alcohol. Dominating the aroma and dominating the flavor is bourbon, chocolate, mocha. Alcohol is present but it’s not your typical 15% ABV beer, it’s noticeable but never annoying, never too much. Soft mouthfeel, oily texture, soft carbonation. Awesome beer. Thanks Andy! 50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a light brown head. Chocolate bouquet. Dark roasted malts and boozy highlights. Muted oak and caramels. Somewhat bitter with a good body.
ctipping (2047) - Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2016
500 mL bottle. Black body. Thin collar. Smells of strong bourbon. Nutty malts. Milk chocolate. Tastes of milk chocolate, booze, nutty malts and oak. Pretty sweet. Quite boozy. Heavy. Low carbonation. Tasty. Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, sweet, wood. Taste is very smooth, full bodied and rich, long flavorful finish. Overall, this is exceptional, love it! Theydon_Bois (19510) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle shared at the Commons, PDX, big thanks to Luke - Sarlacc83, 09/11/14.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with moderate light tan spotting.
Nose is tangy dark fruits, spice, chocolate, earthy, chocolate balsam notes.
Taste comprises bitter dark fruit, liqourice, spice, tagny dark fruit, chocolate, charr, aniseed.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lightly warming alcohol.
Solid impy, drinks well below the ABV, nice fruit balsam effect. Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
2011 poured from tap to glass. Dark hue with creamy brown head that held a ring. Aroma is huge toffee, figs, dates, tobacco, leather, caramel, ethanol. Mouthfeel is fantastic with a full body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet (but not cloying), followed by s nice ethanol warming in the finish. Overall this vintage is amazing right now! pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2014
On draught at 6th Anniversary Party for Saraveza. 2011 vintage. Deep black color. Aroma is vanilla, caramel, and chocolate with bourbon. Taste is similar, but caramel is added to the wonderful notes. Amazing.