Tmoney99 (15226) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear dark brown color with a moderate frothy tan head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Medium toasted malt with a small bourbon alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy bourbon sweet finish of medium to long duration. This is a solid beer. alexsdad06 (11393) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2017
750 ml bottle shared with Tmoney99 and the Dutch’s crew. Pours a dark cola brown to black color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, roasted malt, mild barrel notes, seems a hint tart but that is my fault for sitting on this, I’m sure this would have been a standout fresh. Leighton (23107) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle shared during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours oily dark brown with a creamy, beige head. Rich and decadent, with notes of alcohol, torched wood, dark chocolate, baking cocoa. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with thick chocolate, more bittersweet baking cocoa. Very solid. djd07 (16461) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong cocoa, bourbon, wood. Slick body, roast, cocoa, wood, dry finish, very good. Benzai (17000) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Opaque pitch black color, average sized brown head. Aroma is malts, dark malts, lightly bourbon. Taste malts, some bourbon, quite bitter. Malts and dark fruits combined provide a nice flavor. Medium body and average carbonation.
DutchDrebus (6376) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle @ benzai. Pitch black with a medium sized brown head. Smells chocolate, roasty, cocoa. Tastes cocoa, loads of chocolate. Slightly iron in the aftertaste. Full body, soft carbo. kermis (15164) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
Bottle shared at THT. Very dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of fudge, bourbon/vanilla, oak, chocolate, toffee and malt. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Gets harder to drink the more you drink of it. deanso (10356) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - APR 29, 2016
75cl bottle shared at April THT.
Thin ring tan head. Clear black pour. Bourbon and coffee in the aftertaste. Very good koleminer20 (4261) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this one over at Chris’s house on March 26 for a beer and smoked meats get together. The pour is a nice dark black, but there is a noticeable lack of carbonation. It pours like a thin oil, no head to be found, and comes off as a little thin for it. The aroma is huge on the malts. There is a little dark cocoa and some heavy licorice here. It’s almost a fruity licorice, there’s so much. The bourbon is definitely present, but doesn’t add an oakiness or vanilla note. The flavor is a little off. There is a strong malt and a ton of licorice, so it’s hard to ignore them. There is a little bit of a tartness to the flavor. Like a sharp dark fruit. There is definitely some alcohol and a little bit of a bourbon zing. The mouth feel is flat and thin. It’s watery with no carbonation and it just falls off the tongue with speed. The aftertaste is lingeringly boozy and dominated by bitter brewer’s licorice. It’s intense, but not at all what I was hoping for from the touted Block 15. Minderbinder (3468) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
Pours black with no head. Minimal to no lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, booze. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Very nice. [Secret DrunkCory-coded notes]