otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2011murran (638) - - MAY 26, 2017
Appearance: black with a creamy khaki head which fades into a thin film with a broken collar. Swirls with khaki creamy lace resembling whipped coffee ice cream. Beautiful.
Nose: dark fruits, dark moist raisiny breads. Meaty prunes and dried raisins. Maraschino cherries. Black licorice root. Smoky in the back with a mix of smoked barbeque and peat. Anise. Rooty.
Palate: clean with breads and meaty dark pitted fruits. Dry smoky woody finish. Fudge weaves in and out while a soft frothy mouthfeel delights. Smoky peaty wood. Black root licorice. Starts to grow a bit of tartness – black cherries and unsweetened dried cranberries.
Final Thoughts: once more another winning brew from the Brewmaster’s Reserve series from Brooklyn Brewery. Garrett is a beery wonder who maybe hopefully I’ll get to meet someday…share a brew or three, maybe a classic cocktail, maybe a cigar.
Pours a dark body with a beige head. Malty aroma. Very nice and mellow taste with all sort of malty flavours and a friendly mouth feel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone kevinator (2176) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Interesting stout. Roasted and toasted with a strong yeast background. Bourbon hints with toffee. Nice stout-typical color but the palate took some getting used to. djd07 (14358) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is wood, roast, cocoa. Thick body, chewy, roast, dark chocolate, wood, dry finish, good. drpimento (3568) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2017
Appearance is kind of average with an opaque brown black color small tanned head and very little lace. Aroma is lots of dark ripe fruit roast and dark malt. Flavor is mainly sweet somewhat like Nose, soft carbonation and decent but not great. Body is a touch on the thin side and okay. Warming alcohol comes through in the Finish. I wouldn’t go out of my way for this beer. Sammy (12091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2016
Good not great stout. Complex and drinkable, sharable at a tasting. Black, oily mouthfeel. A bit of a foamer.
stef73 (620) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2016
De couleur noir avec un reflets roux on un peu everfesssance et le col est brun foncé . On n’a des note de chocolat au lait et un lèger supcon de orange . C est une Biere au gout très chocolater et on n’a une pointe de torrifier et légèrement gout Orange et c est très bon . AndySnow (7545) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2016
How: Bottle._angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2015
Where: Tasting 2016-05-28.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Liquorice, chocolate, dried fruit, raisin, roasted malt, alcohol.
Body: Medium to full body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, liquorice, dried fruit, roasted malt, raisin, alcohol.
Too much alcohol in the aroma and flavour, a bit too unbalanced.
Bottle shared at RBScSG in Gothenburg. Pours blackish dark brown with a frothy mocha head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and boozy with roasted malts, vanilla fudge, coffee, chocolate, soil, minerals and boozy bourbon. Taste is sweet and malty. mouthfeel is tiny viscous, slightly sparkling, round, boozy and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and slightly bitter with roasted malts, vanilla fudge, charred wood, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, moist soil and bourbon alcohol. Over the top barrel presence. Over-carbonated. SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2015
(BQE Q2, 2014). Dégustation avec mon ami Frank. Cuvée Noire est une bière brune qui développe une mousse très dense. Au nez, le bourbon est bien présent. Des parfums d’orange, de malts grillés/rôtis de bois imbibé de noix de coco et d’épices complètent les arômes. En bouche, le bourbon est m’apparaît encore une fois très présent. Je peux cependant bien goûter les oranges ainsi que les malts européens et les levures. Au palais, le liquide est mince et pétillant. Une chaleur d’alcool boisé ainsi qu’une amertume de grains rôtis marquent la finale. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - SEP 18, 2015
My girlfriend bought this for me, uh...well, here’s the rest.
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a black color with a one finger white foamy appearance that dissipated within a good minute. Light foamy edgy lacing strings around the glass nicely.
The smell starts off with a sweet sticky milk chocolate, and then a light ample amount of dark chocolate. A little bit of fudge runs in with a slight sticky sweet orange pulpiness to balance it out delicately.
The taste was a nice sweet to semi-bitter and somewhat roasty flavor strolling into a sly sticky sweet chocolatey to sweet orange aftertaste. There’s a light sweet to semi-bitter finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping to sessionable sort of feel to it, maybe because it was aged - unsure. If anything, holy wow, what a sessionable sweet smooth feel over my tongue.
Overall, for a Double/Imperial Stout and I know its aged, maybe I just had it at the right time, oh wow, best one ever by Brooklyn. Try a ’14 if you see it!