onceblind (11492) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2018
2016 vintage on tap at the brewery 3/3/18. Black hue under a thinlignt tan foamy head with lots of lace. Brightly dark toasty aroma with a smack of boozy bourbon and brown sugar and fruity deep red wine tones. Suprisingly smooth bodied flavor that’s rich with bourbon and red wine barrels, deep roasty chocolaty malt, boozy tones, dark fruity undertones and a brown sugary finish. Loaded with complexity and tase. Bourbon and vanilla on the finish as well. So damn complex. tricksta_p (5560) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2017
From tap at BeerTemple, Amsterdam. 2011 version. Aroma is roasted with dark malt, rich chocolate, Bourbon, vanilla beans, coffee, tart red fruits, and caramel fudge. Flavour is sweet and light tart with some bitterness in the finish. Body is full. Complex and lovely, lots of depth. PotjeBier (3941) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2017
Draft @ Beer Temple, 2011 issue. Pitch black color. Frothy light brown head. Aroma's: boterbabbelaars, vanilla, hopjesvla, light tar/roast. Retronasal it's hopjesvla, sweet, vanilla, hint of sourness. Flavor is above moderate sweet, roasty, with a hint of sourness. Medium bodied, again, hardly feels like 8.8 ABV. Long finish, roasty, slightly dry, moderate bitter. Very interesting and unique. MarcoDL (5579) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2017
Draft at beertemple. Black pour. Aroma has milk chocolate, bourbon vanilla, caramel fudge, hopjesvla, creamy malt and tiramisu. Taste has lots of creamy hopjesvla, milk chocolate, buttery caramel fudge, red fruit, oak and a long rich finish. Fantastic. kermis (15285) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2017
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bhensonb (16250) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Draft at Beer Temple. Black with a beige head. Aroma of fudge, milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, oak and red fruity vinous notes. Flavour is heavy sweet. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Tap at the barrel house as Vintage Diesel #2. Pours really dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is very chocolate, and maybe a little coffee. Full bodied. Flavor is chocolate, touch/hint of coffee, dark treacle, burnt malt. Pretty smooth. Finishes slightly earthy, slightly sweet, dark chocolate. Very nice. mcberko (20473) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
On tap at Cascade, pours black with a medium creamy brown head. Aroma brings out rich molasses, vanilla and bourbon barrels - very decadent. Flavour is similarly decadent, with big notes of roasted malt, molasses, bourbon, vanilla and candied sugar. Extraordinarily complex, with a finish of chocolate and vanilla beans. Awesome bourbon impie. neepsntatties (2095) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2013
On tap at Baileys Taproom in Portland, OR. Colour...basically black but dark brown at the edges. Nose...very figgy with dark raisins, currants, cassis and baked molasses. Palate...generous CO2 with a whole mess o’ Bourbon up front. More molasses come forward and mingles with sailor jack, kirsch and marzipan infused dark chocolate. The booze makes its presence known all around the palate and a tangy, burnt sugar bitterness lingers on the finish. BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Holiday Ale festival 2012 - Big dark black impy stout. Huge dark malt flavors lots of chocolate and coffee and lingering bourbon. This was a super tasty beer. Great Job. Sarlacc83 (2514) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2012
On tap at HAF. Consumed on a fresh palate (and in a glass I brought with me because screw plastic mugs.)
A: Thick sludgy motor oil from a broken down Chevy. heavy mocha cream head, and some slowly drifting legs. Yeah, this is a perfect look.
N: Caramel, vanilla, fudge, dark chocolate, oak, and bourbon that goes on for days. Some grassy elements in the background along with some dark fruit.
T: Brown sugar, bourbon, fudge, chocolate, and vanilla. This is very well balanced bedtween stout and barrel. A little roasted malt, some faint coffee whisps, and ample licorice. Has a pleasant grainy quality.
M: Could be a touch heavier here, but the alcohol is very well hidden.
O: Incredible balance and depth from a sour producer. I have to say I’m impressed and would definitely buy this if it were released in bottles.