overall
100
97
style
RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2010 Vintage: Gold Wax
2011 Vintage: Silver Wax
2012 Vintage: Copper Wax
2013 Vintage: Dark Brown Wax
2014 Vintage: Blue Wax

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2010
Pours with a black body topped by a thick, brown head with a good amount of lacing. Sweet and malty with ash, vanilla, bourbon, coffee, sour and roasty notes. Full bodied and smooth yet warming.


4.3
Desverger (11455) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2017
[email protected], Copenhagen - (2014 Blue Wax) Black pour with brown ringed head. Sweet and roasted malty aroma and taste with bold resonating chocolate and caramel sweetness, slight charred malty accents, smooth mouthfeel, bourbon infused wooden oaked notes with a vanilla caress into the close.

4
koleminer20 (3597) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed at a tasting at Corbet’s on May 18. 22 oz bottle, 2016 vintage. The pour is a nice light black with a thicker khaki colored head that slowly fizzles down with a couple spots of lace left. The aroma is great. There is a beautiful roasted chocolate and dark bitter roasted malt with a light charred oak and a pretty strong alcohol. It balances out though. The flavor is much of the same. There is a little bit of a dark fruitiness to it up front with the chocolate and bitter roast coming in late. The oak and light bourbon are fantastic back end qualities. The mouth feel is a little light and leaves a bit to be desired with a softer carbonation and a lingeringly bitter and lightly boozy finish. This is pretty damn good.

4
tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2017
Bottle, Pours pitch black with a small a nice tanned head. Aroma is vinous molasses roasted malts fruity a bit sweet. Flavor is slightly acidy, as aroma, velvety mouyhfeeel, nice bitter roasted finish.

4.1
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2017
22, capped, waxed, with long sloppy drips in the wax sticking out like bedhead dreadlocks. Thanks, J! Very cool treat. Pours an opaque matte black with a dense and creamy pale tan head that sticks around for a while. Big chocolatey nose, showing cocoa, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, roasty notes, some toasty black bread crusts, apricot, and vanilla. Creamy thick sludgy body with sluggish carb. Roasty toasty mid palate with tons of different chocolates, then some apricot and vanilla. Long sweet finish.

4.2
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2017
[1/28/17] Bottle/Can/Crowler/Growler at a bottle share at Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa. Black. Bourbon, vanilla, lots of chocolate, nuts, sweet, chewy. Full-bodied, thick.

4.1
RobertDale (6474) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 10, 2017
650 ml. shared bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, and a bit of coffee. Excellent.

4.4
MrSquash (155) - Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Thanks to Homer321 for the share! Yellow wax bottle. Aroma has tons of dark fruit. Fig, plum, and raisins. Similar to English Christmas Pudding. Flavor has the same dark fruits with a nice moderate sweetness. Great warm across the palate. Aftertaste is sweet and balanced.

4
deanso (10135) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - DEC 10, 2016
Bottle shared at Dean’s last Stand. Thin ring tan head. Clear black pour. Quite boozy. A lovely imperial stout

4.2
rouhlas (3616) - GREECE - NOV 8, 2016
650 ml bottle (yellow wax) at home. Black color with brown head that quickly disappears. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, cocoa, licorice, dark dried fruits, caramel, vanilla, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter like aroma. Medium to full silky oily body with soft to average carbonation.

4.2
dnstone (3418) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Coconut, bourbon aromas. Poured black in color with a tan head. A nice roasty stout with vanilla, caramel, and coconut bourbon notes. Delicious. Notes: Bottle at GABF ’15


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