burg326 (5619) - Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Poured a deep black color with aromas of coconut, fudge spake bourbon and brandy, chocolate and some vanilla. Flavors are coconut and fudge, booze, mellow bourbon, sweet brandy, coconut and vanilla light coffee but it’s freint. Let’s of flavors fantastic and great. ineedbeer (2269) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Poured from a bottle.
Aroma is dark chocolate with quite a bit of coconut. Some burnt sugar and treacle notes with lighter caramel. Light nutty notes with some alcohol. A bit of a red wine and bourbon note.
Pours dark black with a medium large, thick dark mocha head that shows good retention as it slowly recedes to the edges. No lacing and moderately long legs.
Flavor is fairly sweet with great chocolate notes. Lots of dark and milk chocolate. Moderately strong coconut notes with some light nut character. Some light alcohol spice. Light bourbon and brandy notes. As it warms there is lots of chocolate, coconut and lighter dark fruit notes. Light roast and moderate bitterness.
Mouthfeel is full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a really nice stout and better than I was expecting. Great coconut, chocolate and barrel notes. Thanks Sonny!!!