ctipping (2111) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2017
750 mL bottle. Originally reviewed 5/25/2013.
Viscous inky black. Stains the glass. Nice mocha head.
Nose is still surpringly peppery, though not a distinct type of pepperiness. Chocolate. Light bourbon. Vanilla. Not a ton of barrel.
Tastes of chocolate and then immediately peppery. Alcoholic. Some cinnamon. Lots of chocolate. The bourbon is faint. Some oak in the back.
Absurdly thick. Dry and oaky in the finish. Boozy. Extremely slow drinking.
Gets much more oaky as it warms. Some of the more abrasive characteristics have come out, but all of the complexity of Hunahpu is still there. Klimaet (2666) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 16, 2017
Bottle split on day 2 of Coconut/Cinnamon Death 2017. Pours pitch black with a small dark dense brown head. Aromas of cinnamon, vanilla, fudge, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, chili, dry tobacco, licorice. Yuhhhhsss. Taste has lots of cinnamon, vanilla, fudge, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, chili fruit, roasty malt, licorice, some coffee-like peppery notes. Damn this held up well. Galaxies better than AB. Desverger (11808) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 15, 2017
Bottle sample (massive thanks to Tad & co 14/04/2017) - black pour with a thin tanned head. Sweet and medium roasted malty with big notes of chocolate and caramel, some treacle and fudge notes coming in, opulent thick mouthfeel, nice medley of spices creating some heat on the palate, deep resonating bourbon soaked wooden notes, light coconut and vanilla accents into the finish. Gorgeous. GlasgowTAD (1844) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2017
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a modest firm brown head which soon recedes to a bubbly lacing around the circumference. Aroma is caramel, fudge, cocoa, oak, bourbon, a little bit of sherry oxidisation. Taste is cocoa bitter, cinnamon spice, a little bit of chilli, oak, slightly roasty, liquorice, vanilla oak. Full body with a thick mouthfeel. blueshockey24 (610) - Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2017
2015 BA on Tap at Oskar Blues in Longmont, CO on 4/7/17 for a special CANspiracy event. Jet black (thick) with tan head. Aroma is chocolate and cinnamon with hints of bourbon. Taste is thick rich chocolate with hints of cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla and heat from the peppers with a bourbon cinnamon chocolate finish. Excellent!
Mortlach (2350) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 16, 2017
Bottle shared @Ma che siete venuti a fà (Rome). Nera, impenetrabile, maestoso cappello di schiuma color cappuccino, molto persistente. Al naso sentori di malti tostati, caffè, cioccolato, tanta vaniglia, cannella, alcol. In bocca è potente e di grande persistenza, attacco dolce pulito da un finale amaro e speziato con note alcoliche, di botte e liquirizia. Corpo pieno, carbonazione medio-leggera. Confusa e grezza, ma lascia il segno. madmitch76 (24980) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2016
15th January 2016mR_fr0g (12550) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
That’ll be me 20K then @ ChrisO’s. Opaque dark brown beer, good dark tan head. Palate is soft and semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Rich dark malts but quite light on it’s toes. Nice dark chocolate streak. Sweetish coconut. The bourbon is a little raw and spicy. Finishes light and semi dry with a touch of molasses.
Bottle shared at the Kenny 20K mega monster tasting. 15/01/2016. Huge thanks to Kenny for this one. Opaque jet black viscous oily with a fading dark tan head. Aroma is big smooth rich chocolate, bounty, desecrated coconut, rounded. Warming alcohol on the nose. Flavour is composed of smooth rich dark choc, dried tart berry, toasted coconut, smooth, dark choc, light woody. Palate is full and velvety, moderate carbonation, oily, Lingering spicy woody finish, Love it. WingmanWillis (353) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle share at Ken’s 20k tasting. Thanks to Ken himself for this whale. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and a little soy. Tastes of coconut, coffee, booze and like wandering in the drawing room of a stately home and licking a weighty tome on the mantelpiece. Hides the booze well. Lovely. Theydon_Bois (19718) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle split at Madmitch76 20K tasting, big thanks to Mitch himself, 15/01/16.
Pitch black with a big ole dirty tan covering.
Nose is rich roast, spice, bourbon infuse - pretty subtle on this front, dark fruit rinds, light coconut shavings.
Taste comprises dark chocolate, spice, trace of peppermint, Bounty Bar, black pepper, light spice, dark fruit melt.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close.
Solid impy action but not top draw for me.