Fin (10541) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2010
Bottle at Craigs big Edinburgh tasting, this bottle courtesy of ’Craig’, thanks mate. Shared in company of Craig, Stella, Jan, Charlotte, Fritz and Loz 30.10.10 Pours black with a beige head. This is another of those big oil slick beers. Very sticky, big coffee, some wet wood, not as pushy as the bourbon barrel aged stuff you get. This is quite subtle, warmth from alcohol showing, thick and full flavoured beer yet smooth and easy drinking, chocolate and vanilla combining throughout. Great beer. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 4.0 douglas88 (9188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2010
750 ml bottle, number 29/86 thanks to none of than Dave- aka Ibrew2or3. Thanks so much man! Pours a pure oily black color with a medium brown head. The aroma is sweet molasses, roasted malts, brown sugar, some barrel. The flavor is a dark oil can of goodness; thick, light brandy it contributes more as a sweetener, huge roasted malts, dark fruit, dry cocoa, light peppers, but much less than the regular version. Pretty dry. Just wonderful. A rich beast, not hot, but significant. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle compliments of douglas88: Pitch black color with a thin tan head; very mild carbonation but just enough to to overpower. Deep vanilla notes in the nose with a hot soy and butter flash after that followed with a tiny hint of molasses and astringent vegetal notes more akin to chipotle or smoked paprika. The flavor continues the fun with a thick sappy roasted jam smack in the middle of the palate with a creamy oak and vanilla note. The finish is long and sticky, plenty to pick apart for those opt to do so, but this ride is worth throwing your arms in the air and screaming for the next turn. cgarvieuk (24499) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2010
bottle at halloweeen tasting ... HUGE HUGE thanks to my BIG Florida friend for this ... Bottle 62 of 89 ... dark black ... thin tan lacing ... huge chocolate nose ... warming alcohol front ... maybe a bit too much brandy in the front for me ... but then the beautiful chocolate shines through ... lots of toffee malts ... little vanilla ... really nice but heavy.... i think i want to score a little lower as its very heavy.. but its just way to nice ... A bottle to share. but a bottle to savour. DarkBeerChick (155) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Batch # 68189 - thanks to ericandersnavy! Enjoyed at "pre-tasting" at Freetail Brewing before Ananke bottle release. Pours black as night with a deep creamy tan head and beautiful thick elegant lacing which almost stains the glass yellow. Smells of deep, roasty chocolate and sweet spice...amazing! Taste is nothing but chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. . Creamy goodness! Slightly sweet and slightly alcohol. Overall this one is out of this world...YUM!
thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2010
(750ml bottle #64/89 thanks to ericandersnavy) Cigar City does it again. Another imperial stout that just knocks it out of the park. Black pour, coats the glass like motor oil with a few tan bubbles. Nose of cinnamon, brandy, chile peppers, fudge, and alcohol when swirled in the glass. Taste of brandy, smooth, fudge, cinnamon, mild alcohol, bourbon notes, medium dry finish with espresso in the linger. Complex and surprisingly easy to drink for 11%. So smooth. I liked this better than regular Hunahpu’s. Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2010
I never would have gotten to try this if it wasn’t for the kind heartedness of tampa. i shared this down at the bottle release of the freetail ananke. as soon as i popped the bottle, people were lining up behind me for a pour. it poured black as can be with a copper colored head. aroma was lots of dark goodness, some oak character, slight brandy, and just so much goodness intertwining with one another. the flavor was dark chocolate, fudge, brandy, and just a hint of spicyness that was being covered by the brandy in my opinion. the body is thick like a milk shake. i can’t believe how good this thing is. i am truly honored to have tried this. kbutler1 (1381) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Bottle. This thing pours a very, very thick black/brown color wtih minimal head. Coats the glass and almost leaves legs running down. Whoa! Brandy, brandy, and more brandy are in the nose along with dark, raosted malts, vanilla, and some spice but for sure the brandy takes center stage. The flavor is extremely intense and complex at the same time. The brandy again is the first flavor you are hit with followed by the roast, vanilla, and spice. Heavy mouthfeel. Some tobacco and leather in the taste as well. A very intense sipper that is pretty well done. Tough to drink a ton of it for me due to the intense brandy taste, I wish the brandy was just a little dialed down. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
2010 bottle number 61/84 with a big thanks to alen. Pours with an inky, staining body and a small white head that fades to nothing. Completely glass coating. Aroma is lightly smokey, strong apple brandy, chocolate, fudge, spicy, nose burn, oily, iodine, cinnamon. Taste is HUGE, chocolaty, chewy, ashy, cocoa, bready, and some cinnamon. No peppers (thankfully), and less chalky than the regular version. Huge, thick, mouthcoating with light carbonation. adrian910ss (2575) - Doylestown, PA, USA - JUL 27, 2010
On draft at Capones. Pours a pitch black with a small to medium sized brown head. Aroma of spicy peppers, vanilla, brandy and chocolate. Taste of spicy peppers, brandy, vanilla, cocoa and light cinnamon. Tasty stuff.