klm1 (1501) - Bled/SF, - JUN 13, 2017
Friends gift@ pours black color with creamy brown dissipating head. Aroma: intense roasted grain, dark malts, vanillin/ vanilla, lots of cinnamon some chilli notes, cacao nibs, apple brandy & sweet rum. Flavour follows aroma: (IMO!: too) intense cinnamon, decent vanilla (vanillin) chilli burnt, perfectly blended with booze of a sweet rum and apple brandy. Body is full almost thick, texture velvetly, creamy, carbonation is low to moderate. It would be perfect to taste it head to head with Perennial BA Abraxas & Prairie Pirate Paradise.
beernbourbon (1590) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 7, 2017
Bottle. Pour is super rich viscous black with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweeter than expected with lots cinnamon and light heat. Flavor is similar with cinnamon toast crunch and vanilla with notable heat in The finish. Real nice. witt (32) - Elsinore, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2017
Pours thick motor oil, creamy tan head.
Aroma is huge apple brandy, cinnamon, milk chocolate, oak,
Taste: big mouth fell, full of apple brandy, rum sweetness, coconut, lots of peppers in the finish. Amazing beer. slowrunner77 (11912) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Nose is almost shockingly vegetal. Spices and coffee take a back seat.
Body, look and flavor are more like expected, though I prefer just apple brandy to the double. Cinnamon and peppers and coffee more evident, decent amounts of chocolate and barrel. Boody is smooth even with the back end heat, and it pours like motor oil with deep cocoa head. If it weren’t for the nose, this would be a favorite. Too expensive to get again. fletchfighters (1519) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2017
750 ML bottle
Thanks to Owen for providing
Oil black pour. Signature CCB head of dark brown and dark chocolate color. Menacing color. Does fade to a thin collar quickly.
Nose is cinnamon, chilies, oak, rum and brandy. Sensory explosion. combination of barrels work well with the base beer very well.
taste is still the base beer and even more chocolate and ancho chilies with a good mix of rum and brandy sweetness. really works well with the base beer.
Thick and sludgy body but with enough sweetness from the barrels to smooth this out well. Complex and just plain fun
Sudz4Dayz (136) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2017
750ml bottle shared with Julien. Pours black with a dark brown foamy head. Beautiful bubbles dissipating slowly. Leaves strong lacing and a boozy rim when stirred. Smells veryyyy strong. It hits me as I pour it out into the glass. Sweet barrel with spicy chilli peppers. Some spiced rum as well round it out. Some roast and dark chocolate notes and a boozy finish on the nose. Tastes extremely smooth. Hot and sweet chilli peppers with cinnamon all over. The barrel wood is pronounced and delicious. Rum sweetness and earthy roastiness. Spice, roast, booziness and a little sweet apple. The barrel finish is unreal. This body is second to none. So full and enveloping. Amazing. Love it. BuckeyeBoy (7514) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is big bourbon barrel vanilla booze roast malts chocolate. Taste is more of the nice big bourbon barrel booze and plenty cinnamon. gregwilsonstl (2453) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2017
Starts off rum then transitions to brandy. Side by side with regular. Cinnamon. Seems a bit thinner then regular. A lot more going on with double barrel. Delicious. Subtle anchos. Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Damn was this good. Dark as heck with a super brown head. All the flavors melted together wonderfully. It doesn’t get better than this. punkska101 (2002) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2016 Bottle shared by Alex thx mate. Drank with the boys on Alex’s birthday session A: rum, dark chocolate, cacao, raisins, light tobacco. Spices. App: pitch back sparing beige head. T/p: Full body with med bitter finish. Soft carbonation. Nice bite from the spiciness. O: a wonderful creation. Really enjoy the hotness from the spice at the end. An excellent beer, perfect for this time of year. The barrel aging really gives a nice feels to the brew it’s a master piece I dought I would be able to put this in my mouth again and can’t thx my buddy Alex for giving me this opportunity.