VsXsV (4088) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at CBC 2014. Opaque black liquid with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, chilli, wood, vanilla and raw sugar. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of cinnamon, chocolate, wood, vanilla and light chilli. Full bodied with low carbonation. Great beer.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via Eric and shared with some Peesie Beer Porners in my crappy motel room in Ypsilanti Michigan post MiBGSF 2014: love the old oak, tobacco, overripen apple and plum. Still get some spices but more on palate than nose. Pretty good amount of sweeter cocao and vanilla left around. The mouth feel is a bit thinned out by the barrels but still nicely oily. Overall it matched my high expectations.
Prufrockstar (2059) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much thanks to Dice for opening this bottle. Pours motor-oil thick, dense and viscous. Aroma: Loads of chocolate, with some cinnamon and spicy pepper. Rum, a little bit of copper. Also, soy sauce. So much soy sauce. Taste: Mexican mocha, condensed into a syrup and spiked with rum. Beautiful chocolate that lasts and lasts, coating the mouth with so much chocolate. Chili peppers and metal. Very sweet, but the peppery finish stops it just short of being cloying. Roasty, peppery finish. Full, syrupy body. Overall: cool beer, glad to have tried it.
hackobock (3851) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2016 February 13, 2016. Bottle.
Lots of toasted coconuts, great!
Sample @†CBC 2014 (#1200).
Pours black with a dense brown head. Lots going on in the aroma, milk and dark bitter chocolate, apple, brandy, rum, vanilla, cinnamon, green chilies, figs, oak. Taste is medium/high sweetness with dark fruits, rum, brandy, vanilla, roasted bitterness. Smooth velvety texture, full bodied.
JK (6009) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I liked this; great to see a change from the bourbon barrel into these less frequently used barrels. Well roasted, some cinnamon, ashy, and a burnt quality.
Dfonorow (2212) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle share in Orland Park. Pour is black with a medium brown head. Aroma of sweet brown sugar, vanilla extract, coconut, spices, and a touch of rum. Flavor of chocolate fudge, apple brandy, pound cake, cinnamon, burnt caramel, and wood chips. Finish is slight warming from the chili spice and alcohol, but balanced nicely by the sweetness. Amazing.
ineedbeer (2075) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is somewhat spicy with a touch of soy sauce. Light rum and brandy notes with quote a bit of raisin notes. Moderate chocolate and cinnamon notes.
Pours a motor oil black with a small mocha head that quickly recedes to the edges where it lingers a bit.
Flavor had moderate sweetness with quite a bit of spice and some cinnamon notes. A decent chocolate character with faint roast. As it warms it gets better but I am still not a huge fan.
Mouthfeel is full bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, am interesting and decent beer, but I donít love the adjunct character. The spice isnít great and the barrel treatment isnít support noticeable. Iím not a huge fan.
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Many bottles, many times.
Pours dark chocolate/black, tan-colored head, thin right, wisps. Nose is sweet milk chocolate, smooth booze, oak, rich & creamy, maybe a trace of chilies. Flavor is similar to the nose, which is excellent. Chocolate, smooth booze, oak, cream, molasses, caramel. One of the best Hunahpuís variants ever made and right up there with fresh Apple Brandy. Body is full, light perfect carbonation, creamy rich finish.
Overall, an excellent barrel-aged imperial stout...get this if you can!
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Huge thanks to the local group for sharing this with me. Pours deep black, very dense. Very little head on the pour but still looks awesome. Aroma is ridiculously good. Can smell it from a couple feet away. Apple brandy, chocolate chip cookies, berries, vanilla, cinnamon, soy, and marshmallow. Tastes just as incredible as the aroma. Apple brandy, chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, chocolate syrup, cinnamon, light smokey peppers, and a hint of dried dark fruit. Perfect mouthfeel as well. Very low carbonation makes this extremely smooth and allows the huge flavors to stand out. Iíve had a couple days to think about this beer and Iím convinced itís the best beer Iíve ever had. My first perfect 5. I would trade many bottles in my cellar to get another one of these.
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, faint molasses, and espresso. It pours a dark brown with no transparency with a very fine brown ring. The flavor starts moderate-heavy chocolate with faint molasses. The finish has moderate cinnamon/cinnabuns, fruit, brandy, and vanilla. Itís dull bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel. Overall, this is outstanding and reminds me a little of BA Abraxas.