Chudwick (3181) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2014
750ml bottle thanks to a generous soul at NF14 - nose is barrel wood and general dark malts. Sweet. Complex flavors to say the least. Not a beer to take lightly but there are many more to be had soon. Smooth and slight berry notes. Coffee aftertaste. b3shine (8804) - Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2014
750 ml bottle to taster at NatiFest (BIG thanks to jstax!). Looks good; a viscous very dark cola with thin mocha head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells great; dark malt, molasses, and brandy with a bit of rum in the background. Tastes like it smells with even more of a cocoa presence. The expensive kind of cocoa that you’d expect to find in a gourmet chocolate store. A touch of dark coffee woven in. Exceptionally smooth. Fantastic stuff! DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
750ml bottle, thanks to jstax for sharing this at Natifest! Black color. Minimal ring of brown head. Wonderful nose... Apple brandy comes through nicely, plays well with the rest of the hunahpu flavors. Dark chocolate, cinnamon in the nose. I spent several minutes just smelling this. Bigger body. Good chewy thicker texture to this, slightly syrupy. Just a very light peppery kick in the finish. Moderate to bigger bitter taste. Some light heat to it. Moderate sweet. Fantastic tasty complex imperial stout. Great coffee in the aftertaste, and light pepper finish. Thanks for sharing this one Jeremy! smith4498 (3641) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Rating #3000! Pours black with creamy brown head. Aromas of sweet brandy, rum, roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, cinnamon and vanilla. Flavors of sweet brandy, rum, roasted malts, heat from chili peppers, coffee, cocoa, cinnamon and vanilla. Full body with very little carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. My favorite version so far.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYG8OA2nYz VsXsV (4420) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2014
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
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 (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - JUL 26, 2014
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 (4008) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2016 February 13, 2016. Bottle.JK (6095) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
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.
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 (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
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.