Stoned99 (1533) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2016
750ml bottle shared with Ben, Seb, Jo and Edith. Aroma: anice, apples, spices, oak, light milk chocolate. App: dark brown, minimal brown head but good retention and nice lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, nice apple touch in mouth, great spicy and bitter finish. Overall: much prefer this version over the regular version. Really enjoy the apples and those spices burning my throat. This is really complex. Awesome! mariuspoenari (2637) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2016
Shared at the December THT at deansoís. Scotty001 (563) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2016
2016 vintage: Pitch black pour with a thin tan head. Tons of cinnamon, vanilla, toasted coconut, cocoa, spices, brandy, light tequila spiciness and chillies. Full body, medium to low carbonation and a bitter-sweet finish. A very complex bouquet of flavours, but does feel a bit rough sometimes. 4.5
2012 vintage: the same taste notes as the 2016 vintage, much better balanced, no chilli burn, no extreme cinnamon, super-smooth texture, more chocolate, the rum barrel is working a bit better, I find. Just perfect!
Original version. Poured deep dark reddish brown with a tan ring. Aroma of chocolate and light chili. Full body, flavour as the aroma, smooth,. Excellent balance. jmgreenuk (9333) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 16, 2016
Bottle at the December THT. Poured a clear dark brown with a round tan head. The aroma is sweet roasty malt, molasses, chocolate, alcohol liquorice. The flavour is moderate sweet with a sweet chilli spice oily malt palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation. Maakun (5408) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2016 2016 version at THT, thanks to RandomstrangerNL. Black with short lasting brown head. Massive cinnamon and spicy peppers, chocolate, bourbon, coconut, string spices, cognac, strong alcohol, sugary, coffee, sweet malts, calvados,lots of roasted notes. Very sweet, medium bitter. Full bodied with alcoholic and light spicy finish. 4.3
Zer0 (1224) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2016
Original version, also at THT thanks to RandomstrangerNL. Much more chocolate, less peppers but still a bit of heat. Less alcohol, massive sweet chocolate, peppers and cinnamon. Amazing. Way better than the fresh bottle.
Bottled, 2016 version. Thanks for sharing kermis. Pours massively dark without much of a head. Aroma is big chillies, cinnamon, dark chocolate, oak and some rum. Flavour is sweet, spices are pretty overpowering. Pretty spicy too. It feels a bit raw, but tastes so good. Does not really feel like a beer anymore, but I love it. Very viscous, definitely a slow sipper. MrSquash (155) - Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Aroma is of bittersweet fudge and booze. Flavor has nice amount of booze paired with chocolate and mild roast. Finishes with lots of alcohol and chocolate. Nice and smooth on the palate. gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Pours black like oil with no head. Cinnamon, cocoa, rum barrels and apple. Viscous mouthfeel. Small heat from the alcohol on the finish. This is phenomenal but needs to sit for a couple years. Svartvit (516) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to kermis. Pours a thick pitch black oily beer with a small mocha head. Aroma is big on the dark chocolate, coconut, coffee, vanilla, rum, bell peppers, chilliís and a bit of smoke. Taste is heavy sweet, medium bitter. Full body with low carbonation. An amazing beer, this bottle is very fresh and would do well with a bit of age to lose some of the vegetal green notes from the chilliís. Killer! sjogro (3968) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2016 Shared bottle at kermisí courtesy of Kermis. Vintage 2016. Black with almond st no head. Deep roasted chocolate malts. Dense black roast, chocolate, coffee and ash. Coconut and rum. Intensely sweet and moderate roasty bitter. Full body and low carb.
Still here, THT December at deansoís! Vintage 2016 courtesy of RandomStrangerNL. Canít believe Iím having this twice within a few weeks. Such a dense dark roast and crazy coco sweet, powered by spiciness and roasted paprika. Burnt to ash coconut and paprika. Me loves.
Vinyage 2012 courtesy of RandomStrangerNL. Big roasty with paprika and everything. Nice mild palate. Love.