GregMooreNH (494) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 27, 2018
Pours thick black with thin head. Aroma is heavy bourbon, chocolate and roast. Taste is sharp chocolate with molasses, warming to vanilla and cinnamon. Finish is smooth bourbon. A delightful imperial stout. fiulijn (21558) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2017
Bottle at Black Christmas 2017mcberko (20487) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2017
Dark color, close to black. Dark caramel flavor, but not much malt depth; moderately sweet; it's also quite boozy.
Good but not impressive.
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma brings out bourbon barrels, toasted malt, and light vanilla. Flavour is similar, with vanilla, roast and rum barrels. Fairly hot, medium sweet and boozy. Nicely done. beerplace (2436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2017
A pour from the bottle on Black Christmas V. Pours a very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is berry bourbon, nice. Similar taste with roasted malt notes. Good. jimhilt (2643) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2017
Pours a two finger tan head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Malty and rum nose and flavor is sweet malt and rum. High ABV, 11.75% is hidden. Pricey, $13.95 for a 22oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
JaBier (8518) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2017
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate and roast. Malt and chocolate flavor with a roasty finish. halfonit (1419) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2017
Bottle aged 1 year. Pours near black with a caramel colored head. Aroma is of malts, oak, vanilla, black licorice, prunes, and some earthiness. Heavier and flat palate (minimal carbonation). Flavor is of malts, oak, rum, spices, chocolate, and prunes. This aged nicely. Leaves a malty oak and rum finish. Cybercat (6508) - Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2017
How can you resist such kewl artwork? And after that grabs your eye, the aroma will grab your nose with bourbon, roast malt, caramel and woody tones. The beer gallops out of the bottle an oily sable with a thick and frothy tan head that leaves good lacing. Flavor delivers - wow, where to begin? This is definitely the love child of an Imperial stout and a barleywine. Roasted malt, caramel, woody, chocolate, licorice, quality coffee, molasses - each sip seems a little different. Mouthfeel features thick, viscous body and good fizz. Get hammered by the Beast - but please call a cab, or Lyft, or take MARTA afterwards. ansalon (4325) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2017
Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a moderate frothy mocha head. Aromas of burnt caramel, toffee, ripe apple, figs. Taste is caramel and toffee with slight rum notes and light fruity notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. kryon (4052) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2017
Pours dark with low tanned head
Aromas of burned caramel, coffee, toffee, chocolate, dried fruits, alcohol
Taste has notes of smoke, german charcuterie, coffee, chocolate, licorice, caramel, dried fruits,