ebone1988 (2017) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Gus for the Trademark Dispute Set Share. Aroma is vanilla, booze, barrel, roasted malt, slight chocolate, good. Appearance is dark dark brown, light brown head, poured thinnish. Taste is vanilla, roasted malt, coffee, booze, barrel, it’s good but not great. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, vanilla booze aftertaste. Overall, this one is good DSG (15035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2017
[1/29/17] Bottle/Can/Crowler/Growler at the RateBeer award ceremony bottle share at Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa. Black. Bourbon, chocolate, cookies, vanilla, full-bodied, thick, silky. Really great. mikem409 (2027) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle. Black color, thick tan head. Aroma of vanilla, wood, sugar. Taste is thick artificial vanilla, bitter wood. ineedbeer (2206) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Poured from a 22 oz bottle.
Aroma is rather vanilla forward, especially as it warms. Lots of rich chocolate notes as well with some background dark chocolate notes. Light bourbon notes and hints of oak. Light roast notes and hints of caramel. Light alcohol spice.
Pours black with a medium sized, thick, dark mocha head that exhibits nice retention as it slowly recedes to a thin film that lingers on the edges. Light lacing and moderately long legs.
Flavor is fairly sweet with loads of chocolate with some lighter dark chocolate notes. Light roast notes with some faint caramel. Moderate to moderately strong vanilla character. Medium light bourbon with faint oak. Medium to medium light bitterness. medium light alcohol spice.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a pretty tasty stout. lots of chocolate and vanilla with some lighter roast and caramel. the bourbon works well to accentuate the chocolate and vanilla. The alcohol spice is a bit strong and the mouthfeel could be a bit creamier. melush (4341) - SPAIN - FEB 8, 2017
35,5cl Bottle @ Zombier, Malaga, Spain.
Black colour with a thin tan head.
Aroma is vanilla, cocoa powder, sweet malts.
Taste is vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, sweet, alcohol.
Medium to full body, soft carbonation.
markextrae (4450) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2017
Sample from bottle, huge thanks to linus! Poured a dark black colour with Some tanned bubbles, nose of dark roast, deep chocolate, massive vanilla, oak, molasses, and subtle bourbon notes. Taste of vanilla upfront, chocolate Cream and light bourbon notes. Light sticky mouthfeel but not as full bodied. RobertDale (6650) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Shared bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, and malt. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and bourbon. Very nice. ctipping (2179) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2017
650 mL bottle. Black inky body. Smells of vanilla, oak, nutty malts, intense roasted malt. Tastes of vanilla all over. Sharp alcohol flavor. Bourbon. Intense roasted malt. Boozy. Medium heavy. Good vanilla flavor, but it’s an excessively boozy stout. 50belair (3670) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a chocolate head. Chocolate and vanilla bouquet. Heaps of vanilla do battle with bourbon and then give way to chocolate, caramel, and oak notes. Really good mouthfeel and body. djd07 (15287) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with small tan head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is vanilla bean, roasted malt, chocolate, wood. Thick body, chewy, roast, dark chocolate, vanilla bean, marshmallow, boozy finish, really enjoyed this.