JDBaker11058 (2206) - Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Appearance: near black, with a super creamy, frothy, dark brown head and generous lacing--beautiful. Aroma: scads of dark chocolate, baking chocolate and cocoa powder, burnt wood, dark molasses, burnt brown sugar, light vanilla, and just a hint of booze. Taste: bitter dark chocolate, a ton of roast coffee, some campfire/woody notes with vanilla and burnt caramel. Finish: smooth, creamy, and with a lingering roasty note that has a tad of smoky whiskey heat underneath it. Notes: Drank like a particularly well-balanced imperial stout. Wonderful. Draught into a growler from Roots Market in Olney, Maryland.
douglas88 (9187) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2014
On tap at Meridian Pint. Pours a pitch black color with a small white head. A big sweet smoky whiskey nose, some roasted malts. The flavor is ash, roast, dark chocolates, some heat, smoke. Very nice. hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle... Pours black with a small creamy, khaki head. The aroma is nutty and chocolaty with a light note of leather and a hint of lactic acid. Medium-bodied with fizzy and prickly carbonation. This bottle of beer is way infected, but the acidity is clean and fairly sharp. The base beer’s nuttiness and chocolatiness along with the spicy, boozy and toasty notes acquired from time spent in the rye whiskey barrel are merely interesting nuances at this point. Finishes crisp, tangy and roasty with a light kiss of caramel. I’d love to try an uninfected bottle at some point. Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013
650ml bottle. Viscous black pour with a head that recedes very rapidly. Nice aroma out of the bottle displaying whiskey, oak, toffee, campfire. Tastes of toffee, BBQ sauce, hint of dark fruit and very oaky. Oily mouthfeel. Just doesn’t quite have the correct balance. Think I preferred the regular version. tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle with Ray. Pours black with dense mocha head and thick lace. Nose of roasted malt, cherry, chocolate, espresso. Tart, not sure if this was an accident but its tasty
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2013
(Bottle shared by someone at bu11zeye’s tasting, but it wasn’t me.) Black pour with a tan head. The aroma has some oak, chocolate and roasted malt notes. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of watery chocolate notes as well as some dry oak notes and a bit of whiskey. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2013
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a black body with a small brown head. Aroma of chocolate, oak, vanilla, whiskey, nuts, and roasted malt. Flavor of oak, chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, wormwood, whiskey, light roasted malt, and caramel. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2013
(22oz bomber thanks to mora2000) deep espresso, lasting creamy dark tan head. Nose is brett, cherry cough syrup, infected. taste of brett, cherry cough syrup, artificial flavors, highly infected, not my favorite. kraddel (8116) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
tasted side by side with the non-BA , thanx to travlr, at rampkrot.
smell is sweet, sharp carbo. some sour touch, very diffrent from the non-ba, in a taste i would call whiskey ( maybe i do need to taste whiskey once? ) a bit dry . tderoeck (9710) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2013
22/IV/13 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ Rampkrot (Deurne) - bottled: n/a (2013-357) Thanks to Travlr for sharing the bottle!
Clear very dark brown to black beer, creamy beige to brown head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: dusty, bit sour, chemical, rubbery, caramel, Play Dough. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: very sour start, cranberries, red wine vinegar, lemony, more sourness, bitter as well. Aftertaste: very sour, cranberries, dry, tannins, woody touch. Seriously, what’s up with this?