tiong (7895) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2017
Draught @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, vanilla, cocoa, earthiness and coffee. Taste is heavy, sweet and syrupy with loads of roastiness, vanilla, toffee, coffee, licorice, cocoa and chocolate, hints of bourbon. Finish is sweet, heavy and roasty with loads of coffee, cocoa, vanilla and chocolate, hints of bourbon. Sweet and heavy, quite complex. Alcohol is well hidden. mjs (7872) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2017
(Keg at Pikkulintu, 20171103) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had burnt malts, whisky, vineousness and vanilla. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, vineousness, whisky, wood, vanilla and bitterness. Aftertaste was woody, burnt and bitter. A well done barrel aged brew. puboflyons (3591) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 26, 2017
From the 650 ml. bottle with a bottling date of 6/28/17. Serving about 40 degrees. Near jet black pour with a modest, tan head that fades. Big roasted malt aroma with dark fruits akin to plums or raisin. Slightly burnt or smoky sensation. It is 13% but the booze aromas are not as pungent as I expected. The body is full with a heavy texture. The taste has a bold sweetness with an alcohol burn that is more notable in the flavor than on the nose. A real slow sipper. CpyNPrnT (637) - Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2017
Aroma is lots of booze, barrel presence, taste is very smooth, vanilla is definitely present, burnt notes from the barrel, very good. Capa (3746) - DC, Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2017
Black with a deep head. Chocolate, roasted malt, booze, light bourbon, molasses. Light nuts and a little spice. Full bodied. Powerful. Tasty.
colui72 (1199) - HONG KONG - OCT 8, 2017
Verision 4.0. Pitch black, thick pour, big fluffy tan head, some spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon-like vanilla and wood. Very smooth and creamy to the lips, well balanced between sweet and bitter, roasted malts, chocolate fudge, bourbon, wood. Lingering flavours, booze just appears in the end. Thick body, sticky, smooth, low carbonation and long finish. Great ale. mbgrayson (825) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - OCT 6, 2017
Pours a dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma of malt, whiskey, and pecans. Taste is slightly sweet, notes of rich malts, wood, and whiskey. Drinks smooth, and is a very unique and solid stout. Thumbs up. swanmann (785) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 5, 2017
From the bomber: DARK chocolate brown with dark tan suds, elephant about an inch, settling after a couple minutes. Aromas of dark, syrupy fruit, espresso, whiskey, a touch of smoke, vanilla. It's sweet and syrupy, but not cloying (at least to me). Tastes of bittersweet chocolate, raisin, some pecan like bitterness, bourbon. YUMMY stout. crajun (1282) - , Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2017
nice stout; ends a little sweeter than some - caramel, bourbon and ? nice aroma with vanilla in it. dark pour. thick palate; a little too sweet for me but good stout flavors throughout. Bacchus66 (1162) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2017
Tap, ADT. Pours very dark brown, nearly black, with reddish edges and a frothy, tan head. Light coffee aroma, dark malt, bourbon and barrels. Full bodied, roasted warming finish. Overall a chewy, nutty, chocolaty Imperial Stout. Holds the 13% pretty well.