madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2017 jonnyguns (1105) - - NOV 30, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from mane liquor cheers josh. Jet black pour with a tanned disappearing head. Aromas of bourbon, ash, espresso, slight hint of vanilla and wood. This is intense stuff. Taste is surprisingly smooth. Bottle has been aged for 18 months so the harshness isn't even there. Can't taste the alcohol. Lots of espresso bourbon and heaps of chocolate in the finish. Very well crafted beer. Hints of spicy hops in there too. I don't wanna put my glass down. Doesn't get much better than this!
5th November 2017Choos (754) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2017
As Batch 31 @ 11%. Opaque dark brown beer, good dark tan head. Palate is airy and fairly dry and has reasonable fine carbonation. Decent dark chocolate laden malts, bitterish, trace of woody bitterness. Mild vanilla and coffee. Some dark fruits, well buried. More rich dark chocolate on the finish. Quite drinkable, if it had been a tad sweeter it would have been great.
Aroma: deep imperial stout with some nice vanilla and coffee
App: black, tan head smallish
Flavour: rich mix of malt backed with coffee vanilla and deep fruit
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2016
[8387-20160529] Bottle, 2011. Dark roasted plum dates and toasted burnt woody grains aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting creamy tan head. Richly roasted burnt woody toffee and caramel and Tootsie Roll flavour with a long-lasting roasted aftertaste. Full body is rich and complex and very smooth. Lovely, lovely stout. (9/4-/9/5/17) 4.4
jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
(@ Goldings, Wellington, NZ)
2016-05-29. Black body, small tan head. 3+ Aroma has big dark malt character, sort of tangy fruity barrel character. Flavour is big, lightly tangy, barrel notes, lingering bourbon like character (but there isn’t any bourbon in it...) I assume it’s how my brain interprets the alcohol and the jaggery sugar and dark malt, light roasty malt. 7+ Average plus bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Alcohol is present but remarkably restrained considering the abv. I suspect I would have either liked this a bit more or a lot less when it was younger. 7/3-4/7/3/16-17 Vintage 2011 bottle at Goldings, Wellington, NZ. DeliriumT (542) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2016
Pours like an oil slick... Thick, dark, delicious. Aroma of toffee, mocha, plums, rum, sherry and dates. Flavour is predominantly sweet and sour up front, cloyingly sweet in the middle and bitter at the back. Such a depth and complexity of flavours that keep coming and coming
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Koelschtrinker (21489) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 22, 2016
Der malzige Beginn überzeugt mit klarem hintergründigem Kaffeearoma. Etwas bitter, spritzig, gleichzeitig holzig und hopfig. Cremig, süffig, mittellanger, fast nebensächlicher Nachhall. Schwer zu trennende Aromen. 9/11/12/12/10/11
Dodgrblu (756) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 25, 2015
16.9 ounce bottle, aged 5 years, barrel aroma, coffee bitterness, thin, disappearing head. beer-yum (1890) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2015
Prominent licorice aroma in a jet black pour. Complex taste with hints of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and licorice/aniseed all made subtle by the barrel aging. An excellent brew that lives up to its reputation. MacBoost (1936) - Victor, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2015
500ml bottle chugged in under a minute. Oaky, thick, roasty, barreled. Deep. Chewy. Nice. Karstenborg (1145) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2014
Almost black colour with a big lon lasting off-white head. Aroma is coffee, caramel and licorice. Taste is malt, licorice and toffee.