ffbot (450) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 24, 2017 48FanInCali (857) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2013 Too similar to Black Tuesday to warrant a different review. Hazelnuts are faint at best. Pretty hot as well.
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Pour is a still complex brown and black. Thick. Smells like strong leather and smoky licorice. Nutty, caramel and boozy fruit. Taste follows: nuts and caramel, boozy fruity and thick. Syrupy. Long residual boozed up fruit aftertaste. PotjeBier (3774) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2017
Draft @ Churchill's, San Marcos, with Richiesd. Black color. Beige head, short retention. Aroma's: light hazelnut, fruity alcoholic, sweet. Retronasal it's sweetish, fruity alcoholic, light hazelnut. Flavor is above moderate sweet, but not cloying, alcohol. Strong alcoholfeel. Medium bodied. Long finish, fruity. _angst_ (5009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2017
Bottle courtesy of André & bottle @ Bruery Bonanza 2017. Black pour with a pale mocha head. Roasted malts, cocoa, coffee, bourbon & light Nutella. Sweet, bitter, malty & boozy taste. Round, tiny viscous, astringent & boozy mouth. Surprisingly balanced & very tasty dropi6 (654) - POLAND - AUG 29, 2017
Dark, creamy. Aroma: from bottle - very intensive nutella, hazelnuts, from glass - chocolate, cocoa, vanilla biscuits bourbon. Incredibly thick body, nice carbonation, discinct alcohol. BlazerT (1279) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - AUG 21, 2017
W aromacie potężny dwaka orzechów laskowych, sporo czekolady, palonych słodów. Smak bardzo słodki, od początku do końca. Trochę alkoholowe, rozgrzewające, ulepkowate.
heman (1226) - Tychy, POLAND - AUG 21, 2017
Barwa nieprzejrzyście czarna, piany brak. gr_pa (859) - siemianowice, POLAND - AUG 20, 2017
Aromat średnio intensywny, orzechy w gorzkiej czekoladzie, pumpernikiel, wyraźny alkohol.
W smaku pełne i słodkie, melasa, cukier kandyzowany, czekolada z nutą orzechów laskowych, kawa. Finisz wyraźnie alkoholowy, drapiący gardło. Praliny czekoladowe z wódką.
Dark brown, no head. Aroma: molase, alcohol, bourbon. Full body, very sweet. Taste: sweetness, molasse, dark fruits caramel, bit alcohol. ALIBALI (2613) - Kiel, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2017
Bourbon Burner mit dem speiseröhrezerfressenden AlkoNachhall. Röst, extreme Sweetness Richtung Ahornsirup & a hard LIQUORFIST??...von Nüssen, weit und breit keine Spur ;)...Probierschluck im BEYOND BEER HH. Cunningham (8459) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2017
My goodness this was heavenly good. Hmm maybe the place to share it was meant to be. superspak (6094) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Black color with a solid beige head. Looks fine. Nice lacing. Solid aroma. Full body and a smooth carbonation level. Nice rich (but yet mellow) sweetness and a oily texture. Warming alcohol. Unbelievable well masked at 19%. Lasting flavor with chocolate, toffee, molasses, nutty, espresso, oak and vanilla. Solid stuff!
[Shared bottle at Assistens Kirkegård! in Copenhagen, Denmark]
750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 10/4/2016. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger foamy khaki head with poor retention, and reduces to nothing pretty quickly. Minimal spotty lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Plenty of alcohol legs on the glass. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, hazelnuts, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, fudge, vanilla, molasses, bourbon, toasted oak, coconut, raisins, and roast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, hazelnuts, and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Increasing booze in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, hazelnuts, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, fudge, vanilla, molasses, bourbon, toasted oak, coconut, raisins, and roast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate bourbon/oak spiciness and light roasted bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, hazelnuts, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, fudge, vanilla, molasses, bourbon, toasted oak, coconut, raisins, and roast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, hazelnuts, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet and bourbon/oak spiciness balance; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light dryness from bourbon/oak spiciness and roast bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Light-medium carbonation and fairy full body; with a smooth, creamy/silky, and lightly slick/syrupy/sticky/chalky/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden; a small lingering warmth, with mild booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible barrel aged imperial stout! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, hazelnuts, and bourbon barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the enormous ABV. I was hoping for more intense hazelnut character from this; but it seems to be much more balanced between the malt, barrel, and hazelnut flavors. A highly enjoyable offering regardless.