JBPortland (1543) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2015
22oz bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours dark brown black with small head. The barrel treatment really elevated this beer, lots of chewy fudge, brownie, roasty char, mixed with yummy gooey vanilla, marshmallow, and some oaky spice. Probably my favorite Evil Twin beer that I’ve tried so far. Franckg (1650) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
Pas de date d’embouteillage mais vieillie au moins 1 an. Robe noire avec un col de mousse brun foncé qui s’estompe rapidement. Arômes de chocolat fudge, vanille, crème, biscuits. Légère présence de bourbon qui se mêle merveilleusement aux effluves sucrées. Un peu boisé. Ressemble somme tout à la version originale mais avec cette touche subtile de bourbon légèrement boisé. En bouche, attaque sucrée en partant. Fudge, noisettes, cappuccino, crème, pâte à biscuit. Le vieillissement en fut de bourbon apparaît ensuite et apporte des saveurs de bois humide et de vanille. Un peu épicé par la présence du bourbon, plus amère également. Un peu de grains de café et cendre. Pointes de baies confites et anis. Texture bien onctueuse et rondeur incroyable. Ressemble beaucoup à la version de base, le bourbon reste subtil mais laisse tout de même sa marque. Excellente. aleigator (945) - GERMANY - NOV 15, 2015
Pours a viscous, motor oil black color, with a small mohagony head, fading to a small lacing at the edge of the glass. The head yields huge bubbles, turning to decadent alcohol legs after swirling.
Smells of moldy bitter chocolate, tons of fudge, a whiff of caramel and tobacco, tied together by a huge amount of roasted malts and bourbon soaked wood bark. While the Bourbon doubtlessly has a hot sting to it, it is well entangled into the beers soothing, rich malt qualities, creating a nutella like creaminess, as for a subtle hazelnuts layer on top.
Has a low carbonation, leaving the spotlight on the beers full body, revealing a stunning creaminess, creating a silk mouthfeel, despite the hot Bourbon burn during the finish.
While it begins earthy, with a profound roastiness to it, the beer develops a pungent, bitter dark chocolate character, mellowed by whipped cream and marshmellows. This balanced impression helps toffee, fudge and wooden vanilla to come up, while a tongue numbing sharpness follows immediately, once matured, dry oak hits the tastebuds. Profound Bourbon punches at the back of the throat for a short glance, producing a dry peak, balanced by mellow toffee, molasses and fresh brewed espresso. Leaves the palate as silk as during its beginning, while finishing way sweeter, to tame the very prominent, spicy Bourbon.
There is a bit of an ambivalence going on in this for me. The beer produces a fantastic, utmost smooth mouthfeel, finding its antagonist in the equally profound Bourbon, which almost creates a certain harshness, numbing my palate. The same is true for a nutella like sweetness on the one hand, and dark bitter chocolate on the other. This beer is extreme. I find it astonishing that it is still able to exhibit a convincing balance, resulting in a sipper you can wrap your head around the whole evening. djd07 (14463) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle thanks to Nathan. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong bourbon, wood, vanilla. Medium mouth, strong roast, bourbon, wood, light bitterness, very nice. portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle from notes (10/10/14). Pours oily black with a tiny quick wispy head that looked reddish/tan and faded to a tiny collar. Aroma was strong bourbon vanilla marshmallow with burnt roasted malt. Taste was much the same strong bourbon up front with bitter roasted malt chocolate and marshmallow slight oak and bitterness. Palate was full silky and warming from the boozy bourbon. Nice.
StilleStorm (1527) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2015
DWFAWB; Draft Poured festival style, black with a creamy frothy and lacing tan head. Nose is moderate to heavy, roasted malt, alchol, coffee, chocolate, beans, vanilla and barrel. Taste is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a lasting chocolate warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is silky, carbonation is soft. Clownoisseur (482) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2015
22 oz bottle split 3 ways. Pours a dark brown, damn near black. Two finger fluffy brown heads fades quickly and leaves a little lace. Aroma is full of bourbon and wet oak. Lots. Vanilla, dark fruit, anise and hints of char emerge. Taste is bourbon up front, sweetness in the back. In between the notes of roast/char...vanilla/oak...hints of creamy chocolate...bitter chocolate...anise...bitter coffee note. Solid beer, but finishes a bit thin for the ABV, letting the alcohol make itself present. rouhlas (3613) - GREECE - OCT 6, 2015
650ml bottle from trade with RobertDale. Thank you very much Bob! Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, vanilla, wood, light alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Almost full silky creamy body with soft carbonation. Quite alcoholic finish after some hour in the glass MrHangover (4502) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle, courtesy of Benzai. Pours a pitch black beer with a big brownish head on top. Aroma has massive bourbon, oak, caramel, nuts, molasses, sugar. Amazingly full, tasty and complex aroma. Flavour is sweet, boozy, loads of bourbon again. Woody presences, slightly boozy. Amazing full body, great complexity and overall just an amzing brew!! Wow!! Benzai (15579) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle shared with MrHangover. Opaque pitch black color, medium to full sized thick dark brown head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, bourbon, chocolate, light vanilla. Taste malts, light roast, heavy bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, more chocolate, more bourbon, oak, moderately bitter with a sweet vanilla-chocolate-oak-bourbon touch. Perfect oily texture, full body, perfect soft yet suitable carbonation. Bloody hell this is awesome!