hopscotch (11181) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2013
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Mostly-clear dark brown ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. The bouquet is an intermingling of bourbon, caramel, chocolate, and both medium and deeply-roasted malts interwoven and then flanked with whispers of dried plum and vanilla. Full-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is a sweet swirl of caramel, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, and oak accompanied by more subdued notes of dark chocolate, bourbon and dried plum. Chewy, caramel finish. There are complexities of imperial stouts, barleywines and bourbon barrels at play here, and they play very nicely together. This world class beer was generously shared by newcigarz! Martinus (4692) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2013
Clear black colour, red hue. No head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, caramel, sweet chocolate, bourbon and red fruits. Sweet flavour, malts, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Full body. Finish lots of vanilla and light chocolate.
50belair (3680) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2013
(From 66cL bottle @ WW II tasting, Amsterdam. Bottle 147/2012. Thanks for sharing, MrHangover!!)
Bottle shared by Tony. Clear brown pour with an off white head. Barrel aromas. Thin in the body with sweet malty notes and undercurrents of oak and vanilla. TheJvd (1321) - NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2013
Bottle @ WWT II. Pours pitch black with a small, fading tanned head. Aroma has roast, bourbon, molasses and alcohol. Taste also has bourbon, coffe, chocolate, a little bit of roast and alcohol. Nice stuff. MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2013
Bottle thnx to timfoolery @ WWT II. This pours a jet black coloured beer with a small beige head that leaves quickly. Aroma is alcoholic, bourbon oak, molasses and caramel. Awesome aroma. Flavour definitely has the bourbon influences present, alonside some heavy alcohol and sweet caramel touches. Very well balanced between the oak influences and the alcoholic content. Awesome brew!
Borresteijn (7402) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
66cl Bottle at WWT II. Black, thin beige head. Aroma of loads of oak, bourbon, hint of raisins, roasted malts, sweet chocolate. Flavour is sweet oak, vanilla, coffee and cream, sweet chocolate, sweet and bitter roast finish with loads of oak. Full-bodied. Soft carbonation. Great stuff. Benzai (16527) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ WWT II thanks to MrHangover. Dark brown color, dark red glare coming through, no head. Aroma of malts, some bourbon, a hint of vanilla and chocolate. Taste malts, lightly vanilla, wood, bourbon influences, slightly alcohol. Very very nice beer. Full body, medium to full carbonation. deanso (10220) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - APR 6, 2013
66.cl bottle shared at wwt2 .
Very thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lovely smooth beer. Great aroma. JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle thanks to timfoolery. Dark off-brown pour, with a thin light tan head. Sweet caramel, toffee, vanilla, oak, chocolate, plum, and light bourbon. Very smooth, the barrel aging is well done, and little to no booziness. Actually easy drinking for what it is. Good. Ratman197 (15212) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bomber shared by Forgetfu (thanks Bill) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, carmel, plum, roasted malt and some light vegtal notes. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bourbon, carmel, cocoa, light oak and light vanilla with a smooth lingering oaky carmel finish.