dfearnley (2135) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2017
Beer shared at RBAG 2017. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, soy, dark malts, raisin, and chocolate. Taste is caramel, vanilla, dark malt, currants, KansaiBeerLvrs (5141) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 30, 2017
Tap at Imazato. Deep ruby brown with a sweet molasses and whiskey. Medium bodied, maybe a bit light. Smooth and silky with a boozy whiskey heat, oaky and sweet. Really good but I was hoping for a fuller body. GRM (4046) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2017
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, from and with Matt Hartley (thank you!), savoured October 14 2016; eye: black, opaque, ring of brown head, light lacing; nose: bourbon, woody, roasted barley, coffee, light fruity, slight molasses, caramel; mouth: bourbon, woody, roasted barley, coffee, light fruity, slight molasses, caramel, finale in coffee with presence of alcohol, medium-full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, alcoholic texture; overall: fine
mrjez (620) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUN 25, 2017
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, de et avec Matt Hartley (thank you!), savourée le 14 octobre 2016; œil : noire, opaque, anneau de mousse brune, légère dentelle; nez : bourbon, boisé, orge torréfiée, café, léger fruité, très léger mélasse, caramel; bouche : bourbon, boisé, orge torréfiée, café, léger fruité, très léger mélasse, caramel, finale en café avec présence d’alcool, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture alcoolique; en résumé : bien
Tap at Imazato, rare one-off keg, 2015 in origin perhaps? Black pour with dark tan head. Sweet bourbon aroma, chocolate, coconut, a little barrel character. Flavour similar to nose, sweet notes of bourbon and choc, vanilla/coconut flourishes in sips every so often. Bit of fizz up front, slightly harsh on the backend, throat warmth. Decent. KyotoLefty (10254) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 25, 2017
Tap at Imazato. Pitch black with a low head. Nose is not so impressive, vanilla, chocolate, soy, bourbon. Rich chocolate and vanilla flavor, booze and very sweet, like chocolate marshmallows, berry, apples. Airy body like a marshmallow too. Good but too single-mindedly sweet. Probably would be much better in a year or 2.
Hoprider (679) - DENMARK - JUN 24, 2017
Black pour, off white head. Roasty aroma is mellowed out by the bourbon, bringing vanilla and sweetness. The taste has chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and a nice sweet bourbon alcohol aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light and creamy with soft carbonation. Yorker (2003) - Herning, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2017
65 cl bottle @ home (2014 vintage). Pours black with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt, liquorice, and tobacco - with a slightly bitter finish. beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, soy sauce, whiskey, oak and graham cracker aroma and flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation with a dark chocolate, booze and roasted malt finish. 2016. GIJOE (1204) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Pours a dark brown with a frothy, beige foam. Nose is sweet roasted grains with hints of dark chocolate, and dried fruits. Taste is on the sweet side with a nice bitter nip. Complex flavor profile: bitter cocoa, booze, oak, spice, anise, coffee. Very nice brew.
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From a 22 oz. bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of bourbon, oak and prunes. Flavors same. Smooth and tasty.