yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours roasted malty, breadish and dark caramelish. Wooden and vanilla. Sweet, dark malty, liqourice and slight warming. Smooth, dark malty, vanilla and bourbon. Smooth toffee malty and bourbon lingering dark finish. Ungstrup (37601) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2011
Bottled. A black beer with a brown shine under a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, roasted malt, and alcohol, that bites the tongue. joergen (28142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle at Papsø.
Dark brown coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, dark chocolate, liquorice, oak, bourbon and vanilla.
Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate and vanilla.
Roasted finish. anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2011
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma with bourbon vanilla hints. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate flavor with hints of bourbon. Has a roasted malty sweetish chocolate and bourbon finish with hints of vanilla. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Sean9689. Pours pitch black with a thick brown head. Heavy roast aroma combined with sweet Bourbon notes. Solid body, heavy roast, some raisin, vanilla and again Bourbon. Heavy roast finish. Nice one. 290311
Travlr (24784) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2010
Bottle courtesy of tarheels86, thank you sir. Black, dark brown head, some very light lacing. Aroma of bitter cocoa. Taste has cocoa, and a sweet, smooth edge. No apparent oak. Kind of plain, but not bad. cgarvieuk (24499) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2010
Bottle at home ... Its always a pleasure to find your self drinking a relatively highly scoring US beer with less than 100 ratings and no hype ... so already the anticipation on opening is there ... black thin tan head ... soft bitter roast ... lots of chocolate ... bourbon coconut showing through ... big roast ... lots of chocolate ... on first showing the bourbon hasnt kicked me so that good ... definite solid roast ... bourbon is slipping in but not overpowering ... but definitely in linger...oh yeah reading description ... i can see the honey... in fact i think thats whats balancing the bourbon ... still a little more bourbon than id like in linger... but ive gone of bourbon beers of late ...still this is a beer im glad to have had... wow the coco nibs really open up as this breaths ... or maybe from the sediment mcberko (17840) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2013 22 oz. bottle, sent from Pabobcat (thanks a lot, David), pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is very complex, with moderate bourbon, cocoa nibs, an vanilla - the bourbon quality is what amplifies the complexity. Flavour is extremely complex, with lush, deep bourbon barrels from the Pappy Van Winkle barrels, cocoa nibs, a touch of vanilla, an low-to-moderate sweetness. Quite rich and deep, with extremely high complexity. Fairly medium bodied for a big BA impie stout, though very full flavoured - could use some more body but that is a very minor complaint. Really reminds of Goose Island Rare BCS, as that’s the only other Pappy barrel stout I’ve had thus far, though this one isn’t as complex. A most fantastic, highly complex sipper. jtclockwork (16582) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2011 Bottle shared generously by jcwattsrugger. Pours black. Excellent lacing. Nose and taste of honey, bourbon, vanilla and cocoa. A bit phenol at times. Body could have been a wee bit thicker. Overall, a very solid imperial stout. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
A: The pour is nearly black with some decent viscosity and a really surprising amount of head.
S: A noticeable acidity, likely a lactic infection. The roast, chocolate, and coffee are there, but certainly not what they might have been at one point.
T: The roast, chocolate, and vanilla are there in the background, but a bit muted. Overall, the infection detracts just way too much from the flavor.
M: Medium in body with a high level of carbonation.
D: Really disappointing that this one has gone the sour route. Drink this one up as soon as you can: it’s not going to get any better.