Birrraio (27) - ITALY - DEC 24, 2015
Having wanted this beer since I got into craft beer I was hyped to finally be able to try it. It is a good beer but I guess the hype and anticipation outweighed how good the beer is. Im glad I got to try it but wouldn’t give up my cellar for a bottle. MrHangover (4554) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle @ Deans Bomb Shelter Tasting, thnx to the crew for sharing! Pours a pitch black beer with a thin tanned head on top. Aroma of soy sauces, molasses, slight chocolate and some faint ground coffee in the back. Flavor is sweet, big influence of the syrup in there, Has a faint herbal note in the very back. Soft carbonation, long bittersweet aftertaste. Nice, but I’ve expected way more to be honest. Zer0 (1224) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle shared at Kermis’ b-day bottleshare, thanks to Jeroen. First batch. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma is minty, chocolate, coffee, mocha, caramel. Taste is rather sweet. Full bodied with mild carbonation. Great, but the mint was a bit weird. deanso (10136) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle sampled at Kermis’s birthday tasting.
Thin ring tan head. Clear black pour. Minty coffee and chocolate aftertaste. Lovely bigda83 (854) - Jamestown, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Tap at Aurora Brew Works Founders takeover. Poured a jet black color with small sudsy off white head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, and bourbon hit the nose. Flavor was coffee, chocolate, woody, bourbon, slight sweet maple. Little more mellow and smooth than KBS, which was also on tap. Full body, oily texture, average carbonation, a slight bitter and bourbon burn finish to it. Nice beer that I’m glad to finally tick off.
Jordtbrooks (20) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Pours dark oil color with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, maple and booze. Very boozy taste semi bitter. Wonderful beer. Has a lot going on. Better as it warmed. Iphonephan (6988) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2015
On draft at Snallygaster 2015. Pours black wth a tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Flavors of smoky and bacon and maple syrup. Sweet finish. Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 11, 2015
Sample at craig’s tasting,salvaticas (778) - - AUG 15, 2015
Dark brown black with tan lacing.big, coffee, chocolate, heavy, rich, boozy,
On tap at BGH. Incredibly smooth. Can taste the maple but very subtle. Excellent.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2015
On tap at 2015 GTMW, I’ve been chasing this one ever since I started to get into beer, waited for about 25 minutes in line to try it, and I probably could of tried others at the fest that I was more impressed with, pours black with a very thin light brown head, the aroma has a slight amount of vanilla with a good amount of roast and chocolate, the flavor has a decent amount of chocolate and roast, the maple doesn’t really show as much as I was hoping it would, mouthfeel is a bit thin, so this stuff is good, but not mind blowing good. If this was blind up against other unknown BA beers I think this would be in the middle. Glad I finally got to try this, but somewhat let down by it.