kraddel (8890) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2017 Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, - MAY 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bruce’s, London. Many thanks to Bruce. Pours oily black-brown with a thick, tan cream head. Roasty malt nose, rich bread, toast, dark fruits, raisins. Big sweet flavor, rich dark malts, some torched wood, a bit of hard alcohol, sturdy roast, ripe dark fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation, lightly warming finish, some dark chocolate, moderate roast, dark roast, dark fruits, raisins especially. Lovely beer.
Pours black, small to no head. Smell is medium weak. Bit roasty. Taste is sweet, roasted, bourbon, oak, boozy, very intense. Very good one, but a bit too boozy. BlazerT (1252) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - NOV 16, 2017
Very raw, roasted, strong licorice, some vanilla and roasted notes. From the middle big bourbon and burnt espresso notes. Taste is sweet al time long. Fort the ABV booze is well hidden. Nothing special here. onceblind (10583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2017
Inky black hue under a thin tan spotty head. Rich sumptuous aroma of boozy dark chocolate and caramelized bourbon tones and woody coconut with a kiss of vanilla. Full rich flavor of coconutty woody inky dark stoutly roasty malts with dark sweet chocolate and brown sugar and light vanilla undertones. Rich and dark and full, bourbonish and warm and inky and tastes like light adjuncts. Very delightful. Thisis12ptfont (1221) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 20, 2017
Aromas of vanilla, oak, barrel wood, toffee, chocolate, coconut, raisins, oats, roasted barley, vanilla bean, charred malts, cigar smoke, dark chocolate, tree bark, raisins, plums, campfire ash, burnt molasses, chocolate syrup, bourbon and dark malt syrup. Pours black with a thin mocha foam and no lacing. Taste dark roasted chocolate, dark malt syrup, roasted barley, tree bark, milk chocolate, sweet alcohol sugars, toffee, burnt caramel, dark wort syrup, charcoal and aged black malts upfront. Mid palate brings heavy notes of vanilla, vanilla bean, oak, barrel wood, leather, star anise, black licorice, plums, burnt raisins and figs. Finishes very dry with residual chocolate, raisins, vanilla, coconut, burnt dark fruits and plenty of bourbon. Overall, this is a real bourbon barrel stout and the oatmeal really just provides a bigger body to it. Tons of barrel qualities, dark roasted malts and vanilla. Worth seeking out. A+ rating. zoucrew102 (2104) - - OCT 16, 2017
Bomber, 2017 vintage. Rich chocolate malt aroma with notes of roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, oak and a hint of booze. Pours inky black with thin mocha brown head that has good retention and excellent retention. Starts with lavish roasted and chocolate malt flavors as well as a rich, full body and silky smooth mouthfeel. Finishes impeccably smooth with excellent bourbon, vanilla and oak flavors that has just a hint of warming booze. Decadent and luxurious with a booze hidden very well. Excellent bourbon stout!
WillRunForBeer (2766) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2017
Bomber from a long forgotten trade. Dated 2014. Pours deep dark motor oil brown with a beige head. Delicious dark chocolate and bourbon, vanilla, oak aroma. Nice thick mouth with dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Oak tannins dry the finish. Chalumeaux (1708) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2017
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer black with red hues nice lacing and a creamy mocha head. Aromas of chocolate roasted malt oats and bourbon. Nice silky mouth feel chocolate and alcohol very present. Nice beer. jc1762 (1609) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2017
Thanks Carrigan for sharing the bottle! Poured into a wineglass showing sparse latte colored foam with thin coffee brown rims and a dark center.
The nose shows light bell pepper notes permeated around a roast black coffee forwardness.
The palate is medium bodied with no carbonation and a light alcoholic spice. Lightly sweet with a vanilla and bourbon forwardness throughout. jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2017
22oz waxed bottle-dissipating lt tan-black that sheets. A-fusal/bourbon, anise-dk malt. T-follows. Klimaet (3020) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2017
Bottle thanks to bursprak! Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aromas of bready malts, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, oats, light hops. Taste is bitter, fudgey, some vanilla, chocolate, light roast, licorice, tobacco.