fletchfighters (1538) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2017
650 ML bottle
Dark brownish black, light tan head. Faded to a thin collar.
Nose is maple, salty bacon, smoke, vanilla, earthy coffee, roast and bourbon. Sick nose.
A touch too sweet for my taste but vanilla, caramel, bourbon, bacon, grainy coffee, and soft roast.
A touch thin for the AVB. Heaps of adjuncts. Soft, silky carbonation. Want to like it a lot but really sweet. Well hidden AVB. Hard to do more than a glass due to sweetness. Enjoyable slowrunner77 (12147) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 8, 2017
I LOVE the MBCP and love this beer about at the same level. Sweet, but not hot. Trades a little bit of the balance for the barrel. Not overly barreled, but maybe a touch more barrel than coffee (really the only "flaw"). Smooth maple up front and center. Really just a treat. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2017
22, capped. Pours an opaque dark mahogany with a dense and creamy dark tan head. Big heavy nose, lots of earthy roasted grains, coffee, sweet smoke, and some maple and vanilla. Creamy thick body, a bit sticky, moderate carb. Earthy grains, dark chocolate, coffee, sweet smoke, some vanilla, and maple on the palate. Long earthy complex sweetish finish. caesar (7165) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2017
Bottle @ Benzai, 20 cl sample. Dark color, medium frothy head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, coffee, roast. Luscious vanilla sweetness in taste, chocolatey and coffee bitterness. Smooth, rich. Lovely. Benzai (15921) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2017
Bottle @ home shared with Caesar and Dutchdrebus. Opaque black color, medium sized beige to light brown colored head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, over the top vanilla, café noir cookies, milk chocolate. Taste malts, café noir cookies again, vanilla, some bourbon coming through but the milk chocolate and vanilla annoy me, too dominant. Decent but not really my thing.
DutchDrebus (6033) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2017
Bottle @ benzai. Black colour with a medium to large light brown head. Smells vanilla, slightly soy sauce, liquorice, roasty, chocolate, coffee. Loads of smell. Tastes chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, sweet, coffee, mocha, slightly brown sugar. Lovely taste. Full body, soft carbo, thick. Cybercat (5887) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Pours dark chocolate brown with a light tan head. Aroma presents roast malt, chocolate, coffee, maple syrup and smoky tones. Sweet flavor delivers maple, woody, roast malt and coffee tones. Mouthfeel features smooth, viscous body and decent fizz. Get your morning wood on! Guruhso (760) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2017
Bottle on the morning after Solar Eclipse part 3. Aroma of roasty malt, syrup, overriped fruits, soysauce and coffee with notes of light smoke, bourbon and wood. Complex but balanced. Starts heavy sweet but finish medium bitter with lingering roasted notes. Full body and sticky texture. A great one. hallinghansen (3328) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle @ Solar Eclipse part 3 - The Darkest Night. Black body with a small light brown head. Sweet, coffee, maple syrup, chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon. Smooth. Well balanced. Lovely. Plovmand (8468) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle at Solar Eclipse Part 3: The Darkest Hours. It pours opaque black with a dense creamy beige head. The aroma is lots of maple syrup, caramel toffee, sweet roasted malts, oak, vanilla and ripe fruit. The flavour is sweet roasted with coffee, maple and cocoa notes. Vanilla and chocolate. Huge complexity but it never get too artificial and overpowered!