tmoreau (4816) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2018 Jool (209) - - JUN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille. Brune-noire opaque, quasi-absence de mousse. Nez de gousses de vanille et de noisettes. Bouche sirupeuse et étonnamment gazéifiée où se côtoie crème brûlée, vanille et biscuits à la mélasse. Finale chaude où l’alcool ressort beaucoup dès que la bière se réchauffe dans le verre. Au nez, la vanille est agréable, mais en bouche c’est moins réussi à mon humble avis (trop intense, trop sucrée). Pas pour moi.
Shared 2014 bomber poured to snifters displaying a viscous, black/brown hue, a decent layer of brownish tan froth, with a syrupy coating, and foamy & leggy spots of lacing. The nose was rich & roasted, cocoa, dark caramel, expressive vanilla, and ready alcohol. The taste was similar, sweet & syrupy, full bodied, with low carbonation, exposed whiskey & mellow warmth, with moderate roasted & tannic bitterness. With all that was going on, any rye influence was nil. Cellared well, and an excellent sipper. Thanks, Tim! klm1 (2050) - Bled/SF, - NOV 19, 2017
GTAEgeek (2578) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2017
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2016 release with 13% abv., smashed with fellas. Pours oily black with tiny dissipating creamy brown head. Aroma: roasted grain, intense malt flavor & aroma; chocolate, coffee, toasted toffee, coconut, hint caramel, molasses, vanilla, woody tannins, huge but perfectly blended bourbon. Full bodied, smooth, almost creamy texture, moderste carbonation.
Bottle opened by Ryan at Logan's house. Pours black, with a small, fizzy, brown head. Decadent vanilla bean aroma, with some brownies, light rye malts, and molasses. Very sweet, with almost perfect balance. Very heavy body, with a thick, creamy, and smooth texture. Simply decadent and delicious. Tons of vanilla and light, tasty booze. fiulijn (21523) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2017
Oxford tastingsfiery1 (1818) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2017
Black color, no head. Aroma of vanilla cookies and tobacco. Strong booze, dark caramel flavor, some chocolate, sweet but not syrupy, vanilla, some rye whiskey. Roassted nuts in the final.
650ml bottle @ Alex's. 2014 Vintage
beerplace (2393) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2017
Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin brown head. Nose is a delicious bouquet of vanilla with a whiskey kick. Flavour is vanilla and whiskey, it is still somewhat hot, but that vanilla is perfect, it's not overly sweet and mixes well with the chocolate powder character. Delicious through and through!
650ml bottle at Alex's (thx, Brian!). Vintage 2014. Pours a very dark brown with thr same head. Aroma is lots of vanilla and chocolate. Taste is similar, still boozy (damn!!!). So good! Oakes (19550) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2017
Dark brown. Not much head. The aroma has a big whack of vanilla, though I also get some chocolate as well. On the palate, it has a fair bit of sweetness. Some vanilla for sure...I like the vanilla character a lot better on the palate than on the nose. There's good chocolate, some dryness in the finish. In general, a good beer, and on the palate the vanilla is actually enjoyable, which isn't usually the case for me. drfabulous (9004) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Bottle shared at Matt’s. Big and dark and still with vanilla throughout. Chocolate and booze. KansaiBeerLvrs (5568) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 11, 2017
Bottle shared by KyotoLefty. The aroma matches the flavor: syrupy chocolate and vanilla. Thick syrupy only black pour with an incredibly attractive aroma. Full bodied and thick. The taste is marshmallow, vanilla and chocolate - delicious, this is a truly decadent dessert beer meant to be shared as it is too much for most people. maekchu (4184) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2017
Bottle shared at KyotoLefty’s 10,000th rating celebration. 2014 vintage. Big nose of chocolate, lots of vanilla, creme brulee, and dark fruit (thick and juicy). Very dark brown color with translucent edge. Smooth, rich dark fruit and chocolate, big vanilla presence, Heavy body, a bit thick and syrupy, and quite warming (listed at 13.6%). Very heavy and very delicious.