90 (419) - BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2017
Eerste indruk: Holy Fuck. De neus is een en al Bourbon. Vanille, chocolade, caramel en zoethout. Mondgevoel plakkerig en stroperig. Maar... na verloop van tijd en lichte opwarming van het glas, komt het zoethout te hard (naar mijn smaak) opzetten en wordt het mondgevoel te plakkerig. Het geheel overall té zoet. MCShann (18) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 21, 2017
Oh my word! This is a heavy, thick concoction! If bourbon barrel ages stouts are your thing, THIS is going to rock your world. Just short of motor oil, this stout pulls every bit of flavor from the barrel. And at 14% is is likely to kick you in the legs too! nealblind (1849) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 20, 2017
2015 edition consumes 2.2017 Opaque pour, tan foam. Aroma raisins, molasses. Tastes clean milky caramel. Some woodiness. Nice light carb. The abv is very smooth. I’d think it was more like 9%. Respectable and good but I see little reason to try it twice. BrewSensei4 (11) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - FEB 20, 2017
Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, and roasted malts, taste is amazing, huge bourbon, vanilla , oak and coffee, taste really hides the abv well! Not sure it gets much better. kevinator (2176) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2017 Good and a landmark beer. Smooth beer with a dark brown color and small. Hints of chocolate and toast. 2015 seemed better than 2014.
fiery_1 (927) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2017
Backlog Beer RatingDwarfeD (3450) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2017
500ml bottle @ home. Bottled Oct 11, 2016
Pours an opaque dark brown with a small brown head. Nose is chocolate, bourbon, dark fruits, with a slight vanilla note. Flavour is rich and smooth, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, dark fruits. Full bodied and delicious.
500ml bottle shared at home (2015 edition). Pitch black with almost no head. Full body with low carbonation. Insanely well balanced sweet and bitter tones, very smooth moothfeel. Roasted malts, bourbon, brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, subtle coffee and spices. Amazing! klm1 (1501) - Bled/SF, - FEB 3, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2017 RELEASE 2015: bottled on 8th november; 14,3% abv.: pours black oily color, clear, with foamy brown head, which immediately transforms to a ring around the glass. aroma: intense bourbon aroma, very gentle, not harsh presented and at the same time supported with roasted, dark malts aroma, which takes on espresso coffe, chocolate, chocolate cake, vanilla, cinnamon, oak, tobacco, port wine,...Flavor: Intense malt flavor, with notes of chocolate, espresso coffee, vanilla, molasses, hint of cinnamon, supported with gentle note of bourbon, vanilla, oak. finish is sticky dry, body is full texture soft, carbonation is low, alcohol note is gentle hidden, but evident. I would give it a score 5, but I got only one bottle of this imps. But for sure is f...goooooooood, Damn!!!!!!! OVERALL SCORE FOR 2015: 8-5-10-5-19=4.7.
RELEASE 2014 in City beer in SF, betwen 20-24th january 2017 from 0.12oz. Bottle:
Pours oily black, slightly clear, with foamy brown head. All components in aroma-flavor were perfectly balanced, bourbon note gentle but still noticeable, body full, texture super smooth, carbonation low. OVERALL SCORE FOR 2014 RELEASE: 9-5-10-5-18=4.7.
RELEASE 2016 from Heatlhy spirits, SF: this year 13.8% abv. Very similar components to release 2015. 2016 RELEASE SCORE: 8-5-9-5-18= 4.5 john44 (3062) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Draft Half Pint at White Horse American Beer Festival 2010, Parsons Green, London in July 2010 - Pitch Black in colour. Viscous, syrupy. Very very Malty; roasty/burnt malts, lots of chocolate, lots of coffee, caramel, toffee, molasses, charred oak, vanilla, smoke. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins. Hoppy; slightly spicy hops. Sweet roast malty, chocolate and coffee. Wonderfully warming. Alcohol very evident; not too surprisingly it is Bourbon. Great stuff. Truly, a Stunning Beer! (2010-07)
TimE (5790) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 30, 2017
Pitch black color. Dark brown head. Pours like motor oil. Heavy nose of bourbon, dark chocolate, dark fruit and roasted malt. Very full body, but hides that ABV beautifully. This is definitely a sipper and a good winter beer. Velvety smooth mouth feel with good bourbon, chocolate and roasted malt notes. Modestly sweet, but never too much and never too cloying. Very well integrated. Smooth bourbon and chocolate finish. A benchmark for sure.