gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle shared at the Kulminator. Pours pitch black, no head. Intense nose of freshly squeezed forest fruits and roasted coffee beans. Medium body with nice roastiness, but my lord, the astringent fruit sours make the beer rather uh... not that good. Promising in the nose, but missed it. Ferris (15001) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle - Boozy and jam and mollasses. Jet black with a thin head. Jam and chocolate chocolate. Just like at Christmas, but good. Another winner. skortila (5790) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2014
Bottled @ Zeebra #2. Sampled 5cl. The aroma has lots of fruity berries, some bourbon, some chocolate, some roast. Black coloured beer with a thin, off-white head. The taste is sweet, has raspberries, dark fruits, roast, chocolate, booze. Very nice. Medium-full bodied, velvetty. Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
650ml bottle. Black with brown foam. Very nice layered aroma. Fruit-forward at first, with blackberry seeming to edge it over raspberry. Behind the fruit is bourbon and behind that is chocolate maltiness. Taste is also fruit-smothered but I can just pick out hints of tobacco, roast etc from the base and barrel. Almost chewy palate at times. Peppered with sweetness all through, but never overly so. The inclusion of the fruits work well enough, but I think I’d prefer fruit elements in a stout to be a sideline rather than a focus point. Gerardgathier (512) - - MAY 8, 2014
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. superb beer
MarcoDL (4791) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
What a great experiment. The roastedness and Bourbon vanilla combine greatly with the bramble rye whiskey notes and the fruits. Amazing beer. caesar (7096) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Bottled @ Zeebra #2, small sample. Dark color, short head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts. In flavor lots of blackberries and dark ripe fruit, which was hardly in the aroma. Slight tartness as well. Nice stuff, but I preferred the more subtle cherry version. PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2015 At Zeebra Beer Festival, THX to everybody sharing today’s beers.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: alcohol, coffee, quite fruity, berries.
TASTE: alcohol, coffee, chocolate. Maarten1993 (1223) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Sampled @ Zeebra 2014. Took this one because it says that blackberries are included in the recipe. The beer was disappointing for a Goose Island version. Unbalanced. Too sweet, fruity. However, there is a rich aftertaste with hints of alcohol (which lack in the main body of the beer) Homer321 (5003) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottleshare thanks DexterCat. Nose of candi like fruitiness. Pitch black no head. A little boozey vanilla. But really. The fruit is way sweet and cloying. Ugh. Not bad. Just not my thing.