rouhlas (3584) - GREECE - MAY 20, 2017
750 ml bottle @ Radikal whale slaying, Thessaloniki. Thanks Anton! Black color with almost no head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, caramel, coffee, vanilla, dark dried fruits, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full silky oily body with soft carbonation. kraddel (7771) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2017
Bottle at the radikal whale slaying. Thnx to Anton. Pours black, no real head. Smell is bit sweet, some roasted malts, as well as some vanilla. Taste is full, intense, dark malts, sweet, chocolate, intense vanilla, roasted. Very nice ! Shame I don’t get the hazelnuts though. hopscotch (11043) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pours murky and dark brown with no lasting head. The aroma features fabulous notes of vanilla, hazelnut, brownie brittle, bourbon and graham. Full-bodied and silky with moderate carbonation. The flavor features whiskey, vanilla and chocolate roastiness. Plenty of boozy warmth in the finish. Thanks goes out to Tim and Maggie for providing this world-class beer! deanso (10070) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JUL 9, 2016
No head. Clear black pour. Smooth bourbon taste with hazlenuts and vanilla. Lovely dukeandduke (257) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Chicago 2/14/16 - ($8 5 oz. pour into snifter glass at Goose Island Clybourn Brew Pub). Pitch black pour, razor thin tan lacing and head. Powerful and rich bourbon, sweet chocolate and hazelnut aroma. Taste of bourbon dominant, pleasantly offset by hazelnut and vanilla. Extremely smooth and heavy texture, somewhat like light syrup. Very glad I made the trip to sample this great offering by Goose Island!!!!
50belair (3617) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a brown head. Big chocolate and caramel bouquet. Oh shit, tons of hazelnut give way to chocolate, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, and oak notes. Freakin delicious. Great mouthfeel and body. ctipping (1908) - Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2015
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. The lip of the bottle cracked when we opened it, so we poured it through cheesecloth. Smells of bourbon and hazelnuts. Strong roasted malt and booze. Tastes sweet and bourbony up front. Nutty in the middle. Roasty and boozy in the finish. Heavy body. Medium carbonation. Really delicious. markextrae (4410) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2015
bottle shared at the Moeder Lambic cellar session 2015. poured a dark brown colour with just a few beige tanned bubbles on top that lasted for just a split second. the appearance is just bad in every way imo. thankfully it was going all uphill after that. the nose is filled with a bit to much boozy bourbon notes, toasted almonds, hazelnuts, molasses, american chocolate cookies, i would say chocolate covered peanut butter aswell. really sticky chocolate fudge. taste is really hazelnut forward covered by sweet alcoholic campfire bourbon. no vanilla to detect for me. i think we all agreed that the taste is a little bit to hot. it could have used a bit more bodie aswell. but still a very enjoyable stout. lovely to try. kermis (12869) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle shared at the Moeder Lambic cellar tasting 2015. Pours dark brown with a bubbly ring beige head. Aroma of massive hazelnut, booze, toffee, fudge and chocolate. Flavour is heavy sweet. Light full bodied with soft carbonation and an alcohol burn in the finish. Really tasty but a little too boozy. djd07 (14354) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2015 Bottle thanks to Bruce and Minh. Pours a very dark brown with no head. The aroma is strong booze, toast, hazelnuts. Thick mouthfeel with strong hazelnuts, vanilla, booze, sweet finish, really enjoyed this one.