tderoeck (10617) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2016
18/XI/16 - 75cl bottle @ Seb’s Farewell Tasting (Eugene’s place) - BB: n/a (2016-1336) Thanks to Sebletitje (or was it Benzai?) for sharing the bottle!beerplace (2314) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2016
Funfact: this same beer was sampled at Seb’s previous farewell tasting, it seems. ;-)
Clear dark brown beer, small aery beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lactose, weird sugary stuff, toffee and fudge, some chocolate, grains, cocoa powder. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, malty, lots of dried fruits, caramel, pretty roasted. Aftertaste: roasted, caramel, alcohol, dried fruits.
A bottle on Black Christmas 2016 at 12 Kings. Vintage 2015. Pours a very dark brown with no head. Aroma is dark fruits, roasted malt, molasses. Taste is dry, pretty the same. 77ships (11481) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2016
Thank you Sebletitje. 750 ml. bottle sampled @ Sebletitje’s Farewell Tasting. Black, little tanned head. Nose is huge mocha, milk chocolate, very sweet, lactic sweet, mocha ice cream. Taste is mocha sugar, milk chocolate, chocolate syurp, lacto sweet, sugar mocha ice cream & vanilla, sweet milk chocolate part is wonderful, there is a low red grape, vaguely sour bit which takes it a bit down for me. Body is lactose, milk chocolate, sugar, mocha. Very lovely with a small minor point. Given the infection stories this might turn ugly with time. Benzai (16919) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle shared @ tasting. Dark brown to black color. Quite alcoholic aroma. Taste malts, dark malt and chocolate - ish everything. Wut? Heavy! weihenweizen (4207) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl brown 2015 bottle poured into a glass. Black with small beige head. Aroma is oak & bourbon, medium/thick body, medium/light carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is oak, bourbon, chocolate, and roasted malt. Lots of barrel.
Karol (975) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 24, 2016
Tapped at the brewery. Pitch black color. Beige head. Epic aroma of cherries and red wine. Taste of chocolate, cherries, espresso, dark chocolate, red wine, cherries. Boozy. Medium body. Excellent ! Stoned99 (1703) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2016 750ml Feb 2015 bottle shared with brother, thanks for the share. Aroma: intense oak, vanilla with a hint of cherries and chocolate. Also kinda boozy. App: dark brown with small mocha head leaving great lacing. Taste and palate: full body, really creamy, finish is extremely dry with a subtle acidity and with a warning alcohol feeling. Overall: gotta love oaky beers as this is extremely oaky and dry. Great beer with this steak. Not too sure if drank alone it would be as good. Alcohol feels really strong and not a big fan of acidity in imperial stouts. dmac (6574) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2016
750ml bottle from Blue Dog. Poured a deep medium density, Tootsie Roll brown, with a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma of bourbon, burnt toast, dark chocolate, burnt vanilla. Flavor of bad vanilla, dark fruit juice, bourbon, dark toast, bad dark chocolate and booze. Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2016
750ml c&c bottle shared by Dave. Pours black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of bourbon, oak barrel, caramel, chocolate, earth, and hints of dark fruit. Taste mimics the nose, with tart Dark cherry notes in the finish. GMCC2181 (1617) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 3, 2016
2015 bottle from Stateline... Silva stout Cellar 3, batch 1. Popped the cork, huge bourbon nose. Monster khaki colored head with a black body. Lacing left on the snifter...Taste is roasted malts, light coffee note, bourbon makes its presence known in the aftertaste..., throw in some vanilla and oak...Classic barrel aged stout, but well balanced for a beer that sat in barrels for 18 months. Surprised since the nose was all bourbon. Body is silky smooth, easy drinker for a beer that is 10%. Overall great beer at a great moment.