Leighton (22823) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle shared at The Bruery - massive thanks to GT for procuring and sharing this one. Pours oily black-brown with a fine, creamy beige head. The nose holds dark malts, chocolate, burnt wood and honey. Medium sweet flavor with oily chocolate, further honey, wood, light alcohol presence and burnt toffee. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate warmth to finish, lightly woody, with more oily chocolate, modest earthy bitterness, vanilla, toffee, toasty barrel. Very deep and layered. Great beer. jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2015 Bottle. Pours black tan head - Nose/taste of brandy, bourbon, maple syrup, oak, baked brownie, chocolate and vanilla - medium body. Benzai (16931) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2017
Bottle [from trade with mista, thanks!] @ home. Last beer of 2017 to finish on 16861. Opaque pitch black color, small to average sized dark broen colored head that disappears almost instantly. Aroma hits me from a mile away: insane, huge dark chocolate and huge heavy bourbon aroma. Taste malts, roasted malts, bourbon, brandy / apple brandy, alcohol quite heavily, dark chocolate less dominant but still noticeably there and definitely some vanilla as well. Heavy beer, thinner body than you'd expect up front but with the heavy barrel aging the beers has undergone I guess it's not that surprising after all, carbonation is medium. Good beer, lovely beer, but you gotta like heavy barrel aging or you're gonna hate this one. I like it, but it's too heavy to really love imo. 9-4-8-4-15. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle @ The Bruery, thanks to GT and Whitney. Black pour with a small tan head. Intense nutty aroma. Lots of vanilla, fudge, dark fruit, and peanut butter. A bit of cocoa pebbles, bourbon, and booze. Flavor is pleasantly sweet. Tons of chocolate/cocoa pebbles, peanut butter, and fudge. Dark fruits, vanilla, and bourbon. Some oak, roast, and light bitterness and booze on the finish. Dedollewaitor (16545) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle @ Solar Eclipse Odense, 2015. Pours Black with A White head. Coconut, roast, bourbon, coffeeshops, chocofanter. Sweet and vinous. Balanced. Yes!!! Warming alcohol.
djd07 (16317) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a very dark brown with no head. The aroma is strong wood, roasted malts, chocolate, brandy. Thick mouth, chewy, dark chocolate, bourbon, very sweet, really enjoyed this. DSG (15432) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2017
[1/27/17] Bottle/Can/Crowler/Growler at a bottle share at Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa. Black. Amazing aroma, bourbon, chocolate, fudge, cake, vanilla. Sweet, chewy. Full-bodied. A bit boozy. kermis (14999) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to trade with Alen. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of wood, bourbon but softened by the additional brandy barrel aging, milk chocolate, caramel and malt. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Fudge and molasses coming out in the palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. This is absolutley amazing stuff. crossovert (14152) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
355ml bottle. Dark pour, heavy body, maple syrup and soy sauce sort of the like toppling goiath beer of this ilk. j12601 (13304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2016
At James’ for his 12k tasting. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Soy sauce, roast, cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, warm alcohol. Medium-bodied, soy sauce, umami, roast, wood. Warming alcohol on the finish, caramel and bourbon, more soy sauce.