jonas (8155) - Garching b. MÃ¼nchen, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle into a snifter.
A: Pours a very dark cola brown color that looks distressingly thin. The head starts off at about one fingers of a light khaki shade, but settles down to a thin collar after a short while. Not much lacing, as expected.
S: No one note jumps out at me - rather, they tend to meld together quite well. I pick up some vanilla, touches of black coffee, chocolate, cream, molasses, and brown sugar. The bourbon presence is very subtle.
T: The first sip seems to reveal the bourbon tones, only for the second sip to wash over that with mild coffee notes. After vanilla initially opens the palate, it develops strong nutty flavors in the middle before it finishes with some bitter coffee and maybe a speck of roasted barley. I think the coffee is stale here - though to be fair, it’s not the freshest bottle so I’ll let it slide. It doesn’t have an annoying vegetal component, at least. Well balanced and enjoyable.
M: It’s texture is rather thin and even fragile, without much softness to make up for it. The finish is rather sweet and sticky; in spite of that, the drinkability is actually quite dangerous partly thanks to strong carbonation. The underwhelming body still kind of irks me, though.
O: I have two quibbles here: it’s not very ’stout-y’, and it’s way too thin. Otherwise, this is a decent BA coffee stout that focuses more on balance than big, bold flavor. At its price, though, I probably won’t buy another bottle, except for usage as trade bait.
Bottle. Black, dark brown cream. Coffee, vanilla, light sweet bell pepper, a hint chili, fruity. Dry chocolate, coffee, mineral and wood, rosehip, cocoa and vanilla nibs, chili in the aftertaste. Medium body, dry. Booze retronasal. Neat bourbon booziness, dry much better than what I have tried. SinH4 (6390) - Garching b. MÃ¼nchen, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2017
Bottle, many thanks William! Black color with beige head. Aroma is coffee ground, green bell peppers, chocolate, vanilla. Taste is coffee, bell peppers, chili flesh, vanilla, chocolate. Velvety mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Very nice, very tasty! JDBaker11058 (2375) - Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2017
appearance: near black, creamy tan head. aroma: dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, roasty coffee, hint of molasses and umami. taste: dark and milk chocolate pudding cups, a bit of prune and chocolate covered cherries, a whisper of wood, bourbon and vanilla. finish: a bit of earthy hops, molasses, lingering vanilla and chocolate; a bit of espresso acidity comes out. notes: Not bad. Not super bourbon-ish, and pretty similar to the regular version, which is pretty good. dmac (6496) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2017
Bottle shared in Rio Grande. Poured a deep black with an average sized foamy beige head. Aroma of sweet coffee, dark toast, chocolate muffins, dark berry skins and some vanilla beans. Flavor follows suit with hardly any bourbon or wood from the barrel aging. Body is only average on the mouthfeel, could be a bit fuller, with lively carbonation. Wish the body was thicker and the barrel was more preveilant. blueshockey24 (649) - Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate coffee with hints of bourbon. Taste is sweet coffee chocolate with hints of blueberry as the description suggests with a coffee bourbon dark chocolate finish. Pretty good and one of my favorite one of theirs i’ve tried so far.
NikkTwist (3362) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2017 Draft at Bainbridge. Pitch black pour with khaki foam. Rich bourbon coffee flavors. Dark chocolate liquor. Black liquorice. Dried blueberries. Vanilla bean. Faint charcoal briquette. The high ABV is well checked. The coffee quality is fantastic! Klimaet (3039) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a medium brown head. Aromas of toast, dark chocolate, fruity coffee, raisins, malt, vanilla, light licorice. Taste is fudgey, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, light metallic, light roast, coffee, subtle ashy notes. fluffy (2461) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2016
like with most Hardywood stout offerings, this one hits all the marks you would expect from them, hallinghansen (3430) - Odense SV, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2016
Bottle @ Himmeriget. Thanks Mathias for sharing. Black body with a small offwhite head. Soy, cocoa, coffee, roast and bourbon. Smooth. Dedollewaitor (16418) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle @ Himmeriget. Thanks Mathias for bringing this over. Pours black with bubbles on top. Soy, cocoa, coffee, roast and bourbon. Smooth. Low carbonation. Sipper