madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
13th August 2014Leighton (21258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Tasting at Jack’s RAH Annexe! Thanks to Leighton for this one. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and dry with fine carbonation. Dry and fairly thin dark malts. Spicy alcohol and bourbon. Whisper of oak. Dry finish. This continues to be a curiousity, once again the barreling doesn’t appear to have done much for the lovely base beer. It’s not bad though.
Bottle shared in London - procured in VT. Pours black-brown with a frothy beige head. The nose has charred wood, baking cocoa, alcohol, earth. Medium sweet flavor with some toasty toffee, burnt marshmallows, dark fruits, scorched earth, mild burnt wood. Medium to full bodied with average to lively carbonation. Warm to hot finish with lots of burnt toffee, earth, gooey charred marshmallows, milk chocolate. Good stuff. Koelschtrinker (20403) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Malzig alkoholischer Antrunk, in dem die Fasslagerung deutlich wird. Die Alkoholnoten bleiben ersichtlich, stören aber im Verlauf weniger. Vanille, zum Ende brennend. 11/10/8/10/10/9 Theydon_Bois (19513) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle at Chateau Jackl, big thanks to to HF bro Leighton for yet another, 13/08/14.
Black with a moderate tan swirl and edgeing.
Nose is a big dark fruit charabang, bourbon infusion, red berry tang, dates, booze tunes, dark toffee notes.
Taste comprises raisens, dates, molasses, very subtle spice, sweet jammy dark berry fructis, light cocoa wash.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light roast and a touch of bourbonics.
Solid. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle at TradeBookCon #04 160714. Opaque black beer with a nice lasting beige/brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, vanilla, bourbon, woody, dark chocolate, raisins, caramel, licorice, spicy notes, figs, some cream. Chocolate flavor, raisins, woody, subtile bourbon, cream, spicy notes, licorice, some cocoa powder. Well hidden alcohol, very complex beer.
mcberko (17845) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
500mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is hugely bourbony, with lots of roast and a touch of coffee. Flavour is complex as hell, with loads of heavily roasted malt and moderate bourbon that doesn’t dominate. Excellent use of battles to amp up an already kickass beer. Carbonation is slightly more aggressive than the base beer. Excellent beer. jtclockwork (16600) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle thanks to Bobby at Monday Night Tasting. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of oak, roast chocolate, orange cognac, vanilla and chocolate cake. Medium body. Benzai (15611) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
Sampled from bottle @ "Het is allemaal de schuld van Koen" tasting. Opaque pitch black color, average sized brown head. Aroma is malts, bourbon, alcohol. Taste malts, bourbon, again quite heavy on the alcohol, quite boozy, roast, liquorice bitter, nice bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation. Nice, but a bit too boozy. Scopey (14736) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2014 Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours black with a thick tan head. The nose is rich, roast, toast, earth, burnt brown sugar, nougat, unripe coconut and toast. The taste is rich, earth, roasty, acidity, toasty, spice, wood, alcohol, coconut and vanilla with a dry finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Dunmo... Not quite there. Base beer is great, but this is not quite there. djd07 (14521) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast, dark chocolate, oak. Medium mouthfeel with rich roasted malt, dark chocolate, light wood and bourbon, easy to drink, very impressive.