Johnsense (1804) - - AUG 19, 2017
Near black pour, smaller tan head, light ring of lacing. Aroma is fresh brewed black coffee, bourbon, light woody notes, dark bakers chocolate. Black coffee up front, lightly bitter, bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, lighter oak. Medium body, lower carbonation with a light bitter black coffee note before the finish. Masterful. Another huge thanks! czar (9616) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2017
bottle at tommy’s, centre-of-quebec. unclear brown pour with a small beige cap offering some retention and lacing. sweet roasted maltiness, medium dark roast kenyan coffee, bourbon wood. moderately low carbonation, medium-full body - oily; semi-sweet woody finish. not overly sweet but close. nice bourbon-aged coffee stout- preference for akmel nuri. tom10101 (6298) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2017
Bottle (375 ml) shared at tasting. Pitch black with a small brown head, good retention, leaving little lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses and oak. Taste is sweet-ish with bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, some alcohol and oak spiciness. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Dark chocolate and coffee finish. It’s more bourbon forward than the Akmel Nuri version (which was more coffee forward). Good depth, complexity and balance. JulienHuxley (5985) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2017
Bottle shared. Opaque black pour with thin off white foam. Aroma is rich sweet molasses, licorice, very light coffee, not sure if I could’ve found it blind. Taste is sweet, very very boozy, rich dark fruits, candi sugar, mild roasty bitterness. Palate is med full bodied with good carbonation. Good. djd07 (16317) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle thanks to Sam. Pours black with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is roast, dark chocolate, wood, vanilla. Thick, chewy, roast, cocoa, wood, molasses, boozy finish, very nice.
skrip (230) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2017
375ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead taster.
A~ black as night with the smallest head and no lacing.
S~ booze when it was cold and sweet cookie dough as it warmed! along with caramel, vanilla, bourbon, oak, dark chocolate and you can’t forget the amazing rich coffee which is most likely contributing to this delicious combination of air.
T_ less booze here, which everyone was hoping for! most of the same flavors come through as in the nose but more rich amazingly smooth coffee.
M~ smooth as could be, silky with minimal carb but perfect for the style!
O~ Kieni wins again! i definitely prefer the BoT one as well. this was super well balance and all around executed. but please! let it WARM up!!! Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAY 17, 2017
Bottle shared with Henry.
We both poured into snifters.
The appearance was a jet black color. Poured the same too, even had that "glub glub" sound like I was pouring motor oil. Tight cap of a small brown head. Remnants of a concave lace.
The aroma had thick milk chocolate/fudge-like, black licorice sweetness, coffee creamer, sweet wood, and a nice roast to round it all out.
The flavor seemed to bring everything together pretty nice, mainly the sweet at first and then wrapped together the roastiness in for a sly balance. Aftertaste seemed to have a touch of the "spiciness" from the black licorice and brought the sweet wood and chocolate in nicely. Finished somewhat sticky but acceptable, I was actually expecting that.
The palate was medium bodied with a pure sipping quality about it. No ifs, ands, or buts, anything who gulps will wake up with diabetes, I’m guessing. Carbonation seemed a bit under but I was expecting that due to the other observations.
Overall, well, damn, if that wasn’t a treat or what? Splitting two ways was rough that night. Probably be better if there was more than at least 3 people to take this beast down. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2017
bottle, thick rich and oily pour. Very thick, low carb. Intensely sweet and difficult to drink. More sweetness (black strap molasses) than coffee. bellco33 (842) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - APR 27, 2017
Poured from a bottle into a sample tulip: Pours jet black with a small brown head. Aroma of chocolate, black licorice, light coffee, bourbon, sugar. Taste is really, really sweet. Lots of chocolate, some coffee, fudge, and a tiny bit of bourbon. The flavors are all really nice, but holy shit is this a rich, sweet beer. Almost completely flst, heavy body, really sticky. Drink it slowly and split it with a bunch of people and it’s enjoyable. Don’t drink the entire thing solo without an insulin pump. Reynolds314 (3472) - Connecticut, USA - APR 2, 2017
Bottle shared at the Collected Works tasting #1. Oily black pour with a touch of brown head. Aroma is nice fudge, espresso, bourbon, toffee, and light almond vanilla. Taste is hard to drink. Very sweet, chewy and rich. The palate really hurts the taste as it comes across slick chewy flabby. Not really impressed with this.