tgncc (3132) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 8, 2010
Gorgeous aroma of oak, milk chocolate, licorice, mild whiskey. Nice deep balck color, dark tan head. The flavor is chocolate up front, alcohol, cream, fainest hint of wood. No major notes of oak or whiskey, which is surprising. The finish is mildly roasty, some hops, and an eventual alcohol warming. The mouthfeel is creamy, nice thick full body. Absolutely beautiful. This is a rare example of where barrel aging augments a nicely crafted base beer, and the whiskey is not overpowering. finol (3385) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2010
Pours black with very little, brown head.
Coffe, chocolate, malts and almond liqoure.
Lots of taste and balanced but too short lasting taste. hirigalzkar (3155) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2010
Bottle. Pours all black with a small but nice head. A very complex beer. Notes of sweet alcohol, milk chocolate, citrus hops and a small smokeiness in the aroma. Notes of coffee, chocolate, amaretto, wood, licorice and vanilla in taste. The only problem i’ve got with this beer is the boody. It’s just not big enough for all the complex flavors. dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - APR 2, 2010
Has a big robust aroma with woody notes, with chocolate and barely in there as well. The taste is very smooth, hits the tongue with a sweet attack but finishes with an almost bitter ending. Worth every penny. JorisPPattyn (9981) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2010
Sluggishly pouring to dark greige head over black beer. Sweetish vanilla and chocolate nose, alcohol. Rather Bourbon than whisky. Rich taste is more of the same: vanilla, vanillabeans, coffeemilk, black chocolate, Bourbon, wood, liquorice, moccha. Quite some dark/sweet malts packaged. Some perfumey green too. Very rich MF, slick & oily despite some obvious carbonated sensation. Heavily bodied, heavy alcoholwarming. I understand John’s criticism as the beer is seriously slanted towards a certain direction. But a direction I like... I think I bought this @ Alvinne, but if I got it from somebody, thanks double.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2010
[email protected]darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
OK, certainly a pleasant beer with a wonderful aroma but not very complex. Maybe that’s the reason it gets such high ratings from many people. They’re just looking for something easy. In my opinion it’s much too sugary sweet. Same goes for the palate: wonderful full but too sugary. it really could do without that sugar and could use some extra hops. But hey, yeah, I did enjoy the whole bottle.
22oz bottle from Knightly Spirits. Wow. Nose on this is big bourbon and tons of rich chocolate, caramel and coffee. Pours black with a small tan head. Flavor is huge sweet caramel and chocolate with some moderate coffee roast. A sweet imperial stout with big bourbon notes on the back end and some light coffee bitterness to keep the sweetness in check. Well balanced and fantastic. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
GABF ’09.drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Pours an opaque black with slight olive-green highlights. Aroma is plastic, oaky chocolate. Flavor is light roasted chocolate syrup. Motor oil thick on the tongue. Very, very tasty.
Big thanks to my main man Tim for this puppy! Wow the aroma on this is great! Vanilla, oak, coffee, sweet, sour, and more! The flavor is equally awesome barrel but with noticeably more coffee and roast as well as American sour stout and mild chocolates. Really good stuff! Slipstream (2625) - USA - MAR 28, 2010
Another big thank you to Adrian for popping open one of these. Black pour with light, filmy head. Cereal, hop, and alcohol aroma. Mom tastes smoked molasses. I taste plenty of bourbon and sweetness - also coffee, molasses, malt, prune - and did I say lots of whiskey flavor? Let me say it again - this has a lot of whiskey flavor. A very mighty brew.