Werckmeister (3623) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 26, 2018
0,75l bottle at home shared by Sander, big thanks. Vintage 2016. black color, small coffee colored head. smells strong of bourbon, earthy, licorice, nice cocoa, bitter chocolate, light coconut, very nice to lovely smell. full body, almost no carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of cocoa, light mint, light vanilla, bourbon, earthy, licorice, spices, peppery, light sweetness. finishes lightly sweet and lightly roasty with notes of bourbon, vanilla and cocoa notes. very nice one, great complexity, very smooth beer. nice bourbon, vanilla and cocoa notes.
9, 4, 8, 5, 18 PowY (1338) - AUSTRIA - MAR 25, 2018
750 ml bottle at Werckmeister's place, shared by Sander, many thanks! Pours a very dark red-brown with a tan colored head. The aroma is full of bourbon in front of roasted malt - toffee, nuts, cocoa and caramel. Very smooth, excellent smell. Full body with a very soft carbonation, a light to medium sweetness, a light to medium bitterness and hints of alcohol. Lots of cocoa in the flavor along with bourbon and roasted malt - molasses, chocolate, nuts and tobacco. Finishes with some residual sweetness, a light roasty bitterness and hints of alcohol. Overall very well balanced with decent barrel notes and lovely cocoa aromas in combination with the roasted malt. Excellent!
Saeglopur (2578) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 24, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2018 Score: 9 / 4 / 9 / 4 / 17koleminer20 (4466) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2017
750 ml bottle shared by Sander, many thanks!
Black body, with a medium, creamy dark beige head.
Lovely aroma of bourbon, creamy chocolate, cocoa, dark fruits, some coconut.
Tastes similar, with even more cocoa and chocolate.
Full, creamy mouthfeel, with a low carbonation.
Finishes very smooth, moderate roasty, moderate sweet, a bit wooden, with cocoa, chocolate, some barrel.
Delicous! So creamy and balanced, with just moderate bourbon barrel and most of all lots of creamy chocolate notes throughout. Drinks incredibly smooth for the ABV. Outstanding stuff.
From notes. Enjoyed at a share at Mike Harler’s house on June 24. 750 mL bottle, 2016 ANTEAD set (released on 2017). The pour is a medium black with a thin ring of light khaki colored head and no lace as it vanishes. The aroma is great. It’s full of a semi-sweet chocolate from front to back. There is a light oak and a hint of char, but the chocolate is a nice balance of milk chocolate and dark chocolate. I love it. The flavor is also smooth and chocolatey. There is just such a balance on this one. The sweetness of the chocolate, the light bitter of the charred malt and oak, it’s just great. The mouth feel is a medium to heavy body with a softer carbonation and a lingeringly balanced chocolate through the finish. Good beer. 8 4 9 4 16 MrOrla (3946) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2017
Bottle @ Tux Thomas A. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of huge cocoa, licorice, bourbon, deep fidget, light roast, scent of coffee. Deep sweet taste loads of cocoa, velvet feel. Great
thepatrickman (1503) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2017
2017 set (thanks, jamesy!). Noticeably sweeter than the other bottles in the set, with the chocolate notes accentuated and the coffee and bourbon playing more of a supporting role. Not at all cloying, though. I’d imagine this would be the variant that would age best. jc1762 (1698) - JAPAN - DEC 24, 2016
Thanks Huhzubendah for sharing the bottle! Poured into a taster showing pitch black with latte foam lacing.
The nose shows a robust mix of dark chocolate and milk chocolate.
The palate is full bodied and lightly but smooth carbonated. Flavors of very dark chocolate throughout with the same bitterness on the finish. Very strong intensity of baker’s and dark chocolate throughout; feels as if you could bite into the beer. Huhzubendah (3781) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2016
2015 ANTEAD set.
Dark brown body with a thin, beige collar of broken bubbles. Aromas of oak, bourbon, baking fudge. The flavor brings brownie batter, fudge, wet oak barrels. So good. Just like the regular with added complexity. Outstanding. gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2016 Bottle thanks to Seth. Pours black with no head intense milk chocolate nose. Viscous mouthfeel very sweet. Molasses and vanilla. djd07 (16643) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Bottle thanks to Team North Jersey. Pours black with small tan head that lasts. The aroma is cocoa, roast, booze, wood. Thick body, chewy, dark chocolate, wood, vanilla, roast, boozy finish, very nice.