koleminer20 (3976) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2017
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 (3529) - Odense C, 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 (1502) - 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 (1609) - Washington DC, USA - 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 (3753) - 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 (15544) - 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. kermis (14553) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2016
Bottle shared at Belgian Chimipalooza. Thick motor oil black with a big brown head. Aroma of big cacao, coffee, roast, booze, bourbon, vanilla, wood, caramel and chocolate. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with a thick oily mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Prufrockstar (2259) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle shared by Ethan - thanks! Brown headless stouty pour. Tastes like a boozy barrel aged imperial stout. Not overly chocolatey, not overly roasty, a little overly boozy. Medium+ body. Overall: shrug. _angst_ (5008) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Carl. Pours viscous oily black with a small mocha head that doesnät leave much trace on the glass while dissiapting. Smell is malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, vanilla fudge, charred wood, tons of oily high quality cocoa powder, espresso coffee, roasted coconut, moist soil and hints of bourbon alcohol. Taste is sweet, heavy bitter and malty. Mouthfeel is soft, round, heavy oily, astringent, tiny boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with almost all oily bitter cocoa powder. Strange one... The hefty sweetness makes it feel a bit thin and sugary while at the same time the extremely oily cocoa powder character makes for a very fat mouthfeel. Quite good but also a bit all over the place. Would like to try the base some time for comparison.