sir__v (2630) - FRANCE - MAR 10, 2016
Bottle vintage 2011 from The Drunk Monk, Mataro - Spain. Color: dark black brown beer with no carbonation and no foam. Smell: intensive caramel and sweet nose. Toffee. Barrel and alcohol finish. You feel the malt complexity on the nose. Taste: full body very intensive malt and caramel. Superb oily palate. Really amazing. Superb attenuation, sweet and toffee. Aftertaste: sweet malt caramel and alcohol. thomashall (999) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle in trade from Rightcross55, thanks Matt! 2010 bottle. Dark caramel brown pour. Amazing aroma, oak, vanilla, caramel. Taste follows, a little boozy, missing some carbonation due to age but really good stuff. chucklemation (1746) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Pours a dark, date-colored brown with a thin, lasting white head. Aroma is dark fruits, dates, plum, brown sugar, oak, vanilla, caramel, and light boozy notes. Flavor is sweet caramel, toffee, oak, vanilla, and dark fruits - hides the booze well. Flavor has an odd, almost soapy off-flavor as well as an astringent mouthfeel that interrupts the thick, syrupy, chewy body. Maybe it’s the batch. This is still a delicious beer with an intoxicating aroma. Mad_Ferret (1024) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2015
Draught sample at CBC 2014.
Big sticky sweet dessert like beer with toffee, bourbon, figs and vanilla. Massive, but a nice sipper, snd I think it’s got more complexity underneath to offer. j12601 (13027) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle at James’ for his 11k tasting. Pours a clear brown with a thin white head. Wood and bourbon on the nose, chocolate and cocoa. Medium-bodied, warm roast. Cocoa, chocolate, warm and boozy, long malt and warming alcohol. Lovely.
Savage_Night (434) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2015
2014 release. Alc. 13.5% by Vol. Pours dark caramel brown with a small khaki head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: rich malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate, toffee, bourbon barrel char, smoke, vanilla, earthy, alcohol, roasty, nuts, spices, molasses, brown sugar, slight honey, slight herbs and faint tobacco. TASTE: rich malt, peppercorns, coriander, alcohol, caramel, coffee, dark bitter chocolate, bourbon barrel char, roasty, nuts, smoke, vanilla, toffee, burned brown sugar, molasses, earthy, spices and light herbs. AFTER TASTE: bourbon barrel char, molasses, toffee, spices and coffee bitterness with a rich fizzy spiced finish. SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Pours from the bottle into a deep dark black cherry color. A strong woody aroma with a lot of dark fruit mixed in. But cherry and apple flavor upfront with a lot of barrel. Bourbon flavors come in through the end. Amazingly smooth flavor. Very dangerous sipper. Great stuff. FlandersNed (395) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2015
12oz bottle of delishiousness! 2013 dated bottle - gotta try a vertical of these... Chestnut brown hue, moderate height tan head. Aged citrus, nut & dark/stone fruit nose & flavor. Nice bourbon booziness and sweet malt. Full-body and moderate carbonation. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet vanilla, spice, boozy, bourbon aromas. Bourbon, vanilla, candy, vanilla, spice and fruit Flavors. Zakoon (488) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
355ml bottle enjoyed @ home, thanks to Yeaster. Pours very dark brown with a small but steady tan head. Aroma is prunes, dates, raisins, caramel, wood, vanilla, overripe berries and bourbon. Taste is sweet, a little sour. Full bodied, creamy yexture, soft - almost no carbonation. Finish is complex and long.