TimE (5999) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2017
Dark brown color. Lots of brown sugar, molassses, fudge, burnt raisins, cherries, brandy, oak, vanilla in the nose. Amazingly bourbon brandy, molasses, dark chocolate, cherries, stewed oranges. Amazingly lingering warm molasses and brandy finish. Awesome. Melnis (525) - LATVIA - FEB 22, 2017
Aroma: Nu taa, kaut kas loti savadaks ka parastie BA, maiga un ziidaina koka, upenju, vaniljas dvaka :) Gar?? ari 12.5 abv loti labi noslepts, mazliet domin? brendijs, lidz ar to rozine, plume un kadikoga gar??. Palme (4812) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2017
Corked 0.375l bottle @ Top Hops BA Bottle Share. This is a really deep intense oily black looking one with a small quickly sidesticking brownish top. Really lovely rich and nice aroma. Almost what I will call really sweet at first then it melts with wood, vanilla, spices, alcohol and licorice. Much the same in the lovely taste + some mild sourness, or perhaps tartness is a better describing word. Lighter than I imagined on the mouthfeel. Some heartburn from the alcohol - but it really works with all these amazing flavors. Really flavorful one for sure! Wish I had more time with this one. I’ll go ahead and classify this as near amazing! 15.06.2013 Oakes (18199) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2017
Dark brown, thin head. Mapley, vanillin, complex nose requires study. On the palate, sweet, bourbon, sticky rich, rounded alcohol and barrel notes. Already wishing I had more and I’m not even finished. Decadent but the influence of the brandy barrel lends fruit...the roastier stout elements are almost entirely subdued. Ridiculous. jlong1965 (16) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Thick black and a small tan head. Nitrogen like bubbles. Aroma of roasted coffe and oak. Flavor dark roast sme alcohol heat, thick viscous mouthfeel and roast finish.
Nische (2386) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2016
Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma of leather, wood, vanilla, molasses and figs. Evident barrel notes of toast, vanilla and very light dill. Big, bold taste with loads of berries upfront quickly turning into leather, wood, figs, vanilla and rich toffee. Big notes of bourbon coming through as well. Sweetish with a dry, woody finish. Big bodied with a very light carbonation. This is quite a monster. alobar (3862) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Pours a viscous thick black color with aroma of vanilla, chocolate, fig, brandy, and dark fruit. Complex flavor with dark fruits, fig, and vanilla with chocolate and brandy booziness. Awesome beer! AdmiralVernon (1197) - SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2016
A: Deep dark brown/black, no head N: Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, toffee T: Vanilla, toffee, chocolate O: A bit boozy, but quite complex. Nice tightslice (1380) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 8, 2016
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is charred dark fruits, dark chocolate, slight brandy / liqueur notes. Taste is dark chocolate with some burnt and brandied fruit bits. Excellent but had this back-to-back with the Port Older Viscosity (which was on a completely different level despite behind so closely rated ) American Strong Ale - Port Older Viscosity (#3) / Lost Abbey Deliverance (#4) MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
Botle. Pours a dark ruby red beer withouth any head or signs of carbonation on top. Aroma is masterfull, loads of bourbon notes, sweet oak, molasses and sweet vanilla with hints of caramel. Flavor is intense, sweetness, some boozy notes, rich oak notes. The richness and complexity of this beer is amazing. Dark red fruits, loads of bourbon, sweeter booze and all mixed to perfection. No carbonation, silky cloying mouhfeel and long, long sweet finish. Awesome!