Benzai (16708) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2015
Bottle [from trade with mista] @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque black color, medium sized quite quickly diminishing brown head. Aroma is malts, chocolate, some bourbon, a bit sweetish and a hint of vanilla. Taste malts, milk chocolate, a touch of vanilla, bourbon, initially sweetish flavours but bitter as well in the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Nice one! brokensail (16648) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 16, 2010
A: The pour is a nice dark brown color with some ruby highlights and a thin tan colored head.
S: The nose is a bit off. Some roasted and sweet malts along with some fruits (perhaps cherries), vanilla, and a slight tinge of tartness.
T: This definitely has a bit of an off flavor. A noticeable tartness which isn’t supposed to be there, along with some chocolate, dark fruit, oak, and sweet malts.
M: The body is medium with a low level of carbonation.
D: I’d been interested in trying this one for awhile, but I’m glad I didn’t go out of my way. Perhaps this was just an off bottle, but even if that wasn’t the case, this just was not that great. Ferris (16538) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle - Boozy bourbon with some nice dark fruit and roasted malts. Deep maroon with a rich beige head. Bourbon and boozy, dates and dark fruit and some chocolate. Very decent and great value. bhensonb (15768) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 10, 2008
Bottle from Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Very dark brown color (some garnet) with a fine, high beige head. Aromas of dark roast malt and chocolate? Also dark stone fruit. Medium plus body with near creamy carbonation. A mild ale partaking of some aspects of stout and porter - like I think I taste coffee. There’s a touch of wood. Finishes towards astringent, with very decent bitter to counteract the malt. Wood seems to bite a bit as time goes on. djd07 (15547) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with beige head leaving spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is roasted chocolate and oak. Thin mouthfeel with a bourbon and oak flavor with a nice roasty finish. Easy to drink hiding alcohol well, a very impressive imperial stout from New Holland.
Ratman197 (15376) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Bomber poured an opaque blak with a small disapating brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, oak and a hint of bourbon. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of oak, vanilla, a bit of bourbon, hint of carmel, roasted malt and brown sugar with a lingering sweet finish. gunnfryd (15304) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2009
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is dry, cacao, coffee. flavour is dry, fruit, dried fruits, cacao, coffee, alcohol. Full bodied nice beer. DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Mastikim. Thanks troubles. 2013 bottle. Black with a small tan head. Roasty aroma with coffee, some cocoa and bourbon notes. Sweet flavor with bourbon, chocolate, dark fruits and vanilla. Full-bodied, but not thick enough. A bit too boozy. Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2007
Bottle at ØLbaren. Brown (almost black) - white edges. licorice, burned, coffee, light rubber, light wood and oak, sweetness, dried berries, chokolate. Wierd finish. A bit simpel - but very nice. Tmoney99 (14985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2005
Got lucky and found a bottle in Indiana. Dark red amber with medium head. Aroma and flavor very complex with a malty sweet cherry, vanilla and grapefruit with a strong acidic finish. First of style and I will try more.