Benzai (15458) - 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! Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2007
Bottle at ōLbaren. 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. bhensonb (15093) - 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. Ferris (15013) - 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. gunnfryd (14824) - 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 (14685) - 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. Ratman197 (14680) - 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. Tmoney99 (14368) - 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. djd07 (14366) - 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. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2006
(22oz bottle, thanks pailhead) Big rocky beige head that leaves nice lacing, atop a brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, bourbon, cola. Taste is medium sweet, sour (infection?), grape/vinous, oak, some bourbon, light vanilla. Effervescent medium body.