cgarvieuk (26605) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2018
Bottle at Scottish office tasting 3... Dark black.. Thin tan lacing... Soft dark dusty chocolate roast malts nose.... Dark heavy chocolate roast malts... Sweet chocolate roast.. heavy chocolate roast malts... Dark sweet chocolate malts.. Heavy sweet chocolate.. sticky chocolate roast malts.. Little coconut in finish jredmond (8964) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2017
Sampled at Ryan's December 2017 tasting. Pours a deep blackish brown body with thin lace. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with notes of vanilla, melted chocolate dessert and coconut. BOLTZ7555 (3028) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2017
Dark chocolate explosion with the added complexity of bourbon, vanilla, toasted oak, smoke, and a touch of soy. Big and bold without the alcohol burn. A little sweet and sugary, coating the tongue and throat. Roasted nuts and maybe even some dark fruit. Pitch black with a small tan ring once settled. Nose of Belgian cocoa. Divine and probably my favorite of 2017! bhensonb (16120) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 20, 2017
Waxed bottle from Bine & Vine. Pours very dark brown with a slight dark tan had. Aroma is very toasted coconut. Notes of "brandy" and vanilla. Med + body. Flavor is chocolate "brandy", toasted coconut, bourbon/vanilla, and almost something like smoke. Heat is not really noticeable. Far from dry. Far from bitter. Excellent. Stuu666 (15526) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2017
Bottle at vq. Pours black, nose is toffee, wood, vanilla, chocolate, taste is rich chocolate, sweet, creamy, coconut, vanilla.
Saeglopur (2473) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 27, 2017
Score: 9 / 4 / 9 / 4 / 17
Werckmeister (3486) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 24, 2017
330 ml bottle from Etre Gourmet, bottled 23.02.17
Black, oily body, with tiny, dissipating, coffee-colored head.
Dense, complex aroma of bourbon, wood, melting dark chocolate, coconut, vanilla, almond, sweet spices, coffee, dark fruits, sherry, subtle booze.
Taste is as amazing, also very complex, with similar sweet, wooden, roasty, fruity notes, but also subtle leather and tobacco, still not that much booze.
Medium, oily mouhfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes warm, medium sweet, moderate roasty, a bit dry, wooden, with dark fruits, bourbon, chocolate, coconut, sweet spices, some tobacco, lovely lingering barrel notes.
Delicious, complex stuff! The balance is outstanding, there is some booze, but really not as much as the ABV suggests, doesn't drink too heavy. More on the sweet side, while there is enough underlying dry roastiness and there is so much going on. Outstanding example of a barrel aged Imperial Stout, where the barrel isn't an overwhelming gimmick, but improves the base beer.
0,33l bottle at home. Bottled 23.02.2017. black color, very small coffee colored head. smells boozy, I assume armanagc, bourbon, earthy, light smoky, some dark fruits, berry notes, light blueberries, cinnamon, vanilla, light coconut. very lovely smell, especially after it warms up a bit. full body, no carbonation, slick moutfheel. tastes of dried fruits, lots of wood, bourbon, armanagc again?, some cinnamon, light vanilla, spices, chocolate, bit earthy. finishes lightly sweet with notes of barrels, cinnamon and vanilla. very nice complexity, very smooth to drink. love the cinnamon / vanilla notes, beer works very good with some dark chocolate. overall great stuff. marcus (10971) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 5, 2017
Shared by my friend Charlie at Cap Tap. Pours near black with a nice tan head and a treacle and bourbon aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with a very tasty vanilla and bourbon finish. Warm alcohol trail. StilleStorm (1583) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2017
DAA; Bottle 0,33L, drunk at Mungåt. Pours small, black with a frothy, fading, tan head. Nose is heavy, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, dark dried fruit, barrel and liqorice. Taste is heavy sweet and bitter with a lasting chocolate, vanilla, warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is sticky to creamy, carbonation is flat to soft. gunnar (9978) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2017
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Enjoyed at Gunnarsbu. Pours black, small tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, barrel,dark roasted malts, soy sauce, liquorice and tarish notes, more than inviting aroma. Taste of dark malts, moderate sweet vanillla, treacle and tar, bourbon and liquorice, boost and cognac, lovely slow sippin stuff this one, low carbonated, a very good blend