BOLTZ7555 (3028) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle generously shared by nbutler11 @ Woodshed 1.0! Never really thought I’d get a chance to try any from this series and so glad I had the opportunity. Dark mahogany pour with a chestnut edge and small latte head. Aroma of cocoa, char, molasses, roasted coffee, and dark fruit. Lots of brownie, fudge, coffee and ash, along with a slight wine finish. Not a lot of vanilla or oak...getting more toasted malt than anything. Creamy even after the aging. The ABV is invisible. Nicely done but think this one would have been better fresh. TBone (19190) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2012
Bottled (Beer Hunters)roblove (32) - SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2011
Thanks oh6gdx! Deep black color, small brown head. Roasted malts, sweet caramel, cocoa and tar in the aroma. Full-bodied. Licorice, cocoa, light molasses and dark fruits. Lingering toastyness in the aftertaste. Balanced and smooth although can’t trace much of portwine here. Probably ageing (3 years) has cut the sweetness here.
Black with a chocolaty brown head.
In the nose, coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, toffee, oaky, raisins, figs, vanilla, alcohol.
Taste, dark bitter chocolate with a well balanced smoothness, blueberries, dark berries, notes of cherries, and a great long finish of red apples and cream. Ibrew2or3 (9062) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2011
37.5cl bottle pours super dark and infrared around the edges with nice full mocha head. The aroma is just plain old yummy with molasses, very dark roasted malts, chocolate brownies, dark chocolate candy bar, black strap molasses and a bit of dark cherries. The taste is equally pleasing with both chewy and yummy and velvety smooth notes in the form of dark roasted malts, burnt malts, chocolate, vanilla, a mild red wine note and smooth sweet caramel covered wood. This is just plain yummy! Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2011
Black of color with a dark brown head. An aroma of liqurice, port, chocolate, honey and coffee - really nice, no bitterness. A flavor of liqurice, honey, coffee, chocolate - weak bitterness and oily texture.
Vaiz (4461) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma full of port, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, some alcohol, nuts, toffee and ripe fruits. Very full. Flavor is somewhat boozy, roasted bitter with a delicate port and fruity finish. Slightly out of balance, but an amazingly powerful brew. dEnk (4201) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle. Huge port aroma hit the nose when opened. Aroma is port, bordeaux, fruits and some roasted malt. Flavour is strong and roasty bitterness covered in port and wood. Spicy, roasty, porty. Very nice. douglas88 (9973) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle thanks to David, what a celebration we had! Pours a black color with a small white head. A sweet sugary barrel of port wine, some metal and roast. The flavor is awesome; dry dark fruit, heavy port and sweet sugary liquors, loads of roast and metallic burnt malts. Very robust and strong. Great! Sledutah (8155) - Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Bottle shared by Ibrew2or3, thanks fletchfighters (1659) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2011
Appearance: Black with a small tan head and some lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, vanilla, woody and rich chocolate
Taste: Thick mouthfeel of roasted malts, woody, chocolate and roasted coffee
Thanks to Bluebetty
Black pour, minimal carbonation.
Great nose. Chocolate, port, coco, wood, licorice, coco powder
Lots of flavors. A touch thin in the mouth but an exceptional BA beer