bytemesis (8438) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours inky black, small dark brown head, dissipates fairly quickly leaving some lacing. Aroma is cocoa, anise, molasses, bourbon, vanilla, tobacco. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, rich and decadent. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Very nice. Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle to glass. Thanks Taylor for sharing! Pours a deep brown to black with a thin rim of creamy brown head. Slight roasted malts, bourbon, oak, oats, vanilla, chocolate, sweet honey. Flavor is molasses, vanilla, chocolate malts with a solid roasted malt background. Surprisingly thin body, creamy, lingering bourbon and vanilla. Delicious beer. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Some roasted, marshmallow, caramel aromas. Flavors are chocolate, marshmallow, caramel and other sweet tones. jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 26, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some oak and bourbon and vanilla, chocolate, sweetness from the malts, and maybe honey notes, some light hops, and dough. Flavor the same with a very nice blend of everything. Smooth texture. A solid imperial stout. jdb288 (584) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2014
2013 bottle. Pours midnight black, motor oil-thick, no head at all. Aroma is floral, dark chocolate, boozy, charred wood. In the taste, you get that upfront sugary sweetness from the honey. It’s not overly sweet, but you know it’s there. I liked the honey inclusion here. Barrel notes are subtle and in the background but are present. Thick and chewy stout here. I couldn’t put the glass down!
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle pours black with dark tan head. Aroma is rich floral roast and booze. Taste is big rich roast and bourbon with a dry bitter and booze finish JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle sample at Muckfest V on 7/12/14. Pitch black pour with a medium tan head. Bitter dark chocolate nose with licorice, bourbon and molasses notes. Sweet malt and chocolate flavor with some licorice before a boozy bourbon finish. DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle thanks to Woodchopper on BA! Dark black pour, thin lacing and an aroma of light peat, chocolate and mellow bourbon. Flavor is also a well done meld of chocolate, peat and sweet bourbon which rounded out the edges on all the flavors. Well done, nothing bad to say about this one. SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2014 Got a bottle a few bottles in a trade. It pours a very dark black. A thick dark colored head. A big honey alcohol covered chocolate aroma. Also a big creamy marshmallow in the nose. All different flavors all flow together at once. Very smooth. Soothing and drinkable. Erzengel (8768) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2014
Thanks to John for sharing! 2013 release. Very great roasted vanilla in the nose. The beer starts sweet, smooth, probably too sweet, nice roasted, fresh, slightly bitter. The mainpart is quite sweet, roasted, molasses. Intense honey, wood. Smooth vanilla-burbon-aroma, very fresh, intense, sweetish, thick.
Great, but probably a bit too sweet! 12/12/12/12