Borresteijn (7656) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2018 33cl Bottle, thanks Harmen! Black colour, beige head. Aroma of sweet bourbon, wood, molasses, liquorice, roast, booze. Flavour is quite sweet, rye bread, bourbon, wood, liquorice, some roast, molasses, booze, bittersweet finish. Medium bodied. Nice. bulldogops (2885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2017
Rating #2663 - 2017.08.10 - A 2011 bottling - a surprise from the vault @BeerBlast. Black as a Roughrider fan’s heart with a weak tan head that caps nicely. Aroma is heavy earth, molasses, and coffee, some oak, mild vanilla. Taste is heavy on earthy, cocoa flavours, some lovely bourbon oaky notes, very mild sweetness. Drinking phenomenally at 6 years. solidfunk (9795) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2016
A little over enthusiastic on the barrel like rolling over Niagara Falls. Black pour with decent head and lacing. Roast and whiskey with a little dark chocolate. Caramel. Bottle. DeanF (2647) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2016
Head has a hue I haven’t seen before: somewhere between beige, brown, and cherry, on top of a black body with hints of red. Aroma is a lot of fruity barley, like chewing on a chocolate covered cherry. Lots of sweetness there, but not too complex. Flavour is a heavy and warm pumpernickel (poured it warm anyway), chocolate sunday, lindt 70% cocoa kind of cholate vibe with hints of liqueur. Chewy and sweet, a big leathery slap in the face to finish it off. Good stuff, well balanced, a big beer but still very drinkable. dfearnley (2411) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle to pint glass
Consummation: Complex/deep soy, maple, licorice, vanilla, chocolate, coffee stout. Damn, this is good.
Adjunct: Nearly cloying, but just an edge off that. Smells of motor oil and molasses. Very small creamy head.
UXO (1896) - CANADA - FEB 15, 2016
Appearance: unrelieved opaque black, one finger of creamy light beige head, moderate retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: whisky, dark cocoa, dark fruit, maple syrup, vanilla, light nutty. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium-full slightly oily body, moderate-low carbonation, boozy lingering bitter finish. (3/5)
A decent RIS. Not overly boozy, but a definite alcohol presence, with the whisky (Wild Turkey) leading the way on the nose. Decent complexity follows, preventing the double digit ABV from becoming intrusive. (15/20) revoltingblob (48) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
2013 bottle at home. Pours a viscous, oil black with small head and very light lacing. Nose is light chocolate & cocoa with a hint of booze. Very subtle nutty, roasty chocolate thing. I dig it. Lots of coffee and cocoa nibs. Delicious. Finishes very smooth with litle to no booze. Very well balanced. Would drink again. Boutip (6664) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with black chocolates notes and light whiskey notes is quite pleasant. Taste is also a good mix of roasted malt with sweet creamy black chocolates notes with some light vanilla and whiskey not sot round off any rough edges. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and real apparent alcohol notes. Quite enjoyable for the style. b3shine (9339) - Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks DuffMan). Looks good; a very slightly translucent dull black with bubbly beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; dark malt and dark chocolate with notes of bitter oak and discernible Wild Turkey. Some roast too. Mouthfeel is medium full-bodied and bitter with some warm booziness. Good, not great; could use more balance. Erzengel (9893) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2015
Smooth and intense viscous beginning. Lots of wood, nice intense whisky aroma. The mainpart is thick, nice roasted malt, moderate bitterness. Intense and great whisky aroma with the great and deep sticky malty body. The aftertaste is long, intense dark, dried plums in whisky with lots of wood. Absolutely great. Hints of bitterness, round!