Ahuth (589) - Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2017
Bottle. Assuming 2016 found it dusty at a liquor store. The aroma is big chocolate vanilla and bourbon. The palate is a big light wishing it was creamier and thicker. Only complaint. The taste big chocolate malt. Nice vnallia and toffee undertones. Nice bourbon sweet bite. Not too much of a bite but a nice one overall very great beer Vignale (3829) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2017
Flaska från SB. Kolsvart, hög viskositet. En väldigt lyckad fatlagring. Grundölet övermannas inte utan nyanseras och lyfts till ännu högre höjder. För i botten finns en riktigt potent IS om är stor och tuff men med massor av mörk kladdig choklad och kärv espresso som möter vanilj, fudge, russin, lite kokos och bourbon. Ett extra allt öl som har allt. drpimento (3634) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Aroma’s good with traditional Imperial Stout characteristics and strong bourbon. Flavors where this stuff really shines there’s where the bourbon is toned down and blends nicely with vanilla cocoa a bit of coffee dark malt roast and the strength is there but not overdone. I bet this stuff would be just incredible cellared for some time. Davros (3181) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2017
Pours black with a large head.
Nose shows vanilla, bourbon, woody oak, roasted malt, cocoa, nutty and toasty malt, liquorice.
Flavours include bourbon, booze, vanilla and heavy roast. kevinator (2205) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Great rendition of this stout. Roasted malt, bourbon, oak, chocolate, espresso with some vanilla. Beautiful beer and heavy and smooth.
oobawa (1401) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Such a massive, delicious stout. Pours an infinite black with a healthy tan head, and the aroma practically shoves a Hershey bar up your nose. Starts surprisingly bitter, yet quickly grows a deep, smooth mocha core tinged with anise and smoke, then develops a dark choco-cherry undertone dripping with bourbon heat. Gains an oaken vanilla dryness on the finish, and the fade is bitter chocolate bliss. Damn fine beer. mansquito (6435) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Bottleshare: pours black with a beige head. Aroma is whikskey, chocolate and fresh coffee. Taste is woody and vanilla and loads of coffee and chocolate. Very smooth and creamy body. Very nice. KansaiBeerLvrs (5153) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 17, 2017
Barrel aged Narwhal 12.7%
1300¥ for 300ml at Bakujun - pricey for sure but hey it's nice to see it in Jaoan at all.
Inky black with a huge tan head of foam. The bouquet is whiskey, oat and umami. Full bodied and velvety smooth. This has a huge barrel character, very oaky, whiskey and chocolate. It paired deliciously with Belgian chocolates.
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This was at the Ingomar Club in Eureka, CA. Pours into a Chmay glass dark black with a big tan head. Nose is bourbon, wood and chocolate. Full body. Thick creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is really rich with a lot of chocolate and bourbon, and some dark fruit. There is also vanilla and a touch of coconut. Finishes with a lot of bourbon and wood. Really delicious. Great beer. Hopmaestro (1653) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2017
Vintage 2015: Aroma is delish. Heavy roasted malts and thick chocolate notes. Slight booze in the smell. Taste is massive and almost "hot". Roasted flavors with licorice, raisins, vanilla fudge and a fair share of bourbon. Dark fruit sweetness in the end with quite a lot of alcohol pushing through. Wow. It carried more alcohol flavor than I expected, and that’s not in it’s favor - other than that it’s a real badass.