Mr_Pink_152 (4985) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
330ml bottle from favourite beer, Cheltenham. Deep black colour with no head. Arima has stewed fruit, chocolate, and a touch off coffee. Oaky aftertaste. MayumiH (1214) - - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle at home. Deep rich dark espresso flavour with a bit of dark fruit sweetness. Delicious. Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle at home from small bar, Bristoljc1762 (1435) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2014
dark chocolate brown with beige head collapsing to lacing.vanilla latte on nose. Light carbonation. Less vanilla and more coffee than buffalo trace. Some warming spice, fruity coffee, vanilla, fruity cola and coffee. Still a little undercarbonated.
Pours opaque black, nice and thick. Small head develops but relatively calm.
The nose shows some smoke and hints of wood from the barrel.
The palate is lightly carbonated but mostly thick and extremely smooth. A lot of smoky flavor but also a great sweetness that appears very reminiscent of adzuki red beans. Reminds a lot less of its original breakfast stout identity unlike the Jim Beam Barrel aged Broken Dream. But stands on its own differing from the others. hohops (997) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Pitch black and a fizzy beige head. Lots of whisky barrel in the aroma, vanilla, oakiness, roasty, dark chocolate. Taste is big whisky, rich, smooth, silky, quite full-bodied, boozy. Very nice.
Grumbo (2941) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle from the Beer Emporium, Bristol. Pours very dark brown with a tan colour head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, and a hint of coffee. Slight bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth, soft carbonation. Good beer. gegwilson (3701) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle from Rehill’s of Jesmond. Pors black with a good tan head. Quite a sour aroma that suggests this isn’t in the best condition despite being well within date. The taste has sour cherry, smoke, bourbon and some coffee and chocolate. A little thin. I’m pretty sure this didn’t taste as intended, but was still not bad. Will have to try some of the other editions to check. MissPxx (991) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Very smokey tasting. Tastes like burnt barbecue. Fruity and smokey aroma. Extremely dark. Very drinkable. But quite potent!
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Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with huge brown head. Nose is sour like with vinous notes, lactic. Aroma is slightly sour on cherries, sweet chocolate, light coffee, wet oak notes, tannins, well balanced but less complex than expected. jmgreenuk (9444) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at the "couldn’t be arsed to do anything else on a Wednesday tasting @ ABC Beers" via Cotteridge Wines. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin round light tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, over-ripe red fruit, light molasses. The flavour is moderate bitter, light sweet with a moderate to light smooth, light alcohol, light molasses palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Lighter than I expected.