tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2017 wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 2/7/14 from a bottle at the Friday night tasting at RBWG Asheville, big thanks to Leighton for sharing. Pours dark oily brown with an average brown head that leaves an average collar of lace. The nose is dry coffee, chocolate brownie, along with some vanilla and coconut oak. The flavor is the same with the chocolate brownie, and even a bit more oak than the nose. The body is full with just under average carbonation and a long bourbon brownie finish. Overall, not the darkest stout, more focused on milk chocolate than coffee or dark roast.
1/IV/17 - 33cl bottle from a London trip in November 2014 @ Seb’s Short Visit Home Tasting (my home) - BB: 31/IX/14 (so apparently this was already past date when I bought it) (2017-426) sebletitje (10220) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2017
Clear black beer, small irregular creamy beige head, unstable, dissipates quickly, bit adhesive. Aroma: alcohol, sweet, vanilla, charcoal, bourbon, cocoa powder. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sourish, sweet, soft roast, caramel, chocolate, alcohol. Aftertaste: little bitter, roasted, bit sour, charcoal, some chocolate.
Bottle courtesy of and shared with Tderoeck. From the depth of Tim’s secret stash - BB 31/09/2014.
Brune, quais pas de col.
Arôme au nez malté, grillé, petites notes de fruits noirs avec un effet de Jim Bean restant bien là en rétro-nasal.
Palais est malté, pointe de biscuité, booze, Jim Bean, pointe de vanille avec une effervescence restant encore vivace malgré l’age, mais en déclin. Ressent plus que 7.4%. Le tout est ponctué par qcq notes de fruits noirs. Turtles (2840) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle @ Bishops Arms, Hornsgatan. Black with a medium size beige head, not much lacing. Coffee aroma, sweet vanilla and oats, just a hint of bourbon. Medium carbonated and a chalky mouthfeel. Bourbon up front, hard roast coffee, woody notes, saw dust, red grapes and lactose. rlgk (18851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle at City Pub, Göteborg. Opaque black beer with a nice lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, vinous, peat, raisins, woody, whisky, figs and raisins. Vinous flavor, figs, raisins, ash, dark chocolate, woody, peat, some warming alcohol. Nice beer. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with no head. Jim beam, whiskey, dark aromas. Whiskey, charcoal, smokey tones, oak, dark malt and a touch of fruit.
RexTalionis (3775) - FINLAND - OCT 14, 2015
Bottle. Black in color, tan head. Dark roasted malty notes, hints of both chocolate and coffee in aroma. Oak and vanilla spicyness with traces of leather as well. Coffee and vanilla bourbon notes in taste. Chocolate and and hints of burnt wood in aftertaste. Bit dry, but quite smooth. Rasmus40 (21464) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle @ Bishops Arms Savoy, Malmö. Black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, wood, light woody sour and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet, rather bitter and light acidic. Dry, rather bitter and light acidic finish with a little warming alcohol. I don’t know whether the wild touch was on purpose or not, but it worked well. 190815 johndoughty (5504) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle. Black with chocolate and coffee dominating although a slight sourness appears. A well balanced and easy to drink stout. anders37 (26824) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody whiskey aroma. Roasted malty woody whiskey chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody whiskey chocolate finish. zacgillbanks (5356) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
7.4% ABV bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This jet black beer pours with a rapidly disappearing tan head. It has a very strong vanilla and whisky flavour with a very smooth creamy mouthfeel followed by a milk chocolate and oaked spicy fruity and warming vanilla finish.