suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2017
2013 bottle. Black pour. No head. Big bourbon aroma. Some chocolate notes. Taste is chocolatey with a huge bourbon finish and tons of heat. k0mpsa (2965) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2017
Tap at mbcc17, copenhagen. Dark brown color, small head. Wow, huge aroma has coffee, chocolate, some whiskey notes. Full bodied taste has coffee, whiskey notes, chocolate, roasted malts, sweet caramel notes. Hermod (7879) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2017
Tap, mbcc, yellow.
Pours near black with a thin white head.
Whisky malty aroma, some tobacco, some chocolate.
Flavor has nice heavy malts, booze kick, rye and whisky. Quite straightforward but does its job. Heavy. VastActiv (7131) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2017
Sample from the bottle at MBCC2017, Copenhagen. Batch 2016. Color is dark brown with small brownish head. Aromas and flavors: Bourbon, chocolate and roasted malts. Heavy and some burning alcohol. Jyrsa (835) - - MAY 12, 2017
Bottle @ MBCC. Transparent black. Char, licorice, alcohol. Very smooth for the ABV. Nice.
bigtaster (979) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2017 From bottle into snifter. Pure black, oily, light tan head. Huge chocolate nose, licorice, bourbon, coffee. Giant, hugely sweet, medium carbonation, a bit of barnyard. Long licorice finish. Crazy intense amount of flavor, really delicious, complex. Bawelt (874) - Lyon, FRANCE - APR 30, 2017
2013 : puissante, quasiment agressive, très whisky plutôt que bourbon. Bouche plus intéressante. Très puissante, du caractère, très cognac/armagnac, de belles notes café en longueur. Finale et longueur très impressionnantes à base de bourbon. Pas facile à boire mais extraordinaire.
2015 : nez bien puissant, bourbon, chocolat, café, vanille. Bouche assez éthylique mais bien moins que sa grande soeur. Bien plus facilement buvable. Finale et longueur incroyables : fruits noirs, bourbon, choco, très puissante. Hoprider (679) - DENMARK - APR 8, 2017
Pours a clear brownish black with a head of beige bubbly foam. The nose is super bourbon forward and boozy. Rich sweet chocolate malt, boozy chocolate and a boozy aftertaste. Mouthfeel is creamy. Damn good but what a crazy bourbon forward concoction.. Iznogud (3805) - CROATIA - APR 8, 2017
Bottle pour at ACBF2017, courtesy of Dutch Untappd crew (thanks!). Pours dark brown with brown head. Roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, dark fruit, bourbon. Sweet. Oily. Complex. Quite warming, some alcohol is present, but I guess that’s expected. Full bodied. Angelmonster (199) - Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2017
This is review of 2014 vintage
Pours pitch black body, head is 1/4th of an inch and tan.
Smells of port wine, sweet bourbon, charred oak and a bit of chocolate syrup. Honestly, if I was blind folded and given this beer to smell, dont think my first guess would be that this is a beer. Seriously this beer smells like a port wine thats been sitting in bourbon barrels for 6 months.
Taste is of chocolate sauce, burnt black malt, charred oak, something slightly bitter that I cant put my finger on. Tons of sweetness continues as beer warms, like port but even more. Hops arent really present, alcohol is definitely there, but not terrible for almost 20% abv.
Mouthfeel is ridiculous, almost syrup like. Carbonation levels are good but unfortunately head is pretty non existent. Alcohol leaves a slight burn on the roof of my mouth, which I find nice.
Overall this beer was at the top of my list to obtain after having it numerous times at Gabf. Love it for its uniqueness, nothing besides utiopias compares to mouthfeel and flavor. Despite being so high in alcohol there was a smoothness to it that you dont find in a lot of extreme stouts. Would buy again