77ships (11481) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
Sampled draft @ Borefts 2013. Black with no head. Nose is huge sweet honey, thick, sweet, thick caramel, malts, oak, chocolate, coffee,… Taste is thick sweet brown honey, NZ honey, sweetish malts, huge vanilla, thick chocolate bars, thick malts, oak, coffee, faint bourbon. Very creamy. Bit less complex than the regular version. Luckily even thicker & richer flavour here, wowza, lived up to the awesomeness I expected. Garrold (5838) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask. Hallamshire House, Sheffield. Nearly black. Thick, dense, lasting, tan head. Big chocolate malts. Thick, Italian chestnut honey. Woody, sweet booze. Raisins. Leather. Tobacco. Some treacle. Prunes. Vanilla. Taste is light dry. Rich sweet. Turns roast bitter. Palate is chewy, and smooth. Soft carbonation adds to the richness. It’s slick, leggy, and viscous in the glass. Finishes glossy smooth, rich, and sweet, turning woody bitter on the close. Absolutely lovely. jamesie1857 (1986) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
On cask at Hallamshire House, Sheffield - 1st one of the dark side festival - not as superlative as the original Bracia, but fantastic nonetheless. Deep reddy brown, a small but perfect beige head. Nose has lots of honey, nuts, raisins, chocolate, and most of all... booze. The taste is equally good, the hits of the of forest fruits and coffee, warming, lots of booze, lots of sweetness. Thick, oily. A luxury to be savoured - AGAIN! Sadly, once this barrel has gone... Cybercat (6340) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pours opaque coffee brown with a thick and frothy tan head. Roast malt aroma has a bourbon overtone and hints of coffee and caramel. Bold favor roars across the palate, leaving roast malt, coffee, bourbon, woody, earthy, smoky, and subtle caramel impressions plus a whisper of sweetness. Texture is fizzy and firm, while smoky finish has a robust bourbon tone. Enjoy a crater if you get the chance.