77ships (9827) - 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 (5273) - 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 (2150) - 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 (5835) - 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. MarcoDL (4957) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
@Borefts. I usually don’t like beers with honey, but this one was amazing. The use of bourbon results in a delicious smooth flavor of vanilla.
Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2013
Black as night, red hue, beige head. Bourbon aroma, sweet honey, vanilla and chocolate. Sweet flavour, vanilla and wood. Full body, finish honey, bourbon and vanilla. Nice brew!
Fin (10541) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
(From draught @ BBF V, Bodegraven 2013)
Had this at Borefts, Beer Festival, De Molen Brewery, Bodegraven, Netherlands, Friday 27th September 2013 Pours black, totally black as yer ’at black. An already great beer with a nice twist, I cannot say that I prefer this because the original is a superb beer, but this is good really good, the dark bitter honey is blunted ever so slightly by the barrell ageing which unusually because of the massive flavours of the base beer finds its usual overpowering tendancies reined in. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov17 4.1 ShivanDragon (4120) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
@Borefts 2013madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2013
amber/zwart met bruine kraag
aroma: honing, caramel, mouten, fruit
smaken: honingzoet, sterk, bourbon, vanille, hout, zeer goede smaken, afdonk zoetig, vanille, mooie complexe body, goed bier !
Cask. Pitch black coloured. Light brown head. Aroma. Caramel, roast, coffee, liqourice, brown sugar, oak and light vanilla. Flavoour, Caramel, herbs, vanilla, bourbon, roast, some coffee and vague liqourice. Medium to full bodied. Ends roasted bitter with a bourbon touch. TheJvd (1291) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
Draft at Borefts 2013. Pours pitch black with a small to medium tanned head. Aroma has roasted malts, honey, some bourbon and alchohol. Taste has roasted malts, chocolate, not much honey and some coffee. Medium to full bodied.