deanso (10141) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle shared at lets get Kermis to 8k courtesy of Kermis. Big thanks.
No head or carbonation. Clear near black pour. Sweet vanilla taste. Wow. Excellent Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
Black, tan head. Sweet flavour, caramel, bourbon, vanilla and chocolate. Sweet flavour, vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar, molasses, roast. Thick. Sweet finish, cacao and roasted malts.
ljthiessen (1348) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
(from 66cL bottle shared @ ZZT XII, ’Getting Joes’d to it’, Oirschot. 333th Impy stout rating, guess I’m half evil now. From trade with FullObs, thanks!)
2013 bottle, sampled at Surly’s Darkness Day eve 2015. This lived up to the hype. Surprisingly sweet but very rich and tasty. caesar (7156) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT, small sample. Dark color, short frothy head. Aroma of sweet vanilla, bourbon, roast, chocolate, coffee. Thick massive sweetness, slight roasty bitterness, vanilla, bourbon, mocha. Wonderful stuff. DutchDrebus (6002) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT12. Black colour with a small beige head. Smells appelstroop, very sweet, roasty. Too much. Tastes appelstroop, very sweet. Full body, thick, soft carbo.
Abijen (2571) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
Donker bruin bier met een goede beige schuim kraag. Ruikt zoet, kruidig, speculaas, stroop. Smaakt zoet, vanille, stroop, kruidig. Filthy dik. koleminer20 (3599) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2015
From notes. Enjoyed at the Great Taste of the Midwest on August 08. The pour is used motor oil with a dark brown ring of head and a viscous glass color changing clinginess. The aroma is big chocolate malts and bourbon. A lot of oakiness and vanilla. Heavy soy comes through on the end, especially as it warms. The flavor is good, but it’s dominated by soy sauce. There is a nice malt and chocolate with a great bourbon coming through. Oak and vanilla are delicious but the soy sauce is a touch off putting. The mouth feel is thick and viscous with a heavy soft carbonation. The soy sauce dominates. Lingeringly thick and chewy with a completely controlling soy sauce again on the way out. Could be amazing, but the soy just won’t let it. mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle tasting at jtclockworks..jet black almost no head..aroma of bourbon,molasses,coffee,vanilla,
..tastes of bourbon,coffee,licorice,molasses..bit
disappointi ebone1988 (1931) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2015 Sample at Great Taste of the Midwest. Aroma is bourbon barrel, roasted malt, vanilla amazing. Appearance is black, thick, brown head. Taste is sweet, soy, barrel, vanilla, chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick, great carbonation, oily and wonderful. Overall, this one is quite disappointing for the hype. ctipping (2065) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2015 bottle. Bottle #454 of 603. Viscous black body. Small khaki head. Thin collar.
Aroma is very nutty. Dark chocolate. Not much distinct bourbon. Lots of sugar. Not quite soy sauce, but it’s close to that.
Outrageously sweet taste. Caramel. Dark chocolate. I get some bourbon here, but it’s still not a standout flavor. That pseudo-soy-sauce flavor sneaks in into the finish.
Heavy and sweet. Medium low carbonation and tingly carbonation.
This just isn’t pleasant to drink. Absurdly sweet. Quite a struggle.