beskid (334) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2017
Draft at Mon Petit Cafe, Stuttgart. Strong barrel notes, port, mould. Dense, sweet, barrel dominates again, too high carbonation, maybe infected. Yorker (2082) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 28, 2017
75 cl bottle @ home (2014 vintage. #365). Pours black with a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are bourbon, vanilla, tobacco, and dark chocolate - with a bitter and slightly alcoholic finish. RobertDale (6888) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 26, 2017
2016 bottle. Thanks Al. Pours black with a very small tan head. Aroma of malt, bourbon, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, and dark fruit. Very good. RLiddell (142) - Valrico, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Bottle 82/450 shared on 10-28-16. Pours black with very little head. Smells of chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon and hints of coconut. Taste is very rich, more of a milk chocolate rather that the bitterness of dark chocolate. Very good beer! Ahuth (665) - Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Bottled. 2016. Smells bourbon. Chocolate. Palate is full bodied. Taste is milky chocolate and sweet bourbon. Great beer
mR_fr0g (13657) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2016
Bottle split at ABC Beer The Hague, 24/09/2015. Many thanks to whomever brought this one. A pure black coloured pour with a lasting dark tan head. Aroma is toasted coconut, vanilla pods, oak and boozy Bourbon. Flavour is composed roasted barley, cocoa, vanilla bean, creamy coconut, tangy dark choc, . Palate is velvety smooth. PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2016
75cl bottle Theydon_Bois (20873) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
APPEARANCE : pitch black beer. Almost no head.
NOSE : vanilla, chocolate, sweet.
TASTE : mocha, sweet, vanilla, chocolate
Bottle split at the ABC Beers pre Borefts tasting, 24/09/15. DSG (15256) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2015
Black topped with a tan covering.
Nose is rich malt, spice, cocoa rub, bourbon tunes, earthy.
Taste comprises fruit cake, chocolate, light spice trail, dates, raisens, roasted notes, vanilla, subtle bourbon chase.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, light warming alcohol in the close.
Decent BA stout.
[9/24/15] Bottle sample at the pre-Borefts tasting at ABC Beers in Den Haag. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! 2014 bottle. Black. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla. Sweet flavor of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, light alcohol note. Medium to full-bodied. madmitch76 (25801) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
24th September 2015
Pre Borefts Tasting at ABC Beers, Den Haag. Opaquqedark brown beer, good tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Airy dark malts, thin creamy sweetness. Tangy bourbon soaked dark fruits. Trace of lactic sourness. Mild coffee. Airy finish. Decent but lacks a bit of 3F deftness.