sjogro (4733) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2016 NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle graciously shared by Adam. Thanks!! Pours pitch black, thick and oily with a big brown head. Nose is full of roast, molasses, caramel and faint hops. Oily notes and ethanol. Quite clean. Bourbon and oak permeate. Vanilla and char. On tasting, quite smooth overall. Big and full bodied with a nice barrel integration. Some sweetness but really balanced by drying roast and sufficient bitterness. One of the best BA stouts that I’ve had in a while.
At kermis’, bottle shared, kind courtesy of kermis, many thanks! Vintage 2012. Black with light tan head. Deep roasted malts, barley, chocolate, shitloads of bourbon and vanilla, cinnamon, some christmas, pine. Big sugary sweet, light bitter. Big sticky body. Soft carbonation. Big sweet bourbony finish. Maakun (6428) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle shared massive thanks to kermis! Black with nice dark beige to light brown head. Lots of bourbon, vanilla, molasses, dark chocolate, sweet soy sauce and palm sugar, more chocolate, hazelnuts, black berries, dried cherries. Quite sweet with medium bitterness. Full bodied with chewy texture. Great! fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2015
Tasting at Matt’sKlimaet (3019) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2015
Pitch black color, small brown collar of foam. The barrel aroma is evident, blending with the dark malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits, and a hint of liquorice; leather (8.5). Full bodied, sweet, trying to cut the thickness with a large amount of alcohol; it has a lot of dark chocolate flavor, more than the roasty character; then again liquorice, leather; boozy final.
Excellent, lovely sipper.
Pour thanks to Robert @ Borefts Beer Festival 2015. Pours pitch black with a medium brown head. Aromas of burned wood, light bourbon, ash, chocolate, dark fruits, coffee, malts. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, ashy, coffee, burned wood, roast, dry, chocolate, dark fruits. Thanks buddy! DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2015
[9/25/15] Bottle sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2015 in Bodegraven. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Black. Big bourbon and chocolate aroma with vanilla and caramel. Sweet flavor with chocolate, bourbon vanilla, caramel, some nuts. Thick full body, a light boozy note. Great stuff.
77ships (11007) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2015
Thanks to DSG for this one! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ Borefts 2015. Day 1. Very small sample. Black to very dark brown. Nose is huge sweet coffee, mocha, vanilla, chocolate, syrup, cereal, brownies. Taste is lightly boozy, caramel, vanilla, sugar, candy, brownies, hugely sweet & sugary in a good way, caramel, syrup. Creamy syrupy body. Very lovely desert beer, much better than the disappointing Baller Stout looking back at my notes. tderoeck (10195) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2015
12/IX/15 - 75cl bottle @ Struise Schooltje - BB: n/a (2015-1175) Thanks to Carlo for sharing the bottle!Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Clear dark brown to black beer, aery irregular beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: shit load of bourbon, vanilla, some caramel, syrupy sweet. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: sweet start, syrupy, lots of chocolate, caramel, mocha, soft roast. Aftertaste: alcohol, caramel, lots of bourbon, vanilla, slightly sourish, sweet, chocolate. Wow, amazing brew!
Bottle to glass. Fantastic bottle share. Boozy bourbon in the aroma. Chewy bourbon sweetness in the flavor. Excellent. mcberko (18928) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2015
750mL bottle, sent from Beerlistman (thanks a lot, Greg), pours black with a small tan head. Nose brings out lots of bourbon, chocolate and cloying sweetness. Flavour is quite cohesive and smooth, with dark fruits, chocolate, bourbon and maybe ever slight hint of tartness. Time has probably let this integrate well - there isn’t much booziness to this. Very fruity, which I didn’t notice in Baller Stout and which I actually preferred. Still, an excellent .rar whale beer. jtclockwork (17258) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Etched glass bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, oak, roast chocolate, vanilla and dark fruit. Full body.