kermis (14553) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to Phillycraft. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, vinous, roast, whiskey (but not strong). Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. A light brettiness cong out in the palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle. Side x side x side (steel, red wine, & rye whiskey). Poured a dark brown color, almost black and a small sized off white head. Roast, vanilla, wood, dark fruits, and some whiskey. Alcohol content hidden. hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours black with little to no head. The olfactory standouts are liquid fudge and rye whiskey. Full-bodied and creamy with zippy carbonation. The flavor is smooth and warming, flanked by a chocolaty, bittersweet, boozy-rye finish. Yet another world class beer supplied by landhoney! GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
500mL green wax thanks to ThoreauLikeAGirl. Pours a clear deep brown with higher carbonation. Medium, small bubbled pillowy foam forms with an extremely careful pour. High retention and giant swathes of lacing. Looks ink black in the Oerbier stemware. If you were to pour this like a normal RIS, be prepared for all foam. Nose off the bat is rich barrel, savory roast, sweet caramelized onion, spicy barrel, more of that off-putting red onion. Taste is silky and rich, no sourness or funk like I was sort of expecting. Instead, this is a mega rich melted chocolate dessert beer with hazelnut praline. Palate is silky, velvety but not sweet or sticky. No alcohol presence at all. Pretty crazy how much work was put into this to make something fairly straightforward, but nearly flawless. The body is aerated, high effervescence for style, but somehow not thin. bytemesis (9191) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle thanks to TheEpeeist. Pours opaque black, small tan head, creamy with nice lacing. Aroma is light roasty, green peppers, dusty, wood. Flavor is quite odd, dry and light bitter, dusty, roasty, peppers here too, lots of woodiness. Gets better as it warms for sure. Lightish body, high carbonatoin.
PhillyCraft (7907) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle cracked with some friends in the RLD. pours black with off white head, beige lacing, notes of dark chocolate, raspberry, whiskey barrel. Lighter to medium body, very fruity finish. This was liked by all. egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Dark brown / nearly reddish color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, charred wood, smoke, and whiskey. Taste of roast, cocoa, smoke, wood, light vanilla, and whiskey in the finish. jbrus (4988) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle@Home. Wow! Very complex and mega full bodied imperial stout. Loads of chocolate and liquorice. Soft fruity sourness, soft bitter. Palme (4823) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
Sampled from a 0.355l bottle @ Top Hops (BA) Bottle Share. As good as black or at least deep dark brown in the glass with a small quickly gone dark brown top. The nose has actually some rye. Cocoa dark chocolate sweetness. There is a thick and smooth good oily mouthfeel and a soft prickling carbonation level. It’s a bit sweet at first, then gets quite woody. Really wood infused you might say. A delicious beer. Perfect sipper. Would love to really enjoy a bottle of this by my self. 15.06.2013 callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Deep brown-black body, medium khaki foamy head, spotty lacing. Oak, roast, chocolate, light whisky and spicy rye. Full bodied, gentle carbonation, smooth across the palate, whiskey is well controlled. Not too much heat. Well done.