larsniclas (7217) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
Bottled from Systembolaget. A few years old.
Black with almost no head.
Sweet, vinous, wooden aroma with acidic notes.
Sweet flavour with cold coffee, dark and dry chocolate and honey. arnold931 (1264) - Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with big brown head and lots of lacing. Nose is dark chocolate and licorice. Taste is vanilla, coffee and chocolate. Boozy. thomat (4144) - Gï¿½teborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle. Very dark brown with a tiny brown head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit vanilla, hops and bitterness. Full body with a long bitter sweet finish. FBoekman (258) - SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2015
Svart. Inga bubblor. Luktar lite lakrits. Smakar mycket. Olika. Lakrits och bränt och kaffe. madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2015
No date but purchased All Star Week 2015 from Kung Food Chu Amerasia. Poured July 28, 2015 in to a Mad ElF tulip/snifter.
Look - Dark brown to black. Finger of tan head with 90 degree pour from beginning. Lacing and head are similar in that they are there but dissipate in a minute or two.
Smell - Boozy. Vanilla. Dark fruit. Hops and honey come forward when swirled. Honey doesn’t come through as expected.
Taste - Marshmallow. Coffee. Char. Chocolate. Bourbon. Black cherry.
Feel - Very smooth feeling despite ABV and barrel. No carbonation bomb but not flat. Burn on tongue from hops or alcohol minimal.
Overall - I have a feeling this was aged a little longer than expected. Very mellow. Very good barrel aged stout. It is hard to mess up but good nonetheless.
StueyD (1586) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
A very dark brown black beer with a dark coffee coloured head. A rich fruit pudding aroma, candied peel, raisins, treacle, then a mild woodiness that bring in a hint of spice. Dry mouthfeel. A dry taste, the woodiness and the vanilla spice lead, adding a dry nutty flavour. This is followed by slightly smoother dried fruit flavours, raisins and candy peel, plus treacle and bready. Towards the end a boozy tartness comes in. The finish is long, dry nutty and woody, with a boozy tartness and slightly sweet dried fruit. Finn (8149) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
Smaksprøve fra Rune. Kullsort. Lavt farget bobleskum. God sjokoladearoma med hint av lakris. Oljeaktig munnfølelse. Rik smak med mye lakris. Et visst preg av tørr sherry. Langvarig tørr ettersmak. Utmerket øl!
Rune (13508) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 26, 2015
375ml bottle with a black neck, topped by a cork and a wire cradle. Bubbly tan-coloured head, nice lacework on the glass. Black as pitch. Smell of cocoa, vanilla oak, mid-sweet. Taste of dark fruits, earth, biscuit and bourbon beneath it all. Drying aftertaste warming down the swallow. Likable Saturday night sipper at home in Tromsø, 25.04.2015. Theydon_Bois (20628) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Bottle split at Bruces pad - for the last time, thanks to Daniel, 27/03/15.
Black topped with a moderate tan swirl.
Nose is rich roast, herbal, spice, woody notes, dark fruit rinds.
Taste comprises ashen tones, earthy roast, chocolate, herbal notes, light spice.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with warming alcohol tones.
Ok but lower order for the style. The_Osprey (9148) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
375ml, BB Dec 2022 (2012 vintage?), 11.2%. Shared at Bruce’s. Black, no real head. Aroma is papery, card, chocolate, woody. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is drying, chocolate, a little honey, boozey, dry ashy finish. Nice enough.