ineedbeer (2230) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 30, 2017
On tap at Ratebeer Best.
Aroma is interesting with some dark fruit and red wine notes: grapes, raisins, plums and prunes with hints of berry. Moderate chocolate notes with some light roast notes. Light bourbon and a bit of oak.
Pours black with a medium small, thick, dark mocha head that recedes steadily to the edges where it lingers before disappearing. No lacing and moderately long legs.
Flavor is similar to the aroma with a moderate fruit character including raisin, plum, prune and lighter berry notes. Moderate chocolate with medium light roast and hints of tobacco and ash. Medium bitterness. Light bourbon notes with a bit of oak. Some light alcohol spice.
Mouthfeel is full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall, not the beer I was expecting. The dark fruit was off-putting and the malt profile was a bit more muted and not as chocolate forward as I was hoping for. klm1 (1782) - Bled/SF, - JAN 29, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2017 [email protected]Bule (2239) - California, USA - JAN 28, 2017
: pours black oily, opaque with ring around the glass. Flavor-aroma: intense roasted grain, dark malts, coffee beans, vanilla, molasses, pecan, almonds, sherry-like whisky note. Body is thick, texture velvetly, carbonation is low.
Taster at Ratebeer Fest. Pours a black color without much head. Rich brown sugar maltiness. Silky mouthfeel. Mild hops. Medium sweetness.
gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2017 Bottle thanks to Craig pours black with a dark chocolate. Viscous mouthfeel. Vanilla, cold brew coffee, pecans, raspberry. Medium sweetness. yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2016
Certaines personnes perdent leur chemise à une table de poker ou à des machines à sous. Je prédis que je perdrai la mienne en quête de cette bouteille. Marc-André, je ne saurais comment suffisamment te remercier pour cette expérience où j’ai goûté au Divin. Tenter de décrire cette bière serait me lancer dans une histoire sans fin où je me perdrais certainement en tentant de nommer ce qui est au-delà des mots. Mes dernières paroles seront: Assassin tu m’as tué. Grâce à toi je vis maintenant.
koleminer20 (3840) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this as part of the long-anticipated Toppling Goliath Brouhaha with Travis, Chris, Doug, and Ryan at Travis’s house on September 24. Gold-waxed, 2014 vintage, 22 oz bottle shared by Doug. The pour on this is amazing. Dark black, thick as used oil, with a thin ring of dark brown head that fades slowly, leaving no lace. The aroma is excellent. There is a bouquet of heavy chocolate, sweet bourbon, fudge, a lovely roast, molasses, light vanilla, dark fruits… Everything you want in a stout is here. Holy shit. This is just a little too forward with the bourbon. The flavor is just as incredible. The chocolate and molasses roll through a light sweet dark fruit, toasted oak, and light fudge on its way to a light vanilla finish. The bourbon presence is a little less than the nose, but it’s still here. The mouth feel is something else. It’s heavy and thick with a soft carbonation and a lingeringly chocolate and vanilla fudgy bourbon aftertaste. This is one hell of a beer. Jesus. AdmiralVernon (1198) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
A: Pitch black, no head N: Chocolate syrup, bourbon, vanilla, fudge, coffee T: Chocolate, vanilla, coffee, oak, bourbon O: Very deep and complex! Lovely indeed! sjogro (4647) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle vintage 2013 shared at Maakun’s with massive thanks to kermis for the trade! Black pour with no head. Massive bourbon, vanilla, deep roasted chocolate and caramel malts, toffee, creme brulee, prunes, cherries, dates. Big sweet, mild bitter. Full body, very soft carbonation. Slick and dense thick and velvety soft feel, crazy sweet finish with nice bitter undertones. Lovely! Maakun (6297) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to sjogro, yellow wax. Black with barely any head just a small brown film. Massive sweet bourbon, vanilla, toffee, molasses, dried cherries, ash, roasted malts, strong chocolate. Just massive sweet desert notes with great bourbon on the side. Very sweet, light bitter. Full bodied with sticky feel, low carbonation and a creamy finish. Just massive. rouhlas (3736) - GREECE - JUL 28, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2016 NEW rate: v2013 650 ml bottle. The same look and great mouthfeel as v2014 but aroma and taste are better!! More vanilla and chocolate. Delicious! ----- OLD rate:650 ml bottle v2014, from trade with Kermis, shared with Nightfall at his place. Black color with small brown head. Malty aroma, roasted, bourbon whiskey, wood, vanilla, chocolate, dark chocolate, cocoa, licorice, coffee, dark dried fruits. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full silky oily to creamy body with soft carbonation. Best mouth-feel ever! v2014 rating: 8-5-9-5-18=4.5