Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2015 (Bottle) Pours black with a dark brown head. The aroma holds boat loads of compact and fairly complex coffee, perfect integrated wood and massive roast with undertones of fresh ginger, violet, stone/gravel, smocked meat, liquorice, vanilla ice cream, roasted coco flakes, sweet cocoa powder and some hops. The flavour is heavily sweet (yet not mega sticky), heavily bitter and light to medium acidic. Tones of smooth coffee/cocoa, vanilla/coconut-ish oak, dark fruits, perfect aggressive roast, spices, violet and really heavy on the hops. The mouthfeel is mega fat, oily, round, velvety and smooth with a soft carbonation. A lot of everything on the finish. Full, full bodied Vulgar yet perfect. Wow! tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours jet black with a minimal head. Aroma is an intensive mix with sweetness coffee chocolate fruits vanilla. Flavor is as crazy as aroma, licorice coffee chocolate fruity some soy well balanced in acidity. Wow.
_angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle courtesy of tkrjukoff. Pours oily pitch black with a thin dark mocha head that leaves a thin ring of trace on the glass while quickly dissipating. Smell is intense and malty with roasted malts, caramel, vanilla fudge, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, soy sauce, chocolate covered cherries, raisins in rum, Schwarzwald cake, salty liquorice hard candy, moist soil and bourbon alcohol. Taste is equally intense, sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, dried pine needles, hay, moist soil, salty liquorice hard candy, soy sauce, raisins, prunes, dates, high quality mature high fat salami, walnut skins and bourbon alcohol. Mouthfeel is enormous, fat, oily, round, tiny roasted astringent and full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, burnt caramel, Brazil nut fudge, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, soy sauce, raisins, dates, moist soil, bourbon alcohol, chocolate cake and hints of charcoal. Wow! While they’re not similar in their presentation the last time I had this kind of experience was the first time I tried Kaggen. Every drop is packed with intense flavours and those flavours are plain amazing. Wow! This is equally good but different. Second best IS I’ve ever tried. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle at Bryggerivisning o lite bärs, Sätila, 150109. Opaque black beer with a small but nice beige/brownish head. Coffee aroma, chocolate, licorice, nuts, cocoa, raisins, figs, caramel, vanilla, cream, plums, licorice, some bourbon, ash notes. Roasted fig and dade flavor, vanilla, bourbon, cream, dark bread, bitter hops, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, viola, salty licorice, smoked notes, citrus. Extremely fullbodied with huge depth. Alcohol is there but still well hidden. Finish brings chocolate, cocoa powder, raisins, figs, vanilla, woody, whisky notes, salty licorice, some coffee, cream and plums. Huge beer, I love it. One of the best beers I have tried! MrHangover (4610) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle @ New Years Tasting. Massive thnx to kermis for sharing this monster. Pours a pitch black beer with a medium sized, brown bubbly head on top. Looks are daunting for sure. Aroma is simply insane. Starts off with loads and loads of coffee and molasses, followed by some smokey notes with ashes, chocolate, roast, charred wood. Extreme complexity going on here, definitely the best smelling stout I’ve ever smelled, and I doubt if there will be any better. Flavor is complex, sweet bourbon notes, loads of wood and coffee again. Some booze detected, giving it even more power. Sticky, smooth mouthfeel, great long aftertaste. This stuff is amazing, it simply is.
BrewHaMeister (456) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Sample at the TG tap room. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, with hints of vanilla. Flavor is pure silk liquid goodness. kermis (13820) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle shared at The Hague New Year Whale Session. Pours black with a small thick brown head. Massive aroma as soon as the bottle is popped with roast, big molasses, bourbon, woody barrel notes, vanilla, fudge, milk chocolate and light coffee notes. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter. In the palate it’s like a box of milk chocolates with fudge and a glass of pappy on the side. Simply mind blowing. The mouthfeel is thick and oily, warming, soft, incredible. Full bodied with soft carbonation. It lives up to hype. Surely a stout cannot get any better. Jool (198) - - DEC 31, 2014
Bouteille 12 fl oz. Vintage 2014, merci Brian! Nez de tire-éponge et café légèrement torréfié. Bouche lourde, peut-être un peu trop, visqueuse: tire-éponge, crême brulée, dattes, café et finale sur l’érable. La finale est longue, très longue... sucrée mais également légèrement alcooleuse. Scopey (14990) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle gigantic thanks to the man, the myth, the pervert, Jack L. It pours jet black with a dark tan head. The nose is rich roast, espresso coffee, oily, earth, wood, toffee, marshmallow, fruit cake, nougat, vanilla, toasty coconut and coffee liqueur. The taste is rich, oily, deep roast, dark chocolate, espresso coffee, charred wood, nougat, toffee, fruit cake, mild acidity, warming alcohol, earth, light spice and molasses with a lingering rich roasty finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Rich and decadent. Pretty drinkable. As good as this style gets. jackl (8211) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle @ The Tasting via trade. Congrats to Colin on 10k!!! Deep brown with a tight tan head. Super oily, intimidating in the glass. Nose is huge. Coffee aromas radiate from the bottle. Marshmallow and Nutella. Dark cocoa. Taste is wonderfully integrated. Dark roast coffee. Chocolate. Slight butterscotch and vanilla heat. Spicy cinnamon. Vietnamese coffee creaminess. Full, fat. So viscous. Overall, fantastic. This delivers.