Marsiblursi (3083) - 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! Aniela (4215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2015
A few sips from a bottle at a tasting at Sahtipaja, Sätila. Black beer with a small nice brown head. Coffee, chocolate, licorice, dreid dark friuts, vanila and bourbon aroma.
Vanilla, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, dark dried fruits, bourbon, woody, salty licorice and a bit smoked and roasted flavour.
A smooth beer with a lovely aroma and the flavour is heavenly. My first 5,0 beer so far :-) Thanks guys to let med have some of this lovely beer :-) fillhumpfree (1) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2015 does not count
Huge waft of maple when I cracked the bottle. Mouthfeel is like motor oil. Maple, coffee and chocolate on the palate. IMO the best BA stout I’ve had. wsnich (31) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Without a doubt, the best stout ever brewed. There is nothing else that so perfectly blends the flavors of maple, bourbon, coffee, and oak. aleigator (945) - GERMANY - DEC 27, 2015
Pours a viscous, motor oil black color, with a small dark brown head, soon collapsing to a tiny ring of lacing with some spider web in the middle of the glass. Leaves back a mix of tiny tubbles and an oily texture after swirling.
Although I opened this after more than a year of its release, the coffee is as dominant as it has been in fresh Mornin’ Delight. In this though, the Bourbon adds to the complexity of the coffee, creating an unforseen richness of aromas on the nose, while maple syrup appears to be a bit muted. There is a luscious bakers chocolate quality in this, tying the oaken barrel and flowery, cold pressed coffee beautifully together, creating a spicy coffee bean decadence, amped up by a mix of molasses and syrup. Coffee itself has an earthen note to it, perfectly enhanced by the barrel, while vanilla blends into scorched malts, producing an intense, wood accompanied, spicy praline impression.
I cannot belive the mouthfeel on this is real. This is unbelievable smooth. Rich and creamy, while featuring one of the most intense tasting beers I’ve ever had. Its silkness remains throughout, soothing the warmer parts of the beer with whipped cream and just an unbelievable softness.
Tastes of fudge, earth and brownie batter right from the beginning, together with a sweet and bitter cold pressed coffee appearance, adding foremost a roasty quality to the taste. While the flavors evolve rapidly on the palate, its silk creaminess calmes the upcoming flavor onslaught, leaving everything enjoyable and detectable. Milk chocolate and cocoa nibs set on top of the outstanding creaminess, finding their counterpart in roasty malts and a genuine coffee bitterness, blending into earth. Has a hot peak, together with a flowery barrel dryness, while licorice and a rich chocolate coating, calm the well accentuated, spicy heat. Finishes surprisingly clean and soft, right after the short, burning glimpse, whipped cream works its magic, ensuring the beers world class mouthfeel, while complimenting its chocolate richness. Coates the tongue during the aftertaste, together with gently spiced vanilla and coconut bark, packing also a lingering dryness.
This beer is beautiful throughout, it is indeed perfect. What I loved most about Mornin’ Delight was its outstanding mouthfeel, but this one puts it to shame, by revealing a chewy smoothness, I have never experienced before in a beer. Its taste features a certain ambivalence, on the one hand it drinks fairly easy, due to its unreal silkness, while on the other hand it packs an unbelievable flavor range with a perfectly nuanced intensity to it. Everything seems to be in perfect balance, while maple syrup gets partially replaced by the far more complex Bourbon barrel in comparison to the MD. I understand this beer is highly sought after, this time it is most certainly well deserved.
koleminer20 (4261) - 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, 12 oz bottle shared by me. The pour is a thick and heavy dark black with a thin ring of dark mocha colored head that leaves no trace. This thing just sticks to the glass. It’s amazing. The aroma is unbelievable. The balance of heavy maple, chocolate, vanilla fudge, molasses, coffee, dark fruits, molasses, and brown sugar is just amazing. The bourbon barrel adds a wonderful oaky complexity and a hint of bourbon that really ties all of this together. The flavor is equally as amazing. The chocolate and vanilla fudge right up front are spectacular, and the maple comes rolling in with the dark fruits, sweet molasses, coffee, and brown sugar. The bourbon holds off, but remains detectable in each aspect. The balance is great. The mouth feel is unlike anything I’ve had. Period. This is so thick and viscous, you think you might actually be drinking syrup. The carbonation is soft and velvety with a lingeringly maple, coffee, chocolate/vanilla fudgey, light bourbon bounty of liquid sex. Jesus H. This is everything a beer should be. dzudohonor (364) - POLAND - AUG 18, 2017
PAKK 2017 - B3 no 332 - KBBS...piwo absolutnie poetyckie i złożone, wspólna ocena 5.0. Cudowna świeżo mielona kawa, brownie, gorzka czekolada, lukrecja, syrop klonowy, wanilia, kokos, alkohol szlachetnie grzeje przełyk, oleisty z nutami gorzkiego kakao. Beczka zaznaczona wyraźnie aczkolwiek nie dominuje, wprowadza subtelną i bajeczną słodycz. W zgodnej opinii 5.0, dla każdego z nas najlepsze piwo w stylu jakie kiedykolwiek piliśmy. Cudo i arcydzieło, warte każdego hajsu. Mariox (446) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 30, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2018 [Silver Wax 2016 - bottle no. 533] Cudowny aromat syropu klonowego, kawy, beczki, pralin Lindta, owoców w czekoladzie, bombonierki. Aromat jest tak intensywny, że dzięki niemu smak nabiera dużej intensywności. Beczka w tle nadaje świetny aromat i smak po ogrzaniu. W smaku słodki syropek, umiarkowanie gorzkie, palone nuty oraz delikatnie kwaśna kawa. Po ogrzaniu zanika kwasowość, a na pierwszy plan wychodzi słodycz i cudowna beczka w tle. Smak również jest tak intensywny, że utrzymuje się w ustach na długo. Alkohol jest dobrze ułożony, rozgrzewa lekko w przełyku, aczkolwiek jest bardzo szlachetny. Finisz cudowny, deserowy i bardzo długi. Bardzo dużo ciała, treściwe, oleiste, gęste prawie jak syrop i niewiarygodnie intensywne. Aromat jest wspaniały, a w smaku mało brakuje do ideału. Piwo po prostu genialne.