ClarkVV (7050) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2018
Draught at Canton, 9/19/17.Maracuja05 (2131) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2017
Opaque, inky black body topped with a tan head that quickly recedes to a ring.
Coffee bean is very strong with light, creamy honey-vanilla behind it. Smells awesome, though of course, very adjunct heavy. Some light alcohol is noted on the end, but for its size and age, it's not bad at all. I do get a touch of light glue-like phenol, but I assume this will be absorbed by the yeast within a few more weeks.
Heavy cream-like consistency for a texture, but strong, expansive carbonation helps alleviate this, as does a healthy attenuation. Vanilla ice cream and honey marshmallow provides huge flavor across the board and certainly brings some sweetness, but acidity hits up front with light prune/plum/raisin notes to it. Earth and roast with light lactose lingering. Excellent dessert stout. This should age fantastically.
09-09-17 // taster, draft. At Beavertown Extravaganza 2017, London. Hell yeah. Cold Espresso shot. Loads oc coffee, some chocolate. mild vanilla, roasted malt sweetness, creamy to oily mouthfeel. Lovely. rouhlas (4027) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - DEC 28, 2017
From bottle thanks to Michael and Thomas. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, coffee, cocoa, caramel fudge, vanilla ice cream. Heavy sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full, oily silky body with soft carbonation. RobertDale (7050) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2017
In Boston during CBC. Comes black with an average tan head. Aroma of coffee, malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. Very good. Garrold (5941) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2017
750ml (hallelujah for that) bottle, by way of a trade. Cheers Joe. Clear, deep chestnut brown. Ring of dense, tan head. Nicely leggy. Light lacing. Nose has robust maple syrup. Chocolate caramel truffle. Chocolate vanilla milkshake. Some dried vine fruits. Some high cocoa content, fruity, chocolate. Just a hint of coffee bean. Taste is sweet and sticky. Very light, vinous bitterness. Smooth and silky, sticky mouthfeel. Feels nowhere near the 13.3%. Not by miles. Silky sweet, milky chocolate to finish. Really good, but overall it’s busting to get put in a port barrel. Needs twanging up a bit. Still smashed it unhealthily quick, though.
BRW (3073) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 21, 2017
On tap. Coffee aroma. Black colour with tan head. Sweet, coffee, syrup taste. Medium body. jc1762 (1693) - JAPAN - OCT 19, 2017
Bottle into a snifter showing translucent caramel brown throughout with no head.
The nose shows pronounced notes of coffee bean and vanilla bean.
The palate is oily yet light bodied and moderately carbonated. Extremely vanilla bean forward with a light coffee tartness with balanced notes of caramel. Moderate alcoholic spiciness throughout. Sweetness balanced out by moderately strong coffee finish. BuckeyeBoy (9219) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 15, 2017
750ml bottle thanks to torrey pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is nice rich coffee vanilla milk chocolate sweetness wow. Taste is more of the nice big sweet chocolate roast coffee vanilla. This is money Alpha10 (882) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2017
2017/09/23 - Sampled at CBC Boston. Pours black with a thin tan head that quickly dissipates. No lacing. Aroma is bitter cocoa, lots of roasted coffee, light tobacco, residual sugars and light caramel. Taste is brown sugar, tons of roasted coffee and dark bitter cocoa. Medium mouthfeel with soft carbonation and a sweet, warming, roasted finish. Found this a little sweet, but delicious nonetheless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone moldovan9807 (537) - Oradea, ROMANIA - SEP 21, 2017
On tap at Beavertown extravaganza.Taste and aroma is all coffee ,chocolate,brown sugar, fat milk, vanilla, caramel, biscuit.