fonefan (50011) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 11, 2017
madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle 22fl.oz. shared at [ A Day To Sink All Sea Shepards tasting. ], Brussels, Belgium.
[ As Westbrook Mexican Cake Imperial Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel ].
Clear dark dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, nutty, chocolate, coconut, vanilla, apple, alcohol, dark dried fruit. Flavor is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, chocolate, coconut, apple, sweet malt, dark malt, vanilla, wood, dark dried fruit. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
19th September 2013Leighton (21880) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
The Last Tasting at Bruce’s palatial pad. Opaque dark black - brown beer with a good pale tan heaThanks to Paulio for this beast. Palate is smooth and light and a little airy. Good dark chocolate here with just a touch of coconut. Spicy apple brandy that blends well with the dark malt and the chilli. Finishes smooth and soft with a light chilli linger. Lovely.
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London. Another big thanks to Paul for this one. Pours thick black with a creamy, deep beige head. Nose of dark chocolate, coconut, a bit of vanilla. Medium to big sweet flavor with decent chili pepper heat, more rich chocolate and coconut, soft burnt wood, raisins. Full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Warming finish, some lingering chili heat, definitely some Mounds bar, a bit of vanilla toffee. Superlative stuff. Theydon_Bois (20225) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s pad, huge huge big ups to Paolo for supplying this hat trick of goodness, 19/09/13.
Pitch black with a thin dirty tan covering.
Nose is rich dark chocolate, roast malt, lightly singed sugars, dark fruit cake mix, light boozey waft.
Taste comprises roasted malts, dark toffee, good hint of spice, decadent chocolate, light brandified boozeness, subtle chilli kick, toffee apple.
Full bodied, soft carbonation, smooth smooth stuff a treat to behold on the palate.
Top draw, balanced, well integrated alcohol, this was the pick of the triumvirate for me ! jtclockwork (16952) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2015 Bottle shared by Jake. Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of apple brandy, oak, chili pepper, cinnamon, roast chocolate and vanilla. Medium body.
djd07 (15293) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2016
Bottle thanks to Minh. Pours black with medium tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong chocolate, wood, cinnamon, vanilla, peppers. Thick mouth, chewy, roasted malt, chocolate, cinnamon, light heat from the peppers, great apple brandy flavor throughout, very nice. Scopey (15290) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle via trade, shared at Bruce’s. It pours jet black with a small tan head. The nose is rich roast, spice, sweet calvados, fudge, toffee, treacle, rocky road, jam, toast, apple and pear. The taste is roasted malt, toast, earth, chocolate cake, sweet apple, pear drops, melon, decent bitterness, mild chilli, chocolate, dark fruit and charred wood with a dry, spicy finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Very nice balance indeed. Rich and indulgent, yet somehow very drinkable. kermis (14348) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle shared at A Day To Sink All Sea Shepards tasting, full ’13 set. Black with a ring beige head. Aroma of toasted coconut, cinnamon, chocolate, light fruity chillis. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with a chilli burn developing and soft carbonation. [17-09-2016] crossovert (13457) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Mellowed-out version of this beer. IT has a thick brandy sweetness that lingers. Desverger (12281) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2016
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, Copenhagen - pours black with a tan head. Roasted malty with some bitter chocolate, some vanilla, caramel, toffee apple (which the accompanying cinnamon works excellently with) chilli heat comes in but nice balance with the inherent sweetness of the other flavours, nice brandy infused wooden nuances, great warming boozy contentment into the finish. Immense.