0.355 l bottle from 'Braufactum' (web shop) at 14.5% abv, 2017 vintage, cellared for over a year. Pitch black with a thin, frothy, almost stable, beige head. Sweetish-malty, gently roasty, minimally fruity aroma of praline, coffee, hazelnut, some licorice and traces of bourbon. Fairly sweet, malty, gently roasty, minimally fruity taste of praline, hard roasted coffee, bourbon, whisky, vanilla, hazelnut and a touch of dark fruity, followed by a long, gently roasty-bitter, slightly boozy finish. Full body, smooth and slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. While the aroma is pretty restrained, the taste is rather intense and demanding. It's still very well-balanced and the depth and intensity provide for a really good beer.
Tap @ CBC. Pours black with a small and shortlasting mochabrown head. Aroma is very complex. Chocolate, coffee, brownie dough, vanilla, licorice, roasted malt, dates and raisins. Woody and earthy aswell alongside of a sweet toffee-caramel bourbon side. Taste is sweet with a nice roastedness and bitter aftertaste. Rerated 11/09/2014. Bottle shared with vestergaard and rasmusott. Trade from preismj. Pours pitch black with a medium light brown/offwhite head. Aromas of slight bourbon, stale, coffee, hay, marshmallow, almost minty licorice, dates and some slightly roasted malts. Taste is sweet bourbon notes up front, coffee roast, some dark bittersweet chocolate, leather, once again the slightly roasted malts, almost giving it some grain-like notes. Some toffee and very rich and smooth alcohol. A: 8, Ap: 4, T: 9, P: 5, O: 18. Total: 4.4.
Vintage 2015. Zuckriger, dunkel malziger Beginn. Süßer, deutlich alkoholischer Start. Dunkel malzig, Schokolade, viel Holz, vollmundig. Moderat nach Espresso, ansteigend. Die Schokoladenaromen werden schwächer, der Alkohol macht sich stärker bemerkbar. Reife rote Beeren, langer trocken malziger Nachgeschmack. 9/14/10/12/11/12
Barrel Aged, 2011. Bottle. Almost black and opague. Roasted malt, raisin and dried red fruit in the aroma. malty sweet, roasty, oaky flavor with dried red fruit and citrus. vanilla. Silky smooth. Tart. Drinks away amazingly easy. Well hidden alcohol. Excellent!
Bottle at RateBeer 100 for 100 event. Darkish brown with a beige head. aroma of Bourbon, praline, fudge. Not all that sweet. I like rather more stout than spirit barrel really but the light roast and clean and light but firm bread underpin things enough. Just enough bitterness to finish. Really good.
Bottle. 2017 vintage, 14.5%. Color: Black, very thin beige head. Aroma: Sweetish, chocolate, Bourbon, vanilla. Taste: Roasted malt, pretty strong notes of chocolate, Bourbon and vanilla, boozy and molasses notes, warming mouthfeel. Hints of caramel, tobacco and liquorice, wood. Medium to over medium sweet.Moderate bitterness, growing to medium at finish. Almost creamy mouthfeel. Full body, below average carbonation. Great complexity and very well balanced. Long lasting finish. Great BA Imperial Stout.