0.355l bottle from 'Beergium', bottled in May 2016, cellared for over three years. Pitch black with a thin, beige layer. Sweetish-malty, gently roasty aroma of praline, hazelnut, vanilla, some coffee and a touch of brandy. Fairly sweet, malty, gently roasty and a little fruity taste of praline, hazelnut, vanilla, mild coffee and brandy, followed by a long, gently roasty-bitter, quite warming and just a little boozy finish. Full body, smooth and oily mouthfeel, almost flat. Lovely beer, perfectly balanced, accompanied by delicious flavours from the barrel. Great Imperial Stout from Prairie again!
Bottle thanks to Vestergaard/Rasmusott. Thanks guys. Pours pitch black with a medium dark brown head. Aromas of green sweet apples, chocolate, oaky, apple cake, tobacco, fudge, vanilla. Taste has the some sweet apples, vanilla, dark chocolate, light tobacco, oaky, malty, big cakey finish. Different from what you’re used to in the Prairie stouts - very nice.
Bottle. Apples and booze, brandy, apple fritters, sweetness, caramel. Taste is great, subtle, apple, roast, sweetness, fruity, coffee.
Bottle at Mikkeller Viktoriagrade, thanks to whoever bought the bottle for letting me try. Pours black. Chocolate, apple, toffee apple, caramel, dark chocolate, fruity coffee, pear. Good body. Very good.
Tasting at kermis’s. Bottle shared. Black with almost no head. Massive brandy, soft chocolate fudge, appelstroop, alcohol, vanilla and cinnamon. Massive marshmallow sweet and light soft nutty bitter. Full body, very supple and silky. Bit strong in the alcohol department but overal very nice. --- Beer merged from original tick of Apple Brandy Barrel Noir on 09 Jan 2018 at 12:47 - Score: 9
Bottle shared thanks to sjogro. Very dark brown with small beige head. Fudge, lots of chocolate, brandy, almonds, some dried fruits, molasses, vanilla. Very sweet and some alcoholic bitterness. Full bodied with silly creamy feel and low carbonation. Very good.
12oz bottle at home. black color, very small dark coffee-colored head. smells of alcohol, sherry, liqueur, apples, nutty, marzipan, bit glueish, light sweetness. didnt like the smell at first, but after a couple minutes of breathing its very very nice. full body, light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of licorice, marzipan, nutty, vanilla, lightly liqueurish, light dried fruits, some wood, light sweetness, lightly boozy. finishes lightly sweet with notes of nuts, marzipan, liqueur and apples brandy notes. very very nice beer, a bit on the boozy side (usually not a fan), but its not distracting at all on this one. very nice balance of flavours. love it.