Bottle @ Aarons Oldman Buttcrack Share. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aromas of burned wood, chocolate, coconut, warm boozy notes, vanilla, tar, oak. Taste has lots of chocolate, roast, savory notes, burned wood, vanilla, fudgey notes, tar, oak. Fucking incredible!
From bottle at Ulfborg tasting 2019/06. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, wood, alcohol, bourbon, chocolate, caramel, dark dried fruits, raisins vanilla, cocoa, licorice. Sweet and bitter taste. Full silky oily body with soft carbonation.
Bottle at Tide's Pitch black with brown head. Huge rye, liquorice and roast. Oaky bourbon, some light vanilla, almost smoky. Good stuff!
Bourbon barrel aged imperial stout by this highly acclaimed brewery in Missouri, thanks Tom for sharing at Bumb3r. Some pale off-white bubbles here and there but otherwise close to no head, black robe with hazy copper-hued edges. Intense and deliciously fragrant bouquet of chocolate liqueur, old madera, wet oak including the vanilla aspect, coffee cream, hazelnut oil, whisky, beef stock, caramel, touch of soy sauce. Sweetish, concentrated onset with umami mixed in, as sugared gravy with raisins, softly carbonated, very full, vinous, oily mouthfeel. Deep and thick nutty and toffeeish malt body with softly roasted bitter tail drenched in wet oak tannins and long-stretching, heating bourbon-coloured booziness; ends very rich bittersweet and complex. An astonishing 'bière de dégustation' indeed, worth the hype that seems to surround it.
Bottle at bumba. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, cherry, fudge and booze. Taste has thick bourbon, cherry, booze, oak and caramel fudge. Boozy finish. Very nice, also quite boozy.
Pours black, small tanned ring of foam. Smell is thick, sweet, dyrupy, roasty. Taste is full, roasty, sweet. Boozy, bourbon, oak. Tad too boozy for me. A really nice beer nevertheless.