Multiple bottles from a 4 pack from Holiday Market. Pours a deep brown to black with a tiny brown head that dissipates. Complex nose with bourbon, oak, vanilla, date and plum aromas. Warming bourbon, vanilla oak, coffee and cacao nibs. More of the same on the finish. Drinking great a 9 months old.
Pitch black color. Semi sweet nose with nice charred character, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, coffee, roasted malt, fairly boozy nose. Low carbonation excellent oak character. Just such good depth. The dark chocolate character is amazing
Bottle shared. Pours pitch black with a small dense dark brown head. Aromas of burned wood, vanilla, fudge, dark chocolate, light malt, light booze. Taste is sweet, malty, dark chocolate, vanilla, fudge, tobacco, walnuts, tad sharp boozy bitter finish.
From bottle at home thanks to Bob! Black color with beige brown head. Malty aroma, light roasted, chocolate, caramel, fudge, bourbon, wood, vanilla, light dark dried fruits and cherry-berry notes. Sweet and light bitter taste, light alcoholic. Medium to full silky oily body with soft carbonation.
Bottle from Craft Brewed shared with the CB crew. Pours a deep brown to black with a finger of beige head that dissipates. Huge cacao nib, oak and date forward nose. Some fig and more cacao nib as it warms. Smooth oak with strong cacao nib notes. Almost some faint smoke or umami that creeps out as it warms. Tons more date, fig and prune with bourbon and more oak. Elegant, complex and deeply rewarding as a sipper.
Bottle. Black pour. Aroma of chocolate, booze, coffee, bourbon booze, licorice and malt. Taste has lots of boozy bourbon, caramel, red fruit, chocolate, sweet coffee and a long boozy finish. Oh yeah.
Draft at CBC ‘16. Black with a beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak barrel, dark chocolate, roast and coffee. Flavour is light heavy moderate sweet and above moderate bitter. Full bodied with a warming alcohol finish and soft carbonation.