Draft sample at Dexters courtesy of a kind soul from Chicago who queued at 4 am. Completely black colo, thick beige head with good retention for a BA beer. Beautiful aroma of rich vanilla, toasted coconut, burnt espresso. Taste is silky smooth rich burnt cocoa and vanilla.
Draught after Mikkeller beer run. Opaque black liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of vanilla, licorice, coffee, chocolate, light wood, light booze and raw sugar. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of vanilla, chocolate, biscuit and raw sugar. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation and sticky mouthfeel. Really good. Great body and complex aroma. Lives up to the hype.
Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose and taste of bourbon, sticky chocolate, vanilla bean, oak and black licorice - full body
keg... Deep black.. Thin tan lacing... Soft meaty chocolate malts roast nose.. Dark heavy chocolate.. Dark. Chocolate malts.. Sweet roast... Soft. Meaty too.. Silky
Bottle at the Ultimate Imperial Stout Tasting. Thnx for the awesome day, folks! This bottle was shared by myself, from a trade by Geoffrey. Pours jet black, not much head. Smell is sharp and grainy bourbon. Taste is full, grainy bourbon. Very good MF , awesome carbo. Just damn nice once again !
Bottle @ WWT IV, small sample. Dark color, short fluorescent brown head. Aroma of mocha, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, bit booze. Liquid bonbon. Fruity, sweet, slight boozy in flavor. Massive stuff. Wonderful.
Bottle at WWT tasting. Deep black with small light brown head. Milk chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. Hmmm yeah, it’s hard to put to words. Think a amazing chocolate mousse with some of the best bourbon on the side. Light coffee too, deep complex spices, molasses. Very sweet. Think bodied, I’m looking for a spoon here. Really really good.
Bottle @ WWT IV. Opaque pitch black color, average sized dark brown head. Aroma is malts, liquor, dark chocolate. Taste malts, dark malts, lightly roast, dark chocolate, liquor, vanilla. Thick oily texture, full body, suitable carbonation.
Bottle shared at WWT IV. Pours black with a tiny ring brown head. Aroma of massive Pappy upfront, vanilla and bourbon, dark chocolate, oak, molasses, fudge, milk chocolate. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. The palate is like a massive sweet chocolate dessert, so rich and intense. Full bodied with soft carbonation and a super thick chewy mouthfeel. I expected this to be less good than Assassin but it’s amazing!