15/VIII/20 - 75cl bottle @ Belgian Beer Geek Gathering Summer 2020, BB: n/a (2020-784) Thanks to ElManana+1 for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown to black beer, small to no head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: vanilla, lots of milk chocolate, sweet impression, some caramel, syrupy, bourbon, lovely stuff! MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: caramel, sweet, bit sugary, lots of vanilla, malty, grains, lovely stuff, lots of chocolate, very nice! Aftertaste: lots of alcohol, boozy, sugary, lots of vanilla, more chocolate, boozy, nice bitterness, some coconut, still lots of chocolate, bit sweet, sugary.
2019 bottle shared. Thanks Adam! Pours a pitch black with a small bit of brown foam that dissipates. Lovely vanilla focused nose with fudge brownie and bourbon and oak notes. Smooth and velvety on the palate with light coffee bitterness, smooth vanilla and liquid brownie fudge notes.
Bottle, courtesy of Matt. Pours pitch black with a frothy tan head. Chocolate, rich chocolate ganache, cocoa powder, deep gorgeous vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, sweet fruit cake, cherry liqueur, lingering bourbon. Good thick oily body. A masterpiece.
At the source. Pours a pitch black colour and a brown head with a small ring retention. Aroma's: big vanilla, sweet chocolate, bourbon. Retronasal: bourbon, alcohol, vanilla,oak, sweet. Flavour is heavy sweet and somewhat alcoholic. Strong alcohol feel. Full bodied. Long finish.
Never thought I'd get the chance. All the rumours are true, and it held up magnificently. Tons of vanilla, and so ridiculously smooth. Heavy, rich and soft, alcohol hides amazingly well. Bourbon and vanilla work magically together.
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares #litAFfam-edition thanks to bursprak #lit. Pours pitch black with a small mocha head. Aroma is heavy fudgey, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, burned wood, dark fruits, vanilla icecream, light booze. Taste is huge vanilla, marshmallow, chocolate, malt, subtle roast, burned wood, toast, booze, caramel.
Always an enormous pleasure. Thick, boozy and lotd of bourbon. Chocolatey malts pair excellently with bags of soft vanilla. This is one of the good bottles, and it's perfectly balanced between vanilla and stout. Soft, sweet and very very rich.