Bottled 26-02-2016. Salt, bourbon, smoked and smthwine-ish are all there, but the imperial saison must have run off. Very flakey, almost like drinking a snow globe. Flavorwise: salty! Followed by bourbon, biiig boozy note, warming, rich and malty sweet.
Pretty bitter, easy drinking, some roast. Not much apple, neither as fruit nor as juice. Needs more sweetness, body or actually apple. Bit disappointing, one of those failed Borefts recipes that aren't undrinkable, but just a waste.
Good stuff, but not sure if it fully works. Esra on its own I love because of the thick, salty, umami flavor profile. Here the bourbon overpowers, lots of barrel, woody, buttery. Now it's just another very good BBA stout/porter.
Bottled 01-04-2015, but definitely not a joke. Bottle #438. Good head of foam, smells fruity and vinous. Tastes super vinous, sweet, woody and fruity. Underneath a rich, porter. Soft, smooth, raisins. Hint of peat? Stunning.