Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Trickery tulip glass. Acquired in a trade.
Pours a thick black inky body with a dark brown one finger head that reduces to leave a ring of foam and spotty lacing.
Aromas are heavy on the brandy-bourbon, vanilla, surprisingly I get a good amount of apple-brandy, which I don’t usually get from apple brandy aged stouts. Cocoa and milk chocolate are present on the nose as well.
Taste starts out with lightly sweet vanilla-chocolate-cocoa, light apple-brandy, whiskey, followed by coffee and finished with bittersweet chocolate, bakers chocolate and a nice roastyness that lingers on the tongue. Body is thick, rich, medium carbonation, near perfect.
This beer did not disappoint, and for 13.5% I barely got any burn. World class!