mcberko (13023) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at CBC, pours a reddish dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted caramel and brandy barrels -- doesn’t taste that pungent to be honest. Flavour is very potent, with cognac barrels and caramel. Quite complex, considering the ABV, and the alcohol is very well-concealed. Very different for Anchorage’s typical beers. Great stuff.
Ratman197 (12826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour at WTF poured a clear drown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of brown sugar, molasses, oak, pepper, light cognac and light dark fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of molasses, oak, dark fruit and light pepper with a smooth dry lingering molasses finish.
Benzai (12603) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ CBC 2013. Clear deep red color, virtually no head. Smell and taste malts, alcohol, sweetness, liquor. Full body, medium carbonation.
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ CBC 2013.
Pours lovely chestnut brown with a small, creamy film head. Aroma is sweet, nutty, toasted, vinious, port, oak, raisins and plums. Low carbonation, lovely dry and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, light sticky caramel, oak, sherry, plums, apples. Warming but never sharp. Exqusite balance.
BeerandBlues2 (11854) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at GABBF. Pours murky brown with a medium, frothy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is cognac, cookie malt, vanilla, dark fruits and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet cookie and caramel malt, cognac, vanilla, fruitcake, alcohol and medium floral hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.
Scopey (11785) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, BenH. It pours deep brown with a tiny white head. The nose is rich, wood, vinous, brandy, cognac, stewed raisin, malt loaf, dirt, toffee, burnt cake and earth. The taste is rich, oily, brown bread, malt loaf, crystal, earth, burnt cake, screen, warming brandy booze, umami action and other stuff. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Big malt loaf action. Too sweet for the likes of me.... But enjoyable in small scoof measures.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at a tasting, 5/15/15. Clear copper, thin fizzy tan head, good retention. Aroma of raisin, toffee, cherries, cognac. The taste is vanilla, toffee, cherries, booze, cognac. Medium bodied, low carbonation, mild booze, Very smooth. Nice.
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC 2013: Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. ARoma: ripe fruits, alcohol, wood, caramle, spice. Flavour: Caramel, dark fruits, spice alcohol, wood and cognac. Medium to full bodied. Ends fruity and pleasantly bitter. Nice alcholbite on lips and palate.
DSG (11247) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[5/3/13] Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Dark reddish brown. Aroma of malt, caramel, wood and cognac. Very sweet flavor of malt, caramel, honey, liqueur, wood, alcohol and some fruitiness. Somewhat syrupy boozy body.
Ferris (11061) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Dark sugars, caramel and a touch of wood. Deep brown with a beige head. Sweet. dark sugars, caramel and a lingering sweetness and heat. Some boozy heat, but not offensive. Some berry fruit in the long finish. Easy drinking for what it is, but not worth the crazy hype in my books.