polomagnifico (1107) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle from Kbudd19, thanks Kevin! Aroma has notes of smokey wood, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and damnation. Black as sin with a small light tan head that left very little lace. Flavor is very sweet and medium smokey bitter. Palate is very full bodied and oily soft. Very big mouth feel that feels dirty and sinful. Overall a very evil brew filled with vile sin and huge chewy decadence. An intense brew that leaves you feeling violated, shameful, dirty and slutty just like a monte cristo sandwich.
mcberko (4065) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
180mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours black with a small ring of tan head. Nose is very complex, full of cognac, wood, roasted malt and a touch of dark chocolate. Flavour blends heavy notes of roasted malt with the cognac very well. The cognac is immediately noticeable, and the wood and roasted malt notes kick in later and linger. Quite deep and complex, with the barrels not overdone in any way. I prefer the Misto and Wild Turkey B.A. versions, but this is surely excellent.
Cirrhosis (1074) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle 2692) Inky black body, with a creamy tan cap. This smells like awesomeness!!! Huge smoothness with coffee, vanilla oak, the cognac flavor is huge and it works awesomely. Earthy liquorish a touch of ash finishes massively sweet. A touch of tummy burn after half the bottle. Cognac aged beers normally don’t work for me but this is good. Hitting a flavorless burnt something now....... what the hell does that mean? Towards the end of bottle I’m detecting very smokey peat. Fantastic brew probably would have been better if it wasn’t 24° C and I just finished mowing the lawn, it tis more of a cold weather winter brew.
womencantsail (6902) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with very little head. Slight smoke along with tons of roasted malt, some vanilla, cognac, and cocoa. Dark fruit, fudge, and coffee. The flavor is very smooth and a nice rich mouthfeel. Cognac, oak, vanilla, and chocolate. Roasted malt, a touch of alcohol, dark fruit, and a touch of smoke and char.
greenclansman (497) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - MAY 4, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
@ Zeebra Extreme beer festival
bottle number 2582
Cognac aromas. roast malt, choco, coffee....very very smooth beer for such a high alc level. The best beer I had at the fest. amazing.
MadIndian (2113) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gift from Sj...you the man. A really bold brew. Great roasted coffee and roast aroma and taste. Nice notes of chocolate woth an earthy and cognac splash.
Cuso (2655) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, many thanks to Bierkoning. Black color with thick brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, peat wood. taste starts sweet with caramel, dark fruits, roasted malt, than chocolate, coffee bitterness arrives together with peat, wood, cognac. Nice dark chocolate, coffee bitterness in finish. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Extremely enjoyable sipper.
Gurthnar (606) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another jewel shared from bottle by Cuso, many thanks. Aroma really strong wood, whisky peat, rather sweet. Dark chocolate. Colour is black. Taste is really complex, changing in time. First layer is sweet, caramel, dark chocolate, dark fruits, wood. Second wave is peat and whisky. After a while coffee roasted flavour appears. Full body, very long duration of taste, perfect. Alcohol not noticeable at all. Beer champion.
Karol (81) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Awesome imperial stout. Bottled hell 666. Dark chocolate, coffee, espresso. Bitter finish. Low carbonation. Dark black hole color. Nice creamy light brown head. Alcohol is present but warming. A very tasty beer.
SaintMatty (3640) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught (Ölrepubliken, Göteborg) - Dark brown with red tinges. Roasted aroma with coffee standing out. Cocoa, whisky and roasted malt feature in the vinous and rich taste.