jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
18cl bottle poured into my Darkness glass, picked up in Gent...Dark brown pour with no carbonation, no lacing...Very strong aroma, lots of alcohol, heat of the cognac, char, and lightly bitter chocolate. Its ok, but I’m not hopeful...The taste almost saves this beer, tones down the alcohol, albeit sill present. Wood on the finish and the feel if that makes sense. The more I drink the more the cognac comes out, makes this a really smooth feel and finish, but still alcoholy. Light coffee comes through to balance. I am not very familiar with cognac so its a little hard to judge this beer, as it is breaming with it in the aroma and taste. The more I drink though the more I like it, especially the cognac, makes me want to search out similar beers, however, to find more made with 40 year old cognac is going to be hard.
fugitive (1161) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 16, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Color black with very small head. Aroma coffee, nuts, chocolate, smoke, wood. Taste bitter chocolate, cognac, coffee.
zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
At a tasting, Thanks DSG, opaque brown to black with a chocolate brown head, aroma of nuts, coffee, scotch, nice smoked malt, light acidity, wood and bitter chocolate, flavor is smokey with some chimney, charcoals, cherries, coffee, some fruits, nice sweetness, full bodied, smooth and sticky mouthfeel, great.
BaroneBirra (203) - Gorizia, ITALY - FEB 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
number of this beast: 270! black liquid with copper reflections and suspended particles, absolutely no head (maybe my fault in pouring). impressive strong aroma, black roasted olives, varnish and alcohol.
sweet initial taste, candy fruits, licorice and alcohol (but less than expected), bitter final. on palate mostly smooth, but with pleasant micro carbonation.
very intresting beer, different and sweeter than other imperial stout tasted...
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big, woody like cherry or mahogany wood aroma. Almond skins, licorice root and cognac. Flavor is more almond skin, dark chocolate covered cherries, cherry pits, and espresso.
Odland (137) - NORWAY - FEB 6, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle bought at The Cracked Kettle. A fantastic version of Hel en verdomenis. You can detect hints of the oak and the cognac in this impressive stout. Buy it if you come across it.
DSG (4711) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks jbrus for this bottle! Bottle #483. Black with a bit of brown foam. Burnt aroma of lots of coffee, some alcohol and some whiskey. Flavor of chocoalte, coffee, some vanilla, a bit of fruitiness and a drier burnt finish. Full silky mouthfeel.
tomer (1345) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At a tasting, many thanks, DSG, very dark brown , aromatic coffee aroma with notes of burned sugar and toasted bread, flavour of charred wood, dark chocolate, dark bread with brown sugar sweetness and a hint of dried fruits in the back. Excellent stout.
skrasmussen (2) - USA - JAN 29, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
this beer is totally out of the originally, it is an experience once in a life time:-)
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Max or Paul. Pours a black viscous body with a thin tan head. Licorice, a bit inky with a sweet and hoppy or roast y body. Roasted chocolate tones. Dry oak tones, with a hint of whiskey. Finish is the best part, roast y and dry with a mild warming.