magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black, with a small tan head.
Smells of roasted espresso bitter, and heavy malts.
Tastes of dark chocolate, espresso, roasted malt and some hint of cognac in the alcohol. Full bodied. Soft carbonation.
Intensely smooth, creamy texture. Finishes dry, slightly bitter, and alcoholic.
MotherBrother (891) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour dark/black, with a very small tan head.
Aroma is heavy of coffee, roasted malts, oatmeal, vanilla and a little bit of dark fruits. Cognac is really comming through towards the end, and gives this brew a rather dry finish.
Taste is sweet, with a roasty bitter aftertaste.
Medium oily body, with a semi-flat carb.
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, this beer looks truly one of a kind. 11.2 oz bottle with red wax on the cap. This looks like motor oil pouring into a class. Dark and sludgy, viscous. No head, just a light ring of fizz around the edge of the glass. Nose stinks of hops. That’s not a bad thing either. I don’t claim to know what cognac smells like but I don’t smell it to much. I do get coffee and chocolate however. It smells great! Taste is a lot bitter and a little sweet. It’s boozy, has a tinge from high alcohol. This could do with a year or two of aging. Mouthfeel is soft and silky. Nice long aftertaste. This is tempting as hell but can wait for a while.
BeerBaboon (1941) - FINLAND - JAN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black as the night. Brown head. Aroma is surprisingly neutral and complex at all but somehow pleasing. It has coffee in it. Flavour is roasted malts, licorice and some notes of alcohol.
Kristall-König (2726) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tief dunkelmalziger, holzig-süßer Geruch mit Likörnoten. Voluminös, malzsüßer Antrunk. Viel Kaffee, Röstaromen und alkoholisch. Trotzdem sanft-ölig gleitend mit Vanille. Sehr bittertrocken, likörig, holzfaßartig ablaufend. Alkoholisch nachwärmend. Enormes Bier.
jbeatty (1241) - New York, USA - JAN 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75 cl bottle #371. Pours black, small tan head receding to hazy swirl on the surface. Aroma of milk chocolate, roasted coffee, soft peat, rounding into vanilla toffee, raisin, sweet hint of cognac. In the taste, chocolate and dark espresso, integrating into cognac fruitiness, toffee, oak, and this crazy long finish with both cognac sweetness and roast bitterness balanced perfectly. Mouthwatering. Medium full in the mouth, creamy, round and smooth, well balanced. Overall an excellent brew for sure, one of my favorite H&V treatments. Reminds me slightly of Nielsbohrium, but with more roast character.
Benzai (12769) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, bought at De Molen. Unclear pitch black color. The big thick light brown head consists out of very small bubbles leaving a very nice lacing in the glass. Aroma is very roasty, coffee, caramel, lightly hints of smoke and wood. Taste roasted malts, coffee, earth, dark chocolate, a hint of vanilla sneaking through. Soft carbonation, creamy / oily texture, full body.
SimplySike (1355) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2013 2013-06-06
Pours black with tan head.
Aroma booze, roasted malts, chocolate, some wood, cognac, sugar
Taste bitter chocolate, thick sweet, cognac.
Mouthfeel oily, sticky.
Awesome beer, complex.
Aroma: chocolate, woody
Appearance: black, creme like head
Taste: Bitter Sweet both heavy
Palate: full body, creamy, bitter long finish
Overall: Really great beer. Full complex taste. Choclate, cognac.
bogus (97) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at borefts 2011. Black with a small coffe-coloured head. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Flavour: chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, cognac hints. Very very nice beer.
Baran (5) - BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black with a tan head.
Lots of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate
Tastes like it smells, lots of coffee, roasted malts, a nice bitterness.
Really big beer. Just glorious.