PotjeBier (2724) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog. Tap @ BBF 30 Oct 2009. Murky brown color. Quite a big head with good retention (!). Aroma’s: smoked, cognac, oak, with sweetness & chocolate retronasal. Flavor is medium sweet, cognac, chocolate. Strong alcohol feel, warming. Full body, syruppy. Finishes with a medium bitterness. Awesome.
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
30th September 2009
On tap at Borefts I. Unlike the base beer this version is cloudy amber - brown. Smooth oak with just a touch of vanilla and a very nicely judged amount of Cognac. Smooth woody brandy finish. No real alcohol heat! Lovely lovely beer!
Koelschtrinker (17349) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Trockener Cognac-Hefeantrunk mit mittelstarkem Hopfen, der sich schnell erschöpft. Tiefmalzig, ab dem Mittelteil sind die Cognac Einflüsse angenehm gesetzt und integrieren sich perfekt in das Malz. Aromatisch, dabei grasig, hefig, malzig, wenig bitter-scharf, was das Ganze abrundet. Zum Ende kommt ein Hopfenschub über das Bier. Genial!! 11/13/13/14//14
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at De Molen event 2009 ... Hazy brown ... sweet fruity toffee malt nose ... juicy toffee ... rich and deep ... little apple...
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Borefts Beer Festival 2009 - De Molen.
Unclear medium orange brown color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy wood, chips - spruce wood, cognac, caramel, dried fruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted and tapped at the first, great, Borefts Beer Festival 2009 @ De Molen. Brown, orange colored brew. Sweet, oak aroma with a lot of cognac. Flavor is also a lot of cognac, sweet malty, some dried fruits, sharp warming alcohol. Great beer, but a little too much cognac maybe. Also tried 2/3 normal De Molen IJsbock with 1/3 of this one and that was a booming combination.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A Mes rate. Draught at 1st Borefts Beer Festival.
Cloudy mahogany with a thin film of off white collar. Looks like it means business and my god it does. Amazing smoky wood and sweet congac litterally fall out of the glass and bombard the senses. It’s seriously over the top yet, for all I’d like to cut this beer in half, it’s just awesome. The dry, charred oak and the boozy spirits sit together REALLY well. Some alcohol flavours but remarkably little heat, burnt fruit pie, and excellent caramel. Surprisingly drinkable for what it is, yet I know I couldn’t drink much of it. Way over the top and over indulgent but wow wow wow, it’s just an epic beer.
harrisoni (17284) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Borefts BF 09. Very cognac-y. It is good, but maybe not as good as the 2 other versions. Some toffee and some goodish orange fruit.
Bullit (4445) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating 1300. Tap @ Borefts Beer Festival 2009. Hazy ruby red - brown colour, off-white lacings. Aroma of sweet cognac and fruits. Flavour of sweet malts, cognac, oak, caramel. Lovely.
altonbrownd (5659) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at BBF. Nice brown body. Nose quite oaky with malts. Nice sweet taste of oaks and cocnac. Oaky and bitter finish. Seriously high ABV and I just loved it. My favorite of the three.