ggaughan (100) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at 1st BBF at De Molen. Beer poured a hazy brown body with a light character in the middle of the body. Slight off white head. The aroma gives a strong oak character along with some malt and fruit notes. There is a very present cognac character in the taste and wonderful dried fruit notes. After all of that there is still a hop bitterness that lasts on the tongue.
Fin (8704) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at the Borefts Beer Festival, De Molen Brewery, Bodegraven, Netherlands 30-10-09 I had only a very small sample of this courtesy of Ken? Cheers mate. Much better than the Simcoe version, pours mid brown bit murky, quite fruity once again the alcohol is very well disguised, the cognac really does show, good stuff. A8 A3 F7 P4 Ov15 3.7
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ 1ste Borefts. A red/brown colored beer, with a thick beige head. The aroma of strong oak with fruits, malts and some vanilla. The taste of strong wood and cognac. There are fruits and sweets. Flavours of caramel and alcohol. The aftertaste is sweet with oak and a little bitter. A little to much, but a great beer.
thewolf (11652) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ 1st BBF, De Molen.
Pours muddy brown with a small film head. Aroma has lots of cognac, sweet caramel, oak, some herbal notes and raisins. Alcohol as well. Highish carbonation, nice dry and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is very sweet, caramel, some sharp alcohol and lots of cognac. There is really a lot of cognac going on in there... Still fairly drinkable.
joergen (24512) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at 1st Borefts Beer Festival at De Molen.
Hazy orange brown coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits, burnt wood, alcohol and cognac.
Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits, wood, cognac and alcohol.
Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.
caesar (5971) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ BBF. I can understand that some people think this is too much, but I really enjoyed the oak and cognac in the aroma, with the marvellous IJsbock as a firm body to carry these aromas and flavors. I just loved it!
skortila (4931) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ 1st BBF, De Molen. The aroma has cognac, caramel, lots of wood. Hazy, brown coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste has a lot of cognac, brandy and wood, some maltiness and fruits there. Very powerfull, a bit too powerfull imo.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@1stBBF. What an amazing mindblowing beer. Huge complexity with all the fruits, wood, herbs and cognac. Some said it was to much but I loved it! Please do this again Menno!
jerohen (2086) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at 1st Borefts Beer Festival, Bodegraven. Oaky nose, fruity, alcohol. Extremely heavy flavoured, malts, fruit, oak, but especially cognac, which is definitely overrepresented. Blending this one 1:5 with the regular IJsbok might make an interesting beer, but this is just too much.
bierkoning (11544) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ 1st BBF De Molen. Very woody oaky aroma with some mandarin curacao and mango. Sweet flavor, very oaky with melon and mango. Pipe tobacco in the aftertaste. The experimental beer lacks balance, because of the dominant wood. Nevertheless a very interesting experiment.