ClubGonzo (5416) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen, shared with Palme and friends. Near-murky, nut-brown body with virtually no head. Nose is caramel, wood, alcohol, vanilla, cognac and hints of licorice and soy sauce. Complex and really great. Taste is slightly inferior: the promised complexity of the aromas don’t come through as much as I hoped for: sweet caramel, sugar, wood, figs and hints of milk chocolate. Some prunes in the aftertaste. Extremely well-hidden alcohol, despite the rather thin body - oddly enough for an ABV whopper of this proportions. Compex and nice, but it can’t keep the promises of the nose to a full extent. Still, a pretty damn nice beer in the stronger end of the spectrum.
Zarin (202) - ITALY - JUL 10, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
For my #100 rating. One of the most extreme Barley Wine ever tasted. Complex, alcoholic, amazing. Fantastic!
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bierkoning. Poured amber with no head and some great legs. Aroma and flavor were brown sugar, honey, and slight whiskey. Body was thick and sticky.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
18cl, as Mooi & Machtig ’Cognac B.A.’, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2010, thx to Jeppe!, very complex brew, sweet and fruity, not too heavy for its high ABV!, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, but very expensive!, WOW!
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
De molen moot and machtig cognac ba. Little nip bottle #201 of 624 it
seems. Purchased at olbutikken and consumed on iu first night in oslo
(twas a good day).. Pours a hazy semi-transparent mahogany reddish
brown pour with minimal head. Decent lacing/legs around the sides...
aroma of a light charred wood and a oozg feel throughout. A distant
note of peat, slighty fruity with a sweeter caramel backing... Flavors
are of a medium sweetness with dark fruits and caramel. A slightly
woody aftertaste is left as well as a boozy afternote. Slighty spicy
finish. Rhin to medium bodied, hardly syrupy by any means. Pretty nice
and above average. Thanks jeppe.
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
180ml, bottle no. 103, bought at Ølbutikken in Copenhagen. Orange-brown body, missing head. Aroma of bready malts mingled with dried fruits and cognac. Complex taste profile with dried and ripe fruits, marzipan and earthy malts. A touch of cognac can be detected. Dry and sweet ending with warming alcohol. Slow sipper (Tromsø, 06.06.2011).
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Almost no head. ARoma of ripe fruits, sweetness, alcohol, spice and some caramel. Flavour as well is fruity, sweet and syrupy as hell. Lots of prunes and plums. Alcohol notable, but not overwhelming. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a quite sweet note. Very warming on lips and palate.
77ships (7976) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2011
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2012 2010 Vintage bottle@Kulminator: dark red/amber colour with virtually no head that quickly vanishes, very little smell, taste very sweet with lots of Sirop de Liège & brown sugar, cognac jam (patent pending), syrup, sweet malt, caramel, cognac-soaked raisins, almost liquor-like, warming but no alcohol taste, light, flat, amazing stuff, bottle nr. 378 /// draft @ ACBF 2012 / 2012 version: still same syrupy, sticky, messy goodness, love it
Hansen (8410) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber coloured and faint hazy. Has an off-white head, fully diminishing. Aroma is heavy to harsh sweet, rosins, dried grapes. White port. Faint cognac perhaps. Heavy sweet flavor, dark berries, dried grapes too. Almost no bitterness. Syrupy texture and flat carbonation.
Zita (6120) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
cognac aroma,amber, hazy, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, very nice long cognac finish.