gyllenbock (3693) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Monks Porter House.
Black with a creamy tan head. Aroma and taste of oak, wood, light roasted malt, cognac, chocolate and some fruit. Also some warming alcohol. The finish was long.
gunnar (4323) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours black with a small head. Aroma is almost out of this world, vanilla, oak, dark fruits and roasted malts. Taste is strong roasted malts, smooth and full bodied,coffee and tar, vinous with lots of malty goodies, just a tad warmth from the alcogol, nice.
abemorsten (2206) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle bought at the brewery and shared at Holmen1’s place. Clear prunejuice color with a small light brown head. Dried fruits,barrel notes raisins and vanilla on the nose. Sweet, alcoholc, roasted raisins. Well balanced, smooth and full bodied, Wonderfulyl nice bitter roasted finish.
Sigmund (4511) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle, kindly shared by abemorsten. Black colour, moderate tan head. Strong aroma of cognac, oak, chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Lovely flavour, with the same elements as the aroma. Hints of fortified wine.
Holmen1 (1683) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaske delt med RBHD-guttene juni-13: fløyelsmykt, velproposjonert og med en cremet munnfylde med litt bærlig syre til å balansere herligheten med. Et strålende eksempel på eleganse og verdighet.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Arendsnest in Amsterdam. Pours a black body with an inch thick, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is cherry dark fruits and chocolate with a nice roast, some caramel, wood, a light cognac, and a touch of licorice. Flavor is nice and complex. Woody chocolates with a nice roast, dark fruit, and licorice note. Some vanilla, caramel, cherry, and cognac. Finishes dry and smooth with a nice roast, chocolate, dark fruit, and slight woody cognac. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium, smooth body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid beer. A touch sweet on the nose, but a really balanced and complex flavor. Very easy drinking for the size.
sir__v (412) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color : dark black beer with medium brown head and no carbonization. Smell : malt, wheat, black bread, rye. Taste : smooth malt, some sugar presence but really complex, barrel. Aftertaste : raisin, malt, sugar cane.
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colored beer with hardly any head. Aroma of burned malts and alcohol. Taste: burned malts, coffee, chocolate but nicely balance with alchol warmth, some caramel and liquor notes. Some alcohol warming in the aftertaste.
MrHangover (1793) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bottled on November 11, 2011. Pours a pitch black with almost no head on top. Aroma has cognac, oak, molasses and licorice all in the mix. Flavour is quite sweet with an aftertaste that seems similar to cognac, but more spicey. Definitely get the getting the molasses sweetness and high alcohol content. Very sticky, oily mouthfeel. No alchohol burn, just a very good sipper.
SimplySike (591) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poors black with tiny tan head.
Aroma cognac, alcohol, dark fruits, cherry, caramel.
Taste sugar, nice bitter, sparkling warming alcohol in the finish.
Mouth-feel oily, dry.
Awesome beer. The cognac is there, but not overwhelming, Well balanced sweets and bitters.