FaithHealer1 (358) - - NOV 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Dan - danke! Pours a pitch black, with the classic BGB brown head, looks great. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, cognac, vinous pear/apple. Taste is great, too: malty chocolate, coffee, a bit of vanilla, cognac (which bites at the very end), vinous fruits, faro fruits. Medium-full before. It lacks the distinctive kopi luwak quality of standard Weasel, and as such I prefer that beer, but its still wonderfully complex, rich and delicious. Another winner from Mikkeller. Ya beaut’.
patricks110 (1651) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brilliant! Just brilliant! Pours a gloopy, viscous and purely opaque black with almost no head nary a few tan bubbles. Aged two years almost the head makes sense. The aroma is woody and earthy with big espresso and rich malt notes. Overall a robust and barrel accented aroma. Sweet and sultry roasted notes with the cognac and barrel notes making big waves in the middle. The finish is heavily accented with rich and luxurious barrel notes, roasted, robust and heavy coffee and dark chocolate. Boozy and moderately bitter on the finish. Overall just amazing. This is my type of brew. If it didn’t cost $14/10 oz I would be drinking this alot.
hackobock (1488) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
September 25, 2014. Bottle at SBWF. Pours thick black with a minimal brown head. Aroma is dense sweetness with cognac, vanilla, fudge, chocolate, coffee, oak. Taste is sweet rich fudge, cognac and bitter chocolate, finish is bitter roasted coffee, vanilla and cognac notes. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation.
outlawskies (965) - - OCT 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting Julie would probably like but she is gone xxxxxxddddddddddddddddddfffffeeefrrrftffffffffffff via Beer Buddy for iPhone
slowrunner77 (5985) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
the smoke is done well. up front, but not overbearing in the aroma or flavor. but it seems the dubbel that is the foundation of this beer is a bot lacking and thin for the abv. really like the smoke aspect, but the base beer just ok."
BMMillsy (1438) - Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small overpriced 250 ml I grabbed while in Paris. Drinking in my hotel room in Bruges. Pours pitch black with a small ring of mocha head on top. Aroma of anise, chocolate, and huge notes of boozy cognac. Flavor follows with cognac forward flavors, extremely sweet, just a hint of light Kopi coffee , a little chocolate vanilla swirl, and a good bit of anise flavor. This is insanely sweet and on the side of being a bit much, and without the full mouthfeel that I would want with something like this. Pretty rich mouthfeel but not thick enough, with lower carbonation and a long sweet cognac finish. Not bad, but definitely save this one for dessert. 250 mls is more than enough, and that’s coming from someone who downed a full 750 of DB Hunahpu alone.
Hammy78 (750) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors, and has been sitting in my cellar for over two years. Pours midnight black, thin khaki head that dies to an oily ring, lacing that stays if anything, but mainly non-existent. Nose is well, heaven. So silky sweet, surprisingly no real roast on the nose. Vanilla bean, a touch of coffee and booze. Tastes really sweet, roasty, dark chocolate bitter, boozy to the point that it is a bit dry in the mouth, vanilla, toffee, chocolate fudge, a touch of caramel, and coffee finally. Incredibly complex. Fantastic, another hit, almost bummed I took so long to drink it.
sudomorph (660) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
8.5oz bottle. Pours black with a ring, tan head. Aroma has smooth notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and barrel, and slight spirits. Taste is bitter but balanced. Super smooth notes of dark chocolate, coffee, barrel, spirits, and a bit of alcohol taste and warmth. Not as tart or fruity as the calvados. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Silky mouth feel with a perfect carbonation. Overall epic. The coffee and chocolate are tamer than the base but with smooth barrel and cognac notes. Really elegant beer.
LoFi (1594) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from backlog.
Black with a brown head.
Aroma: chocolate pralines, roasted, wood, licorice, cognac.
Taste: soy sauce, dark wine gums, sweet licorice, salmiak, milk chocolate and cocoa, cognac, wood.
My kind of beer, although as I remember it, I loved the calva version even more.
Lectvay (145) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle I picked up in 2012. Dark, dark, dark brown, minimal head. Aroma somewhat subdued, considering. Taste is explosive, sweet, dark, chocolate, and intense but not roasty coffee, vanilla and marshmallow, a sort of chocolate milk creaminess. Really smooth, barely any burning.
maekchu (2205) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cognac right up the nose immediately, along with serious dark roast and a lot of fumes. Dark as can be, dark brown head, no lace. Barrel is so strong, then some smooth chocolate emerges, but then barrel kicks in again. Boozy with the cognac, soy sauce. Major alc. warmth. Thick, dripping sticky body. Wow! Extremely rich stuff. The extra dimension from the barrel aging is very nice. But the regular version of this beer is tastier and more of an imperial stout experience.