IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour was light ruby and copper in color with a short lasting head. Aroma was complex with with sweet oak, vinous characters, medium vanilla, and caramel biscuit notes. Carbonation was a bit high, so I decided to let mine degas just a bit. Once there, the flavors were superbly well blended and complex with oak and cognac, then moving towards the deep caramel and lightly toasted malt characters. The body of the beer is medium to light, but still sweet from the cognac and vanilla oak. Alcohol is well hidden in this brew, making it dangerously drinkable. I prefer this one over No. 1 for the better blend. I’m looking forward to No. 3.
tkrjukoff (4128) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle tnx to Fredric. Pours deep clear amber with a nice beigish head. Aroma is sweet vinous marzipan dried figs raisins bubblegum. Flavor is as aroma well balanced nicely bitter. Has developed well.
Erasmus_ro (1578) - Alabama, USA - NOV 1, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark auburn with a small, beige head. Aroma is wooden, oaky, some cognac grape, caramel, orange. Oak is pretty strong. Taste is caramel, grape, cognac, some wooden oakiness. Dark fruits are present as well. Some liquorice on the finish. Alcohol is completely hidden, very complex this one. Full with some carbonation.
Ferris (6314) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2010 - Sweet boozy, apple, raw oak and orange. Clearish gold, copper and with a beige head. Sweet light caramel, oak wood, light boozy and sherry.
vtafro (4042) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Backlog) Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Some dark fruit, light woody and cognac aromas. Flavors of griot, cognac, woody and some just alcohol notes. Finishes with a bit of warmth.
CanCrusher (710) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 23, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle 0,50L. Clear amber colour with soft visible carbonation and creamy, light brown head. Aroma of sherry and orange, cask wood and cognac. Bitter moderate start taste turns into heavy bitter aftertaste with strong chocolate note and slightly notable alcohol. Say what you want, but this is perfection for me. And everything they wrote on the back label is true!
Thanos21 (2) - - JAN 14, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer,full of flavours,great aroma and appearance also.I’ve loved it,I’d like to taste it again but it is limited :(
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. Poured clear, with an amber color and a medium off-white head. Aroma of cognac, honey, cola nut, cherry, bubblegum, cask. Medium bodied and carbonated. Sweet taste with caramel and molasses with matching bitterness. Good.
laiti (6260) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Bottle 27679, BBE 2013
Aroma is sweetish with cognag tones, some ripe apples and toffee. Also a slight feeling of aged Belgian ale. Flavour has cognag, woody notes, some toffee and . A slight cardboardy and watery feeling in the background. Somewhat stinging and creamy palate with a bit too much CO2. Perhaps not worth aging more than this.
jonas (5932) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, vielen vielen dank Günther! Caramel and wood aroma. Clear red amber with a offwhite layer. Wood and cognac notes on toffee, dark roasted caramel, chocolate, some berries. Mellow moedium body. More balanced and subtle than other cask offerings.
hallinghansen (2144) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle # 10588. Cloudy deep amber body with a finger sized offwhite head. Aroma is toffee, oak, raisins, plums, light cognac notes. Flavour is sweet, light bitter, thickling alcohol, dark fruit, oak, toffee. Medium carbonation. Quite nice.