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.
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted June 27 2016. It is slightly hazy red-golden with a small, but creamy head. The aroma has notes of cellar, but also caramel, fruits, oak and more. The flavor is sweet with clear notes of oak, cognac, caramel, overripe fruit, cellar (it clearly should not be saved for much longer), and towards the end a slight alcohol burn accompanied by overripe fruits in the long finish.
KoNrRiI (1149) - Århus, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5 bottle. Subtly hazy, crimson color and a small, off-white head. Marvelous aroma of malts, honey, wood, cognac, syrup, caramel, and a hint of fruits. Taste is very sweet, full of oak, malts, some cognac, hints of spices, again honey, and perhaps some molasses. Medium body, slick texture, and average carbonation. Finish is way too alcoholic, whether it’s the alcohol content or just the cognac aftertaste is hard to tell but the final effect is definitely bad. Overall a beer which starts off almost perfectly but then loses its balance and goes rough, moreover the carbonation is inadequate - fine for the first few sips but definitely not drinkable.
joe19612 (2501) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear brown colour with a thin white head, malty aroma with some fruit, the taste is light and not to bitter, with a dry finish.
Erzengel (7385) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Würzig-malziges, intensiv Ale-typisches Bier mit toller leichter Holznote. Der Cognac ist im Hintergrund deutlich zu spüren, rund und passend. Schwer, dickflüssig aber nicht klebrig. Langer, Ale-typischer, leicht holzig-alkoholischer Nachgeschmack mit angenehmen Cognac-Noten. Toll!
tkrjukoff (4293) - 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 (2387) - 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 (12106) - 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 (6395) - 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 (884) - 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 :(