NosirIwont (2152) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 17.5%. Best before 08.11.20. Pours black with a creamy beige/tan head. Great lacing. Aroma is roasted and creamy with dark fruits and a note I want to describe as salami, without actually being salami. Quite sweet flavour with a distinct, slightly tart, cognac note, accompanied by dark fruit notes and light notes of coffee and vanilla. Finish is sweet, with dark fruits and light notes of toffee and butterscotch. Light alcohol burn, lingering. Smooth palate. Overall really good, especially the sweetness. Just had the Islay edition as well; except for the sweetness this is somewhat different; overall just as good as the Islay, but in different ways (in some ways better, in other ways almost, but not quite, as good). Also, the alcohol in this is considerably more well-hidden than in the Islay edition – or maybe it’s just because I’ve had them right after each other, and I’ve grown accustomed to the alcohol. Can’t rule that out. 02.02.14.
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s pitch black with a dark brown, creamy and lasting head. The aroma has notes of roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, preserved dark fruits, dried fruits, light alcohol, wood and cognac. The mouth feel is oily and nice. The flavor is sweet and velvety with a roasted and slightly bitter edge. The notes are heavily roasted and the notes are just as complex and pretty much the same as the aroma, and the big roasted finish has elements of wood, hops and licorice.
Habanero (3312) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a medium sized tan head. Leaving a fair lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruit notes, wood, vanilla and cognac notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with an alcohol burn. Full bodied, oily text and soft CO2. Excellent.leaves,
Rasmus40 (14263) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Saxo. Black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is very sweet, roasted malt, coffee, dark sugar, booze and wood. Flavor is extremely sweet and very bitter. Extremely sweet and very bitter finish with lots of alcohol. 061113
HenrikSoegaard (11756) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy brown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter alcoholic flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.
saxo (14997) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Huge tan head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, alcohol, wood, chocolate, brandy, notes of caramel. Sweet and boozy, but I love it.
gEUS (1505) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle sampled at home - taken from notes 22/03/2011. Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma is the typical Black aroma: petrol/oil & polishing wax, together with roasty and toffee aromas, but then much more mellow due to the cognac. This version is not as edgy as the whisky edition, and adds some oaky and subtle vanilla flavours to it all. Nice.
Holmen1 (3652) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff 2.pinsedag: de tre månedene på cognacfat har tydeligvis gjort sitt. Her er stor og myk sødme med jordbær, solbæ og vanilje. Kanskje litt salt (!) i ettersmaken. Storboblet skum. Freden senket seg og smilene bredte seg over salige nerdeansikter. Denne kan stille i konkurransen "Verdens lengste ettersmak".
abemorsten (3266) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared 375 ml bottle at Cardinal. Black with a light brown rim. Boozy roasted malts with a hint of fusel and green apples. Pungent sweet, dark fruits, roasted cellar notes with liquorice. Full body and smooth with a fantastic long and rich finish.
berlinoise2go (669) - NORWAY - MAR 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (375ml). Pitch black colour. Inch-thick dark beige head, good retention, settles as a thick bubbly ring with some sticky lacing. Oily, sugar syrupy swirl. Intensely sweet aroma with roasted malt, molasses, cognac, coffee (’French coffee’?), dark chocolate, licorice. Full body, soft carbonation, oily/syrupy mouthfeel. Very sweet cognac-malty taste, balanced by a solid woody bitterness and a mild acidity. Finishes on a drier note with a hint of cardboard. Long bitter-sweet boozy aftertaste.