Plovmand (6514) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a steady creamy thick brown head. Huge roasted aroma with notes of tar, engine oil, hops, coffee, liquorice and some chocolate. The alcohol is right underneath. The flavour is very intense. Notes of charcoal, peat, loads of intense dark fruit, sweet fruity hops, chocolate, light coffee and a warming alcoholic finish. Thick an creamy finish.
skortila (4558) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ ACBF 2011. The aroma is quite powerfull and alcoholic, has grapes, cognac, roast, sugar. Black coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is sweet with grapes, fruits, dark roast, apples. Very strong and intense, yet quite smooth. Impressive.
1FastSTi (3338) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks Jason! Rating #2900. The beer pours to a pitch black body with a creamy beige head. This beer will give you diabetes. The aroma is super sugary rich and chocolatey cognac. The flavor is really sweet and charred tar and creosote. Chocolate with cognac and sweet brown sugar. The finish is quite harsh with that dry roasted black patent. The flavor is super complex, but not necessarily good. The palate is sticky sweet and boozy. Wilford Brimley should have never made this beer.
madvike (2759) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared by Ughsmash...thanks Jason - Pours black with a thin dark brown head. Lots of molasses and brown sugar on the nose--sweet as hell, enough to send me into a diabetic coma. The taste...dayyyyyyyyum. Sweet sweet sweet sweet...sugar sugar sugar. Holy crap. The cognac punches you in the face, but it’s nothing sharp. But wow...this is like eating a handful of alcoholic brown sugar. Holy crap. Actually a bit watery in the mouth, and the 17.5 is not hidden very much. Not good.
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375mL bottle. Poured medium-deep brown with a tall, creamy, well-retained tan head. The aroma picked up a lot of soy, licorice, and Cognac first and foremost, with more chocolatey notes beneath.. a lot of sugars, and a lot of booze going on. The flavor opened syrupy with molasses, licorice, and soy, with sweet vinous and raisiny notes around.. more Cognac toward the back, along with vanilla, peppery notes, and warmth.. lots of sugars and warmth on the finish. Heavy-bodied with lower carbonation on the palate.. a whole lot of sugars going on.. better than the original version, but still too sugary and aggressive.
lefossoyeur (453) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with a medium brown head. Intense alcoholic nose with the cognac taking all the stage, backed by some caramel notes. Mega full body, warming, lots of roastiness in there, with a long cognac finale. Not the most drinkable beer, but taken as a digestive one, it’s great.
jtclockwork (8592) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Savvy1982. Pours black with an ultra thick brown head. Nose/taste of peat, ashy fire pit, smoked black malts, heavily roasted chocolate malt, cognac, oak and vanilla. Lots of ash and peat in the finish. Medium body.
dmac (4080) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Caruso. Poured a thick full pitch black body underneath a large foamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate pudding, dark chocolate, cgnac, alcohol, rubbing alcohol. Fuller bodied with average carbonation, syrupy. Flavor of cognac, dark toast, burnt malts, hint of vanilla, tobacco, chocolate pudding. Solid beer.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to crusianbeer for this treat. Poured pitch black with a red tint and a nice beige head and some lace. Aroma and flavor were super decadent with fudge, chocolate, oak, cinnamon, and cognac. The flavor also seemed to have a bit of honey cured ham as well. This is so much better than the regular version. Body was full with mild carbonation and a frothy feel to it. Big thanks to Seth for breaking this out.
robinvboyer (3127) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Of course and incredible jet black pour, with a dark mocha head. Intense dark burnt roasted malt, and coffee. Quite a bit of dark soy, and burnt wood, with quite a bit of sweet wood. Flavor is quite sweet from the cognac, with an intense nutty, burnt coffee finish. This is easily one of the most intense beers ive ever had, wild stuff.