pintbypint (2977) - Edmonton, Alberta, - OCT 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
375ml green bottle. Black pour, viscous. Fat light brown head, quite creamy and thick. Good lace rings in the glass. Nose has big fudge and chocolate, also has some thick alcohol. Taste has big fudge and chocolate, very rich, some smooth hot booziness. Finish has a bit of an alcohol bite, but nicely rounded (this is over 2 years old at this point). Overall super rich and smooth, not getting much wood anywhere but the cognac/booziness blends into the super big impy stout very well. Huge bodied, thick, mouth coating, creamy, the carbonation is slight. Insanely drinkable for a 17%+ beer. Aged well, sweet, rich, but very smooth.
rederic (3213) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle, deep dark black color, with a thick tan head, sweet dark chocolate, faint cognac barrel nose, with some coffee, burnt toast, roasted, chocolate, black, roasted malty accents, and a licorice, vanilla, dark bitter chocolate, subtle burnt dark dried fruit, molasses note in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a warmth syrupy intense boozy, dark bitter chocolate, cognac wooden oak barrel character, with some molasses, light vanilla, sweet roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malty, toffee, burnt toasted, subtle burnt dark dried fruit flavours, leading towards a warming booziness, sweet roasted, chocolate, black, toasted maltiness, lingering cognac liqueurish finish.
Inbreak (3004) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
14.01.2015, 0,375l bottle (2010 vintage) sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is dry boozy, oak, old moldy cellar, burnt caramel, cognac, hay, coffee. Taste is sweet boozy, sugar, oak, cognac, sugar, grass, minerals, burnt caramel, sour coffee, sugar, licorice, and did I mention sugar? Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry boozy mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea.
ClubGonzo (4756) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a pitch black body with a large creamy dark beige head. Nose is licorice, chocolate, cognac, wood, coffee, brown sugar and hints of alcohol, vanilla and cocoa. Taste is dry cocoa powder, sweet brown sugar tones, alcohol, wood, cognac, chocolate and hints of chocolate and sugar. Full body, soft carbonation, semi-dry finish. Incredible how this series gains from being barrel aged; this one are quantum leaps away from the original. Pretty enjoyable.
ej (1000) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 2010 shared with BBGTC. Pours a black, viscous producing a thick, dark tanned head. Aroma is rich vanilla, oak, roasted malts and alcohol. Taste is bitter coffee notes, woody and fairly sweet. Roasted malts, hints of cognac and coffee. Fairly alcoholic. full body, soft carbonation, slightly astringent. Alot better than the original version.
pallem (11) - Risskov, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Ole ........................
Valgreen (766) - DENMARK - DEC 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Home, new years eve. Pitch black, small tan head, great lacing. Aroma, roasted malts, coffee, alcohol, chocolate, port, dark fruits, liquorice notes, caramel, . Taste, bitter dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, caramel, sweet, port. They hide the alcohol really well - Palle. Oily mouth feel. Low carbonation. Low to medium bitterness.
Yorker (1683) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, coffee, dark sugar, and cognac - with a slightly alcoholic finish.
XaenDovet (1222) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375mL bottle. Holdbar til 08/11/20. Pours almost black with a big dark tan cap that laces solid. Aroma of cognac, wood, vanilla, raisin, plum, cocoa, espresso. Taste is very sweet and cocoa/coffee bitter. Sticky, chewy, lasting dry mouthfeel.
TimE (4154) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of cognac in the nose. Sweet malty mouth with tons of dark chocolate molasses. Super rich, lots of cognac, but not over the top. Good stuff.
mentalmind (47) - FINLAND - JUN 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Mikkellers Copenhagen. Black, as it is called. Sweet and with nice vinous aspects. I can detect similar aromas as in red wine accompanied by the same warmth a cognac gives because of the high alc volume. I wish i could afford to drink this more often