Koelschtrinker (9540) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 3, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dunkler, extrem würziger Malzantrunk, tiefgründig. Rauchig, Cognacnoten, passend süßlich. Die Malzigkeit bleibt auf hohem Niveau, das Bier ist intensiv und einfach stimmig. Kakao, unglaublich cremig, komplex. Wow! 14/15/13/15/10/15
KingCecil (1912) - DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, @ Plovmand... thx :) it pours pitch black with very creamy light brown head.... the aroma is caramel, cognac, brown sugar, dark fruits... the falvor is soooo nice love this! the flavor is caramel, cognac!, sugar, dark fruits...... one of the best beer I have had until to day ! ...... thx Plovmand! ......:)
Reimer96 (857) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a frothy dark brown head that leaves a lot of stick lace. Aroma is cognac and wood up front with some alcohol and smoke on the end. Taste is a sweet vanilla caramel up front that transitions into a very smooth warming that has lightly bitter and smooth oaky chocolate malts on the finish. Amazing barrel aged imperial.
andrewturba (746) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2012 Pours a Black opaque colour with nice big light brown head leaving a nice lace up the majority of the glass. Aromas of oak, chocolate, cognac, roasted malt, licorice, vanilla, brown sugar. Flavours are rich and consists of a nice sweetness across the board, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, licorice, alcohol is present but for a 17.5abv I would have never guessed.
hamfisted (66) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intense. Cognac on the nose, cognac throughout the palate. And just a hint of beer.
Foffern (981) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Has a black colour with a compact light brown head. Aromas of coffee, leather, wood, dark bitter chocolate, cognac, roast, alcohol and some smoke. Powerful taste with coffee, barbecue, bonfire, grilled meat, dried fruit and a nice roasted touch. Rich and soft moutfeel, and a medium bitterness. A really fantastic sweet and roasted touch on this beer.
Doodler (310) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle #3 at Bills big vertical tasting. Pours a nice deep, dark with a tan head that faded quickly. Crazy nose of coffee, roasted malt, licorice, and cognac. Beautiful tastes of cherries and dark fruits. Some hints of vanilla and a burnt sugar finish. Nicely carbed with a beautiful balance between the brandy / cognac sweetness and the chewy, slighly bitter chocolate flavors. Double wow. Ties for my fav of the night. Delish.
GonZoBeeR (2752) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma:chocolate fudge mixed with cognac and oak....
Appearance:Dark with a good lacing brown head...
Flavor:Dark chocolate mixed with oak and cognac flavor....
saxo (12796) - 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.
Vaiz (2948) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at ACBF 2011. Black pour, tan head. Aroma is roasty, burnt, some red wine and brandy. Flavor is sweet, roasted and bitter with port, hops and brandy. In your face bomb. Amazingly intense.