bmerz (588) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2012 drank June 2013. The aroma is moderately strong dark roast, raisin, soy, really good coffee, and wood. The flavor is somewhat like a bitter cola. It’s sugary sweet though not cloying before the notes in the aroma plus a more herbal bitter character come in and give way to long woody very bitter chocolate and espresso finish. It’s a bit thin in feeling with subdued carbonation and a slight alcohol bite. It’s not as big or complex as I was expecting. Still plenty good.
pmuzz (378) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bammmm, this is awesome. I really loved the cognac influence on this. Good clean looking beer, slight head, but a lovely treacle look. Sweet upfront then a lovely, balanced, roast. The beer finishes dry but leaving you asking for a bigger bottle!
rxeight (786) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tiny little expensive ass bottle into a snifter. Sitting in my fridge for over a year. Aroma of brownie batter. Chocolate and malt. Touch of coffee lots of booze. The booze slowly builds on the back end and lingers for a bit. Not familiar with conjac, but there is something in there im not familiar with. This is good stuff. Definately not worth $2 an ounce.
Foffern (973) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with (and great courtesy of) the Bergen tasting crew. The colour is deep nut brown and has no head. Powerful aroma with lots of liqour, oak, caramel, chocolate truffles, soy sauce and nice sweetness. More pronounced cognac in the flavour along with warming alcohol and coffee in the end. Has a rich and sticky mouth feel, and a light to medium bitterness. The beer has a distinct touch of cognac and alcohol, but is pretty decent.
Valgreen (297) - DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Mads, 20 / 5 2013. Pitch black, with high viscosity. Very small brown head. Aroma off roasted malts, coffee, quite boozy, cocoa, some sweetness. Powerfull taste. Coffee, alcohol, dry. Great beer.
Inbreak (1057) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.05.2013, 0,25l bottle sampled @ BBGTC moving-home-tasting for Floffern:
Small shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly neutral, cocoa, alcohol, grass, coffee, dark sugar, wood, almonds. Taste is medium rich and sweet, slightly dry, coffee, dark sugar, wood, cocoa, alcohol, grass. Medium dry finish and bitterness. Not a favourite, I have never really been a big fan of cognac barrel aging.
JStax (2337) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nip bottle thanks to weihenweizen for picking this up. Pours a thick, viscous black with a brown head of foam. Aroma has some rich caramel and vanilla ice cream on top of rich coffee roasty notes. There’s an interesting raspberry note in there as well. Thick mouthfeel. Nice beer!
ClubGonzo (3198) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Foffern and Inbreak at Foffern’s going-away tasting. Pours a pitch black body with a tiny beige head. Nose is faint cognac, dark chocolate, hints of licorice and coffee. A bit neutral, compared to the Calvados version. Taste is coffee, cognac, wood, licorice, dark chocolate, coffee and hints of alcohol. Subtle cognac tones, perhaps a bit too subtle. Full body, soft carbonation. A nice enough beer, but I prefer the Calvados or regular version.
BOLTZ7555 (2580) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle acquired @ Beachwood BBQ. Dark creamy brownie batter pour with a thick mocha-colored head. Chewy. Ghirardelli, Godiva, and chocolate-covered Kona coffee beans. Vanilla, oak, cognac, molasses, and brown sugar. Yum!
Kavu (1813) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,25l bottle. Pours very dark red with no head. Aroma is roasted malts, rye pudding and coffee. Flavor is burnt malts, lots of coffee, alcohol and hops. Very nice.