Bule (179) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
8oz bottle at Avenue Pub in New Orleans. Lovely coffee flavors and intense cognac aroma and flavor.
Sevenlee (884) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours totally black with a black head which bubbles away after a short while. Aroma is roasted malt with coffee, vanilla, chocolate, woody notes and a bit of cognac of course. Taste is medium to high sweet of chocolate, coffee leading to a lightly roasty, a little sweet and powerful finish. A slight bit of alcohol burn.really awesome!
DrSilverworm (2701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
8.5oz bottle. Pitch black color. Good half-finger thick brown head. Impressive retention, decent lace. Good chocolate brownie nose, coffee noticeable in there, roast malts. Bigger body. Very nice silky smooth chewy texture. Very light carbonation. Light bitter taste, some sweet. Little to no bite at all. Very awesome, complex long aftertaste. There’s the big, exotic kopi coffee flavor, long and roasty and delicious. Nice amount of bitter dark chocolate, which takes a backseat to the coffee, but is there. The hearty oatmeal body. In the finish, the complex cognac barrel influence shows. Some fresh fruit, light spice. White grape, pear. Vanilla, and floral hints. $13 for a little baby bottle is harsh. But the fantastic complex long aftertaste makes this. Worth trying once, for sure.
madmitch76 (9850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
24th June 2012
Opaque black - brown beer. Tidy tan head. Smooth dark malt nose with a little wet wood. Smooth palate, mild carbonation and semi dry. Rich dark malt and rich coffee. Malt cream and unsweet wood. Mellow cognac. Finishes semi dry with dark chocolate dominating. Great rich brew!
neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
250 mL bottle served in a stem glass, side-by-side with the original at a tasting at Chris’ place. Pours black with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of lace. The nose has bigger chocolate notes than the original, combined with subtle cognac and oak. The coffee still comes through, but is more subtle. Earth, molasses and a slight hoppiness rounds it out. The flavour is moderately sweet with molasses, chocolate and oaky cognac notes from the nose. On the palate, it is full in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a great cognac barrel aged imperial stout. It is delicious and I only wish I had another bottle! 2012-12-01
stoutnick (161) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jelly like and medium viscousity with small dark tan head. Choc barrel aged smell. Taste is nice chocolate, sweetness and coffee at end of palate. Vanilla - yum! Beautiful finish, with a lingering malty sweetness. Great beer. Only thing I’d say is it could be a bit more chewy, and maybe there is too much to register with the flavours.
deyholla (4782) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Theis! Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a nice dark grain and dark chocolate with strong coffee and just a bit of barrel. Flavor has strong dark coffee with some dark chocolates, cognac and earthy dark grains.
GODiSSOUTHERN (317) - Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Power stuff. Chocolate, coffee, slightly medicinal cognac throughout. Nicer sipper.
Jade (380) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet black with a beige head. Nice coffee and bourbon/whiskey aroma.
Smooth.... coffee and a touch of whiskey. Warming aftertaste.
What a cracking beer.
olr1984 (279) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown pour with tan khaki head. Strong oak barrel and coffee aromas. Coffee chocolate oak cognac and strong boozy taste.