Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is completely black with a thin beige head that quickly fades into nothingness. Aroma is of light booze, coffee, and burnt sugar. Flavor is very sweet, almost cloying, with cognac and coffee throughout. Sticky and syrupy mouthfeel.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
250ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, oak, slight cognac, coffee, roasting, vanilla, light tar, light char, and a hint of alcohol. Poured pitch black in color with a small, brown head that greatly diminished and disappeared, but lasted around the edges. Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, slight alcohol, vanilla, light cognac, slight roasting, and slight char. Medium body. Thin, oily texture. Soft carbonation. Medium sweet, slightly bitter, malt, roast, cognac, light vanilla, light alcohol finish. 10.9%ABV is present throughout.
Rasmus40 (13912) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black a brown head. Aroma is very sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and light cognac. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oilly og smooth. 240512
saxo (14844) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich coffee, chocolate, roast malt, cocoa, brandy, vanilla and caramel. Nice and smooth.
Idiosynkrasie (4923) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
250ml bottle. Opaque black with small brown slightly lacing head leaving a thin layer. Intense aroma with coffee, roast, dark chocolate notes, some alcohol with cognac touch I personally do not like that much. Taste is less balanced as in other versions, some tart in the beginning, coffee and chocolate notes are almost completely disguised, a touch of soapy cognac aroma in the finish.
demmbonz (666) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2012 Pours thick and black with zero head. Can’t quite pinpoint the aroma, but its kinda funky and I don’t really like it. Just a hint of carbonation on the palate. Unbelievably smooth. Coffee and booze flavor. This is my first cognac brew. I like the taste. Hate the aroma but not sure if that’s from the cognac. Thought the bottle was going to be too small but turned out to be a perfect one man sample size. $14...holy expensive but no regrets.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served from a 8.5 oz bottle from OTM. The appearance is a beautiful dark chocolaty brown with a big brown foam bubble head. The nose is alcohol, and cognac or brandy booze I guess. Some roasty character too with a healthy coffee dose behind the liquor. The flavors have fruity alcohol, apples, rich coffee, oatmeal, heavy roasted grain, nice melon and apple alcohol tones. Full and smooth smooth. Just like the regular Beer Geek Brunch, very easy to drink with a low acidity. A fantastic and delicious beer. The price is very high, especially for the size but at least the beer was delicious. I’ll probably try to find the Calvados version to compare since the back of my bottle says "aged in Calvados"
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is simply perfect. I mean sure, it smell a little boozy, and it’s flat by appearance. The palate is thick and oily, what you’d expect. Feels great on the tongue. Nose is sweet and sharp. Buttery (very light), caramel, candy, roasted. This stuff is the elixir of the gods. Bit of choco, roasted caramel, malt sweet. I wish the bottle was bigger (although I’d probably pay for it, cause it’s pretty strong!)
Pinball (11412) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pitch black, smooth large brown head.
Roasted malty aroma, coffee, faint wood tartness, wood, cognac, pretty much going on, as it heats up the roast become stronger. Flavor is roasted malts, wood, licorice, peppry alc. bite, coffee, cognac, wood, vanilla, the wood has mellowed the weasel a bit, but it sort of comes back in the aftertaste which is very roasted and flavorfull. The cognaq balance is superp, i fail to remember when i last time had one that was not overdone, but still had flavor notes. World class imp. stout, and probably the best cognac barrelled i’ve had. (cognac is not my favourite barreling treatment for imp stouts) This is better than desssert. it is THE dessert. it’s the shit..
mcberko (9355) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
8.5 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours pitch black with a beautiful small brown head. Aroma is very rich, with cognac, dark fruits, dark roasted malt, some coffee and vanilla. Flavour is quite roasted and woody upfront, with vanilla, cognac, lots of booze, dark fruits, and finishes very woody, dry and boozy, with some noticeable hop presence. Thick, viscous palate and quite vinous. Excellent edition of this great beer.