MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
COGNAC’D STOUTS... HATE ’EM!
near-black sepia, thin tan ring. Nose is cheesy cognac, light brownie, spritzy like every weak cognac’d-stout beer I’ve had. Flavor is more cake and cognac, lighter than nose, muddled burnt and sweet notes, more pleasant reminiscent of lager cognac, sugary brownie through sticky end.
b3shine (3571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to tulip (thanks Dutch’s!). Looks good; black and opaque with nice lacing. Smells great; LOVE that ’yac! Tastes very good; it’s head and shoulders above the base beer. Mouthfeel is good too. By far the best Mikkeller I’ve ever had.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick viscous pour. Thin brown head. Aroma shows more coffee than the aroma. Nice barrel notes. Fudge, tannins, cognac and roast. Barrel is nice it does cover up the coffee some. Another solid effort but hardly worth the price tag unless its for the nostalgia
BenH (1729) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma is like spiced chocolate cake, doughy, lots of chocolate, little coffee and licorice. Taste is more of the same, spiced chocolate cake, ovaltine, dark chocolate, some licorice and a little coffee. Thick, sweet and a clean finish. I thought the cognac might clash with the coffee in this but it works quite well. Not as good as the straight brunch weasel IMO but still very nice.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a tasting at James’ place courtesy of James. Pours a deep dark black with a thin black head. Warm cognac, long chocolate, hot cocoa, coffee. Long cocoa, chocolate, coffee. Smooth and supple. Touch of coffee, cognac, warmth and chocolate.
Yorker (851) - Herning, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 cl bottle @ home. Pours pitch black with a small khaki coloured head that quickly disappears leaving no lace. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, liquorice, and just a hint of booze as the beer warms. Taste is very similar to aroma but is dominated by a slightly bitter finish. Not really that different from the regular version.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Boozy, astringent, fusel and a lactic sourness. Very bad, probably the worst beer of the night, but I haven’t had the Uraguaian beer yet.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottles courtesy of Beerandblues2, thank you sir! Very dark maroon, small brown head. Aroma of coffee and very subtle creosote. Taste is slightly boozy chocolate, coffee. The barrel does nothing for the base beer, which is a near perfect beer in itself.
GT2 (7107) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
250mL thanks to beerandblues2. Pours ink with a weak, tan head. No retention. Nose is over barreled and very woody with black olive and salted fig/raisin. Very muted cognac. Taste is tangy, bitter, and very dry with sharp lemon acidity. Palate is overly dry. Pretty chalky. No silk or richness. No cognac. Bitter dark chocolate. Overly dry and wood tannic.
oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Brad! Super black pour with a thin beige head. I don’t really like this one. Really old coffee and nasty astringency with bitter chocolate in the back. Hints of chocolate sweetness and cocoa nib save it. Medium to full body with a sweet finish.