Kronebryg (1039) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - APR 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very littl ehad,pitch black. fine nose with brandy, chockolate, fruity yet powerfull. fullbody and quite long, fine fruity mouthfell with some chocklate and still a hint of brandy. Very fine and well ballanced.
Angelmonster (112) - Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pitch black color. Head is dark brown and half an inch. Head retention and lacing are good for such a strong beer.
Smell is of rich, roasted strong coffee. There is also some chocolate mixed with alcohol/brandy. Oak and smoke are in the mix also, not much in the hops area.
Taste is of strong, bitter, acidic coffee. Chalky, burnt malts come in next. Alcohol is definitely a major flavor along with dark fruits like prune. Hops arent very much in there.
Mouthfeel is on the thicker side but not too much. Carbonation levels were ok and head added some texture to body.
Overall, this beer was good but really expensive. 16 bucks for an 8.5 ounce bottle, dont know if I’d shell out that much money for one again. I love coffee beers but this one didnt really stand out from the other many ones I’ve had.
thirdeye11 (5481) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(25cl bottle thanks to Dixonian) near black pour with nice glass coating. Nose of rich fudge, bit of tobacco, cognac, light smoke, rich. Taste of rich fudge, tobacco, dark chocolate, bakers chocolate, a little bitter and some spirits. Medium body and bitter tobacco finish.
Plovmand (6302) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours jet black with a small creamy brown head. The aroma is cognac like booze, hard roasted malt, sweet dark fruit, cocoa and chocolate. The flavour is cognac, wood, sweet roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and hops. Long sweet roasted finish. I still like the base beer much better.
jredmond (5213) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 8, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with pat, Vinny, and dave. Pours a deep black body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is bitter chocolate, sweet booze, coffee and sharpie marker. Mouthfeel is syrupy with notes of sweet booze, bitter espresso, sweet chocolate and spice.
oRos (1047) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from wray. Color is black with a light brown head. Aroma is dark malts. Taste is strong malts. Slight sweetness. Finishes smooth
PhillyCraft (3074) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with dave james and pat. Aromas of peat, almond, booze. Taste is cherry cola, brown sugar, rich vanilla vodka. Aroma is crazy complex, wood, perfumey cognac. Very good.
patrickfannon (1235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 11.2 oz. Coutresy of James. Split with Vinnie, James, and Dave Rivera. Pours deep black with a red/amber/beige head. Aroma of Sharpie marker, extremely bitter black coffe beans, oak, peat, burnt rye toast, and some sweet malted barley. Medium bodied with a slightly boozy, slightly spicy mouhtfeel and a bit of a hot finish, although notably restrained. This is excellent.
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head and a treacle and cognac aroma. There is an intense chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a dry bitter finish and a warm alcohol trail. Very tasty.
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Jaksmart. Pours light pale. Less head formation than the Calvados edition. Aroma buttery chocolate, much like newly baked brownie, coffee, dark fruits, diacetyl. The aroma is very different from the original, though it isn’t the Cognac treatment that’s shining though. A bit of alcohol, but mainly chocolate and butter. Not a bad smell, but the butter thing must be faulty. Taste is also chocolate forward, lots of coffee, burnt caramel, slightly ashy, a bit boozy and a hint of diacetyl in the finish. In my opinion the least of the BA versions of this beer.