TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
8.5 oz bottle. Pours mahogany with a brief tan bloom that settles to a slick. Nose is molasses, prune and raisin, rich earthy coffee, then wonderful wafts of vanilla and cognac. Slippery medium body with a soft tingle as it melts on the tongue. Taste is bittersweet chocolate and Cuban espresso, quite abrupt at first in it’s intensity. Lingering dark chocolate and caramel play off dry notes of wood and cognac. I cringed at the cost when i bought this and the Black Buffalo but holy shit, this is some amazing barrel work.
Camons (10200) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Rasmus place. Pours pitch black with a small fading tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, oak. Taste is rich roasted malt, lots of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, cognac, light boozy. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation, warming alcohol. 240512
jramskov (51) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25cl bottle, pours pitch black with a small brown head that's gone a pretty quickly. Taste is smooth and the alcohol is well hidden.
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Cybercat (5119) - Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an absolutely beautiful inky sable with a thick, dark tan head that hangs around for a while. Rich aroma has a strong note of quality roast coffee and tones of licorice, molasses, chocolate and nuts. Fabulous flavor lives up to the scrumptious aroma - smoky, nutty, with good tones of coffee, chocolate, licorice and wood and an underpinning of cognac that gives it quite a kick. Thick, smooth, oily texture doesn’t have much fizz, but leaves a smoky and cognac-y finish. If you love good stouts, especially barrel-aged ones, this one is a must!
tommann (3347) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
250ml bottle. Pours thick black with a very thin head. Aroma is chocolate and bourbon notes. Taste has a little tar to start. Some roast and alcohol burn on the finish. Bit of a let down.
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, alcohol, sweet stinging notes of cognac with some mild coffee and roasted notes. Flavour is quite much the same. The cognac and alcohol makes it rather too much stinging sweet.
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (Drink Shop, Tallinn)
Dark opaque black color, small brown head. Licorice and alcohol. Full-bodied. Licorice, dark malts, some cognac. Alcoholic finish. Nice anyways although I prefer Calvados version of this a bit.
Enjoyit (3756) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of coal, roasted malt, liqurice, burnt, chocolate and alcohol. A flavor of liqurice, roasted malt, chocolate, bitter and alcohol.
keanex (1789) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a snifter from an 11.2 ounce bottle with no date.
A: Pitch black body with a dark tan, almost brown head that looks menacing. Great looking beer.
S: The civet coffee still comes through with some booze aroma of cognac and oak. Not sweet, nor dry, rather earthy smelling.
T: This is intense, cognac, roasted coffee, and oak hit all at once with a boozy finish. I’m not sure what to make of this as it’s a rush of a lot of flavors at once and as a person who doesn’t drink cognac I’m not used to the flavor.
M: Thick and syrupy, no carbonation to note, though that’s for the best here.
O: This is not worth the huge price (~$15 or so for an 11.2oz) to me, then again I’m not a cognac drinker. This is very intense though and I applaud them for making this interesting beer even more so.
drpimento (3126) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A come-to-jesus beer. Poured at a good temperature with a perfect thick, foamy, blllowy, brown tan head that slowly subsides and lots of lace. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma is malt, roast, dark ripe fruit, yeast, booze, coffee, cocoa. Flavor’s like nose with sweet, bitter, and tang all large, but proportional. Body is full, lush, and just right with exactly perfect carbonation. Finish is like flavor, fairly long, and a bit boozy. Taking big swallows and diggin’ it. Lawd a-mighty, one fiiiine ass beer.