Idiosynkrasie (6544) - 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 (716) - 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 (11942) - 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 (14686) - 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.
Mora2000 (6157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Dixonian for sharing this bottle at bu11zeye’s 10,000th rating tasting.
The beer pours a dark brown color with no real head. The aroma is full of roasted malt, but I also get some oak and smoke notes. The cognac is virtually absent in the aroma, but really comes through strong in the flavor. I also get some oak, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and alcohol notes in the flavor. Overall, the flavor profile is quite complex and very enjoyable. Thick mouthfeel and low carbonation.
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small bottle. Dark black pour with a tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, vanilla, wood, peat, and some coffee. Tastes of cognac, chocolate, roast, coffee, and some earth. Some alcohol in the finish.
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Dan’s, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks for this bunch! Poured a dark brown, almost black with a small head that quickly dissipated. Aroma is molasses, raisins, light alcohol, coffee, and espresso. Taste follows the aroma with hints of tobacco and a nice deep chocolate finish. Creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Good lacing. Overall, a nice tasting stout and better than the original. The cognac definitely helps smooth it out.
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, strong coffee, wood, syrup, moderate alcohol - cognac. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, alcohol, coffee, chocolate, dark roasted. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic.