emacgee (4025) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by turdferguson. Thanks Sam. Pours oily black with one finger of coffee brown head. Nose is nice, very rich and complex. Lots of black strap molasses and coffee with a rich port-like sweetness. Some chocolate, vinous notes, and raisin. Flavor shows molasses and black coffee with bitter chocolate and acrid burnt grain. Very light vinous quality at the front of the tongue. I found the palate to be very bitter and tannic with some acidity from the coffee/dark grain. Not easy on the tongue.
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8.5 oz very expensive bottle from Tasty Beverage Company. The dudes here were so nice and cool that they talked me into getting this little guy. Pours an oily black with a sudsy mocha brown head. Nose shows some cognac, oak, calvados and brown sugar upfront. Their are lighter notes of cocoa and coffee, but the sweetness of the cognac takes hold of the aroma. Its nice because it isn’t hot or unappealing and with the lighter notes of roast, cocoa, and the heavy malt of this beer it works pretty well. Very full and creamy mouthfeel with some mild chalkiness and a slight bitter finish. Fairly dry considering the sweeter aroma. Flavor is a little heavy on the booze at this point, though not as hot as some Mikkeller’s I’ve had, with some mild sweetness and mild bitterness. Also some dark fruit, bakers chocolate, vanilla, and cognac as it warms a bit. Actually enjoyed this more than I would have thought. Aroma is money. Tasty Beverage. Thanks Co!
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rating #26. Thick black pour with the tiniest hint of a tan head. Dark fruits and soy sauce with a good amount of booze make up the aroma. Boizy flavor as well with a little heat in the back of the throat, woody with more soy sauce, pretty good. (2275)
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a viscous with a dark brown espresso head. Smells outstanding big boozy notes, wood and maybe some fruit in there as well. WHOA, the taste is F-ing killer. Booze, fruit, vanilla and some burnt roast coffee. This barrel aging has just done wonders for this beer. I wish there wasn’t a 1 bottle limit...
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A - Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with litttle lacing. S - Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, coffee and vanilla wood alcohol aroma. T - Medium to heavy bittersweet roasted black coffee malt flavor with a heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. M - Full body with a smooth texture, sticky legs and flat carbonation. D - This is a standout beer.
sherm1016 (1150) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
25cl bottle from Discount Liquor Milwaukee. Pours a jet black color with a thin tan head. Aroma is coffee, boozy, fruity. Heavy on the palate with soft, creamy carbonation. Flavor is bitter, coffee, sweet cognac, a little boozy, with a bittersweet, coffee-cognac finish. Very, very interesting.
_angst_ (2779) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle bought @ Ølbutikken and shared with Marsiblursi. Pours oily black with a grayish brown head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace. Smell is very sweet with chocolate, coffee, honey, wood, cognac, resin, vanilla, liquorice fudge, caramel and some tingling alcohol. Taste is sweet, salty, slightly bitter and tiny tart with lightly roasted malts, coffee, wood, bitter chocolate, vanilla, ammonium chloride, honey, cognac, dark bread and a boozy alcohol taste. Mouthfeel is silky and full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with coffee, honey, wood and liquorice. A bit too salty and a bit to young. Probably much better in 6 months or so...
Marsiblursi (3005) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours black with a brown head. The aroma holds wood, alcohol and cognac from the barrel aging alongside deep roasted notes of chocolate, dark bread, aromatic coffee and asphalt. Resinous, citric and earthy hops. Hints of fruits, dark berries, cigar/tobacco, cinnamon, honey and plastic. The flavour is light to medium sweet, medium bitter and light acidic. Cognac, alcohol and balanced roast. A bit over hopped if you ask me. The mouthfeel is round, smooth, fiery and tart with a light carbonation. Tart/fiery cognac, lingering hop bitterness and deep roast on the finish. Medium to full bodied.
MotherBrother (693) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour almost black, with only a slight reddish hue around the edge, and no head.
Aroma is big, of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, cigar, cognac, oak.
Taste is sweet, with a boozy ans roasted bitter finish.
Full bodied, with a flat carb... Quite Nice, but use a little aging.
apanbosse (17) - SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Aromas of cognac, licorice, coffee, soy, roasted malts, chocolate and dark fruit. Taste of intense coffeebitterness, warming alcohol, cognac, soy, sharp roasty notes, wood, some chocolate and vanilla. Rather sharp at first but you warm up to it. Very nice!