ansalon (1519) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #300. Bottle from Brill & Co. Pours pitch black with no head. Very nice dark brown oily traces when swirled in the snifter. Aroma is vanilla, oak, coffee, chocolate, muscovado sugar, honey, slight boozy notes. Mouthfeel is incredibly smooth and slightly creamy though not overly so. Taste is coffee beans, vanilla, muscovado sugar, resin, slightly boozy. Exceptionally well balanced, the aftertaste is pure coffee and cognac. Superb!
jkwalking05 (3827) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated in April 2012 (Backlog) - Black in color with an average sized beige head. Aroma is havy in coffee with roasted malts, butter, sweet cream, caramel and prune. Taste is also very heavy in coffee with lots of wood, caraml, chocolate, booze, and a peppery finish.
maneliquor (3167) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours pitch black with no head. With a swirl it gives off a very dark tan head leaving good lacing. Nose shows a heap of bitter espresso and unbalanced vanilla with a fair chunk of booze to go with it. The taste is more balanced and smooth than the nose aludes to. It’s all about the espresso tones though. Coffee is the focus with heavy doses of dark chocolate, light spice and a constant creeping on of vanilla. Sweet finish which helps round off the bitter espresso characteristics. A little heat on the finish and mouth feel is a touch thin. Solid beer but Mikkeller has done better
bmerz (712) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2012 drank June 2013. The aroma is moderately strong dark roast, raisin, soy, really good coffee, and wood. The flavor is somewhat like a bitter cola. It’s sugary sweet though not cloying before the notes in the aroma plus a more herbal bitter character come in and give way to long woody very bitter chocolate and espresso finish. It’s a bit thin in feeling with subdued carbonation and a slight alcohol bite. It’s not as big or complex as I was expecting. Still plenty good.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bammmm, this is awesome. I really loved the cognac influence on this. Good clean looking beer, slight head, but a lovely treacle look. Sweet upfront then a lovely, balanced, roast. The beer finishes dry but leaving you asking for a bigger bottle!
rxeight (1376) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tiny little expensive ass bottle into a snifter. Sitting in my fridge for over a year. Aroma of brownie batter. Chocolate and malt. Touch of coffee lots of booze. The booze slowly builds on the back end and lingers for a bit. Not familiar with conjac, but there is something in there im not familiar with. This is good stuff. Definately not worth $2 an ounce.
Foffern (1258) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with (and great courtesy of) the Bergen tasting crew. The colour is deep nut brown and has no head. Powerful aroma with lots of liqour, oak, caramel, chocolate truffles, soy sauce and nice sweetness. More pronounced cognac in the flavour along with warming alcohol and coffee in the end. Has a rich and sticky mouth feel, and a light to medium bitterness. The beer has a distinct touch of cognac and alcohol, but is pretty decent.
Valgreen (690) - DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Mads, 20 / 5 2013. Pitch black, with high viscosity. Very small brown head. Aroma off roasted malts, coffee, quite boozy, cocoa, some sweetness. Powerfull taste. Coffee, alcohol, dry. Great beer.
Inbreak (2210) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 11.05.2013, 0,25l bottle sampled @ BBGTC moving-home-tasting for Floffern:
Small shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly neutral, cocoa, alcohol, grass, coffee, dark sugar, wood, almonds. Taste is medium rich and sweet, slightly dry, coffee, dark sugar, wood, cocoa, alcohol, grass. Medium dry finish and bitterness. Not a favourite, I have never really been a big fan of cognac barrel aging.
JStax (3106) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nip bottle thanks to weihenweizen for picking this up. Pours a thick, viscous black with a brown head of foam. Aroma has some rich caramel and vanilla ice cream on top of rich coffee roasty notes. There’s an interesting raspberry note in there as well. Thick mouthfeel. Nice beer!