Lectvay (191) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle I picked up in 2012. Dark, dark, dark brown, minimal head. Aroma somewhat subdued, considering. Taste is explosive, sweet, dark, chocolate, and intense but not roasty coffee, vanilla and marshmallow, a sort of chocolate milk creaminess. Really smooth, barely any burning.
FraekkeFyr87 (260) - - MAY 2, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is full of chocolate, coffee, tar, smoke, cognac, fire and prunes. The color is pitch black. The taste is full of chocolate, coffee, cognac, tar and dried fruits. Excellent beer!
Savagesteeler (133) - Warszaw, POLAND - APR 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromat powala. Cudowna beczka, drewno, nuty koniaku, w tle gorzka czekolada, lekka wanilina. W smaku idealny balans pomiędzy beczką, drewnem, a slodyczą, palonsoscia, lekko kwaskową Szlachetną kawą. Gęste, pełne, czarne z brązowa drobnopecherzykową pianą. Swietne
Johnstledger8 (599) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 11, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a quickly fading dark brown bubbly head. Aroma is of dark chocolate, rich bitter coffee, dark fruits, hint of liquorice, slight booziness, reminds me of liqueur chocolates. Taste is of coffee, blackcurrant, raisins, chocolate, liquorice, molasses. Sticky heavy oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
klm1 (773) - - MAR 10, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours oily black, slightly haze, with foamy brown head. Visually low carbonation. Aroma: rich dark and roasted malt aroma, with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, cacao powder and nibs, roasted coffee nibs, supported with notes of molasses, vanilla, oak and cognac. Flavor:
Rich roadted coffee and dark malts flavors, which also takes on coffee, dark chocolate, are supported with flavor of Cognac, vanilla, cinnamon, hint of licorice, oak.
In the background are hop notes, which takes of dark fruits. Taste is sweet, with evident alcohol presence, and dry, slightly bitter finish. Body is full, texture soft, carbonation low. The normal, non barrel aged version is still the best one for me.
Rask0lnikov (435) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 1, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle with new design. Pitch black liquid with medium brown head. Rich, powerful aroma. Berries, raisins, cognac and of course really powerful aroma of coffee beans. Thick, silky mouthfeel. Coffee, berries, cognac at first. Dark bread, raisins and burnt coffee beans and sourness in the middle. Hints of berries and sourness of coffee beans in the end. Nice cognac in the aftertaste. Really heavy bodied, thick, low carbonated, cosmic beer. Very well balanced. Giant!
Benzai (12222) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 29, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Opaque pitch black color, medium to full sized light brown to mocha colored head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, cognac, soft coffee, some roast. Taste malts, some coffee and roast, cognac, a hint of liquorice, lightly wood with a sweet-bitter finish. Medium to full body and suitable average carbonation. Very nice!
jinroh (1024) - ESTONIA - FEB 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from my European Secret Santa rouhlas. Pours dark mahogany, almost black. Just a bit of foam, does not last. Aroma is thick and fulfilling. Has some dark fruits, plums soaked in cognac, some oak is there and also bit of subdued coffee is coming-out from the end. When I swirl the beer in the glass, it sort of sticks on the glass, high viscosity. Taste is smooth, thick and velvety. Then comes the booze. Warming, has some bitter chocolate, coffee and cocoa dust. Lots of flavours and leaves some lingering bitterness and liquorice linger in the finish. Good stuff, I am glad I could share this one with my relative, luring her into the world of beer, one full bottle just for me would have been way too much.
Ferris (10587) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Sweet toffee and cognac. Jet black with a nice brown head. Ashy, touch of charred wood and some roast. Very nice.
omhper (22632) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at The Rover, Göteborg. Black, small beige head. Cognac, coffee and some oil. Sweet with full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Coffee, oil, black pepper. Warming finish.
markextrae (3171) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
shared sample at the rover gotenborg, poured a deep pitch black colour with a tanned head. nose of strong deep coffee, sweet chocolate, oak, sweet vanilla, earthy cognac, licorice, and sweet toasted malts, slight nutty flavor aswell. very nice beer. with still a lot of base beer.