LoFi (1593) - Göteborg, - FEB 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with a dark brown head that isn’t long lasting.
Aroma: clear calvados, dark chocolate, licorice.
Taste: dark chocolate + pralines + liqueur, calvados and apples, licorice, not sour but the finish is tongue-puckering.
Wow, this may be even better than Cognac, very well balanced and tasty.
TheEpeeist (3358) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
8.5 oz bottle. Black brown with oily tan bubbles around the edge. Nose is dark chocolate, wet wood, brandy and tobacco. Silky, creamy and coating with a tang. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, molasses, prune and apple brandy. A sexy sipper witha kiss of apple; a touch better than the brandy. Hoping to find a bourbon.
MarcoDL (2188) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a black oily beer, with only a little brown foam. Deep aroma of burned malt and fruits. Sticky, oily mouthfeel. Incredibly long, complex and evolving taste. First roasted malt and hops, after that a warming wave of calvados boozy fruitiness follows. Only to emerge in a smooth aftertaste of stingy booze, dark fruits, apple and sweetish roasted malt. What an amazing beer.
BMMillsy (1371) - Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (250 ml) from La Cave A Bulles in Paris. Pours pitch black and inky with no head whatsoever. Aroma of roast, toffee, caramel, chocolate, brandy, sweet, vanilla, some light anise. Flavor is roast, bitter, light chocolate, anise, long brandy and vanilla finish. A bit of the sweet side. Rich body with low carbonation, some dry oakiness. Maybe my least favorite of the trio behind Cognac and Bourbon, but still a nice after dinner drink to relax with. Probably couldn't do much more than a 250 ml.
wvhoran (246) - Tasmania, - SEP 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a large but dissipating brown head. The aroma is thick and rich, with dark chocolate and coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, alcohol, oak, and apple-calvados notes. The flavour is again full, with lots of dark malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, light smoke, oak, and apple-cider like sweetness. The body is close to full and there is an alcohol burn. The fudge-like quality of George and the apple brandy are not my ideal combination. I much prefer the cognac version.
Marheb (2059) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Notes riches et profondes de café vert, fudge moelleux, caramel fondu, tabac, vanille tous enrobés du Calvados très expressif qui donne aussi une finale hyper sèche de pommes cuites. La corpulence est forte mais moins spectaculaire, par une mince marge, que la version cognac.
slowrunner77 (2178) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Another super smooth high abv stout from Mikkeller. Rich in every sense. More stout than barrel at first, but the apple sweetness comes out in contrast to the chocolate as it warms, and they end up playing off each other very nicely. "
HaakonBjerkeli (29) - NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black body, espresso head. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, dark fruits, dark choco, barrel. Oily and thick on the palate. Taste of coffee, bitter choco, maltsweetness. Alcohol in finnish.
bursprak (598) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black thick pour with tiny lacings. Nose has slight alcohol, green apples, licorice, vanilla and chocolate. Taste is very well balanced, soy sauce, chocolate and vanilla. My kind of stout!
Stuu666 (2305) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, sweet chocolate, liquorice, fruity, dry and bitter.
MikeJslc (755) - USA - JUL 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, motor-oil thick, brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, caraway seeds, dark bread crusts, brandy, light smoke. Flavor of deep malt, dark bread, caraway seeds, licorice, roast, bittersweet chocolate, raisins.