after4ever (6468) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
250, capped. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy dark tan head. Intensely roasty nose, lots of dark chocolate and lots of apple tartness, a bit of wood, maybe a hint of sweet smoke in the background. Creamy thick body, almost sluggish, definitely low carbonation. Rich complex mid palate showing coffee, dark chocolate, dark red apples and especially apple skins, a bit of vanilla and oak, and some sweet smoke in the background. Wonderful depth, balance, and layering of flavors. Long satisfying finish. Gone far too quickly, even with a whole bottle to myself.
Zakoon (126) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours pitch black with a tiny brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, tobacco, coffee and wood. Medium bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture. soft carbonation. Finish is medium bitter, long and warming wave of alcohol.
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nip sized bottle. Poured an oily black color with brown edges and a smaller sized tan head. Chocolate, roasty, wood, lots of smokiness, and a trace of brandy. Grew on me as it opened up.
MrOrla (165) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours black with a beige/brown foamy head. Taste, roasted malt and hops, boozy furit, dark fruits. Very good.
Swaroga (1615) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one has the most rounded flavor and intensive wood notes among the ones I tried from Goerge! serie. The sweetness is less cloying and the beer got more dry which is just what it needed. Thick and oily mouthfeel. Aroma is black chocolate, wood, alcohol, dried fruits and raisin. Good stuff. Flavor is the same. Warming alcohol has a good kick from the Calvados barrels. A big joy to sip it.
mkam (220) - POLAND - MAR 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a beige head. Roasted aromas, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and wood in aroma and taste. Amazing beer.
djd07 (4919) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle during RBWG. Pours black with small tan head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is roasted malt and dark chocolate. Medium mouth with nice char and roast, dark chocolate, vanilla, wood, very good.
GRM (3177) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 330 ml, best before 30.10.23, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on March 1 2015; eye: black, opaque, no head, no lacing; nose: molasses, roasted barley, coffee, light dark chocolate, burnt barley; mouth: roasted barley, molasses, dark chocolate, dryness, ink, burnt barley, slight woody, soy sauce, surprisingly dry finale in roasted barley with presence of chocolate, full body, below-average carbonation, surprisingly bitter, lightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 330 ml, 12,12 %, meilleure avant 30.10.23, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 1er mars 2015; œil :noire, opaque, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : mélasse, orge torréfiée, café, léger chocolat noir, orge brûlée; bouche : orge torréfiée, mélasse, chocolat noir, sécheresse, encre, orge brûlée, très léger boisé, sauce soya, finale curieusement sèche en orge torréfiée avec présence de chocolat, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, curieusement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien
martjoobolut (1172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,33L bottle (from bierkompass.de). Pours black with small brown head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast, some sourness, calvados. Flavor is roast, sweetness, dark chocolate, malt, calvados, some salty notes. Finish is dark chocolate and roast bitter. Overall: great brew, but not as enjoyable as bourbon and cognac BA-s.
Marduk (3318) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Pitch black color. Small size, brown head, stays. Sweet, malty, roast, dark chocolate in aroma. Intense roast, faint hops, oak acorns in taste. Roast is bit rough. Alcohol stays down. Nice one!
sic1314 (4245) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep dark brown with minimal head. Aroma of the calvados dominates, roast malt, dark fruit. Full body, flavour as the aroma, this isn’t as good as the base beer by any measure.