BRW (1219) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at CBC. Black colour with brown lacing. Roasted and cognac aroma. Also coffee and alcohol. Intense roasted taste, like roasted corn. Slightly alcoholish. Full body.
saxo (14382) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, wood, coffee, roast malt and hops. Lovely.
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[5/3/13] Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Black with a beautiful espresso-crema-like brown head. Roasty and alcoholic aroma with coffee and cognac. Sweet flavor with lots of dark chocolate, some cognac and a burnt finish with some alcohol. Really thick full body. Awesome.
HenrikSoegaard (11052) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at CBC. Creamy lightbown good fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma Vinius. Heavy bitter wonderfull complex flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Wonderfull.
50belair (2641) - Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Ink black pour. Oily lacing. Big fudge and cognac aromas. Good body with a very nice mouthfeel. Boozy with a fair amount of heat. Tasty fudge, bitter roasted malts, caramel, licorice, and subtle soy sauce notes. Not as good as bourbon.
caesar (5454) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ CBC2013. Dark color, short head. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolat, some strange vegetable or meat broth which probably is the cognac, ashes. Hmm, strange combination, that doesnt seem to fit each other. Bitter taste.
Scopey (7868) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. It pours jet black with a tiny dark tan head. The nose is roasted malt, strong soy sauce, toasted sesame seed, coffee grinds, oily, salted liquorice and chocolate. The taste is rich roasted malt, espresso coffee, toffee, chocolate gateaux, pecan pie, salted liquorice, burnt earth, dark fruit, cognac and warming alcohol with lingering bitterness. Full body, low carbonation and viscous, oily mouth-feel. A rich, indulgent beast of a beer. Tastes delicious, but I’m slightly off-put by the soy sauce notes on the nose. Great stuff nonetheless.
madsberg (10531) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBC 2013. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma: Roast, vanilla, cognac, sweetness, coffee, cocoa, molasses and some brown sugar. Flavour. Full of roast and coffee. Cocoa, brown sugar, chocolate some spice and molasses. Full bodied. Ends roasted and coffeeish bitter.
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
black with thick brown legs, this beer is really charry, too much smoke and ash on the nose and taste, the beer tastes barrel aged due to the alcohol but you can’t differentiate the cognac, ok, but nothing special
Melker (228) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black. No head, just a few tiny bubbles. Aroma of coffee, cognac, chocolate, tar, liqourice, vanilla.
Some sweetness in the taste. Roasty, some leathery notes and a little bit of alcohol. Also some bitterness.
Really creamy liquid. Thick and sticky, Soft carbonation.