Douberd (3076) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Mikkeller George BA Cognac Edition) Bottle 250 ml at home, poured into a small snifter, ABV 12.12%
Pours totally black and very thick. A very thin line forms around the glass, plus traces of foam on the surface.
Aroma is heavy on alcohol, sweet, wood, faint brandy. Vanilla.
Taste is also boozy, roasted malts at first, light vanilla, finishes very sweet and with lots of chocolate. Again the cognac is quite faint or discreet I shoul say. The chocolate cake on the finish makes up for that though.
Full thick body, soft carbonation, sticky on the palate.
GothGargoyle (1605) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Solid thick viscous black with a dark chocolate head. Aroma is liquorice, coffee, chocolate, oak, cognac, dark fruits, soy sauce, blackcurrant. Full bodied, thick and velvety mouthfeel, smooth, sweet and complex on the palate with a long oily roast finish with well integrated booze. Taste is chocolate, coffee, liquorice, cognac, oak, fig, dates, charred meat. Oh yeah.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 14, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
250ml ml bottle courtesy of angst. Thanks. Pours a dense opaque black color with a small brown head that soon dissipates to a fine ring. The aroma is big and bold with chocolates, molasses, dark fruits and cognac. The taste mirrors the aroma with dark bitter chocolate, chocolate liqueur, anise, raisins, dates, molasses, charcoal and bitter walnuts. The palate is thick and viscous with soft carbonation. Finishes long and dry with lingering molasses. Overall: incredible, just incredible.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
25 cl bottle courtesy of Alex. Thanks! Pours motor oil pitch black with a thin chocolate tan ring for a head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is very complex. Has dense chocolate pudding, espresso, dark roast coffee, a bit of caramel mixed in for good measure. This stuff coats the glass like motor oil, too. Very heavy and dense mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose and has layers of complexity to it. Upfront is espresso, followed by dark chocolate pudding, more dark roast mixed in, and has a lingering finish with some smoke and a very slight touch of alcohol. The alcohol is very well hidden in this for the ABV. Overall, a fantastic brew and a great way to start off my secret Santa box. Cheers!
martjoobolut (1374) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,25L bottle. Pours black with dark brown head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is very intense dark chocolate, roast, cognac, sweetness, coffee, and fruits. Taste is some sweetness, dark chocolate, fruits, roast, malt, and licorice, Finish is dark chocolate bitter and alcohol with faint hint of smoke. Overall: beautiful brew!
Sledutah (5747) - Utah, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle graciously shared by Mr and Mrs Gription79, thanks!
Pours thick black with a medium sized dark brown head and some lacing. Aroma is woody, dark malts, vanilla and chocolate. Flavors of toasted malts, vanilla, licorice and woody
Very good, tasty
MikeJslc (767) - USA - JUL 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown, brown head. Aroma of dark bread crusts, dark chocalate, licorice, raisins, smoke. Flavor: dark bread, caraway seeds, licorice, smoke, alcohol, cognac barrel, nutty notes, burnt sugar. Complex and tadty.
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014-07-08. Black body, near headless. 3+ Aroma of moderate alcohol and cognac over dark malt. Flavour is rich, dark malt, warming alcohol. Moderate alcohol and cognac character. Average bodied palate, low carbonation. cognac is relatively restrained but doesn’t necessarily add to my enjoyment of it either. Bottle, Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, Edinburgh
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Stuu666 (5904) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, sugary chocolate nose and smoke, taste is sweet, dry, liquorice, toffee, chocolate.
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful black pour with a reddish brown head of foam. Aroma of sweet cognac, candied malts, and leather. Taste is ultra chewy caramel, circus peanuts, sweet effervescent cognac, vanilla, and roasted grain. Quite delicious.