wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle delivered to my front door by Brewdog on-line shop. Pitch black pour with a meek tan head. Nose had notes of dark fruit, booze, malts, cognac and dark choc. Similar characteristics present in the taste alongside some roast and unfolding bitterness. Full bodied and smooth. Classy offering which does everything right.
sebletitje (6700) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille 25cl de HopDuvel.
Couleur noir obsidienne, col moka léger avec un filament doré au verre.
Arôme offre bien ce bouquet de Cognac le tout sur une petite pointe de vanille, malté profond avec un chocolaté très présent sur un boisé discret.
Palais est épais sur de belles notes de chocolat, pointe de fumé et un rappel un peu soja. Épais sur un café et grillé modéré, épais et huileux, très peu en terme de houblons. Cognac reste présent sans pour cela être trop dominant avec un café présent en fin de bouche. Parfait en 25cl.
SlackerMads (1613) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2014 2014-01-22: 8,5,9,5,17. Bottle. Pitch black with a medium sized dark brown head. Good lasting and lacing. Sells like molasses, dark chocolate and alcohol. Salty licorice and oak in the aroma too. Taste is near heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body, fat and creamy texture, near flat carbonation. Great, great, great.
Had it again. It’s pretty salty, aggressive and demanding, good it comes in a small bottle. More heavy, goopy and rough than I remembered. Sugary and too much for me. Guess my taste has changed in a wussy direction.
daje (2450) - NORWAY - JAN 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black body with a small dark brown head, very nice! Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, raisins, alcohol. Taste is sweet, toffee, cognac, chocolate, roasted malt. Warm alcohol finish. Leaves a roasty licorice aftertaste. A great beer, though I actually don’t think it’s as good as the regular George.
Boutip (4733) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a small dark brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of slightly sweet black chocolate notes with some light Cognac notes and light roasted notes. Taste is a great mix between some nice creamy black chocolate notes with some Cognac notes and some light roasted malt notes with well-rounded finish. Body is full with nice creamy body and good carbonation with no alcohol being easily discernible. Very fine used of barrel-aging to smoothed out any rough edges of base beer.
leonpetrus (1) - Kaohsiung, TAIWAN - JAN 13, 2014 does not count
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle 25cl shared by 3 people and we could not finish it. Reminded everyone of aged soy sauce and kinda tasted like it too.
The aroma had coffee, roasted nuts and what we thought was aged soy sauce.
No head to speak off that is dark brown in colour but leaves quite some lace. So thick it pours as if it has lumps in it. Oily black.
Very heavy in the mouth and on the tongue. Not much carbonation. Very burned bitter aftertaste that luckily does not last too long.
Tastes of burned coffee and not much else, with very pronounced alcohol hit after every sip.
The calvados version was slightly more palatable and more nuanced.
KingCecil (2049) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home… it pours pitch black with a small tan head… hard roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate, liquor, oak, cognac, coffee and warming alcohol
kambei70 (601) - - DEC 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle to snifter. Pours black with very little light brown head. Coats the glass with oily lacing. Aroma is chocolate, pumpernickel, umami and some roastiness. Taste is very complex and develops in multiple layers. Starts with a chocolate and tart cherry and explodes in the middle with the cognac and alcohol but the sweetness balances it out. Some tobacco and leather at the end. Also had a lactic quality. Dries the mouth in the mouthfeel.
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jeremyh70 (714) - Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick dark black with hardly any head and very little lacing. Aroma has umami and dark malt. Taste is sweet up front with dark chocolate syrup then cognac and some booziness. Smooth roasted flavor and some roasted bitterness along with leather and a savory quality. Big flavors that envelope the palate. Finishes semi dry with mild roasted bitter. Mouthfeel is slick and full bodied with low carbonation. Complex stout with nice flavors. Good.
jahshuwuh (387) - USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extremely dark and thick, a tiny bit of dark brown head. Smells of smoked Gouda, umami, grain. Starts off a little salty umami savory, mid palate comes the chocolate syrup, oatmeal, not as thick as expected but coats. A little bit of hop bitter and grain towards the end. Alcohol isn't too hot. A little smoky in there as well. Some leather like flavors, tobacco, dry. Taste and flavors change as it warms. The leather smoke flavor comes a little more defined and the sweet becomes tamed. Very complex and unique.
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