GlassBrass440 (315) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild aromas of caramel, and grape juice. Flavours bring alcohol, spicy phenols, vanilla, citrus, and plum. I’d probably consider this a lighter bodied barley wine rather than an IIPA.
Choos (725) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: slight funk, spiritous warmth, deep malt and some rich hop
App: dark orange touch hazy, tan head sheet lacing
Flavour: huge malt, spiritous with oak, loads of hop bitterness
Palate: lots of rum and malt finish with hop bitterness
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omega (886) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very murky dark tan colour and has a solid DIPA nose with a lurking oak undertone that gives it its backbone. On the palate it is quite heavy, and yet the oak, while evident is not overpowering on the senses.
varanid99 (995) - AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky gold pour with very little head; low carbonation. Oaky, boozy, toffee aromas. Big cognac flavour, spice, caramel, dried fruit. Boozy finish, but drink it slowly...becomes even more boozy and fruity as it warms up
StevieT (1529) - AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle. The Cognac flavour runs deep through this, it gives it some amazing flavours. Not to be drunk quickly, this is to be savoured.
Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gives up nice cognac smell the extends to the taste. Very easy, cognac nicr in foundation. Not overpowering. But nice. Hoppy finish but also a bit sweet.
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ComradeK (1100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Pours a murky chestnut, with a lot of floating sediment and a small off-white head, which lasts reasonably well without leaving too much lacing. Cognac, faint oak, toffee malt and floral, slightly leafy hops make up the aroma. The cognac is evident straight away, as it blends nicely with floral and strong grapefruit hops. Cognac persists into the mid-palate, where it is joined by a little oak and full-bodied toffee malt. More strong grapefruit hops in the finish fade into a cognac aftertaste and a lingering alcohol warmth. Putting a DIPA in cognac barrels is BrewDog-level lunacy, but it pays off here. The cognac works well with both the assertive hops and the weighty malt body, and gives great length to the beer. Certainly one of the more unusual beers I have had in a while, but one of the best too.
freiksenet (93) - - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Dark amber, cloudy, small white head. S: Some acid, some whiskey barell, malt, tint of herbs. T: Sweet liquorice, moves to bitterness, acid. Finishes with bitterness and alcohol warmth. M: Quite full. O: Pretty deep.
TBone (16080) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 330ml @Beer Hunters
Hazy deep orange-amber color, small off-white head. Berryish and diacetylic aroma. Medium to full-bodied. Alcoholic, citrusy hoppyness, toffee. Lingering light bitterness with alcohol. Quite weird and combination of IPA and cognac don’t work very well.
oh6gdx (25141) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@Beer Hunters, Pori. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is cognac, old wood, some spicy alcohol as well as some nice fruity notes. Flavour is fruity, malty, nicely nutty with an alcoholic kick to it. A bit too sweet, but otherwise nice.