MaxxDaddy (371) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Verily, ’twas the ale I had dreamt of for several fortnights being poured right before me at the Pub on the Avenue, for the day of the Swedish invasion was upon the city of New Orleans. The liquid brought forth imagery of the abyss; foreboding, dark, and intriguing. Aye, the wisps of earthen colour fluttering about on top yielded to the slightest motion. Upon smelling this concoction, I was greeted warmly by rich cognac; ’twas a comfort like lying in a field on a summer’s day. Coffee flavours tickled mine nostrils, reminiscent of the local cafe. A bouquet of roses would have difficulty comparing to the sweetness brought forth by this beauty. I brought this loveliness to my lips and a cacophony of taste danced upon mine tongue. Roasted nuts, dark fruits, and cognac made for a divine liquid dessert befitting a king. Oh what a temptress! Mine palate was all-encompassingly coated by this oily delight. Swallowing this nectar was oh so bittersweet; sad for it to go, but desirous for more. Mine throat was warmed like sitting at the fireplace on a cold winter’s night. Like pining for a fleeting love, I will launch a never-ending pursuit to find this blissful drink again...NICE SHIT. Konjaks is a top fucken beer!
scotchzi (301) - Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a dark black with a light tan slightly sticky head. Smell is molasses figs and ash. Taste is sweet molasses resin caramel and leather.
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/21/12. On tap. Opaque black pour with with a nice brown head that fades to a ring but sticks. Rich aroma of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, sweet liquor, and a huge ashy aspect. Sweet milk chocolate flavor with sweet liquor, roasted malts, and more of that huge ashy aspect again. Nice!
anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholm. Rating #9000. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and cognac woody aroma. Roasted malty chocoalte and licorice flavor with bitter hints and woody cognac hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish with hints of cognac.
Furseth (1904) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @Akkurat Stockholm: Black Oily colour with a brown head. Aroma is dominated of vanilla,raisins, cognac, dark chocolate,wood. Flavor had a surpicelingly smooth mouthfeeling of caramelly,vanilla,raisins, dry fruits.Big body and a longsmokey/alcy finish! Werry nice this one!!!
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle... best looking stormakts I’ve seen, oily dark black, big dark tan head rises a few fingers and looks great, but then it fades quickly... the nose is a bit light, smoke, char, oak, the finish is very smooth with lots of cognac, complex and good... the taste is quite excellent as its perfectly balanced, still lots of smoke but the cognac is sweet and smooth, lots of molasses... very good
Palme (2724) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.25l bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholm. Fan-tastic! Pours a pitch black body with almost no head. Some thin stuff that can remind id a sidesticking head, but not really worth mentioning. It feels like the aroma fills the whole area with roasted and woody niceness. Actually a bit surprised that they served it this cold. Cant be more than 8 or 9 degrees this one, but I’m sure they know what they are doing. Yeah, the aroma, oh the aroma. When it comes to live after a few minutes in my warming hands: lovely roasted with vanilla, deep dark chocolate, alcohol with tones of both leather and licorice. Really nosable! It has a soft to average carbonation level with a thick and delicious oily mouthfeel. The flavors are equally epic like the aroma; packed with roasted goodness, it’s just so fantastically balanced. Chocolate, wood, cognac without that sharp and stingy cognac-mouthfeel. Dry, lightly sweet and fantastic finish with a everlasting warming and really want want want-more aftertaste.
tiong (2798) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally rated on 30.10.2011. 250ml bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholm (price 245 SEK!)
Pours pitch black with a tiny, bubbly and sticky brown head. Strong aroma of oak, vanilla, caramel, toffee, whisky/cognac notes with hints of wood and roasted malts. Great roasty taste with a lot of oak, vanilla and toffee notes and hints of cognac and sweet syrup. Finish is slightly sticky but still extremely tasty and nice. Alcohol is well hidden. Extremely well balanced barrel aged imperial stout, on par with the original kaggen, or maybe even slightly better. Just a tad too sweet for my taste and not quite as roasty and hoppy as I’d prefer, but otherwise almost perfect.
Frovigalning (2526) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at SMÖF 2011. It poured an almost pitch black liquid with a brown head. ’Sweet smell with cognac and wood. Malty sweet with cognac and wood. A very nice beer, the cognac aromas merry very well with the beer. The regular Kaggen is still the best though.
oh6gdx (19683) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@Akkurat, Stockholm. Quite much pitch black colour, small off-white head. Aroma is wood, cognac, some alcohol as well as some mild vanillaish notes. Flavour is wood, sweet malts, some alcohol as well as some vanilla and mild spicy notes. Nicely balanced.