KnutAlbert (6440) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Haandbryggeriet festival 2012.
Intense cognac aroma, then a smooth imperial stout underneath. The kick returns in the finish. Coffee, molasses, tar.
thomat (2931) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap@M-ö Brygghus. Black with no head. Malty with fruity notes. Malt, fruit, alcohol and chocolate. Full body with a long, bitter sweet finish. Very nice !
esp0r (2541) - NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Haand Festival 2012
Black, thin espresso head, nice laces. Smells of liquorice, oak, coffee, roasted malts and cognac. Taste is super duper malty, heavy sweetness, liquorice, coffee, some smoke and brown sugar. Super oily feel, full body, flat carbonation. Nice bitter finish, bitter chocolate. This beer is just fantastic, another fine Stormaktsporter
MotherBrother (872) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap @ Haand festival.
Poor very dark, with a small dark and brown head, that lasts for ages.
Aroma of coffee, chocolate, slight licorice, bandy, wood and oatmeal.
Taste a little sweet, with a slight bitterness.
Full bodied, with a soft carbonation. This beer is very nice, complex, and ever so smooth.
Sigmund (6118) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at HaandBryggeriet Beer Festival, Drammen. Pitch black colour, brown head. Lovely complex aroma, cognac, oak, vanilla, roasty notes (coffee, liquorice). Excellent flavour, medium sweet and distinctly roasty, notes of cognac, oak, coffee, caramel and liquorice. Top notch!
Grevling (2) - NORWAY - MAY 6, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted at haand festival in drammen. One of the best beers ive ever tasted. Well balanced, great color. Very enjoyable.
Arve_Christian (4307) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at Haand festivalen
Black color, brownish foam
Full body & heavy complexity
Powerful and very enjoyable
Cunningham (6258) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour with a beige head. Coffee, roasted malt and cognac aroma. Rich and well blended flavour. Coffee, roasted malt, licorice and chocolate flavour....yes the whole lot. Lovely beer!
[@ Haand ØlFestival 2012]
Geokkjer (7048) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Haand2012. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma licorice, chocolate, roasted malt, oak and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and roasted with some chocolate, licorice, alcohol, oak and carmel. Full body, soft carbonation.
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours black and opaque with a small, creamy light brown head. A little smoky to the nose - not exactly what I’d expect from a Cognac barreled beer - and then some hard roast. Rich and full body, a little low in carbonatio, sweet roast and then fairly rustic woody accents. Warming alcohol finish. Nice but far from outstanding and not soft and smooth as I would’ve expected considering the barrel. 200412