Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle, Akkurat’s Birthday Party, Stockholm, 29 Dec 2010) Pitch black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of strong black coffee, tobacco, liquorice and oak wood. Roasted, malty taste with black coffee, dark rye bread, liquorice, tobacco, tar and oak wood. Just a hint of cognac shining through. Almost full body, slightly sweetish. Very tasty and in excellent balance. Lovely beer.
finol (2108) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Akkurat.
Pours black with a small brown head.
Congac sweetness, big and smooth. Rosted and nutty.
hirigalzkar (2238) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle.Pours black with a latte coloured head. Heavy, dark aroma. Notes of sweet alcohol, honey, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. The taste is heavy of roasted malt but also sweet at the same time. Notes of sweet alcohol, some smoke, coffee and chocoalte. Big bodied. Very smooth texture.
harrisoni (13248) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Borefts BF 2010. That is lovely. Lovely dry malt aroma. That is so smooth. Beautiful. Not too cognac-y, but it’s fantastic. So smooth and wonderful.
gyllenbock (4427) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Akkurat, December 28, 2010.
Black, wonderfully thick liquid with a tan and creamy head. Aroma of coffee, oak, roasted malt, also some cognac somewhere in the background. The taste was about the same with some warming alcohol. Very nice mouth feel and a great body on this wonderful beer. Well done again Närke Kulturbryggeri!
SirLimpsalot (2066) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear oakish nose with hints of vanilla.
Taste is amazing and consists of strong roasted coffee. A bit sweet but wonderfully thick liquid. Very well balanced.
Christian (11025) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with a lasting and creamy tan head. Big roasted aroma with fruit, licorice and chocolate, and lots of wine character. Intense and complex dark flavour with chocolate, and with vineous, warming alcohol. Compared to my perfect rating of the regular (bourbon aged) Kaggen, this is lower, but mostly because it was too barrel/cognac dominated and quite fresh (2009, tasted in October 2010) and a bit rough around the edges.
koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
More alcohol in the nose and taste, lighter mouthfeel and a bit sweeter than the regular version: liked that one way better.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2010. Pours a pitch black beer with a firm chocolate head. The aroma is roasted, sweetness, coffee and some licorice. The flavor is roasted, wood, sweetness, some licorice and notes of smoke. The palate is roasted with sweetness and smooth. Overall a beer close to perfect. Nice balance, good complexity and a nice experience.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, cognac and oak. Flavour is roasted malt, alcohol, chocolate, cognac, alcohol, oak, smoke and vanilla. Nice.