cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At De Molen festival 2010 ... black ... thin tan lacing ... fruity roast toffee malt nose ... big open roast toffee malts ... light alcohol linger ... little oxidation.
bierkoning (10555) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2012 My favorite Närke Kaggen so far. Maple syrup in the aroma. Hints of licorice, honey and cognac in the aroma and flavor. The oak and cognac are especially clearly noticeable in the flavor. Can’t wait for an Islay version.
2010 sample from tap @ Borefts 2012. Roast, coffee, oak, maple syrup and cognac in the aroma. Sweet, amazingly complex tart flavor. Coffee, brandy, dried red fruit. Oak. Some alcohol. Almost as divine as the samples I had at Borefts 2010.
Barrelbelly (647) - BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Compared to the Swedish oak edition, this has more spice in it but it conflicts somewhat with the gentle taste of the beer. The aroma is also somewhat less profound.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
At Borefts Bier Festival 2010. Black colored brew. Aroma has honey, cognac, coffee and chocolate. Flavor has honey, cognac, chocolate and coffee. Very smooth, very very nice.
yespr (31804) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From tap. Pours dark brown with a small chocolate brown head. Aroma is roasted, fruity and slight winous. Fruity, dark malty, caramelish, wineous and slight smoked. Lingering fruity. Malty and caramelish with a slight wineous fruity into the far finish. Lovely.
skortila (4619) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap @ 2nd BBF. The aroma has coffee, chocolate, tobacco/ash, cognac. Black coloured beer with a lasting, beige head. The taste is truely wonderfull; A great match of cognac and oak combined with the superb Kaggen. Think this is the best special barrel aged Kaggen I had so far.
Borresteijn (4917) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Borefts BF ’10 as Kaggen Konjaks! Black colour, brown head. Aroma is sweet, sugary, coffee, cognac. Flavour is sweet, bitter hard roasted malts, some cognac, coffee, liquorice, earth, light smoke, earthy hoppy bitter finish. Fullbodied. Great.
Plovmand (6592) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Entered as my rating no. 3100. On tap at Borefts Festival 2010. It pours pitch black with a tan creamy head. The aroma is oak, chocolate, coffee, roast, light smoke and lighter notes of dark fruit. The flavour is roast, warming alcohol, chocolate, coffee and tobacco. Creamy texture. Long roasted finish. Nice and complex.
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught at Borefts Bier Festival 2010 - and a lot of it !!!! Pitch black - nice brown head. High burned, smokey, ashes, cognac, light boozy, high wooden, licorice, fruity, very perfectly balanced. Fantastic.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@2ndBorefts. Yep, this is the shit! Strong flavours and aroma but not too overwhelming. Nothing dominating, well balanced. Yummy!