Phil (178) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A generous gift from a work customer - I must admit, hadn’t intended on opening it. Had intended on sharing. Accidents, mmm... Still, this is amazing. I just wish I could get some more!
larsniclas (5650) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled at Akkurat sep-11
Black with a small, bubbly head.
Dark roasted and vinous. Slightly salty.
Light wooden notes along with some peat, smoke and chocolate.
Huubs (142) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap@BBF2012. Zwart met een kleine bruine laag erop. Geur van cognac, koffie hout en wat gedroogd fruit. Smaak is briljant met cognac, espresso, cacao, gedroogd donker fruit, eiken hout en vanille. Voelt wat olie-achtig aan. Wow, beste bier dan ik op Borefts gedronken heb.
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PhillyCraft (3345) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at Borefts Beer Fest 2012. This was obviously my first beer I tried at the Fest. Literally walked in and asked where the Narke booth was so I could grab a glass of this black beauty. Pour was pitch black with small brown top and lacing. Aromas hit you immediately as you get your nose in the glass, notes of cognac, vintage wood, coffee, cocoa, bitter hops, roasted malts and other spiced grains. Taste was just as incredible with coffee, wood, vanilla, oak, caramel and crusty malts, One of the easiest going stouts I have ever tried in my life, so smooth and layered with an oily palate and smooth finish. World Class.
Countbeer (4574) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught @BBF’12: 2010 Vintage:
Small brown thin lacing on top of a black colored beer.
Hmm.. the nice mix of Konjak barrel aged and roasted imperial stout tones reach the nose and make one’s mouth water.
Smell the Konjak and roasted barley malts, but also some peat, syrup, dried dark fruits, some smoke. It’s thick and complex.
Taste is good bitter with notes of Konjak, roasted barley malts, liquorice, creamy, earth, a hint of peat and smoke, thick and well balanced.
Good bitter, sticky and roasty grassy, liquor(ice) and thick aftertaste.
Low carbo, creamy oily mouthfeel, full body and a oily creamy texture.
Absolutely a lovely brew! Very smooth balanced, deep and tasty!
Sean9689 (280) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
December 2011. Bottle from my cellar split with good friends. Served in an appropriate Narke tulip along side a 2007 Stormsaksporter and 2008 Kaggen! Stormaksporter...for comparison’s sake.
Looks like Kaggen!...black, oily, viscous, light tan head, thin collar, light lacing, wisps on top. Smooth booze, light smoke, some char, caramel, chocolate brownies, roasty malts, and oak. Well balanced sweetness and booze...exactly what I expect from Narke. Nothing but the best. The cognac is a little more pronounced on the palate then the nose. Char and smoke are less, excellent chocolate, wood, and caramel notes round things out. Nice dark chocolate boozy finish. Full, light carbonation, oily creamy finish.
Just as expected, simply excellent. I think this one is drinking nicely and the cognac notes are not too hot yet still there without a doubt. Wish I had another one, but alas, this is a very rare tick. A must-try if you ever get the chance.
Martinus (2917) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, liquorice, coffee, cognac, dark chocolate and caramel. Light sweet flavour, cognac, light bitter roasted malts, bitter coffee. Finish coffee, light alcoholic, cognac notes. Long finish. Quite balanced.
(Draught @ BBF ’12)
Nocturne (847) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Borefts 2012. Black with a brown head. Roasty, chocolatey nose with wafts of mysterious cognac creeping up and washing over everything. Slightly lighter in body than anticipated, but retaining much of the complexity, and fairly sweet. The cognac works a magic of its own on this beer but I preferred the regular version overall.
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
En tirador en borefts 2012.Cerveza negra con corona de espuma marron dorada.Aromas a cafe,coñac,madera.En boca es un poco ahumada cuerpo denso y rico.Muy bien balanceada y agradable al paladar.
MaartenRF10 (1609) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ BBF’12
Black beer, brown head. Roasted malts, some coffe and chocolate. Not thát special to be honest. Just a very accessible imperial stout. Smooth, full-bodied and softly carbonated.